Modern Elegance – 45+ Romantic Designs to Color for Fun & Relaxation Illustrated by Amanda Murphy C&T Publishing Book $14.95; e-book $9.99
Grab your coloring pencils, crayons, or markers, a cup of coffee or something a wee bit stronger, to sit down and relax and do a bit of coloring in this beautiful, elegant coloring book illustrated by Amanda Murphy. The designs, one per page, range from simple diamonds to intricately detailed leafy/floral chrysanthemum-like designs with great space to fill in with color that makes our hearts go pitter-pat.
These illustrations give us a little more in creating beautiful embroidery designs for hand work. Transfer the design using your favorite method, for a take on the road hand work project.
Amanda offers a tutorial on color and how to use it to enhance each one of the designs, making them your own.
The designs have more than one way to use them. Drawing a pencil over the designs will help you build free-motion machine quilting skill.
The most important bit, have fun. Enjoy filling in the designs with the colors you love.
Check out the other participants on Amanda’s blog tour:
Monday, November 30 – C&T Publishing
Tuesday, December 1st – Benartex
Wednesday, December 2nd – The Little Red Hen
Thursday, December 3rd – American Patchwork & Quilting
Friday, December 4th – Sarah Vedeler Designs
Monday, December 7th – Brewer Sewing
Tuesday, December 8th – Generation Q Magazine
Wednesday, December 9th – Quiltmaker
Thursday, December 10th – Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Friday, December 11th – Amanda Murphy Design
Of course there is an opportunity to win a copy of Modern Elegance (hard copy in the U.S., digital copy international). Leave us a comment telling us your favorite place to color or design a quilt. A winner will be drawn Wednesday December 16th.
Quilt. Sew. Live. Breathe.