Now Touring: Modern Elegance 45+ Designs to Color for Fun & Relaxation – Amanda Murphy

teri • December 08, 2015 • 23 Comments
Amanda Murphy Coloring book cover
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.Amanda Elegant one
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 Elegant two pencils
Amanda offers a tutorial on color and how to use it to enhance each one of the designs, making them your own.
Amanda Elegant three
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.
Amanda Murphy snapshot
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.
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  • Jessica P. • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #1

    Honestly, I love to color at the dining room table with my little ones. We all have fun and it is relaxing. I’ve never had an adult coloring book. Usually, I am coloring Precious Moments or some princess. 🙂 This book would be perfect to have.

  • usairdoll • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #2

    Looks like an awesome book!! I love to color bundled up on the couch or in my bed.


  • Beth T. • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #3

    My favorite place to design a quilt is in our living room, at night when the house is quiet, using graph paper and a pencil.

  • Annmarie • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #4

    I am a surrogate Grandma to 6 year old twins who love to color. Me too. After school you can find us on my living room floor, crayons, markers & colored pencils all over the place. Pass the red marker please!

  • Kathy h • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #5

    Looks like this would be a lot of fun to color.

  • farmquilter • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #6

    In church…with ADHD it helps to draw and listen at the same time!

  • Karen in Breezy Point • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #7

    These look like some fun designs!

  • mmcgloth2 • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #8

    I enjoy working in my sewing space which looks out into our back yard and fish pond.

  • Emily C • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #9

    My favorite place to design quilts is curled up on the couch. I have a small sketch book I keep my drawings in.

  • Betsy S • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #10

    I enjoy coloring at the coffee shop

  • Pam S • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #11

    My favorite place to color or design a quilt is sitting on my couch while watching movies. Thanks for the chance to win this fun book!

  • Barbara Johnson • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #12

    I usually work on my quilting designs in my living room.

  • Susan • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #13

    My favorite place to color is at the kitchen table with my granddaughters.

  • Doris McCarty • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #14

    I like to color at the kitchen table. More room to work and spread out.

  • Lori Smanski • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #15

    I love to color in front of a fire on a comfy couch

  • Rebecca H • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #16

    I have a sewing room with a great light that I work under to quilt. would be a great spot to color also and listen to my music at the same time. thank you

  • Lisa Marie • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #17

    I often design quilts sitting at the computer with EQ but sometimes designs come to me at random times when I’m doing something not related to quilting.

  • Diane Paul • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #18

    I’d love to use some of the designs to make quilts.

  • buntyw • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #19

    At my kitchen table with a coffee!

  • Rose Santuci-Sofranko • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #20

    My favorite place to color is in my favorite chair in our living room…which I’m sitting in right now! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

  • Judy • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #21

    My favorite place to work on a quilt design is my sewing room.

  • Liz Engman • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #22

    I seem to do everything at my kitchen table–best lighting available.

  • Debby • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #23

    I usually design my sewing projects or color with the kids at the kitchen table. Sometimes on the couch or in bed.

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