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Recently I heard from Rebecca Knauer, from the Cabarrus Quilter’s Guild in Concord, North Carolina.

Last year, they had asked permission to use my Celtic Pieced Illusions book and technique as the basis of their guild’s mystery challenge.  (Would you believe all these Celtic Pieced Illusions quilts are created with just to blocks?!?  To see more about the book, click on the link above.)

I was honored (and more than a little bit thrilled!) they wanted to use my technique and quickly gave my permission.

The guild has been working on their Mystery/Challenge quilts all year and they were displayed this weekend at the guild’s quilt show.

Rebecca wrote me about the show and to share their quilts.  They look fantastic!  I couldn’t wait to share them with you.

Here’s a sneak peek. . . you can see more on my Karen Combs Studio Facebook page. 

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Celtic Pieced Illusions

If you love Celtic designs, but would rather piece than applique your Celtic designs, then this is the book for you! With only two simple blocks, unlimited Celtic designs are possible.

In the book, I share piecing tips, show design possibilities and show how to use color to add the illusion of transparency to the quilts. The book  also contains design information to help you create your own, unique Celtic Pieced Illusions quilt, fabric selection tips, complete sewing information and full color diagrams for 14 quilts.  If you would like to peak inside the book, click here.

This book will not be reprinted and I have purchased the remaining stock of this book. If you have thought about getting this book, this is the time. When the remaining stock is gone, the book will be out-of-print.

Don’t forget, this makes a perfect gift! If you have a friend who loves Celtic designs, they will love this book.. Don’t miss out, order your book today, while supplies last!  You can order the book on our webpage at our online store.

 

Video: Celtic Pieced Illusions

Want to see a little more from the book?  Let me show you some illusion tricks and piecing tips.Click here to view the online video clip. 

 

 

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I love creating Celtic designs in my quilts.  My book, Celtic Pieced Illusions was the result of that love.

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Several days ago, I had an exciting phone call from Andi Reynolds, editor at AQS. . . Celtic Pieced Illusions is going into another printing. I’m so happy and thankful to hear this news!

Love the quilt design above? Well, believe it or not, all my quilts in my Celtic Pieced Illusions book are done with only two blocks, a Connector Block and a Nine-Patch Block!

Connector Block

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How’s it done?

I started by laying out the Nine-Patch blocks into a grid.

The magic happens when the Connector Blocks are added.

Twisting the connector blocks around can create different designs.

The possibilities are endless and oh, so easy! Just two examples below, believe it or not, still using only the two blocks.

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We’ve put together a video about the book(and neat pinning trick),  it is located here, on my webpage:

http://karencombs.com/

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, until you see video tips.

You can see details about the book here, on the AQS website  or here, on my website.

Just received a wonderful email!

Hi Karen,
  
I thought you might like to see a quilt I made using your pattern that was published in the May 2007 Quiltmaker Magazine. . . . . I continued the angles on the Celtic design and designed a ribbon border to complete the quilt. The finished size went from 48″ X 48″ to 96″ X 96″. This quilt took the Top Sponsor’s Ribbon at the Quilt Round Up Show, 2009, held in Payson AZ. It was also held and considered for the Laurence Sinnema Award for  Exemplary Workmanship at the Arizona Quilter’s Show, 2010, in Phoenix Arizona.
  
Thanks so much for being a great inspiration to me and thousands of other quilters.
  
Marque Jacob
 

Marque, thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt with me and allowing me to share it on the blog.  Well done!

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Believe it or not, all my quilts in my Celtic Pieced Illusions book are done with only two blocks, a Connector Block and a Nine-Patch Block! 

Connector Block

Nine-Patch

I started by laying out the Nine-Patch blocks into a grid.

 

The magic happens when the Connector Blocks are added.

 

Twisting the connector blocks around can create different designs.

The possibilities are endless and oh, so easy! Just two examples below, believe it or not, still using only the two blocks.

celtic-rose-webCeltic Rose Window

celtic-vision---nami Celtic Vision

 

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I love creating Celtic designs in my quilts.  My book, Celtic Pieced Illusions was the result of that love.

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Recently, I received a wonderful email from Lynne Crowley.  She also loves Celtic designs.  She is creating a Celtic Pieced Illusions quilt of her own.  On her website, she has a intriguing feature – a sew along!  If you would like to follow Lynne as she creates her Celtic Pieced Illusions quilt or would like to make your own as she does, visit her blog at http://lynnesfreshhope.blogspot.com/ .  It looks like fun!!

 

 

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Packed and ready to travel to South Carolina for the Quilter’s of South Carolina’s Spring Meeting.  I can’t wait!

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I’ve never visited Charleston, South Carolina, so this will be a treat!

While at the Spring Meeting, I’ll be teaching my Patchwork Illusions class

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and my Celtic Illusions class.

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This class is from my book, Celtic Pieced Illusions.

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I will also be presenting my Quilts of Illusion lecture.

See everyone soon!

bqe-newlogosmI’m packed and ready to go to the Broward County Quilt Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

On Thursday evening, I will be participating in a book signing and will have copies of my book, Celtic Pieced Illusions available.

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Friday is my Celtic Illusions class.

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Saturday is my Patchwork Illusions class.

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I’ve already heard from many quilters who have signed up for the classes.  I know they are excited.  I can’t wait to get into class with them!

If you are going to the show, be sure to say hello.  See you there!

Karen Combs is a internationally known quilt teacher, author and fabric designer. Visit her web site at http://www.karencombs.com

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