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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Amish Quilts Coloring Book - Rachel J. Good (Blog Tour)

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Purchase your copy here.

About the Book

Feeling stressed? Why not relax with an adult coloring book? Rachel J. Good’s Amish Quilts Coloring Book takes you back to a time and place that’s calm. Immerse yourself in a world of peace as you color the 25 different quilts.

Inspired by quilts seen in Amish country, many of these designs are based on traditional patterns, but some have been reimagined or repeated multiple times to create more intricate designs to color. Each quilt is printed on only one side of the page; facing pages contain inspirational Amish proverbs. To make the quilts even more colorful and interesting, sketch fabric designs – plaids, checks, paisleys, flowers, or abstract shapes – into the larger quilt blocks, use pattern stamps, or even collage fabric scraps to the pages. And if the designs inspire you to make quilts of your own, the pages can be used as templates for quilt-making. (Description provided by Celebrate Lit.)


My Thoughts
I had so much fun creating my own Amish "quilt" through coloring. I think this is as close to making a real quilt as I will ever get. Sewing and I don't get along so well. Which is why this book is perfect for me! The patterns and details satisfy my OCD side, while my imagination with color satisfies the creativity. Some of the spaces are quite tiny, but it worked well for me. I use colored pencils and have a great sharpener on hand at all times. Coloring is such a great outlet for relaxing. I like to put music on (usually Lindsey Stirling) and let my inner artist emerge and let my personality bleed onto the page. At the top of each page is an Amish Proverb. The one on the page pictured here has been so good for me this week. We have had a rough week here, but miracles have been in the making nonetheless!
"Difficulty is the first stage of a miracle."
~Amish Proverb

Overall, this book is a great idea! A wonderful way to bring to life a piece of the culture that we love to read about. 

I received two pages from this coloring book to color for free through Celebrate Lit for this Blog Tour in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

About the Author
Rachel J. Good, inspirational author, writes life-changing, heartfelt novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She is the author of Amish romances in the Sisters & Friends series. She grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student in Writing and Illustration at Hollins University. In addition to having more than 2200 articles and 30 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers. To buy the Amish Quilts Coloring Book visit Amazon here.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful Rachel! You must love all these great coloring books! Have you tried the Harry Potter ones?

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    1. Thank you Annie! Not yet! It is on my list to get though. I do have a Doctor Who one that I am itching to dive into though.

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    2. ahhah. Nice. I just watched my very FIRST episode of Doctor Who last week on Netflix. =) I know a little late...but I really don't watch much TV! I'm a booknerd...I spend all my time reading. LOL

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    3. It's OK! I have only been a Whovian for 3 years lol! And the only TV I really watch...is British. Lol!

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  2. Thanks for featuring the coloring book, Rachel. I love what you did with the design.

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    1. Thank you Rachel! I had a lot of fun! :)

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  3. i think this is such a fun idea! Sewing and I don't get along together very well either :)

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    1. I knew I couldn't be alone in this lol!

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    2. :-) Carrie, I'm glad I could provide some quilting for the non-sewer. Hope you enjoy the book.

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  4. Oh I like how the color pencils made it turn out! You did a beautiful job@

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