Thursday, March 22, 2018

Oh Scrap!

Hello! I can't even tell you how excited I am to be able to talk a little bit about a new quilt book that is one of those "must haves!"  I was able to get a look at this book back in January, and I couldn't stop reading it!  You'll not only love it for the beautiful photos, but you'll also want to read it cover-to-cover for the great information included (and then make every quilt in the book)!


Oh, Scrap is a hot-off-the-press book written by Lissa Alexander.  Lissa is one 


of my favorite people--a down-to-earth  genuinely good person who is also decidedly passionate about her family and quilting!  You will love learning from her through her book (as I have been blessed to be able to do for many years).  I really do want to make every quilt in the book...starting with this Awesomeland quilt above.  I just love it and think it would be fun in many, many different color combinations.  The hardest part will be deciding what colors to use!
 


I was really excited to see Lissa's quilt "Surrounded" included in the book.  I have always loved this quilt and think this is the first design of Lissa's that I sewed a few years back when it was published in American Patchwork & Quilting.  




Here is a picture of my Surrounded quilt...I sewed it as part of the American Patchwork & Quilting sew along using all American Jane fabrics from my stash.  I remember utilizing a lot of chain piecing to make this quilt!  It's truly one of my most cherished quilts!

 
I took oh so many pictures of this the other day getting ready for this post...and just have to share this one that shows the binding and one of my favorite low-volume prints in the quilt (the one with all of the punctuation marks)!


I also need to make this Stair Steps quilt right away...I don't think I've ever met a simple patchwork quilt I didn't love, and this one is perfect for working on in-between other projects. I love the light and low-volume fabrics mixed with the scrappy patches!



And then there is this Friendship Blues quilt...I think you get the idea...every quilt is very make-able and so scrap friendly. I could keep posting photo after photo of every quilt in the book...but really, you should just get it! 

The best part of the book, though, isn't the fabulous photos or the terrific quilts...it's the incredible treasure trove of information included in such a wonderful way.  Lissa writes so that you feel like you're sitting at her kitchen table with her discussing quilts.  She gives many ideas on every aspect of scrap quilting sprinkled with her wonderful perspective.  She truly has an eye for pattern and color and a way of easily conveying her knowledge to the reader.



And the cover quilt...another one I want to make!  Best of all...one of my readers will be able win an e-copy of this book from Martingale.  Simply leave a comment letting me know any of your thoughts on scrap quilting, and I'll choose a winner on March 26th.

Or...if you want to buy Oh, Scrap!: Fabulous Quilts That Make the Most of Your Stash now you can click on the link!

Be sure to stop by all of the other blogs participating in this blog hop (and for more chances to win):
 
March 15th-Lissa Alexander
March 16th- Pat Sloan
March 17th- Corey Yoder
March 18th- Barbara Brackman
March 19th-Alison Dale of Fabric Expressions
March 20th- Melissa Corry
March 21st- Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics
March 22nd- Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life * You are here!
March 23rd-Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop
March 24th – Teresa Silva- Quilting is my Bliss
March 25th- Jane Davidson – QuiltJane
March 26th- Martingale Publishing


Good luck and happy scrappy quilting!

PS All images except for the two pictures of my own Surrounded quilt are from Martingale publishing!

NOTE: GIVEAWAY CLOSED...Congrats to Julie in WA...I've sent you an email!

 

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Jan Schell said...

This is a “must have” book! I have lots of scraps just waiting for me.

Julie said...

I love every quilt you showed! I am soon to be a Lissa Alexander fan...

Unknown said...

I’m trying to control my scraps. This book is so inviting - as is your descriptions of the quilts.

Lisa said...

I love the look of scrap quilts. More fabrics add to the interest and character of the quilt.

Patchwork and Play said...

I LOVE scrappy quilts! There are just so many options that I always have another one being planned!

gigi said...

I love scrap quilts, as shown by my stash, which is bins and bins of fat quarters and parts of fat quarters! Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book!

Linda Stutzman said...

Scrap quilts are my favorite and these patterns look so "do-able." lindamae1022@gmail.com

Heather said...

In my opinion there is nothing better than a scrappy quilt!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

The more scraps used in a quilt, the more I love it! So much to look and and I see something new every time I look!

Esther Grimes said...

I've only made one scrap quilt but it's one of my favorites. Definitely ready to tackle another one!

Brenda said...

One of the fabulous parts of scrap quilting for me is that it can be absolutely stress free. By choosing a pattern that is fairly easy and can use any and all fabrics, just sew, sew, sew and before I know it the quilt top is complete! Thank you for the chance to win this marvelous book! I would love to make every quilt that I have seen so far!

Michele said...

I love what I've seen of this book. I like scrap quilts, especially controlled scrap quilts.

mayflowermama57 said...

I'd LOVE to win this book of Lissa's! The cover photo alone makes me want to pull out my scraps and start cutting! Also the 9-patch with the little boy in the picture, that looks like a great scrappy pattern. Love your Surrounded quilt as well!

Joan said...

Love all the gorgeous quilts! Scrappy quilts are my favourite and this beautiful book would help me use up my scraps. Thank you for the chance to win.

Amy said...

I love the look of scrap quilts and have several under my belt. I have not been successful in doing a controlled fabric palette, and am looking forward to paging through this section of the book.

Sarah J said...

Since I have a really hard time narrowing down fabrics (because I love them all, lol) scrap quilts are my favorites!!

Josie McRazie said...

Oh I am a scrappy gal!! The more fabrics in a quilt the better!! Beautiful book! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

Allison said...

I've never made a scrap quilt but feel that I should, based on the size of my scrap stash!

Prissy said...

I am thrilled to see this book. I love scrappy quilts and I have soooo many scraps. They do tend to take over.

Colleen said...

With lots of scraps on hand (really, it's free fabric!), I need inspiration. Love the Surrounded pattern, so this book might just be the ticket.

Sandy Vanya said...

A scrap quilter can NEVER have too many scraps!! Count me in for the win, please!!

MoeWest said...

My first scrap quilt was a string quilt. That was fun and easy to do.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

The scrappier the better!! I love them all!

Loris said...

I love scrap quilting! I love the mix of colors and textures and I love using up scraps :-) I am particularly excited about Lissa's book as I'm already learning how to make colors work for me in these designs. The light has gone on in my head! What a gift!

lynn jarzombeck said...

Scraps are nothing but fabulous. Thanks to Lissa we have excellent color info on working with them. They can be powerful as she has shown with the quilts in her book.

K Adams said...

I make a lot of scrap quilts for charity. What a fun book to have!

Gene Black said...

I love scrap quilts because they are lively and fun to look at. But even more I love them because they are the "leftovers" that are often better than the original parts.

ios_maine said...

Looks like a super book. A great addition to any quilter's library!

Cathy Calloway said...

Looks like a great book

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