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!