Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Big Book of Scrappy Quilts

I am thrilled that Martingale / That Patchwork Place has included two of my quilts in their upcoming book, The Big Book of Scrappy Quilts.

This truly is a big book! It includes 77 quilt projects, including Civil War, 1930s, modern, traditional, and country designs. And the book retails for $29.95, so that is less than 40¢ a pattern.

I am in such good company. Look at the names of just a few other Martingale authors who are included in the book: Kim Brackett, Lynn Roddy Brown, Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine, Kim Diehl, Amy Ellis, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads, Joanna Figueroa, and many more.

The Martingale editors included the coordinated version of my Day's of '47 quilt. This quilt features the Salt Lake City block and was made with Cosmo Cricket's fabric line Circa 1934 for ModaI chose a dark background for the blocks to show off the unique piecing, as well as complement the graphic nature of the prints. By using the same black cornerstone with cream sashing strips, a secondary shoo-fly design was created where the blocks come together. The pieced border also uses a triangular element from the block which helps to unite the quilt. This coordinated version of the quilt finishes 61.5 x 61.5 inches.

The other quilt in the book is the make-do scrappy version of my Bull's Eye quilt. Funny thing (to me anyway) is that this is my least-favorite quilt in my book -- and yet Martingale included it in the book as well as in the 2015 That Patchwork Quilt calendar. I guess they must have liked it. (And it definitely fits the definition of scrappy since I remember being very random when I selected the fabrics and they were all from my scrap pile!)

For what it's worth, this is my favorite version of the Bull's Eye quilt -- made with flannels.

The Big Book of Scrappy Quilts goes on sale on August 4th. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!


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