Category Archives: Quilt Book Reviews

Quilt Book Review: Fresh Start Quilts

My quilt book came.  I’m so excited.  I just got Fresh Start Quilts by Mary and Connie of Country Threads fame.

I’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival ever since Mary first published the video of the book.  You can see the video by pushing the play button.

The video is great.  I thought I would share some pictures of the quilts from the book.

There are 11 bed sized to lap-sized to wall-hanging quilts in the book plus 3 mini pillows.

I thought that was a pretty good bang for the buck.

Once I get a little caught up in the sewing room (as if that will happen) I’ve been tossing around the idea of actually making some quilts more as decoration for my house.  I’d love to have a couple of red quilts for Christmas.  The one below would be perfect for Christmas or Valentine’s.

This one is bed sized.  If you had a large-scale print fabric that you’ve been saving back but really love, this would be a great project for it.

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Quilt Book Review: Spice of Life Quilts

I had a blog reader admire the quilt blocks that I have been putting together for my True Blue quilt.  She was wondering if I thought there were other good patterns in the book because she was thinking of purchasing a copy.

The book, Spice of Life Quilts, is by Carrie L Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company.  If you are a new quilter, you might know about Miss Rosie.  If you’re a long-time quilter, you likely do.

Miss Rosie was SUPER popular from about 2008 to 2012… the time before and after too but I think this time period was likely her hay-days.  I loved her stuff then and I still do.

I have always wanted to make the cover quilt, True Blue but never got around to it.  There are so many quilts to make…it’s hard to determine why one gets made and the others don’t.  This quilt moved to the front burner after a blog reader gifted me a started quilt.

Here are some of the quilts from the book…

This is Double Duty…

Open Door.  I have long been tempted by this one.  This block is one I haven’t made but have a desire to.

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Quilt Book Review: Little Gatherings

Oh my goodness…blog readers, be prepared to be amazed.  I don’t know where I have been but the book I’m sharing with you today was published in December of 2021.  I know if I would have seen it, I would have purchased it because I love it.

The book is Little Gatherings from Lisa Bongean.  Just look at the quilt cover.  That quilt is great!!

There are 13 projects in the book and all of them are little…little pieces, little quilts.

I was excited to see this.  Ever since I started working on my cross stitch wall, I’ve had a want to do more decorating in my house.  One thing I think would be great is to add more quilty touches.  These small quilts are perfect.  PLUS, I have all the bed quilts that I’ll ever need but want to keep quilting so…another reason this book is perfect.

I’m not a nautical girl at all but I still like this little quilt.  All I’d have to do is leave off the anchor.  I could add applique something else that’s more me or I could make it with nothing appliqued on it.

This one was fun.  These aren’t my colors but that’s totally okay.  I like to decorate a little seasonally so the white could be changed to orange and it would be perfect for Halloween.

This one, I adored.  I’ve always wanted… Continue reading

Quilt Book Review: Scrap-Basket Knockouts

I’m a Kim Brackett fan.  I don’t know that I’ve made any of her quilts…but I do have her books.  I love looking at them and studying them.  I love that her quilts are always scrappy which is a huge favorite of mine.  I put myself on the pre-order list when I saw she had a new book coming out.  The book is Scrap-Basket Knockouts.

Just look at all of the pretty quilts on the cover.  I love that I could just open my own scrap baskets and start sewing (If I wasn’t trying to tackle all of the UFOs).

So many pretty quilts!!   Here are the quilts from the back cover… Continue reading