Back in January Mary from Country Threads announced that her and Connie had a new book coming out. Well I was super excited. SUPER EXCITED. I love Mary and Connie as people and I love them as quilt designers too. If I could pick my favorite designers, these two ladies would be there right at the top….Mary is my favorite blogger too. Find her blog here.
Their quilt shop was hands down the very-very best quilt shop I’ve ever been to and I miss it now that they have closed. Seriously…best shop ever.
So…You can imagine my joy when I learned that the ladies were joining efforts to put out a new quilt book!! I was elated.
So was I disappointed when I actually saw the book….
NOPE. I was still very happy with the book. Here are some of my favorites…
Isn’t that scrappy heaven and how easy of a quilt to make. I have some Civil War prints just itching to be used.
The cover quilt is great!!
Here’s a bizillion triangles….Oh my. I love this one too. Sitting down to a pile of endless triangles to sew makes me happy.
I’ve always thought to make a quilt with the Lady of the Lake block….This one is so tempting.
Yep…I like this one too….
I’ve always wanted to challenge myself and make a Lemoyne Star quilt. This one is fun. I love the scappiness….LOVE IT!
My favorite of all is this one….This one is HIGH on my list of quilts that I’d like to make…AND KEEP FOR MYSELF.
Sadly most of the quilts that I end up keeping for myself, I put off because there is always something I should be working on for someone else. I’m sure this surprises no one: I’d want to make it QUEEN sized. Stars, barn raising layout, scrappy and Civil War reproductions are all of my VERY favorite things so it’s no surprise that I love this quilt.
So if you’re inclined to buy this quilt book, please take the time and order from the Country Threads girls directly. You get an autographed copy and the girls actually get paid a decent price for their work. Did you know if you buy a quilt book from a retailer or place like Amazon that authors get about 85 cents from the purchase. If you order directly from the author, the author will get about $12 from your purchase. Seriously, when you can, order from the author.
You can order from the girls:
Beyond The Battlefield. – $31.00 includes postage. Checks should be made out to Country Threads.
Here is their mailing address:
2345 Palm Ave.
Garner, IA 50438
If my wildest dreams would come true, Mary and Connie would keep writing quilt books!! It’s an awesome book gals. Keep them coming!!