Here is a gem in the bunch of quilt books that Martingale sent to me to review. It’s A Country’s Call by Connie and Mary of Country Threads fame. Of course I would love this book!!
This is one of those books that if I have more time in my life, I’d love to make every quilt..only larger.
Don’t you love that cover quilt? I sure do. I love the colors. Definitely a winning combination!
By far, I prefer reproduction fabrics but often I making quilts for others so I end up using a variety of other fabrics. These colors totally speak to me.
I really wish I could make more small quilts like this and and have them out as decoration….Childcare really prevents me from decorating as I wish I could. Aren’t the colors awesome??
This I love as well…Simple but nice. Seriously..the fabrics are screaming my name!!
This one is lighter colored…not the deep right Civil War colors…But, I like it too. I love Mary’s simple straight line quilting. I am not a fancy machine quilting girl. Simplicity is just fine with me!
This says fall time. I love the golds sprinkled in.
The book has more projects than most quilt books, 14 total. I think they can do that as some projects are small like this one.
Oh. This one was a bit of a surprise but I love it. I have quite a few black prints and I think I could make this. I’ve been wanting to make a few more seasonal quilts. Hmm. If only I had all the time in the world!!
If you’re a long time blog reader, you know that red is my color…of course I had to show you this one!! It’s red based.
Again I’m loving the red…and the gold…and the poison green. If the gals at Country Threads taught a class on picking fabrics, I would be the first on to sign up. Color is so their thing. I asked Mary once about color selection and I will always remember her saying, “Connie says there has to be some ugly fabrics in the quilt to make the pretty fabrics really shine”. I always try to remember that.
Of all the quilts in the book…the quilt I’d more like to make…this one below. If I could ever get ahead of all of my deadline and need to do projects, I’d pick to make this. I really like it. I do have a bunch of bonus triangles I could use up on this- I think. I’ll have to go back and look through the ebook to see what size I need.
This color scheme and style is what I like for my house…
I’m giving the book two giant thumbs up. I really liked the book and am so happy the gals are continuing to write books. How lucky we are that they only semi retired and didn’t completely retire.
You can see the rest of the quilts from the book HERE on Amazon or HERE at Martingale. If you are looking to buy the book, you can get an autographed copy from Mary and Connie. Order information is HERE on Mary’s blog.