Martingale sent me a LONG list of newly released books. Along with that they send me a copy of the ebook. Typically I read the titles and authors, open the books and make a quick decision on which I’ll review and which ones I’ll pass on.
When I saw the title Countdown to Christmas, I was planning on passing on that one just because of the title. I’m not big into decorating and this sounded a little too much like decorating to me. I thought I’d give it a chance though so I opened the ebook and WOW. I was surprised. I liked it.
The author is Susan Ache. I don’t know that I’ve heard a lot about her…which means nothing as I spend very little time on the computer…well that’s not right either. I spend plenty of time on the computer but I’m on the writing side of things not the reading side of things.
Anyway, back to the review. Although the quilts are made with red and green fabric, by no means are all of the Christmasy. Check this one out….
This isn’t Christmasy to me.
…and it’s scrappy so what’s not to love?
This next one is a snowball quilt….I love it too. Scrappy and nice…not screaming CHRISTMAS as all.
This one has trees but there is something about it that doesn’t bother me screaming CHRISTMAS either….is it the light colors? I don’t know. I can see someone with a cabin loving to make this one. Anyway..I like it.
I like this one too.
This one might be my favorite…but again, not very Christmasy.
There are some that do mix red and green…BUT, still not overly Christmasy. I can see a change up of the green being blue and it looking patriotic.
I think this book would be awesome to play with. The designs are great.
There are other quilts in the book…12 in all…only three of them are ones I would consider only for Christmas. So all in all, a great book.
If you’d like to see more about the book, you can find it HERE on Amazon or HERE at Martingale. Both of the places show pictures of all of the projects. Have fun checking out the eye candy. I sure did.