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.
This one is…a smaller wall-hanging-sized quilt. I have some bonus triangles that would work great for this.
Next up is Windfarm. There are a lot of wind farms in Iowa and southern Minnesota. I love the little baby pinwheels in the sashing.
Another red one…of course I love it. Red plus star blocks, what’s not to love??
This lap-sized quilt is called Grape Leaves and Figs. It’s a great combo of colors. It’s a one-block quilt so it can easily be made bigger if you’re looking to make a larger quilt.
This one is one of my favorites from the book. I don’t really know why…just know that I love it. I’m a polka dot lover so who knows…that polka dot fabric could be what is calling to me.
This mini pillow and the next are 8 ” x 8″. When it said mini pillow, I didn’t know for sure what they meant as that could be anything from the size it is down to a pincushion size.
Both are really cute.
I’m not an applique lover so this one didn’t immediately jump out at me but the more I look at it, the more I would consider making it. Remember I said I was thinking of making decorative quilts? This would be fun to have up at Easter time.
I’ve been saving my VERY favorites for last.
I am totally in love with the next quilt. If I didn’t have stuff all over my sewing room demanding attention, I think I would drop everything and make it.
I love this one…I really want to make it. I think if I do, I’d make two at once and donate one to the pet rescue and keep one for me. I also think I’d shrink the legs on the dog a bit and color him as a beagle.
I love this little pillow too. So cute. Another thing I’d love to make for the local pet shelter benefit.
I read Mary’s blog Chicken Scratch a bit ago and she thought Connie might host a quilt along with the quilt from the front cover. I would totally be up for that and if they do it, I think I’ll join in. The quilt is lap-sized so I’d have to think if I want to make it bigger or not. Hmm.
I’ve had a few days of paging through and a couple of evenings before bed studying the colors. I feel like I’ve already gotten my money’s worth of enjoyment from the book. If I can get a quilt or two made from it, that’s double the value!!
Boy, I sure wish I had my deadline projects finished so I could jump right in and make one of these. The Halloween-colored quilt would be the one I’d pick. Oh, I love that quilt!!
Congrats to Mary and Connie on writing another great quilting book!!