You might remember Martingale Publishing had recently sent me a bunch of ebooks to review. I was so tickled and a little bit sad when they came to an end. Every night before bed I had been flipping through books. But…the books came to an end.
Well then I was cleaning out my email the other day and SURPRISE!! There in the recesses were more books from Martingale. I don’t remember getting them. The emails weren’t opened. Hmm. That’s not typical of me at all so, I am back to enjoying quilt books and have more for you to see.
Today’s book is Patches of Stars by Edyta Sitar. If you know about Laundry Baskets Quilts, she’s the force behind it! I have long lover her designs and her fabric but to date, have never made on of her quilts.
I could look at these quilts for forever. I could study them and observe fabric selections. Oh me oh my. Her quilts are a work of art.
One of the things that has prevented me from making them…the applique. I can applique but I don’t enjoy it. If I am going to sit and stitch, I prefer it to be cross stitch.
Happily not all of her quilts are applique. Don’t you love the use of the busy background fabric in this one?
Another thing that makes me hesitant to make them….
Inset seams. Again…I can do them. I just typically don’t.
But me oh my…they are gorgeous.
Reason number three or so why I haven’t made one…Is the amount of work that would go into it. If I put that much work into a quilt, I don’t want to give it away…I know that sounds stingy but I think you all know what I mean. Who wants to do all that work, gift a quilt and the person not be in love with the quilt.
That’s okay if I used a couple charm packs…not okay if I did all of this work!!
but…this one I could do…
Oh my..I love lone star quilts.
…and this one. I think is my favorite. It’s the cover quilt. What a masterpiece.
I love all things stars so you can see that this book is perfect for me to drool over. I love her soft colors. I’ve not mastered the soft color-but not pastel look. BEAUTIFUL.
This one is fun too. Oh my…I love blues. She has a way of doing scrappy and making it look professional.
The book is actually a compilation of quilts that the author has published elsewhere. All of the 13 quilts featured in this book are star themed. The opening of the book features many vintage star quilts that are sure to get you thinking stars.
Of all the shapes and features of quilts, stars are by far my favorite motif. This book is a win for any quilt book collection.