I am on a list from CT Publishing of people who receive courtesy ebooks of their upcoming releases. The emails come monthly and have four to five books in every mailing. Often I don’t even look at the books as from the cover, I can tell that there is nothing in the book that I’d likely make. This book though caught my eye immediately. IMMEDIATELY!!
The book is Red, White & Blue Star Quilts.
I am a tried and true patriotic gal. I love all things red, white and blue. If I would go through my quilts, I am sure I would have more red, white, and blue quilts than any other combination.
Then I looked closer at the cover and, be still my heart, the book is from Judy Martin. She is my quilting hero!!
I knew I wanted this book immediately.
Here are some of the quilts from the book…
The first two weren’t the top of my list favorites. I love this one though.
…and this one. Perfect for a Christmas quilt….and stars. What’s not to love?
Then there was this one…LOVE!!
I’ve told you before that I’m always frustrated with the photos that CT Publishing provides me for doing reviews. I never have the photos of what I want to highlight and show.
So…I took some pictures of the ebook via my computer. They are grainy but at least I can show you what I love about the book. Here are the quilts…all of them.
I love the red monkey wrench quilt…on the right in the middle.
Here are even more quilts from the book.
The book is awesome in that it’s very versatile. See this quilt? I love it. It almost looks like a double wedding ring.
Now, look…they computer-generated an image to show you what it would look like if you only used red.
They did that with many of the quilts in the book. I love that they did this.
I always feel a real kinship with any designer that encourages quilters to take their designs and make them to their own liking. Judy totally does that with this book.
Here is what Amazon says about the book:
“Quilt Americana: Patriotic and 2-color star quilts from Judy Martin
I was sent an ebook version of the book for free but I am so excited about this book that I immediately went to Amazon and pre-ordered a copy of the book. Amazon says it will release on Friday, February 25th. I am so excited for the book to come. I just know this will go to bed with me many nights as I pour over the color combos and possibilities of what I’d like to make. Who knows, I might not make a single quilt from the book but I am going to really enjoy studying the designs and possible color changes that Judy Martin encourages us all to do…seriously though, what’s not to love? Red, white and blue….stars. Oh my. You can bet what I’ll be once the book arrives…cuddling up under a quilt and planning the next ones I’d love to make.
The one that looks like a double wedding ring is really calling to me!!
If you want to pre-order the book you can find it HERE on Amazon.