Quilt Book Review: Sisterhood of Scraps

I have to say,  I’m loving several of the books that Martingale Publishing sent me in their last installment of quilt books to review.  The Sisterhood of Scraps is no exception….The author of this is Lissa Alexander and for those of you who don’t know, she’s one of the driving forces at Moda.


The cover of the book says 12 quilts from 7 designers….admittedly, I really, really like most of the quilts.  So many of them are ones I could easily make.

Yes please to this blue and white beauty you see below.  Oh my word.  I love all things blue and white.  The border is really fun too.

Four patches…yes please.  I love all things simple with four patches and squares and SCRAPPY!!

I’ve made only a couple log cabin/courthouse steps quilts but I swear, I could make a dozen of them.  I love them so much.

Check this one out….YES!!  I love it too.  It’s full of scrappy goodness.  If I were to make it, I have to remember to add lots of yellows and golds.  It’s not a color I typically use much.  It sure makes this quilt shine.

This next quilt is nine patch based.  Seriously, nine patches and four patches are a HUGE favorite of mine.  Fancy blocks are great but give me a good old nine patch any day and in red, even better.

Of course I loved this one…little triangles are another thing I have trouble saying no to.  I love this.  I have plenty of scraps that could go into this quilt.

I’m not a girl that goes crazy over Christmas themed quilts but I gotta say, I love this….I might change up the green for blue but the design is wonderful.  I’ve always wanted to make this style of star pattern but never had.  It’s time for me to do it!!

This one would make a dent in my scraps and make a perfect quilt for me to gift to graduate.  I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard once I got over my “it’s not a square” fear.  Yes, even long time quilters have some fears.

I was very impressed with the book, and like last week’s book, I think I’m buying a hard copy of it.  Seriously…even if I don’t make a single quilt in the book, I’ll enjoy reading it as bedtime reading for many nights.  I often take quilt books to bed with me, read and page through them for several nights for 15 minutes or so.  I love looking at quilt books while I listen to my audiobook for a few minutes before I turn out the light.  It’s one of my favorite times of the my day.

You can find it HERE on Amazon
or
HERE from Martingale.

5 thoughts on “Quilt Book Review: Sisterhood of Scraps

  1. Judith Fairchild

    I did a similar star quilt for a sister a lot of years ago. It was fun once I got into the ryethem of sewing the strips together made a huge floor length quilt for her bed. It’s almost as easy as four patches.
    I enjoyed your overview of the book.

  2. Sharon

    I bought the book and love it. There was a special exhibit of several of the quilts from the book at Road 2 California quilt show a few weeks ago. The quilts were so beautiful in person. The blue and white one is my favorite; I hope to make it “some day”.

  3. Janet R

    There ARE lots of nice quilts in this book. They are make-able, which I appreciate. I might need to order this one.

    Have a good weekend :-)

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