I had a blog reader admire the quilt blocks that I have been putting together for my True Blue quilt. She was wondering if I thought there were other good patterns in the book because she was thinking of purchasing a copy.
The book, Spice of Life Quilts, is by Carrie L Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company. If you are a new quilter, you might know about Miss Rosie. If you’re a long-time quilter, you likely do.
Miss Rosie was SUPER popular from about 2008 to 2012… the time before and after too but I think this time period was likely her hay-days. I loved her stuff then and I still do.
I have always wanted to make the cover quilt, True Blue but never got around to it. There are so many quilts to make…it’s hard to determine why one gets made and the others don’t. This quilt moved to the front burner after a blog reader gifted me a started quilt.
Here are some of the quilts from the book…
This is Double Duty…
Open Door. I have long been tempted by this one. This block is one I haven’t made but have a desire to.
This one…in red of course, has been on my list forever. I’m a HUGE fan of red…and I have scraps so it’s the perfect quilt for me.
I like this one…it’s a great combo of a few harder blocks plus some easier ones!!
Next is Ginger Belle. Our daughter, Kelli, made this one. I think she gifted it to her husband’s Grandma.
Here is Kelli’s version.
You can read more about it HERE.
This one didn’t scream “MAKE ME” for me. If I wanted to make a curved block, I think I’d go all out and make another Double Wedding Ring quilt. It’s still pretty though.
This one is another I’ve loved. I’d love to make this one. So pretty. I have a layer cake in these soft colors. I wonder if I could get it made with a layer cake. Hmm.
Ding-Ding-Ding!! Barn Raising alert. My favorite all-time layout for quilts is in a barn-raising pattern. For anyone new to quilting, that means a quilt starts in the middle and there are “rings” around the center. I love this one!!
I’ve enjoyed dreaming about his quilt…
This one has been on my list to make too.
Typically I’m not a house block girl so this one wasn’t my favorite. After all, there has to be one in the book I’m not wishing I could make, doesn’t there?
Here is the cover quilt that I’m finally making. YAHOO!! I’ve owned this book since it first came out and FINALLY, I am making one of the quilts. I’m really excited that the wonderful blog reader sent me the pieces that kick-started me to make it. THANKS SO MUCH!!
Something I like about the author is she always has a fun write-up on how the quilts go their names. So cute…and interesting.
Before I sign off I thought I’d take one more picture. This is the picture of my copy of the book. See the scuff marks. I’ve carried this book around with me so many times…I looked at it while I’ve eaten supper…but mostly, I take it to bed and page through.
Even though I haven’t made many quilts from the book, it still has gotten lots of love.
The book is still available on Amazon HERE.