Here’s the latest book I’m reviewing from Martingale Publishing. They send them to me free in ebook form. I’m a gal that loves a hard copy and at times find myself buying the hard copy even though I’ve been given the ebook copy but only if I like a lot of the quilts…So will I buy this one? Read along and see.
The book features 51 patterns. WOW. That’s a lot.
Initially I didn’t look at the author. I started judging it by it’s cover. Ah…what can I say? We all do that to a certain extent don’t we? At least I’m admitting it. BUT WAIT! Look at that cover. Gee. I think I’ve seen some of these quilts before. Um. Who is the author? It turns out it’s a collaboration book. Several quilts from favorite authors were collected and put into this book. BUT…these were all published before.
That’s why the big quilt on the right look familiar. It’s a Country Threads quilt….and that blue and white one….that’s a Carrie Nelson from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company quilt.
Even though I have both of those books, that didn’t discourage me. I kept looking. After all, there are 51 quilts in this book. There are bound to be ones I love.
Yep..another Country Threads on the upper right.
Hmm. I think that’s a Carrie Nelson right under it. Yep. I have that pattern.
Another Country Threads on the upper right. See?
The other quilts are fine but it’s so hard…I LOVE the Country Threads quilts. LOVE-LOVE. The others don’t compare for me.
Oh wait…that’s a Kim Diehl on the lower right. I love her too….but I think I have that book too. I like the lower left one.
Ah…a Carrie Nelson on the lower left. It’s my favorite one of the bunch. I made that as a Schnibble I think.
That was just a little look at the quilts and nowhere near all of them. So what do you think? Me, this is one I would not buy. I already have the Country Threads original books…and the Carrie Nelson ones….and the Kim Diehl ones. If I didn’t already have the books, I’d be tempted.