I love learning about new things. I love to see what others try. So starting today, I am going to make Tuesdays by “Try it on Tuesdays” Day. I’ll show you something new that I tried. Sometimes it will be something I tried and hated…sometimes it will be something I tried and loved. It might be new recipe, a new quilting technique, a new store I shopped at…anything that’s new or different. Some days I’ll have something to give away to you…like today. Martingale and Company, makers of the the great “That Patchwork Place” quilt books, gifted me with a new quilt book to review. Today’s quilt book is “Strip-Smart Quilts” by Kathy Brown.
The book has 16 different quilts in it. I do want to warn you she does recommend that you purchase a special ruler to make the quilts in the book.
After reading through the directions, I think these designs could be made using similar techniques and a Companion Angle ruler (I know lots of you Bonnie Hunter fans have that style of ruler!) The quilts that Kathy came up with using this technique are all fun….Here’s my absolute favorite with a spool block. My daughter Kayla made a similar quilt some time ago and I have always wanted a quilt in that design for myself.
The cover quilt was another one I really liked. Doesn’t the quilt just scream “sit on me and have a picnic”? I love the colors.
I love the warm brown colors of this quilt “Brownies a la Mode”. Most of the quilts start out from either 2 1/2″ or 1 1 /2″ strips so if you have a jelly roll or honey bun lying around, the book show a great technique to use it up.
Most of the quilts are lap sized…
All is all it looks like a fun book, that would work great in most anyone’s quilt book library.
All of the quilts are what I consider perfect for gift giving. They would please most anyone’s tastes….remember there are 11 more quilts in the book I didn’t even show you. If you want to learn more about Kathy’s quilts and techniques, there is a youtube video that explains more.
I hope you had as much fun as I did “trying” out this new quilt book. If you’d like a chance to win the book, leave a comment here telling something you’d like to try….after all it’s “Try it on Tuesday”.!– start InLinkz script –>