First things first….The winner of the book The Handkerchief Quilt by Carol Crane donated by Sleeping Bear Press is…Conni who said, “What a fun book! My granddaughter, age 6, loves to quilt with me. She’s even helped make quilt blocks for several Project Linus quilts.”
Now for this week’s “try”, I am trying Kathy Brown’s new book “More Take 5 Quilts”. Kathy Brown has three different books available through Martingale and Company. You may remember when I reviewed her Strip Smart Quilts (it was my first “Try it on Tuesday). Martingale and Company sent the books to me to review.
If you liked the first “Take 5” book, you are sure to like this one too. The premise is to take five different fabrics, and possibly a background fabric or border fabric and you’ll have enough to make a quilt. I can see many of the quilts in the book being made for gifted quilts for graduation, wedding presents, and such.
One of the things that totally impressed me is the machine quilting on the quilts. Check this out….
I also like that there is a variety of quilts…some have a touch of modern flair…
and some are completely traditional.
This one is my favorite.
Again, I love the quilting…The “Travels East” quilt features a cute Chinese Lantern block.
I didn’t know if I would like a tumbler quilt that uses only a few different fabrics, but I do like it. I can see this making a good guy quilt.
There are 16 quilts in the book.
You can see lots more of the projects on Martingale and Company’s website. All in all, I can see this being a handy quilt book for anyone who is looking for quilt patterns that aren’t complicated, can be finished in a short amount of time and for someone who is looking to make twin and large lap quilts as most of the quilts are that size.
One thing that is neat is that the book can be purchased as an ebook or as a paper copy. Do you want a chance to win a paper copy of the book? Just leave a comment here telling if you have ever bought a quilt book in ebook format or if you ever would.