Today I have a great book to review…”Sunday Morning Quilts: 16 Modern Scrap Projects Sort, Store, and Use Every Last Bit of Your Treasure Fabrics” by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. The great people over at C&T Publishing provided me with an ebook version to review. Let me say, even though “modern” quilting isn’t really my thing, I love it.
I’ve been a fan of Amanda Jean’s blog, Crazy Mom Quilts, for a LONG time. It was one of the first quilt blogs I ever read…in fact, reading her blog inspired me to start mine. I have done three of her quilt alongs..this one, this one and my favorite, this one. If you are like me, sometimes I get nervous about purchasing books from a designer I really like because I am afraid to be disappointed but honestly, this was complete fun.
Even the gals over at Country Threads have even made a few of quilts from the book. Here’s Mary E and Mary B showing their quilts off. They used jelly rolls to make their versions.
The book includes 16 bold and scrappy quilt projects include piecing, appliqué, and improvisational work. Being I have the ebook, I can’t take pictures and show you all the great quilts but I can direct you over to C&T Publishings Flickr page. You can see several of the quilts there.
For the last several Sunday’s on Amanda Jean blog, she has been writing about her book writing process showing the quilts, adjustments they made and little happenings along the way. It’s been lots of fun to read them and see peaks of all her quilts from the book.
Like I said earlier….I am not a “modern” quilt lover…but I am a scrap user… I have friends that I sew “modern” quilts for… I do enjoy improvised quilting like my crumb quilts, so there are lots of things that draw me to the book. I think my great-nieces who are nine, very creative, and have been doing a lot of sewing will love looking through the book. They’ve been doing a big of improvised sewing.
I’ve really been trying to curb my book buying but I made the decision that I am going to purchase this book in hard copy even though I have the e-book. I love love my e-readers but there is just something about quilt books that for me, I love to snuggle up and take in the large pictures that only a hard copy offers…maybe I need an Ipad. Those pictures are bigger!!
If you want a chance to win a copy of the book, leave a comment here telling if you are a “modern” quilter….not a “modern” quilter or a whatever strikes your fancy quilter. If you are a US resident, you have your choice of a hard copy or and ebook. If you are an international resident, you will be awarded an e-reader copy which can be read on your computer.
Stop back later and I will announce last week’s winner of Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.’s Make it Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture donated by Martingale and Company and the Tri Recs rulers donated by Soft Expressions.