So...let's start the appreciation!
What a fun book! You can find dresses, tops, accessories, home accents, and some great basic sewing instructions in this great new book. This author did a great job showing how inventive one can be with thrift store finds. My favorites are all the purses and accessories, she takes fun sweaters and turns them into some really fun things. You should check it out!
Amy Ellis takes a totally unique look at quilting. She teaches, you don't need a dedicated sewing space, you don't even need a stash of fabric, you just need some fabric and a sewing machine! Her simple designs make it easy for any level of quilter, and each quilts design is new and fresh. These quilts are modern but certainly have traditional roots. I love the colors, the design, and the personality that shines through each quilt.
This book offers 9 different patterns for you to satisfy your country quilt whims. Each quilt is easy to make, and great for your precut fabrics. The quilts that feature applique have just enough applique to satisfy your urge to handstitch, but you won't be handstitching for the next 2 years just to finish! (of course, you can always machine applique too). If you are a country girl, you will love the quilts in this book!
When I received this book, I had no idea I would be reading about history as well as books. I probably should have known, I mean look at the title. This book is full of great information about the civil war and the role that quilts played in its history.
Jelly Rolls, here we come. 18 quilt designs beckon us to take the challenge, and make quilts using up our 2 1/2" strips. The designs
lend themselves to any kind of jelly roll. She has examples in brights, muted, pastels, etc. But whatever colors you like, you will find a pattern to showcase what you love.
You may not know this, but I am a total sucker for wool. I love it. Absolutely adore it, so this book is a winner in my book. This book is the pattern to 1 fabulous quilt, and a 8 smaller projects that use the appliques from the larger quilt. This is the perfect book for someone who wants to work with wool. It is fun, beautiful, and endearing.