Remember I told you that Connie and I had a favorite new book? Well, Lissa Alexander has outdone herself with this one! It’s called “Oh, Scrap!” , published by Martingale. We love soooooo many quilts in this book including the cover quilt.
This is the first quilt that caught my eye.
I loved the colors but I knew I should make this quilt in more traditional colors for the spot I wanted to hang it.
Look how different it looks! I am not exactly thrilled with it – I think it’s BORING compared to Lisa’s but I wanted to show this to you as an example of a different color way. Mine is also smaller for the spot intended. I had 4 blocks left over which I put together for my table.
Reed has offered to do the handwork on the binding – yay!
Here are a couple more quilts from the book that I intend to make.
And there are more! Buy this book! If you’re only allowed to purchase one new book, make it this one! I know I need new fabrics for these quilts – but how do I get anywhere to shop? Lissa gives very complete instructions about picking and combining fabrics so if that scares you (and I know it does lots of people) she will guide you along to the perfect “scrap” quilt that isn’t made from scraps.
I also really enjoyed Barbara Brackman’s introduction about scrap quilts over the years.
Lissa and Martingale have a real winner here – Connie and I have big plans for making the quilts in this book. Here’s another one.
Please ignore the glare from the ceiling lights.
Well, it’s still snowing and it’s pretty warm out which the dogs love. They were just barking at something that might be under the garden shed so Hazel looked like this when she came in just a minute ago.
Yikes oh Pete!