Simple Friendships II
By Kim Diehl and Jo Morton
Mary knows how much I LOVE Kim Diehl and Jo Morton so she gave me this book to review. Did you notice how many pages I flagged with Post-it notes?
Those are the quilts I want to make!!! Seriously!!!
The concept for this book was genius. Jo and Kim chose 6 different traditional blocks such as Ohio Star, Churn Dash and Courthouse Steps. Then they both made a different quilt based on each block, putting their own “spin” on it.
The results are stunning. The last two quilts in the book are sampler quilts using the 6 blocks re-imagined in a variety of sizes. Each quilt reflects the unique style of Kim Diehl and Jo Morton.
I loved this book!
The Big Book or Lap Quilts
The cover quilt is by Country Threads called Remember Me and it is one of 4 Country Threads quilts included this BIG BOOK of 51 quilts! That’s a real value, isn’t it? This Ohio Star Crossing is one of my very top favorites that Connie has made.
It’s been on my “want to make” list for a long time.
You know how much I love red and white quilts – blue is nice, too, but I see this in red and white. This is Opening Day by Carrie Nelson (you know, the Pincushion gal).
And then there’s this one, Winding Down, by Jill Findlay which is shown here in red and white. Love it!
And I’ve talked about Susan Ache’s Quilts in previous posts. This is Four-Patch Log Cabin. Who doesn’t just love to make log cabin quilts? My friend Sherry makes a new one every winter! Yup, no kidding!
You get a lot for your money with this book as you do with all their BIG BOOKS.
Just a note about yesterday’s post. I think with your help we have narrowed down the jellyroll quilt that Bridget was looking for to two. We can talk about this in another post when we finish Bullseye because I’d love to make either one or both of them again and we could do it together.
Our temps tonight are going to dip into the 15-20 degrees below zero with wind chills 30-40 below. We’ll all be fine unless the power goes off.
Back to my shirt quilt and Bullseye blocks. It’s too cold to do anything else! Yay!