Who doesn’t love new quilt books? The good folks at Martingale publish the most beautiful quilt books!! Bar none!
Sunday Best Quilts by Sherri McConnell and Corey Yoder.
I loved the premise of this book – each quilter made a quilt in the following themes: favorite star quilts, scrappy quilts, red and white quilts, Christmas quilts, pineapple quilts, and courthouse step quilts. What a fun exercise and the quilts were each very different and sometimes they were similar.
Here are our two favorite quilts in the book:
The next book is Follow Your Heart by Terry Atkinson. For the first time ever Terri and her husband Kirk went south for the winter to escape the bitterly cold weather in Minnesota. Some of the quilts have arrows, map legends and other markers of the road sometimes less traveled. The featured quilt is a sampler followed by 9 companion projects.
My very favorite quilt in the book is Rectangle Rodeo and I’ve decided it’s not so much the pattern design I like but the color combination that I really love! This combo would never occur to me and I love it!
The next book is Quilts of Love and Valor, Reproduction Quilts and an Authentic Civil War Love Story by Becky Wright. The stories in this book are heart wrenching at times – correspondance between a husband during the Civil War. I’m still reading these excerpts and the quilts seem to be traditional block designs. The most impressive part of this book is the fact that Ms. Wright hand quilted many of the quilts – almost unheard of in this day of machine quilting.
Usually when I review books I run a give away but there were so many problems with the July 3 book giveaway that from now on I will simply pick somebody and ask for their mailing address. Comments and closing ads didn’t work last time so we’ll try this method instead. I’m not even sure when I will pick winners for these books – but I will. Thanks to any of you who close ads on a regular basis – we appreciate it.
We’re having a rainy day here in North Iowa – it went from 94 yesterday to 64 today!