Thursday, April 19, 2018

Book Review and Giveaway - April

It's time for a book review and I picked a delightful book from Martingale called Oh Scrap!  Fabulous Quilts That Make the Most of Your Stash.


Photos used are courtesy of Martingale

 This is a great book by Lissa Alexander.  The photography is is wonderful.  Here is one of my favorite photos and quilts in the book


Isn't this just adorable!  The pattern is called Sherbert Stars. There are 9 eight pointed stars on the quilt and they are lovely in pink and orange.  That isn't a color combination I would normally use, but it is lovely and the little girl with the balloons is so cute!

The book starts with an interesting Preface by Barbara Brackman on the History of Scrap Quilting, and has 12 projects that are great for using your scrap stash.  With the costs of fabric now, using our stash is a wonderful way to make some special quilts.  Lissa gives some great tips on what makes a good scrap quilt through out the book.

If you are like me, you have a lot of miscellaneous blues in your stash.  This quilt called Friendship Blues is a great way to use a wide range of light and dark blues.  The quilts uses squares which are quick and easy to cut out - maybe you have a stack all ready to go!


Another one of my favorite quilts from the book is called Kismet.  This is a Courthouse Steps pattern.


Doesn't this look cool and refreshing?  This is a great pattern that uses lots of strips.  If you store your leftover strips together, you may already have a head start on this beauty.

It's great to have another book on using your scraps and Lissa does a wonderful job.  Look for it in your local quilt shops, or online at shopmartingale.com

I'm doing a drawing for a free ebook copy of Oh Scrap!  Just leave a comment on what color you have the most of in your stash.  Please make sure I can contact you if you are the winner.  I will announce the winner early next week.

19 comments:

  1. What a great book! I think it's a toss up between green and blue in my stash! Thanks for sharing the giveaway !!

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  2. Lots of scrappy black white/gray. Thnx for the giveaway!

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  3. blue....blue...my world is blue..... :) mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  4. I have tons of green fabrics!
    judyanncreations@comcast.net

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  5. Great book Connie! You should have done a blog hop to promote it!! (did you?) I seem to collect a lot of blues, so I have a pile of light and dark and teal goes in either... working on a blue scrappy quilt now actually!

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  6. I have the most blue. Thanks for the great giveaway
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  7. toss up between 3 but have to say reds win....great giveaway...this is a terrific book! gracemth@yahoo.com

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  8. I think rootbeer or blue! barbarakelly323@gmail.com

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  9. Red! Everything looks better with red! tammik57@yahoo.com

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  10. It is a toss up between red and green. Not because of holiday quilts, but because I was making a quilt of red and white and another out of greens. I have more than enough for each quilt, but I can't seem to stop shopping for and buying more of those colors!

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  11. I love blue so it is blue for sure.

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  12. I somehow always end up with more blues than any other color, (because blues ARE my favorites!) I have a lot of favorites, though, and also have a lot of batiks and brights!
    warner.dale@gmail.com

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  13. I've got lots of teal/turquoise fabric in my curated collection. I have fun combining these with other (sometimes unexpected) colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. I seen to have a lot of oranges and reds. I need to collect more colors!

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  15. right now it looks like aqua/turquoise wins.

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  16. Blue and more blue, prints, solids, batiks are all shades of blue. I use pink, red or yellow as a pop color for some excitement or an off white for a calm and serene feel. My favorite color? Blue & more blue!

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  17. The quilt is adorable .....

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  18. I have a collection of red, white and blue that are my favorites

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  19. I definitely have a great collection of blue and green, as well as Kaffe, in my quilt stash! I would sew love to win this book—my stash needs it!

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