Friday, February 21, 2014

PSA: Really!

Isn't she adorable?
This is from Kate Henderson.

do a little book review for you...
on this book:

Strip Savvy! 

(photos of the book and quilts are all by Brent Kane)

The cover quilt is gorgeous in itself, but if you get a chance to 
look at Kate's book, please pick it up!
You can find it at That Patchwork Place and at Amazon too.
You're going to like it.

There have been a lot of books written about using 2 1/2" strips....
either from pre-cuts or from your stash.
Kim Brackett has written a few of my favorites on that subject.
I love pre-cut fabrics, so I am always interested in
these books, but rarely do I see projects inside 
the publications that really excite me!

So I am happy to share some sweet eye candy
of some of the quilts you will find inside Strip Savvy!

You can see some of my favorites here.
The book is full of fun, original ideas but what's even 
better than that is Kate's borders!
She has some very nice ideas on that and on bindings too, but
what I liked that she also provides a little guidance on sizing
those unique borders for your quilt.

One section of Strip Savvy are quilts with borders, 
and another section has quilts without borders...
because some quilts just don't need them!

 I love this one here!
It's called That '70's Quilt.
Cute, right?

There is a dozen and a half other adorable projects
inside the covers of this book...

(cover quilts for Martingale catalog)

I think it would be a great book to have on hand even if you only wanted to 
look through it. But I can find several patterns that I would like to make.
It would be a good beginners book also. The front section of the book 
has nice tips and suggestions and also covers things like picking out fabric
as well as quilting designs on your finished quilt.

 (did I mention that FQS has this title on sale as their featured book 
through the end of this month)?
Kim at Lily Patch blog won a copy 
of Strip Savvy from Fat Quarter Shop... 
and word has it
that she is thinking about having a little quilt along with it!!!

You're welcome!

That concludes this Public Service Announcement.

Have a great weekend!


Kate said...

Thanks for the lovely review!

Lesley said...

Looks like a wonderful book with such gorgeous quilt patterns. Thanks for telling us about it!

Christine Feldstein said...

Sweet little doll and joyful modern quilts! Martingale publications are always great! Thanks.

Kim said...

Thanks for the shout out! It is a beautiful book. It is my new favorite.

Cathy said...

Thanks for telling me about the book. I just bought the Kindle version and love it. Hugs

Sherry said...

That looks like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for the review.