Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Own Book Review & Sneak Peek Reveal

These books arrived for me this week and are absolutely wonderful! Kim's book Scrap-Basket Surprises quilts were made from using nothing but 2 1/2" strips. The quilts are so my taste! I love it and haven't decided which of the 18 projects in the book to start. These projects are perfect for those who want to really bust some stash. I say start cutting your fabric into 2 1/2" strips!

Dawn's book is Geese in the Rose Garden. Isn't that cover gorgeous? Her book is a perfect project for appliquer's and piecers, alike, there is a gorgeous sampler quilt with six rose applique blocks and six variations on the pieced geese block. Wasn't that a catchy title for the book? Now I can handle a small amount of applique so this is perfect for me! When you open the book you see the beautiful quilt but oh my, wait until you see the border!

Last night my guys went to see Star Trek. Sorry, I'm just not a fan. I was perfectly content enjoying a quiet home and quilting.

My sneak peek is finished with exception of hand stitching down the binding. Love it!! This was a Schnibbles pattern using Harvest Home fabric.



Wishing all my friends and those who lurk a very Happy Mother's Day! Hugs to you!!


37 comments:

Millie said...

Mary, thank you for the review on both these new books. I am so excited to received the Strip Basket book in the mail.
Your new quilt is beautiful as usual and I like those quilted Pretty Posies. Just the perfect quilting pattern for your quilt and it turned out so nice.

Maggie A said...

Love the new quilt, looks great.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Good Morning!

Looks like I am going to need to add those books to my Mother's Day wish list! I am really interested in the Strip Basket book because I have tons of jelly rolls lying around.

I hope hat you enjoyed the night alone in your studio. Today is "MY" day. My DH took the Little Person out for the day and I am going sit in front of my machine all day!

Love the new quilt!

Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Sherrill said...

Oh, you shoulda gone to see Star Trek! I was going to let my DH and DS go on ahead without me but now I'm glad I didn't. I think it was the BEST ONE YET!!

And those books look fabulous though I really don't need ANY more inspiration for another project. My bucket list is pretty full at the moment! lol

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful new quilt. And like if I need any more hew quilt books now! You sure have me intrigued with your selections.

Suzanne said...

Another beauty. Seriously, so pretty! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Anne said...

You've done it again! Love that quilt. I have the pattern....just haven't added fabric to it! LOL

Serena said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! Good reviews and love the quilt motif!

Linda said...

Mary, Thaks for sharing your books with us. That new one on Strips sure looks interesting. I'm working on my first strip quilt. Happy Mother's Day!!

Chelle (Dana) said...

Mary, your quilt is gorgeous! I love that fabric line and have a fat 1/4 bundle with yardage to do multiple quilts for our bedroom. Your quilting looks FAB, as usual.

I've got to get those books. I've looked online to see if there are any pics of the quilts in the geese book, but can't find any.

Kaaren said...

Another beauty, Mary. I love the quilting

I think I'm going to have to order the Strip Basket book. Love the idea of stash busting.

Karen said...

I have the same Harvest Home set aside for a project. Nice to see what you have done with yours and so close to being done.
You are so tempting me with those books. I have to go think about something else or I will be searching for them. Maybe next month I will treat myself to one or both.

Quilt Rat said...

oooooooo New quilt books are always exciting and inspiring. That quilt is absolutely gorgeous, I LOVE it!
Happy Mother's day to you as well.

Danielle said...

Love the new quilt, so beautiful! Happy Mother's Day to you, too! Enjoy your weekend.

Loris said...

What a great idea...book reviews! Thanks for info. Those books look interesting...much check out.
The quilting panto looks great on your beautiful new quilt. Lovely!

Zlaty said...

Thank you for the review! I am glad you like them!
I hope to see soon which project you decided on making!
Your quilt is simply beautiful!

Happy mother's day to you and your readers!

Zlaty :)

Libby said...

I thought that's why they made movies like Star Trek - to give us some time alone to quilt *s*

Tam said...

Once again a lovely quilt!
Thank you for sharing the book reviews.
Happy Mother's Day!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous quilt, did you do the machine quilting?

Dawn Heese said...

Mary, thanks for the unexpected review. I am glad you like the book. Your quilt is gorgeous. I am doing a pattern with the Harvest Home and I love it.

Lindah said...

Such a lovely quilt!
And thanks for the books reviews. I'm going to look further at the Scrap Basket one.

Happy Mother's Day to you from a loyal lurker!

Cathi said...

Another great finish! I really love the quilting pattern you did on that one.

Wendy said...

I love your new quilt and I love your quilting even more. You do a fantastic job with your quilting designs.
Happy Mothers Day!!

We Would Rather Be Quilting Administrator said...

This is really pretty! Love it!

*karendianne. said...

Love your little quilt. Toooooo cuteamous! I have the book Strip-Basket Surprises on order. Should be here any day now. :)

Fiesta said...

Mary the books look interesting. Happy Mommy Day to you too.

Louise D said...

Oh I love your quilt.Nice colours and pattern.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You're so sweet, and I think the publishers should hire you! I love the cover of Dawn's book. It really makes me want to see what's inside.

LOVE your new project! That's such a beautiful pattern, and a wonderful fabric line. And I'm drooling over the quilting design!

Michelle said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, and the quilting Well Done!

Stina said...

Oh... you got them.. I want to know everything about them...:o)
And you made the little quilt finished too.. that is a lovely little quilt.. and the quilting.. gorgeous...:o)
Star Trek.. sorry fans.. nothing for me either..:o)

yellowfarmhouse said...

Happy Mothers Day Mary - have you been getting my emails.

Hugs - Karen

Carla said...

Beautiful quilt you did. I wish someday to be as good.

Candace said...

Mary - great books, thanks for the reviews! Goash - the quilt is fantastic, I love the pattern you quilted!
Cheers!

Arlette said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. The quilting is just beautiful too!
Aloha!

Julie Isa said...

oh. my. gosh! i am so glad you stopped by so that i could find your wonderful blog! yeah!!! i love it and i love this quilt, your quilting is beautiful. what pattern did you use for the quilting? i've become a follower and i'm thrilled. have a wonderful day. it's so fun meeting new people!

Nicole said...

Your Harvest Home Schnibbles is just lovely! Your quilting is marvelous.

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