Today I’m thrilled to be able to share insights with you about a new book published by Martingale that is packed with #CreativeGoodness, as well as insights on two ways you can win a copy!   

badge for books with #CreativeGoodness copy

Scrappy & Happy Quilts: Limited Palette, Tons of Fun! by Kate Henderson is truly packed with scrappy, happy quilts that are easy to make as well as fall in love with.  These are all packed with #CreativeGoodness and happiness!

 

PUBLISHER’S INSIGHTS:

Create lively, colorful quilts–and say bye-bye to agonizing over color choices. With this collection of scrappy two-color and three-color quilt patterns, choosing colors is a snap. Plus, you can use up every scrap!

Start with yardage, scraps, or precuts: the choice is yours. And if you’ve got a LOT of one color in your fabric collection, these bright and beautiful quilts will make that color sparkle. The more of one color, the merrier!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kate Henderson learned to sew clothes at the age of 12 and has sewn for herself ever since. After her twins were born in 2005, she began designing soft toys for them, which led to selling her toy creations as a way to stay sane while her babies were little. Soon she began selling patterns for the toys and quilts she was making. Kate lives in the southwest of Western Australia with her husband and four girls.

 

MY REVIEW:

The two color and three color quilt patterns in this book are truly scrappy and happy quilts, with a limited palette, creating tons of fun!  This book is perfect for beginner quilters, as well as advanced quilters, who are looking for fun, fast, and refreshing designs to decorate their homes as well as for gifts.  I also think this is a great book for those interested in developing their skills and confidence when working with colors. 

 

Projects range in size from 28 1/2″ x 35 1/2″ to 72 1/2″ x 80 1/2″ and they all come with easy to follow instructions and great visuals.  Plus, there is a section for Fabric Selection and Color Schemes, as well as General Instructions, which provide good insights on basic quilting. 

 

With 13 projects in this book, this book is really an exception value, especially when you consider what the cost of a standalone pattern. 

I hope you get a chance to check out this new book at your favorite quilt shop.  Of course, if you don’t see it I hope you’ll let them know you are interested.  It is such a new book that they may not yet be aware of it.  And don’t forget you can find it online at Martingale, as well as Amazon.

 

DID I MENTION A GIVEAWAY?

Here are two different opportunities for you to win a copy of this super creative new book:

Stitch This, the Martingale blog, is hosting a giveaway and they are also sharing more insights about this new book.

QuiltShopGal followers will be able to enter to win a copy of this book next week, as QuiltShopGal kicks off a celebration week of giveaways at the new location for QuiltShopGal which you can find at:  www.quiltshopgal2.wordpress.com.  Followers of this blog, can claim an “extra entry” by leaving a comment on this blog letting me know how you follow this blog (e.g. email, BlogLuvin, an app, etc).

To clarify, the giveaway for this book, as well as other prizes, will be shared at the new home for QuiltShopGal during the week of January 22nd – 26th.  This giveaway is also open to WW blog followers.  Just be sure to follow at: www.quiltshopgal2.wordpress.com   

 

 

You can find Martingale at: martingale logo
http://www.shopmartingale.com/
http://blog.shopmartingale.com/
https://www.facebook.com/shopmartingale
https://twitter.com/ShopMartingale
https://www.youtube.com/user/martin

You can find Kate Henderson at:


http://www.neverenoughhours.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/TwoLittleBanshees

 

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share with others......Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someoneShare on Tumblr

9 comments on “Scrap & Happy Quilts (and a Giveaway)”

Add your comment in this box. Please email me if you have any problems.