Do you know Diane Knott from Butterfly Threads blog? Well, now she is also Diane Knott, author of the new book called Scrap Quilt Secrets! I've always liked Diane's blog - she posts lots of fun stuff, among my favorite are her 10-minute-tip posts. When Diane asked if I would be interested in reviewing her new book, I of course, said YES! And, I'm not sorry for doing it - you really need to check it out. What I love most about it is that it is good for everyone. All quilters, whether they be newbies or have been quilting for years - there really is something for absolutely everyone. I love that there are some easy quilts, some with curved piecing, paper piecing, applique - you name it - it's covered!
The book starts with Diane giving you some things to think about when you are starting a new quilt and then she introduces you to a great SCRAP system. I have heard a lot of people say that they just like to buy kits, because they can't choose fabrics that end up all looking great together in a quilt. Kits are nice for that very reason - but really...everyone can choose fabrics that will play nicely together. Diane gives you terrific tips on doing just that.
And then it's on to all of the quilts! I've been trying for weeks to pick a favorite, and I can't do it. Some days this one is my favorite - it's just so striking. It looks really difficult, but in the book there are tons of tips about how to make the arcs and step-by-step instructions on curved piecing. She also gives instructions for more than one way to piece it. So cool!
Some days Windblown Wishes is my favorite
And another thing that is so fun about Diane's new book? She included blank quilt diagrams of all the quilts in the book. You can copy these and sit down with your crayons or markers and play with different color placement to really make these quilts your own.
Trust me...you really will love Diane's new book and you can enter right here to win a copy of Scrap Quilt Secrets. Oh, and if that's not enough, you can also go to all of the other blogs that are included in the hop and sign up to win there! Make sure to check them all out...
3/21 C&T Blog
3/22 Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville
3/23 Lori at Humble Quilts
3/24 Karen at Nana Girl Quilts
3/25 Audrey at Quiltyfolk
3/26 Pat Sloan at Pat Sloan
3/27 Valerie at Val's Quilting Studio
3/28 Kelly at Pinkadot Quilts
3/29 Victoria Findlay Wolfe at Bumble Beans Inc
3/30 Rachaeldaisy at Blue Mountain Daisy
3/31 Angie at Quilting on the Crescent
4/1 Julie at Me and My Stitches
4/2 Barb at Fun with Barb
If you want to enter to win, just leave me a comment below and tell me if you like to buy kits or if you make your own fabric choices. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU ARE A NO-REPLY BLOGGER THAT YOU INCLUDE YOUR E-MAILL ADDRESS OR YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED!!! SO FAR ALMOST HALF OF THE ENTRIES ARE "NO-REPLY". I will draw a name on April 6th and C&T Publishing will mail your book to you.
Have a fun April Fool's Day!
Have a fun April Fool's Day!