Well I'm the end of the trail of an awesome blog tour of the Teachers Pet Strip-Smart Quilt Book Tour.
It's a beautiful day today, so I grabbed Kathy's book, took it out on the deck and began to read the introduction on her ruler thoughts. That is "SO ME" on passing up rulers of any kind because of the though of now I have to figure out how to use the ruler, and I just don't have the time.
I am amazed on how Kathy designed all these fun, fast, and easy scrappy quilts she has been talking about for months. Now I know it's all about the ruler and her talent.
Ok, so my thing is applique. I absolutely love the scrappy look quilts. Here's my problem; I end up matching all my cut pieces and don't end up with a scrappy looking quilt. Tara from Sew Unique Creations has been trying to teach me scrappy. I buy a lot of Taras' fabric with good intentions, but there it sits on a pile until this book and ruler comes along. Kathy, I'll finally get to sew a scrappy quilt without, "does the piece look good here", or "will this really look scrappy when I'm finished?"
"I LOVE THE BOOK AND RULER" Thank You KATHY!!!
As for my favorite quilt in the book, hmmmmm hard to pick just one. So I'll go with the "Brownies a La Mode", its a quilt I'm going to sew with my granddaughters when they come for a week in July. But, my favorite is "Pick up Sticks" scrappy.
I thought it would be great to start a quilt for my grandson, "scrappy of course", he loves to fish. So I started sewing 2-1/2" strips together and here is the block I came up with, using my gone fishing fabric line.
Kathy will be drawing the names herself and announcing the winners! How cool is that? And I'm told there is a grand prize too!
If you want to learn more about Kathy's new book, you can view her website at http://www.the-teachers-pet.com/ or her blog at http://www.theteacherspet.typepad.com/
Take Time for Quilting and enjoy the outdoors and enjoy Kathy's new book.
It's awsome fun!