We also seem to be loosing steam on the sew-along. That's good news to the link-up participants from last month! Let's get back into the swing of things ladies (and possibly gents)! There are still five months, and FIVE amazing books to be won!
The winner of the book 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink is #2, The Crafter's Apprentice! Congrats again Wendy!!
This month I am trying to kill three birds with one stone. My sew-along post, a book review for Martingale and my MQG fabric challenge.
I chose the book Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson for this month. The book include instructions for 18 projects to make from 2.5 inch strips, which is something I have a lot of also!
The book is very well written, the instructions are very clear and I liked that she also shared how she quilted her projects, sometimes that is the part I struggle with the most. She also has very detailed instructions on piecing, basting and quilting your quilts, which I find a lot of books lack and is essential for new quilters! She gives great tips on how to sew HSTs without marking all your squares on the diagonal, and how to chain-piece.
I was draw to the project Open Sesame, it looked fast and I loved the different layout for a traditional block and within a few hours I had 16 blocks sewn out already. And while I wasn't a huge fan of the challenge fabrics before I started, when this started to come together it grew on me. So much so that I bought more fabric, to make this into hopefully a throw sized quilt and also started to make tiny 1/2 sized blocks for a pillow to match.
Some other projects from the book are Kaleidoscope:
And another personal favorite, Night Sky:
I highly recommend Strip Savvy for a beginner who wants to learn basic quilting and stretch out eventually and learn more techniques.
Thank you again to my amazing sponsor for this Sew-Along, Stitch Craft Create has generously donated a copy of Hoop-La (and a free embroidery hoop!) to one lucky Sew-Along participant! Let's get back into the swing of sewing and sharing this month!!
To be eligible to win you have all month to make a project from one of your craft books and link it up at the end of this post. You can use any craft book or craft magazine of your choice, this is not only open to sewists or quilters, feel free to link up your crocheted, knitted, or any other crafty project you make. Please read the following carefully, I will delete posts that do not follow the rules!
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Thank you so much to Stitch Craft Create for sponsoring this month's prize. You can find many free sewing and knitting related projects on their Stitch Craft Create Ideas blog.