This first quilt is called "Flowers for Nana Girl" and I think it's my favorite ( although it's really hard to choose LOL). I absolutely love it not only because it's beautiful but because it will always remind me of Nana Girl and how I came to be called that by my granddaughter. Kim tells the story in the book. After picking out the border fabric I chose about 5 pieces to coordinate, bought the yellow background and the green for the leaves. The rest of the fabric all came from my stash.
This next quilt is "Flower Boxes". This picture doesn't even begin to capture how beautiful this quilt is. When I first looked at Kim's choices for her new book, this one just leaped off the page. It's so different from anything I've seen done with 2 1/2" strips! What's even more amazing is that there is only one block for this whole quilt! The pastels in all shades look so pretty when paired with the soft brown.
This quilt makes my heart smile. It looks really old. The main fabric line used was Wicasset but I added quite a bit of my stash including the outer border, the back and the binding. There's a big feather design in the border and the whole thing looks old and well-loved. It's definitely a cuddle quilt.
The last one is called "Northern Comfort". The warm blues, browns, reds and greens are 100% within my comfort zone. For years, my quilts looked just like this and so instead of calling it Southern Comfort I chose Northern since I'm originally from New York. This quilt primarily uses fabric from the Vine Creek line with very little from my stash.
I can't wait for you all to get your own copy of this wonderful book. The thing I love about Kim's books is that while they are all made from 2 1/2" strips, they all are designed to use random fabrics from your own stash so they have a true scrappy feel. But they still look good done with precuts.
In addition to my quilts, Kim asked Mary from Quilt Hollow and Darlene from Quilting Daze to make quilts for the books. Check out their blogs to see what they have to say. The 4 of us have had such fun over the past year. I hope that we all get to meet someday. Because of our blogs, we all feel like we have become friends.
Be sure to keep looking for details for the upcoming Book Blog Tour! You can win your own copy of Kim's new book.
Until next time, make something beautiful.