I am so excited to be a part of the Blog Hop for Diane Knott's new book Scrap Quilt Secrets. Diane and I have never actually met, but we have a fun story about how we "almost" met once at a quilt show in Atlanta. As a result we became blogger friends and found out we have very similar tastes in quilts. Diane is an incredible quilter, wife, mother, teacher and now author. I am honored to be a part of her journey.
I have chosen two quilts from her book to talk about today. I always find it interesting to browse through a new quilt book and see which quilts "speak to me". I discovered the New York Beauty block years ago and for me it was love at first sight. Since then I have made many different types of NYB quilts including a Pickle Dish quilt. Any variation of this block just draws me in. So when I saw Razzmatazz I was immediately drawn in. The strong color palette with the red as the constant gives this quilt a graphic nature that really packs a punch.
The second quilt that spoke to me was Tipsy Tac Toe. I have been collecting black and white prints for quite a while now. I haven't actually USED any of them yet in a quilt, but I keep collecting them (that's totally normal, right???). So I'm always keeping my eyes open for fun patterns using black and white prints. This quilt is a mix of the two different colors, two different blocks, two value ranges (stronger contrast in the middle, softer contrast in the border) and two different block positions (on point and straight), all in the same quilt. There is a lot going on here that makes for a visually interesting quilt!!
There are so many more inspiring quilts waiting for you in this book. Check it out and discover the 6 secrets to making a successful scrap quilt.
Now for the fun part - you have a chance to win your own copy of Diane's book!! Just leave a comment telling me what color combination have you never used in a quilt. I'll bet one of these quilts will speak to you. Make sure I have a way to contact you if you're the winner. International winners will receive an e-version of the book. I will pick a winner April 2nd.
Be sure to visit the other sites to see in-depth reviews of all the wonderful quilts and have even more chances to win.
3/21 C&T Blog http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
with Diane (that’s me)www.
3/22 Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.
3/23 Lori http://humblequilts.blogspot.
3/24 Karen http://nanagirlquilts.
3/25 Audrey http://quiltyfolk.blogspot.
3/26 Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com/
3/27 Valerie http://myplvl.blogspot.com/
3/28 Kelly http://pinkadotquilts.
3/29 Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://bumblebeansinc.
3/30 Rachaeldaisy http://bluemountaindaisy.
3/31 Angie http://quiltingcrescent.
4/1 Julie http://quiltjewelry.blogspot.
4/2 Barb Www.funwithbarb.co
Before you leave, pop on over to Diane's blog www.
butterflythreadsquilting.com and say hi. You'll be glad you did.
Enjoy some stitching time today,