When I said yes to review 3 books I had no idea they would be posted the same week. It must up the odds that you will win at least one, right?
I was over the moon when I was contacted by Mary to see if I would want to write a review for their newest book, "Back to Charm School". I've been a fan of Country Threads patterns for years. After seeing their newest book, I have been reminded why I'm such a fan.
Any 'second' book that makes me want to run out and buy the first one has to be a good one!! BTW, the first book is called "Country Threads Goes to Charm School; 19 Little Quilts from 5" squares"
One of the things I remember from my childhood is the little saying that went with learning manners. Anybody remember this one? Mabel Mabel strong and able get your elbows off the table! I sure do!
Half the fun of reviewing this book was reading the Charm School etiquette. It's sure to bring a smile to your face as well.
Here's the little quilt I opted to make to test the directions. It's called Never Leave the table Before Other Guests.
A sidebar in the book says" Etiquette notwithstanding, no one will want to leave a table with this little centerpiece on it. They'll be too busy admiring all the little squares..." How sweet!!
The book give basic quilting directions so even a beginner could use this to make their first quilt, start to finish. One thing I was glad to see them include in the cutting directions. "Charm School has really only one rule: Cut charms carefully! Some of the projects use every bit of a charm square, so there's no room for mis-cuts."
I have never bought a 5" charm pack, but to make this quilt I cut 5" squares from scraps. This was one project that used every thread of the 5" squares.
If you like small quilts, scrappy quilts, and charm school, you'll love this book.
Below is a few more projects from the book.
Feb.20~ Maureen moequiltz.blogspot.com
Feb. 21~Lori humblequilts.blogspot.com
Feb. 21~Jo joscountryjunction.com
Feb. 22~ Sherri aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Feb. 22~ Karen selvageblog.blogspot.com
Feb.23~ Julie juliekquilts.blogspot.com
Feb.24~ Sarah confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com
Feb.25~ Pat silverthimbletalk.blogspot.com
- Here's a sneak peak of a small part of my Jubilee...
- Charm School- Winner
- Sonoma Rose Winner
- Red & White Sampler
- Utility Quilting - It Could Be Yours!
- Charm School- It Could be Yours!
- Sonoma Rose- It Could Be Yours!
- This, That, and Somemore....
- Pet Peeve and A Little Airing
- A Theme Going On?
- Quilt Exchange
- Quilts for sale! quilts for Sale!
- No Rhyme or Reason
- Pink Lemonade Winner
- It's a Puzzle
- Are You Ready for Some....
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