Welcome to Day Six of the Country Girl Modern blog hop! I was so pleased and honored to be asked to be a part of this - and I'm very pleased to say it's a wonderful book!! Of course, if you are familiar with Jo Kramer's blog, Jo's Country Junction, you'd expect that. Jo and her daughter Kelli have been creating wonderful quilts together for many years and I've enjoyed seeing their progress along the way.
I particularly enjoyed Jo and Kelli's forward in the book. They shared tips for sewing with family. One of Kelli's tips? "Shop your mom's fabric and notions first." I think my daughter has that one down pat! And Jo advised, "Let them sew - you do the ripping." I was blessed to have a grandmother who knew this many many years ago. I think she must have stayed up late at night to repair my first sewing efforts so that I would have clothes that actually fit when I finished a project!
And oh, this book is chock full of great quilts! Eleven designs that give a modern twist to the traditional. I tend to lean more towards modern quilts, and these are a like a fresh breeze - modern in feel, but without as much negative space as some modern quilts.
It's so hard to choose a favorite - I love this quilt for its scrappiness and think it would make a great quilt design for the quilt ministry...
....and I adore the bohemian flair of this one! It's such a simple block to make this wonderful quilt.
And this one is a creative way to arrange a simple, traditional block - but what great results!
Don't you want a copy of this great book for your own? Come on - you know you do! And here's your chance - I have an extra copy to give away to one of you lucky readers! I'll make it easy - just leave a comment below to be entered. And to make it fun, tell me in your comment whether you would call yourself a modern quilter, or a traditional one!
And if you don't win, or just can't wait to get your hands on a copy, you can go to Jo and Kelli's store to purchase an autographed copy of your very own!!
As I said, this is a blog hop - so there are lots of other wonderful blogs to check out and see what they liked about the book! Here's the list:
March 7th Country Threads http://country-threads-
March 8th Michelle's Romantic Tangle http://mychellem.blogspot.com/
March 9th-Quiltville http://quiltville.blogspot.
March 10th-Patchwork Times http://www.patchworktimes.com/
March 11th-Quilt Hollow http://www.quilthollow.com/
Julie K Quilts http://juliekquilts.blogspot.