Hi there hoppers, welcome to my day on Kathy's Strip-Smart-Quilts II book tour! Holy cow I am following some tremendous people, far more entertaining than me! Like Carrie. Did you read her post? Yeah, you should do that. And then come back! Then there was Barb and Mary. More great reading, more great photos and another great block! Yesterday was Pat Sloan, she really went to town on the Mall quilt block! Lots of great in progress pictures.
Like everyone so far on the list, and like Pat, who will be on deck tomorrow, one thing we share is our friendship with Kathy and our admiration of work! This is Kathy's second Strip Smart book, and I was lucky enough to make a quilt in the first book, so I'm familiar with that really cool ruler.
It's hard to pick a favorite quilt in the book, I'm drawn to all brightly colored quilts. The photography and staged shots are really so nice. I also really like reading the inspiration behind the quilt, particularly The Mall, pictured below.
Kathy shares lots of anecdotes along the way, and I think it makes the quilts even more special. Of course the instructions are wonderful, Kathy knocks it out of the park.
Like everyone else, I had to get out some fabric and get reacquainted with that ruler! I happen to have some fabric laying around!
I cut my strips and got started on a block from Calm Before the Storm. Kathy's instructions had me back in business in no time!
And before too long I had a nice block! (with my incorrect center I know.. I'm not perfect by any means!)
Kathy is awarding a grand prize, so be sure and leave a comment here for a chance to win! I've already won, I have a great friend in Kathy!!
I hope you're all having a great week! xo