Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts - A new book from Gen X Quilters!

 Sister Sampler Quilts Book Review

I'm pretty excited about a new book by my friend AnneMarie from Gen X Quilters!  Sister Sampler Quilts: 3 Modern Sampler Quilts with Paired Sister Blocks is a really cool concept.  AnneMarie shows you how to make 25 blocks (which have a modern flair to them) and then 3 different layouts for the blocks.  Of course you can use these blocks in any way that you would like (pillows, quilts on their own, your own layout) but I really like that AnneMarie has given us some non-traditional  quilt layouts.  We ran her Moccasin block of the month at our shop, Pink Castle Fabrics, for 2015 and it got a great turnout and good reviews!  It's inspiring to see quilts that aren't just blocks all lined up in a row with sashing.

When we received the Sister Sampler quilt book I was so excited that the girls and the shop and I went to work and made up an entire quilt top!

We used Cotton and Steel Basics and some RJR Cotton Supreme Solids for the background!  I think it turned out really great!  I can't wait to see what it looks like all quilted up!  We will be running this as a block of the month at Pink Castle Fabrics for 2016!  We used the Vice Versa pattern in the book for this quilt. I really love the striped blocks on the edges!  Head over to Pink Castle to join the Block of the Month and you will get the book your first month!

I hope you all love the book as much as I do!  Thanks AnneMarie for sending me a copy!