Martingale and Company have provided me with the opportunity to review Another Bite of Schnibbles. The author, Carrie Nelson, has a huge following and I know many quilters who love her Schnibbles patterns.
Twenty four quilts from 5" and 10" squares...all in one book!!!
Another Bite of Schnibbles. The quilt above, "Reveille, looks like it might be difficult to make...but when you see Carrie's instructions you will be surprised by how" un-diffiuclt" it is to make.
Twenty-Four patterns for just $26.99 (only $21.99 for IHAN Blog readers through March, 30, 2012) that is a steal! Twenty-Four patterns at, lets say $8 each, would be $192. Each pattern is only $1.10 for IHAN Blog readers...now we're talking a super deal! :)
Clotilde provided me the opportunity to review the next book, Bed Runners & More.
Bed Runners & More includes patterns and instructions for nine bed runners( four include instructions for pillow shams) each by a different designer. The bed runner on the cover, Geometric Jazz" by Carol Zentgraf, got my attention because I thought it would be perfect for my co-workers.
There are times I'm in the mood to make something small and bed runners add some splash to a bedroom without the investment of so much time. Oh, and did I mention that I don't feel so bad when the kids spill or get pen marks on a bed runner....I flip when the do that on a full size bed quilt.
Each bed runner in Bed Runners & More are labeled by skill level, Beginner, Confident Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
The instructions for each design includes diagrams like the one pictured above.
A bed runner is an excellent way to dress up a room without the time investment of a full bed quilt. Honestly, think they would look great across the back of a sofa as well....just a thought :)
There is a nice variety of designs in Bed Runners & More , something for everyone! I think I"ll give a copy of this great book away to an IHAN blog reader. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I'll choose a winner this Sunday evening. How does that sound? Fun I hope :)
Have a wonderful weekend!