I was absolutely thrilled when Mary Lou contacted me to see if I would do a review and giveaway of her new book she co-authored with Melanie.
Once I received the book and started flipping through it, I got even more excited.
I am so inspired every time I look at it!
So I decided to test one of the blocks, the flower pot pattern, which is made of three sections.
I love the way the instructions are written up in basically two ways.
The first is a picture with written instructions on cutting your pieces.
The second is a picture with measurements in each section so you don't have to read the instructions! I love that! I'm such a visual person and too many words just make me confused and slow me down so much of the time.
Here's my block. I love the irregular dimensions (it's 9 X 31.5") of it and have already decided I'm going to either make a quilt top out of it, with the flower pot being the main focus, or I'm going to use it to back my "rooms of my heart" quilt.
**NOTE: I've been getting a lot of questions about what the name of the background fabric is. I used a combo of three newsprints, moda authentic by sweetwater (long out of print and hard to find), some Annie's seed catalog by Lakehouse, and a Japanese print with no selvedge info. The whiter print I used that is not a newsprint, but just has words, is from the wordplay line by benartex.
So if you'd like a chance to win a copy of "Out of the Box with Easy Blocks", leave me one comment on this post and I'll choose a winner on Thursday afternoon.
Good luck and happy Monday!!