I recently received a copy of the new book, All About Strips by Susan Guzman. I am sure many of you know who Susan is- she has been a regular contributor to McCall’s Quilting magazine and McCall’s Quick Quilts and now is the Content Director for those 2 magazines.
She is a great designer and a lovely person, and she now has her first book out with Martingale! How exciting for her- and us, because this is a wonderful book.
I mean really, look at the cover, that quilt is just yummy! It looks like sherbet flavors to me. Susan has a wonderful sense of style and a great way with color. In the book, she first gives us some really good advice about color, mixing fabric and discovering your style.
Then she has 15 different patterns that use strips of different sizes, from 1½” to 10½”. Each pattern is unique and full of color! They just pop off the page at you and it will be hard to decide which quilt you want to make first.
Best of all, not only are the quilts bright and colorful, but her directions are concise and easy to follow. The quilts, while they look amazing, are broken down into easy to piece sections so you will be thrilled with how stress free it is to make your quilt. Perfect for a newer quilter, or a seasoned quilter.
The quilts have a more modern feel, but will be sure to appeal to quilters with a variety of styles.
So go grab some of your strips, a copy of her book and you will have a beautiful new quilt in no time!
p.s. Please look for Susan’s book at your local quilt shop. Just in case they don’t carry it, I added links to both Martingale and Amazon so you can easily purchase the book- they are not affiliate links and I receive nothing if you go there. They are just to help you find it.