Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Book Review - Skinny Quilts & table runners


I love this book! With designs from traditional to very contemporary, there are projects for everyone. Just like her first book, Eleanor has 15 projects from a wide variety of famous quilt designers, and as I turn the page I see a quilt that would either look great in my house, or a gift for someone I know. I’ve been wanting to take a class with Sue Benner, and here I find one of her designs to make and learn from. I also love Melinda Bula’s designs, and of course, there is a beautiful wisteria design of her’s to make! Recently, I’ve been bitten by the wool bug, and lo and behold, I find a Sue Spargo design. Last year I started weaving, and yep, there’s even a woven table runner in here, designed by Eleanor! There are also many quick projects, including designs by Karla Alexander, Judy Hooworth, and Jane Davila, who’s quit also has unusual metal accents.
Leave a comment on THIS POST by Monday, September 6th, for a chance to win a copy of Skinny Quilts & table runners II.

43 comments:

Lisa said...

Looks like a great book!

paddysdaughter said...

Hi Lyn,

I would love to have this book - have been thinking about making a long runner for my dining table for ages, and it would be a great starting off point!
Love your quilt, look forward to seeing it quilted..

All the best, Sue

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

Oh, I'm going to leave my comment with the hopes of winning this book. And if not I'll be buying it - I have a number of narrow walls that could use a skinny quilt. Thank you for offering it.

Woolly Bits said...

how annoying is that?! every time I see a book title here, I check out the libraries (online of course) in my county - and I can never find them here:(( the internet is a great thing, but it can also be very annoying to find things online - but not in real life:))

Starquilter said...

Oh Lynn,

This looks like my kind of book...my daughter has a 101 inchlong dining room table that needslots of help.....know I probably won't win this but....

Judy said...

I loved the first 'skinny quilts and runner' book, I'm sure this will be great too.jjkjos@yahoo.com

Rice said...

I would love to win this book. It's one of many on my wishlist.

Rosi said...

Please add me to the list. I'd love to win it, too.
Thanks
Rosi

Marilyn said...

This sounds like something right up my alley. I'd love to win it.

Sue Andrus said...

I also would love to have a chance for the book... It looks great!

Robin said...

I saw this book at market last fall and was impressed with the diversity of the designs. What a wonderful gift for someone to receive:)

Christine said...

Sounds like a great book with lots of variety. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Nina-Marie said...

What I like about skinny quilts is that we all have skinny wall spots to put them on. They make for a quick project and fill a spot that might just need that little extra something!

Jackie said...

The book looks fab, and so does your blog. I just signed up as a follower.

Carole said...

The traditional quilter that still resides in me would love to win this book.
Thanks Lyn for this opportunity.

Melissa said...

OOOhhhh, that looks sooo intriguing. Thanks for the chance!

Linda M said...

I loved the first book so would love to have this one also.

Bethany Garner said...

Lyn...

I absolutely agree that some of the very best designers we all know and admire are included in Eleanor's book - and I would love to have a copy! Thanks for sharing.
Best,
Bethany

Jackie said...

thanks for hosting the giveaway, i am currently looking for none time consuming projects to make, i don't think i can do an actual quilt as yet

Linda said...

This looks like a book I would really use. I love to make table runners.

Nancy Sue said...

I have some odd shaped ie long skinny walls, that need a little something....this book would be perfect for ideas for these spaces!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Delighted Hands said...

Will expect to see one of the runners from the book on your blog in a few months! Thanks for the book review!

Cathy said...

Hi Lyn,
Thanks for the opportunity to win that book of creativity.
Keep up the wonderful work
Cheers
Catie

Cathy said...

Hi there
me again
not sure my comments were recorded :(
I love your blog
Thanks for the opportunity to win
Cheers
Catie

Laura sw said...

What you are saying this sounds like a book for me! It would get a lot of use.

Becky said...

Please count me in! I love small quilts. This one is intriguing:)

Roseann said...

I just love making table runners. Especially skinny ones, as they will sew together quickly!

gmp said...

Loved the first Skinny Quilt book. They are the perfect size quilts to hang on the wall or use as a table runner. Also, if you just want a quick fix, and need a quick project to make. Would love to see what book #2 looks like.

Fiesta said...

Lynn thank you for the chance to win this book. It looks great!

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

A table runner book. Just what I need, as I have yet to make a table runner.

Kaye M. said...

I like to make skinny quilts and table runners because they don't take forever to make them and they are easy to store. I like to change my table runners with the different seasons. I'd love to win this book and make some new runners--they'd make great holiday gifts too!

Margi said...

Totally awesome book, hadn't seen that one yet. I fell in love with tall and skinny quilts with pat sloans patterns.

Sandy said...

I would love to have this book, I have been making runners lately.

Sandy said...

not sure if my first comment went though. I would love to have this book. Lately I have been doing table runners.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for reviewing the book for us. It sounds like one that I would enjoy! And I like smaller projects because they are easier to quilt on a home machine.

barefootT said...

looks like a great book, and I have not had any new ones in awhile!!

Sharon said...

I love this book. Want to win it.

Julie in WA said...

I love learning about new books, and if Eleanor Burns is involved, it is bound to be a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

janice said...

Looks like a wonderful book with great ideas.

Marcia said...

Thank you for this book review and drawing. I've been wanting to attempt a table runner for Christmas, yet have never made one. This book would be helpful!

Patty said...

this book looks cool.

crowefan0517 said...

This book looks great. I would love to win it. Thanks for offering us a chance :)

-debby, chester ny
crowefan0517@yahoo.com

annmarie said...

I am a table runner addict - have 6 long skinny ones to cover the crack in my big round wood table! Would love the book for more..............thanks