Yay! it's my turn on the Scrap Book Secrets blog hop. 

Scrap Quilt Secrets is the new book by Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads blog. Her blog is full of beautiful quilts and handy tips presented in a friendly cheery way. This book has very much the same happy and helpful vibe.

When I received my copy of the book to review I jotted down notes as I read.  As I re-read them to write this post I thought why not just share them with you as they are. So here goes - this is what I like about Scrap Quilt Secrets:

Clever S.C.R.A.P.S formula - different chapters based on Style, Contrast, Repetition, Accent colours, Palette and Selvedges

16 great quilts- all very different from each other using a wide range of techniques, different colour palettes  and a variety of styles from modern, folk, traditional. medallion, repetitive block quilts.

Great for both beginners or advanced. Each quilt has a skill level indicater but I think the patterns are so clearly explained step by step they would be easy for anyone. 

Lots of tips about using colour and choosing fabrics, and how to make scraps work. 

Lots of secrets for each technique, in fact there are clever tips all throughout the book

An excellent all round quilt making reference book. Very complete basics section including everything from design surfaces, different types of applique, to a section about adding fun labels to quilts

Very clear instructions, well laid out and easy to follow, Love the clear colour diagrams

Big full size template diagrams.

Colouring pages of each to copy and colour in. Brilliant! 

Now let's see some of the quilts...

Razzamatazz - a great way to use a multitude of even the smallest scraps

Tipsy Tac Toe - I know this looks like a black and white photo of a colourful but Diane has used black and white contrasting fabrics to create this wonderful effect.

 Detour - There's lots of tips on how to make this quilt really work without looking messy or confusing.

Oh My Stars - really shows how different fabric choices can change the look of a block to make an overall interesting and beautiful quilt.

Vintage Village - Who doesn't love a house quilt!

If I'd had more time to make one of the quilts from this book it would have been the cover quilt - Crazy Daisy. I would have used shades of blue and called it the Blue Mountain Crazy Daisy quilt.

Scrap Quilt Secrets Giveaway winner!!

A huge thank you to everyone who joined in the Scrap Quilt Secrets Giveaway. It's wonderful to think of lots of versions of Diane Knott's scrappy quilts will be made all around the world. I wish I had hundreds of books to give away but alas there can only be one..
and the lucky winner is Karen S of Sunburnt Quilts - Yay!!

For those who didn't win a copy watch out for it at your local quilt shop or here's an easy link to Scrap Quilt Secrets on Amazon. It could be in your mailbox in just days. 

This giveaway is now closed. 
Okay - the part you've all been waiting for - the giveaway! Thanks to Diane Knott and C&T Publishing I've got a hard copy of Scrap Quilt Secrets to giveaway to anywhere in the world. 

For your chance to win simply leave a comment. If you'd like to answer a question tell me which was your favourite Scrap Quilt Secrets quilt from the ones I've shown. Don't forget to include an email address in your comment if you're not super sure of your reply settings.

I'll leave the giveaway open until 5th April, 6pm, Blue Mountains, Australian time. 

I always like to reply to comments but seeing this is a giveaway post I'll thank you now for visiting my blog and I wish you a happy scrappy day!! In the meantime you've got more chances to win this great book by visiting the other blogs on the hop. 

3/21    C&T Blog http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
with Diane (that’s me)www.butterflythreadsquilting.com
3/22    Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
3/26    Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com/
3/27    Valerie http://myplvl.blogspot.com/
3/29    Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
3/30    Rachaeldaisy http://bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com/
4/1       Julie http://quiltjewelry.blogspot.com/
4/2       Barb Www.funwithbarb.com