When it comes to scrap quilting, there are many amazing designers to admire, and there are oodles of quilt patterns that inspire us to break out our scrap baskets. But Kim Diehl? Her scrappy quilts are pure fabric magic. Her mastery of the art—all the way down to her scrap binding—has compelled thousands upon thousands of quilters to create. The enchanting, warm, “make-do” feel she’s perfected has always been the focus of every quilt she creates. Put simply, Kim turns quilt scraps into the kind of quilts that make a house a home.
Did you know that the second quilt Kim ever made was an original design, and that her third quilt won American Patchwork & Quilting magazine’s 1998 Pieces of the Past quilt challenge? Since then, she’s authored six books, designed several fabric collections for Henry Glass, and taught quiltmaking all over the country (visit Kim’s website). But while Kim’s quiltmaking career has grown, her designs have stayed close to her roots: tried-and-true traditional patchwork, combined with sweet appliquéd details (using her signature invisible machine-appliqué technique).
Kim’s latest book, Simple Charm, features 13 new designs filled with all the beauty and cheer that scrappy quilts bring (see the projects at the bottom of this post). With the release of Kim’s new book, we’re thrilled to announce a special, limited-time offer:
Choose from any of Kim’s best-selling books (note that her first book, Simple Blessings, is back by popular demand as an eBook), plus her fun note cards and recipe tin.
All of the above items are 50% off when you purchase Kim’s latest book, Simple Charm. And remember, whenever you buy a printed book at ShopMartingale, you get the eBook version FREE.** See a full listing of Kim’s books and products at our site.
So, do you have a favorite Kim Diehl book or project? What is it, and why do you love it? Share your favorites in the comments and you could win a copy of the Simple Charm eBook. We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you’ve won. Good luck!
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Thanks to all who entered the drawing to win the Simple Charm eBook. The randomly chosen winner is Polly, who said:
“LOVE Kim Diehl. My favorite book has been Simple Traditions. I’m lucky enough to have a signed copy. My fingers are crossed – it would great to have her latest book. She’s incredible!”
Polly, we’ll email you a special coupon code for your free eBook. Congratulations!
**Whenever eBooks are available.