Believe it or not, winter is on its way out. It’s almost time to ring in spring!
Officially, spring begins March 20—which leaves plenty of time to whip up a lovely, lavish, flower-filled ode to the most colorful of seasons.
But this year is different from any other sewing spring. Why? Because bestselling authors Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks are back with their fourth season-inspired book—and they’re ready to inspire you with all the wonders that spring brings!
From first flowers to chirping birds, Here Comes Spring is irresistible—both for its beauty and for its easy-to-sew patterns. Pair big-piece patchwork with chunky appliqué shapes—a clever combo that makes these projects so simple to create.
We’re happy to have Jeanne and Shelley with us as guest writers today. Welcome back, ladies!
We are so excited for you to enjoy our latest book, Here Comes Spring!
We loved working on this book. The two of us work so well together and as you can likely tell from our past books, we love a theme!
For Here Comes Spring we wanted to keep our signature look and color palette, along with the fun, chunky appliqué you’ve come to expect from us. We threw in lots of flowers—our favorite embellishment—along with rickrack and a few birdhouses for good measure.
An unexpected favorite for us turned out to be a quilt with no appliqué. Who would’ve thought? We both adore the finished Country Cottage quilt. It has a wide variety of colors in it, and the quilting looks amazing across the open beige areas. And it was easy to make, too!
The Plum Pretty collection, below, was fun to design. We enjoyed deviating a little from our regular color palette and loved the idea of smaller take-along projects.
Fun fact: the original Rebecca’s Quilt, below, now resides in the UK with our very-much-missed staff member and friend, Rebecca! We love the quilt and wanted her to have a touch of the prairies to take with her. What better way to do that than to give her a quilt?
We hope you enjoy Here Comes Spring as much as we do. Here’s to warm weather, picnics, fresh outdoor air, sprouting flowers, singing birds, and of course, lots of quilts!
Thank you for sneak-peeking your new book with us, ladies!
Don’t forget: you can enjoy sewing delights for every season with Jeanne and Shelley:
When are you in the sewing zone: spring, summer, fall, or winter? Tell us in the comments
and you could win a copy of the Here Comes Spring eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.
Can’t wait to usher in spring? Buy Here Comes Spring now and instantly download the eBook for free. Buy the eBook only and save!
Comments are closed for this post.
Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Gloria, who says:
“Definitely the winter months in the cold weather are the most conducive to hunkering down inside and accomplishing something. This is quilt time for me–can’t do much outside. Motivation sometimes is a factor, though, so I have to find ways to get started.”
Gloria, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!