Wintertime blues? Make springtime quilts! (+ sale)

Are you suffering from the wintertime blues? Is spring looking too far away to even dream about? Luckily, as quilters, we have the power to make it ANY season ANY time we wish. Spring is as close as your sewing room (or the dining room in my case!). And if you’re looking for ways to use your springtime fabrics, we have some great ideas for you in our sale-book offerings this week.


Flower Show QuiltsFlower Show Quilts by Lynn Ann Majidimehr features stunning floral appliqué on pieced backgrounds in quilts that range in size from a table runner to lap sized. And, while the patterns are to die for, this book is so much more than just patterns. Lynn shares all sorts of tips and tricks about her favorite sewing supplies, fabric selection, fusible and glue-basted appliqué, layering and basting your quilt, machine quilting, and finishing techniques.


Quilts from Flower Show Quilts
“Plaid Clematis” and “Summer Blooms” from
Flower Show Quilts

Quilts from Flower Show Quilts
“Jeweled Orchids” and “Asian Spider Mums” from
Flower Show Quilts


English Cottage QuiltsNow, if you’re looking not only for a new season but an escape from the doldrums of home, we can help with that too! English Cottage Quilts by Pamela Mostek will whisk you away to the English countryside with its charming storybook cottages and breathtaking gardens. So, brew yourself a “cuppa,” download this gorgeous book, and be transported!


Quilts from English Cottage Quilts
“Chintz Bouquets” and “Maggie’s Garden” from
English Cottage Quilts

Quilts from English Cottage Quilts
“A Proper Garden” and “Chain of Ivy” from
English Cottage Quilts

Quilts from English Cottage Quilts
“China Blue” and “Lavender Tea” from
English Cottage Quilts


Flower PotsIf you prefer your spring gardening projects to be indoors, how about some Flower Pots? This sweet little book by Cindy Lammon includes one quilt project that features seven different blocks. You can choose all or just a few of the blocks for lots of possibilities.

The Flower Pot Quilt
“The Flower Pot Quilt”

Quilt blocks from Flower Pots
Blocks 1 and 2: Flower Pot and Blooming Button Flower

Quilt blocks from Flower Pots
Block 6: Birds in My Garden

Quilt blocks from Flower Pots
Block 7: Pocket Full of Posies


Quick Watercolor QuiltsIf you love the look of watercolor quilts but are intimidated by the idea of arranging and sewing those tiny little squares, then check out Quick Watercolor Quilts by Dina Pappas. Dina has all kinds of great tips and tricks for making this normally tedious process a quick-and-easy one! The difference is in the unique methods for choosing the right fabrics and fusing your squares onto fusible gridded interfacing. Once those little squares are fused down, you can just sew straight seams so you get the same beautiful look with a lot less effort!


Quilts from Quick Watercolor Quilts
“Miniature Floral Heart Wreath” and “Christmas Wreath” from
Quick Watercolor Quilts

Quilts from Quick Watercolor Quilts
“Basket of Blooms” and “Picket Fence” from
Quick Watercolor Quilts


What season is it in YOUR sewing room? Tell us in the comments!


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