A spectacular sequel: more petite Jo Morton patterns (+ fabric giveaway!)

Quilting icon Jo Morton is back with more exquisite little quilts that have only been available to her devoted club members—until now!

Jo's Little Favorites II

In the sequel to the best-selling Jo’s Little Favorites, you’ll fall in love with 15 little quilts reminiscent of days gone by. Along with gorgeous styled photography to make you ooh and aah, close-up photos reveal every scrappy choice Jo makes, so you can follow her lead.

Leftovers quilt
Jo’s tiny Leftovers quilt is made from a surplus of half-square-triangle units. The size is perfect for draping off the edge of a cupboard shelf, softening hard lines.

Get oodles of Jo’s ideas for displaying small quilts, plus her favorite techniques for making them—she truly is the voice of experience when it comes to working with smaller pieces! Remember the “clippy trick” that Jo shared with us at Quilt Market?

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You’ll be inspired to start right away with Jo’s wise approach to quiltmaking: if you want to make them all, make them small!

Quilts from Jo's Little Favorites II
Quilts from Jo’s Little Favorites II

One of the things Jo loves most, besides making quilts, is decorating with them. Jo is our guest writer today, here to share more about her latest book, along with a few tips for decorating with petite patchwork.

But first . . .

BOOK & FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Our pals at Moda Fabrics sent a bundle of Jo’s latest line, called Timeless, to give away to one lucky winner!

Martingale + Moda giveaway!

Find out how you can win the bundle and a copy of Jo’s Little Favorites II at the end of this post.

Jo MortonI’m excited, happy, and honored that Jo’s Little Favorites II is here! Inside you’ll find more small quilt projects to help fill your walls, chairs, shelves, and tables, along with my favorite decorating tips. (You may need to do a little shopping for, ahem, great quilt props.)

This all goes back to the fact that, just like you, I have a very long list of quilts I want to make. The only way I can make a dent in my dream list (and yes, it keeps changing) is to make medium, small, or even smaller quilts instead of bed-sized or large quilts. Besides, we have only one queen bed in our home, and sweet kitty Chloe enjoys her naps on it.

I’ve made four quilts that are close to bed-sized. I have a wholecloth quilt that I bought several years ago that covers our bed, and I hired a friend to make shams to match. I fold my large, seasonal-colored quilts across the foot of the bed. They’re so easy to change out.

Holiday Inn quilt
Holiday Inn quilt

Sometimes a medium-sized quilt, like Holiday Inn or Manassas, looks great on a table with candles, hors d’oeuvres, snacks, and favorite beverages ready to share with friends. (Be sure your chosen quilt is one you are willing to wash.)

Manassas quilt
The Manassas quilt. In her book, Jo says, “I make quilts to be used, not to be kept in a cupboard. If I can encourage you to do the same, I’ll be satisfied.”

I also love to display quilts on the wall; I have a wall of quilts in my sewing space so I can enjoy the fruits of my labors.

Foursquare quilt
This Foursquare quilt is rolled and draped out of a horizontal basket, which pulls it away from the wall for a more dimensional display.

Throw-size quilts can be used in many ways: over the lap on a cold winter’s evening, stacked on a shelf or atop a chest, draped on a ladder, or folded over the back of a chair.

Jo's quilts
Simple and beautiful: a collection of cozy quilts stacked on a wooden chair.

A quilt can drop behind a sofa or cabinet for partial display too. And don’t forget about laying a quilt over the back of a sofa, maybe at an angle, along with some pillows.

Life is short. Enjoy your quilts in your home!

See more from Jo’s Little Favorites II >

Jo's Little Favorites IIThanks for sharing your latest book with us, Jo!

Do you make mostly small quilts or mostly big quilts (or lots of both)? Tell us in the comments and you could win the beautiful fabric bundle from Moda Fabrics plus a copy of Jo’s Little Favorites II! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

And remember, you can start sewing with Jo just minutes from now—buy the book and you can instantly download the eBook for free.

✔ If you love Jo, check out her other books: Jo’s Little Favorites and Simple Friendships cowritten with Kim Diehl!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Nancy, who says:

“I have made quilts in all sizes but mostly the lap-quilt/wall hanging size. I always seem to have several projects in various stages of construction. Occasionally, I’ll stop all of them and make a little quilt just so I can make something start to finish and its DONE. Nothing like that feeling.”

We’ll email you about your prizes, Nancy—congratulations!





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