Kim Diehl. New book. Enough said. Come see! (+ giveaway!)

In her 11th “Simple” book, Kim Diehl is in her happy place—the autumn season!

Simple Harvest

Packed with projects, decorating ideas, sewing tips, and even recipes, Simple Harvest is your gorgeous one-stop guide to capturing the colors, the warmth, and the cozy feel of fall.

Mix snuggly wools and crisp cottons in 19 pretty projects that will inspire you all season long. Want to make something quick? Try Kim’s mini penny garland, half-pint mason-jar pincushion, or the cutest little needle keep you’ve ever seen (yes, you need another one!).

The perfect little Christmas gifts!

Want to re-create one of Kim’s masterpieces? Her October Twilight and Harvest Tapestry quilts will take your breath away.

October Twilight

Harvest Tapestry

No need for appliqué fears—Kim will make you a convert with her ingenious invisible machine-appliqué technique. Best of all? These projects may celebrate fall, but you can display, use, and cuddle with them throughout the year!

We’re excited to have Kim here as a guest writer to tell us more about her latest “Simple” book. Welcome, Kim!

But first . . .

BOOK & FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Our friends at Henry Glass sent us a beautiful bundle of Kim Diehl’s fabric line, Sunday Best, to give to one lucky winner!

Learn how you can win the bundle plus a copy of Simple Harvest at the end of this post.

Kim DiehlThe air has become crisp and cool, leaves are turning tawny shades of gold, and I’ve busted out my best fuzzy socks. This can only mean that autumn is here! And thanks to a very timely delivery by the package man in the big brown truck, so are my Simple Harvest quilts and projects. After months of my projects being away for photography, they’re finally back home!

Maybe I should be a little bit embarrassed to tell you how fast I ripped into the boxes (the phrase “monkey on a banana” comes to mind), but I have no shame when it comes to all things fall. My two-year-old grandie, Puddin Cup, gladly helped me unwrap the “fancy blankies” and we had the best time petting wool and welcoming my harvest-time goodies back home.

Dresden Dish Garden quilt
A fancy blankie indeed: Kim’s Dresden Dish Garden Quilt

Each book in my “Simple” series has been special to me, and there was a time when I couldn’t possibly have picked a favorite, but that was before Simple Harvest! With no arm-twisting whatsoever, I can freely admit that stitching the quilts and projects for this book totally took me to my happy place, and being able to include recipes for my favorite harvesttime munchies (which of course meant MUCH sampling) shot this book right to the top of my list.

Buttery Caramel Corn recipe
A recipe to share from Simple Harvest: Buttery Caramel Corn! Martingale content director Karen Soltys made this goodie as a gift for her knitting group and they loved it. Download a pdf of the recipe here.

My approach to decorating for autumn has always been to stitch a variety of projects that can be tucked all around the house, rather than spreading a single quilt on the bed and calling it good.

Autumn Abundance Bedroom Set
Autumn-infused pillows, plus a bed runner and curtain topper: Autumn Abundance Bedroom Set

Whipping up scads of quilted throws, bed runners, wall hangings, pillows, mug mats, and more gives you the ability to surround yourself with little bits of harvesty goodness, often in surprising and unexpected places. Even better, many of these Simple Harvest projects are perfect for some on-the-go hand stitching, and their size makes them super approachable—they can be easily started AND finished.

First Frost Table Accessories
First Frost Table Accessories

Thank you so much for letting me share a little bit about this book…it’s my hope that you’ll pull on YOUR favorite fuzzy socks, dive into a new autumn project, and enjoy some simple stitching time.

Kim's quilts and more at home
Kim’s quilts and more are back home—and being put to beautiful use!

Simple HarvestThanks for giving us a peek into your new book, Kim!

What do you love most about autumn: the crunch of leaves under your feet, the arrival of sweater weather, pumpkin-flavored everythingKim’s latest book? Tell us in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win the Sunday Best bundle from Henry Glass and a copy of Simple Harvest! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

Ready to join Kim and start a new autumn project now? Pick up Simple Harvest at our website and you can instantly download the eBook for free.

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

“Love everything Kim Diehl!”

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










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