Little reproduction quilts, distinctly quirky style (+ big giveaway!)

Get ready for delightful little quilts from the past. Perfectly imperfect.

Temecula Quilt Company Quirky Little Quilts

Mismatched blocks, make-do colors, planned mistakes, and happy surprises—it’s all good in Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts!

From Temecula Quilt Company Quirky Little Quilts

Inspired by quiltmakers of the 1800s, author Sheryl Johnson shares 15 petite patchwork quilts and invites you to play with reproduction fabrics in quirky ways. Try asymmetrical layouts:

Special Scraps quilt
Special Scraps

Unexpected block pairings:

Joyful Jumble quilt
Joyful Jumble

And blends of color where anything goes.

Patchwork Potpourri quilt
Patchwork Potpourri

The results are instantly endearing—just like the quilts of yesteryear.

With Sheryl’s “make-do” philosophy, you can use your scraps to create charming, stress-free quilts that celebrate one-of-a-kind choices. Designs are small, cute, and quick to stitch, each with a unique personality all its own.

We’re thrilled to have Sheryl as a guest writer at Stitch This! today, here to share more about her quirky outlook on life (and quilts). Welcome, Sheryl—and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! 🎈 🎈 🎈

Sheryl JohnsonI’m so excited to connect with Stitch This! readers. When Martingale’s editors approached me about writing a book, I was totally overwhelmed and honored. I’m not a writer, I’m a quilter and a quilt-shop owner. But I thought writing a book sounded like a fun new experience that would provide another great way to interact with the quilting community. I decided to give writing a try, and I’m excited to share with you the unconventional small gems found in Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts.

I opened Temecula Quilt Co. in 2007, inspired by a love of historical reproduction fabrics and patchwork from the past. I’ve been re-creating quilts with a feel of yesteryear ever since. Somewhere along the line I became enamored with making small quilts and petite projects for the present. My shop’s Monthly Mini program is one of our most popular, so I knew I was on to something: many of you love little quilts too!

T is for Temecula quilt
T is for Temecula

What is a quirky little quilt? According to the dictionary, quirky means characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits. I think this definition fits the projects in my book to a T. I love little quilts with a make-do spirit and unexpected twists. Your basket of scraps will be put to good use as you search for perfect and not-so-perfect pairings.

Dainty Dishes quilt
Dainty Dishes

The quilts in the book are not to be taken too seriously. The simple designs are easy to stitch and don’t take much time. And if you enjoy handwork, hand quilting is the perfect finishing touch to give your projects a vintage look. Whether you keep your creations or spread joy by giving them away, I hope you’ll treasure your copy of Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts as much as I have enjoyed producing it for you.

Visit Sheryl online:

Website Blog

Thank you for sharing your quirky little book with us, Sheryl!

Look—Sheryl sent along a beautiful collection of goodies to get you started on your quirky little quilts!

The collection includes a few of Sheryl’s favorite things (and a copy of her book, of course—the products have a retail value of $175.00!):

  • 3 Original Temecula Quilt Co. Ruler Boxes (Small, Medium, and Large)
  • 1 Full Temecula Quilt Co. Bobbin Box
  • 2 Scrappy Mini Bundles (light and dark)
  • Jillily Studios Poke-A-Dots
  • Clover Appliqué Pins
  • Clover Silk Pins
  • Elan 5″ Embroidery Scissors
  • 3 Balls Valdani Pearl Cotton
  • 2 Jenna Kimball’s Needle Samplers
  • Dritz Hummingbird Needle Threader
  • Temecula Quilt Co. Project Bag

See something you love above? All of these goodies are available on Sheryl’s website!

Temecula Quilt Company Quirky Little QuiltsTo enter to win Sheryl’s generous prize plus a copy of Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts, tell us:

What’s your favorite kind of quirk to add to your quilts: an upside-down block? A fabric sewn wrong-side out? A unit in a block that’s been turned this way and that? A “zinger” color?

Tell us in the comments! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. And if you’re feeling inspired to start a quirky quilt today, you can order Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts at our website and instantly download the eBook for free.

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

“I like to piece small fabric scraps to make it large enough for the unit I need, I also like to add fabrics with surprises on them, a little animal or something fun to spy. Quirky Little Quilts looks inspiring and fun!”

We’ll email you about your prize, Nyla—congratulations!


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