Masterpiece quilts with just 2 colors: Edyta Sitar’s latest (+ giveaway!)

Martingale is distributing books for a select group of other publishers, including Patches of Blue from Laundry Basket Quilts. This new book filled with 17 patterns by Edyta Sitar is just TWO beautiful—and it may inspire you to begin a TWO-color obsession!

Patches of Blue

You’ll discover TWO delightful ways to enjoy the classic combination of blue and white in Patches of Blue!

First: the patterns. Quilting star Edyta Sitar (aka Laundry Basket Quilts) has created 17 breathtaking designs in crisp, cool blues and whites that you can re-create with your own fabric collection. Check your stash—use hues of blues from baby to navy, and tones of white from snow and cream to eggshell and ivory. And all the lovely shades in between!

Quilts from Patches of Blue
Quilts from
Patches of Blue

Quilts are shown in lavish photography, capturing the ambiance of Edyta’s new home in coastal southern California. The ocean, the sky, the breeze, the quilts—all a spectacular sight!

First Flakes quilt
First Flakes

Second: the antiques. In a gallery of quilter’s eye candy at the front of the book, you’ll find photos of gorgeous blue-and-white quilts from yesteryear, shared from the private collections of Edyta and her friends, plus a few of Edyta’s more recent quilts. From simple Snowball quilts to glorious renditions of Ocean Waves, Compass, and Wedding Ring, you’ll love peeking into these pages of quilt history, back when blue and white was just as timeless as it is today.

Blue and white antique quilts
Left: Compass, 67″ × 80″, Pat Cox collection. Right: Appliqué, 73″ × 82″, Pat Cox collection.

The book is a TWO-for-one treat: 128 pages of true blue-and-white bliss!

Edyta SitarIn the introduction to Patches of Blue, Edyta writes, “Blue is my favorite color. The combination of blue and white together is so fresh, and I enjoy the simplicity of creating quilts with patches of blue against a canvas of lights. The result is relaxing, inviting, simple, yet elegant. It’s a color combination that’s been popular for centuries and quilters today seem to continue their love affair with it.”

When you peruse Patches of Blue, there’s a good chance your favorite color might become blue, too!

Blue Spruce quilt
Edyta’s Blue Spruce quilt hangs on the wall next to her grandmother’s laundry basket, which inspired her company name.

Here’s a peek at more pages from Patches of Blue:

FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Edyta sent us a beautiful bundle of her line with Andover Fabrics, called Blue Sky, so we could give it away to one lucky winner!

Patches of BlueTo be automatically entered into the giveaway to win the bundle and a copy of Patches of Blue, tell us:

Which blue are you?

Baby blue: I live a lighthearted life with an upbeat vibe.

Cornflower blue: My favorite place in life is right in the middle.

Navy blue: I enjoy the more majestic side of life.

Or maybe a different blue looks good on you?

Tell us your answer in the comments! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you can’t wait to sit down with Edyta’s new book, you can order Patches of Blue right now at

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

“I can’t choose a favorite blue! I love them all—from the palest baby blue all the way to the blues that slide into the greenish blues. I’m currently ‘collecting’ the entire spectrum to make a scrappy blues project.”

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










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