MORE NEW BOOKS and winners from last week’s blog post

We have some best-sellers-in-the-making to share in this blog post, folks! The running theme in both of the featured books today is scraps! Use the step-by-step instructions and full-size patterns in "Buttermilk Basin’s Pick of the Crop" to combine bits of wool and cotton in a bounty of fall-theme projects. And Kim Diehl shares thorough instructions for small, scrappy quilts, plus loads of sewing advice, heaps of decorating ideas, and her signature "Extra Snippet" tips in "Simple Whatnots II." Be sure to watch the videos included in this post (or click on the covers and watch the videos on each book listing on to see all of the projects included in each book. Both books are available at your local quilt shop or at now!

"Buttermilk Basin’s Pick of the Crop – 18 Cotton and Wool Projects that Feel Like Fall" by Stacy West

Capture all there is to love about fall with Buttermilk Basin’s latest book of seasonal projects. Author Stacy West mixes wool and cotton fabrics, motifs, and colors beautifully–and with her guidance, you can too! Buttermilk Basin’s Pick of the Crop will have you savoring each and every project. Choose from framed pieces for a mantel display, dimensional fruits and veggies to fill a harvest bowl, wall hangings to set the stage for autumn vignettes, and more. You’ll even find a Halloween motif or two. All of the 18 designs are perfect for home decor pieces and as thoughtful gifts for your favorite fall fanatic.




"Simple Whatnots II – A Second Helping of Satisfyingly Scrappy Quilts"  by Kim Diehl

Proving that the best things really do come in small packages, Kim Diehl shares 18 cute-as-can-be quilt designs in this delightful sequel to Simple Whatnots. Dig into your scrap bin, box, or basket, and get ready to have some quilting fun. And be sure to read Kim’s expert advice sprinkled throughout as Extra Snippet tips to help your sewing time be even more enjoyable.

Dozens of photos offer inspiration for displaying completed quilts on the wall, as table toppers, draped on a charming school desk or ladder–the options are plentiful! Layer these little showstoppers with your favorite antiques and collections to bring a bit of sparkle to even the smallest nooks in your home.


Thanks to all for watching the videos and posting your comments on last week’s blog. The winners are:

"Retro Stitchery" by Beverly McCullough: Cristy M.






"Sampler Spree" by Susan Ache @yardgrl60: Kristin B.






"Time-Honored Traditions" by Annette Plog: Patti








8 Comments (leave a comment)

  • OOOH! New books from two of my favorites.

    —Jeannie on April 30, 2021
  • Have already ordered the new Buttermilk Basin quilt by Stacy. Can’t wait for it’s arrival.

    —Cindy on April 30, 2021
  • Can’t go wrong with Buttermilk Basin. My list is getting longer!

    —Sharon Ray on April 30, 2021
  • Love both of these books–so many fun little projects. I need someone from Martingale to style my house like these beautiful photos!

    —Karen D Martin on April 30, 2021
  • Wow! Three books from three of my favorite designers. Gotta love all three.

    —Sue H on May 1, 2021
  • Was so excited to read that I won! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I am looking forward to the book and making many of the quilts. It will keep my busy.

    —Patti on May 3, 2021
  • How do I get on the email list for Sampler Spree? I bought the book but am not sure how I will know when she posts about the block of the week.
    Thank you,
    Pam Cortner

    —Pam Cortner on May 5, 2021
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