Q&A with Kim Diehl + new scrappy quilts + fabric giveaway!

It’s been two years since Kim Diehl released a collection of quilt patterns in her “Simple” series of books—and if you’ve been counting, her new book is lucky #7. This latest bunch of warm, welcoming quilts are as gorgeous as ever, and as always, they speak to lovers of scrappy quilts.

Quilts from Simple Appeal
“Farm-Girl Finery,” “Sprigs and Twigs,” and “Apple Brown Betty” from Simple Appeal

Simple Appeal is inspired by Kim’s grandmother, a use-it-up-and-make-it-do kind of quilter who passed her no-nonsense style on to her granddaughter. But the practical lessons Kim learned from her grandmother apply to more than fabric choice; those practical lessons have also guided her in construction. Looking at Kim’s quilts you might not believe it, but her designs are deceptively simple to create. A reliance on classic quilt blocks, paired with her invisible machine-appliqué method, means all of us—yes, even you!—can stitch these beauties. Simply follow Kim’s no-nonsense lead.

Quilts from Simple Appeal
Clockwise from top left: “Penny Garland,” “Homestead Harvest,” “Wreath of Lilies,” and “Mending Basket.”

See more quilts from Simple Appeal in the slideshow below.

Last month, we approached our Facebook followers with a question: If you could ask Kim one thing about her quilts, what would it be? Kim chose five of her favorite questions, and today she’s sharing her answers at Stitch This! Read on for Kim’s thoughts on color, inspiration, process, and her “teeny tiny sewing room,” where all the magic happens!



Hearthside Seasons fabric by Kim DiehlFABRIC GIVEAWAY ALERT! Our friends at Henry Glass have generously provided a bundle of fabric from Kim Diehl’s “Hearthside Seasons” line to give away to you! Learn at the bottom of this post how you can win it, plus a copy of Simple Appeal.

Visit the Henry Glass blog, The Sewing Cabinet, for another Kim Diehl book and fabric giveaway!


Facebook Q&A with Kim Diehl

Lunch Box Social quilt1. “When you design a new pattern, do you think about how it will look in a variety of colors? Your country colors seem to look just as good as bright and batiks.”
–Suzy Weinbach

What a great question, Suzy. When I design my quilts, I do it the old-fashioned way with a pencil and paper, and at that point in the process, I really think only in terms of values—light, medium, and dark—rather than actual colors. Taking this approach lets me (or anyone!) plug in any type of color scheme and have a successful outcome. Once I’m ready to make my quilt and I begin auditioning prints for my design, that’s when the fun really starts, because the sky’s the limit! I actually love it when people step away from the colors in my quilt design and take a completely unique approach with bright colors or batiks, and it completely fascinates me how each of these quilts can be the same pattern as mine, yet look so different.

2. “Which part of the process do you enjoy the most?”
—Ann Kokosa

I wish I could tell all of you that I love every step of the process equally, but I can’t do that with a straight face. My very favorite part of making a quilt is any step that lets me dive into my favorite armchair and do some hand stitching, especially sewing the binding, because I get to spend time with my finished quilt and I can spread it in my lap and pet it and pat it while I do my stitching. This is totally normal if you’re a quilter! And here’s where I have to confess that just like everyone else, there are some steps in the process that I consider to just be a necessary evil. I find cutting fabrics to be dreadfully tedious, so when I tackle this step, I treat myself to some TV time to help me whittle away this little job.

Kim Diehl and her dog, Cooper
Kim enjoying some hand-sewing time with her dog, Cooper

3. “What is your favorite color and what else do you like to do besides quilting and making fabulous books?”
–Danette Roundy

I find that my favorite color can be different on any given day…I can’t just pick one color, because that would be like trying to pick a favorite child. I’m always in love with cranberry red, but then I also love shades of teal blue, plum (never purple!), and olive-y greens.

When I’m not quilting and traveling, I love to be a homebody and enjoy some quality nesting time. Gardening, baking, antiquing, and playing cribbage with my husband is about as exciting as it gets for me. My oldest daughter very recently got married, and she asked me to decorate her reception venue, which was a huge, cavernous empty space. I had a blast hauling in scads and oodles of quilts, and arranging country-style bouquets in my collection of vintage crocks, canning jars, and cobalt bottles.

Kim's collection of vintage blue glass
Kim’s collection of vintage blue glass

4. “What does your sewing studio look like? I would love to see the area that you create in!”
—Sharon Bischof-Zabransky

I know that many designers have dream studios with acres and acres of space, but this is SO not the case for me. I have a teeny tiny sewing room, but I love this space because it’s all mine and I’ve got it organized for maximum use. My red curtains cast a cozy warm glow on everything, and I use fun and unique containers for storage. One of my best finds was an old beat-up green and cream enamel roaster that I dug out of the ground on my in-law’s farm. They thought I was slightly nuts when I asked if I could have it, but I now use it for my fabric scraps and it’s one of my favorite things.

Kim's sewing room
Kim’s sewing room

5. “Where do you get your inspiration for your fabrics and patterns?”
—Nancy Nehez

I do a lot of porch-sitting when I’m thinking about pattern and fabric designs, and much of my inspiration comes from nature, especially my front garden, which I’ve shared below. I also love putting my own twist on tried-and-true quilt blocks that have been loved and used for years, and I love combining elements from two or more traditional blocks to make something fresh and new. The cherry on top is being able to use my own fabric designs when I stitch my quilts, and I sometimes have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming.

Kim's front porch garden
Kim’s front-porch garden


Simple AppealKim, thank you for giving us a peek into your process!

What do you like best about Kim’s quilts—the colors, the appliqué, the scrappy vibe? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of Simple Appeal PLUS the gorgeous fabric bundle from Henry Glass! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

Comments are closed for this post.

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

“My whole house is decorated in antiques and Kim’s quilts fit in perfectly. The style, the colors, the mellow warmth just capture what I want my home to be. We are (finally) finishing the bonus room above the garage and it will be my sewing room. I would love to have a copy of the book to be my first projects in the new room to create things to help me decorate my new space. Please pick me.”

Rickie, we’ll email you about your prizes. Congratulations!

Sprigs and Twigs quilt

Sprigs and Twigs

Penny Garland quilt

Penny Garland

Esther's Baskets quilt

Esther's Baskets

Late Bloomers quilt

Late Bloomers

Country Haven quilt

Country Haven

Penny Candy quilt

Penny Candy

Homestead Harvest quilt

Homestead Harvest

Lunchbox Social quilt

Lunchbox Social

Patty Cakes pincushion

Patty Cakes pincushion

Apple Brown Betty quilt

Apple Brown Betty

Wreath of Lilies quilt

Wreath of Lilies quilt

Mending Basket quilt

Mending Basket

Starberry Jam quilt

Starberry Jam

Farm-Girl Finery quilt

Farm-Girl Finery

Hearthside Seasons fabric by Kim Diehl

1,081 Comments

  • I think that her quilts are a complete whole; the design, colors, appliqué, and last but not least the scrappy vibe makes them perfect!
    You long to touch the quilts and cuddle under them on a cold winter night, or just admire them on the wall.

    Anita on April 8, 2014
  • I have two of her books, and one of my favorite things is looking through to find inspiration. Her designs are simple yet stunning, the color/value of her quilts catch the eye, and her books are just plain readable. I would love to win her latest book and fabric collection.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Jodi on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts feel like home. I love the color and designs that make them look so comfortable.

    —DeAnn Oliekan on April 8, 2014
  • I love that so many of her designs combine piecing and appliqué. I love both quilting mediums.

    —DebrafromMD on April 8, 2014
  • Kim Diehl is the best! And I can shop my stash and use up what I have on hand.

    —Christine on April 8, 2014
  • I love that her quilts are traditional and scrappy.

    Sallie on April 8, 2014
  • I love how beautiful Kim’s quilts are from the design to the colors to the finished projects. Her quilts appeal to my love of country things and have an old time feel to them while being new.I haven’t seen a Kim Diehl quilt yet that I haven’t liked.

    Brenda on April 8, 2014
  • I love that Kim’s designs have old-fashioned, traditional blocks, but with a modern mix of colors. Her quilts have a fresh look.

    Becky in Georgia on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use of colors and values. It’s really what makes her quilts special.

    —Jeena on April 8, 2014
  • I love all of Kim Diehl’s quilt designs; they make my heart sing! I want to make them all!! I am particularly drawn to those with added appliqué…that is the frosting on the cake! I’ve just finished piecing my "Garden Grove" top and it is ready to go on the long-arm frame. It will hang in my dining room so I can see it every day.

    —Lois Sietsma on April 8, 2014
  • I love EVERYTHING about Kim Diehl’s quilting. She was recently on The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky and it was great to see her talk about and demo her techniques. Thanks!

    —Connie on April 8, 2014
  • I love that although Kim’s quilts are new, they have the look of being in the family for years and passed down thru the generations.

    —Ginny Worden on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s color combinations are wonderful. I would love to be able to put fabrics together the way she does.

    Kathy on April 8, 2014
  • I love the way Kim puts colors together and that attracts my eye first, but I equally love applique too.

    —Karma on April 8, 2014
  • I like the colors, the designs, the applique, and the scrappiness!

    —Deb G. in VA on April 8, 2014
  • I like the scrappy look of her quilts.

    —Quilting Tangent on April 8, 2014
  • I like the scrappy vibe the best.

    —Nancy R on April 8, 2014
  • I like the inspiration of Kim’s quilts, they make you want to get into your sewing room and create. They feel like "home" and the colors are vibrant and give off energy. All around feel good feelings.

    —Deborah L on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her quilts. The colors, the patterns, the applique, each thing acts as a perfect compliment to the other.

    —Rina on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s colors and designs are so appealing to me, perhaps because they would look so nice in my home too!! I love how her use of scraps just blends right in with the overall design. Three words that come to mind to describe her designs are–simple, cozy, and appealing. I guess she picked the perfect title for her new book!!

    —Rosemary on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and patterns. I am new to quilting and I can’t wait to dive in.

    —Kristina Best on April 8, 2014
  • I love the homey designs and bright colors! I love her style and the Henry Glass fabric!

    —Jean on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are very warm and inviting to me, it’s the colors and designs.

    —Jaye Gause on April 8, 2014
  • The colors always seem to work for you. I’m still working on my "color sense".

    —mary powell on April 8, 2014
  • I really like your colors. the applique is wonderful, but the colors you use are so perfect.

    Barbara on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look and your colors. I am playing with appliqué and i am loving it. would love to have your book. thanks

    —Vandy on April 8, 2014
  • Wow, what’s NOT to like about Kim’s quilts! I’ve been a huge fan ever since I picked up a copy of her book, Simple Blessings. I then went on to purchase ALL of her books. I love scrappy quilts and applique and hers are the best of both worlds. My husband and I live in a "country" house and every one of her quilts would look great in our home. She is my #1 inspiration in the quilting world.

    —Laurie Towle on April 8, 2014
  • I love her designs using appliqued flowers!

    —Bunny Ryan on April 8, 2014
  • Adorei tudo, sou apaixonada por patchwork! Como faço pra comprar?

    Translation: I loved everything, I’m in love with patchwork! How do you buy?

    Thereza, towards the bottom of the post, you’ll see a photo of the book cover. Underneath the photo is a "buy it now" button. Just click that to go the books’ product page! ~Cornelia/Customer Service

    —Thereza Christina soares dos Santos on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilt’s…technique, colors and the final quilt. I love looking at her projects to get ideas and inspiration. She is also a very motivational speaker ans does a wonderful trunk show. I would love to win her book, as she is one of my two favorite quilting teachers and I use many of her patterns and also her fabrics!

    —Connie Spalding on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE it all….especially the colors and scrappiness! Your quilts are beautiful and I would love to win the book. Keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂 Betsy

    —Betsy Welch on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts, designs, books(I have them all) and fabrics are the warmest and most beautiful of any Quilt teacher I know. I have taken two classes from her and find her designs and fabric to be the most beautiful. Her choices of color combinations make her quilts so very "Kim Diehl". I could pick any of her quilts out of a thousand others. She’s one in a million and so nice to boot!!

    —Gayle Blydenstein on April 8, 2014
  • I am always so inspired when I see her quilts! I want to make everyone! They are so awesome and there are so many bright colors and great ideas in each of her books! Can’t wait for the new book! I’m so excited! I just can’t wait!!!!!!!!!

    —Danette Roundy on April 8, 2014
  • I have all Kim’s book and I would love to have her new one!

    —Phyllis Hawkins on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use of colors and her applique…they are just beautiful!! Her choice of colors reflect "happy" and we can all use that in our homes. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Nancy on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts! The country feel that comes across and the mixture of her fabrics are so homey!

    —Camille Lefebvre on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about your quilts – they look antique, but fit today. The colors speak to me. And I love applique. the combination is just fantastic. Love it all!! Thank you for sharing a little of your self.

    —Diana Minor on April 8, 2014
  • I have to say I love Kim’s designs. My favorite part is probably her use of traditional with applique. Her own twist is perfect!

    —Bunny on April 8, 2014
  • I love the comfy warm feeling you get when looking at these quilts and the feeling as if you are wrapping in a hug from mom when using them. I love the colors used and the way the compliment each other as well as the design choices and the basic back to quilting design of true quilting like it used to be.

    —Julie Javorsky on April 8, 2014
  • I love the warmth exuded by Kim’s quilts!

    —Cheryl L on April 8, 2014
  • It’s her sense of color and the beautiful combination of piecing and applique.

    —Donna Keating on April 8, 2014
  • Kim will be visiting our guild to do a trunk show and workshop in July and I can’t wait to learn her applique method! Looking forward to the new book too!

    Susan on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilt especially the applique and scrappiness of her quilts. I’m looking forward to when this book is released.

    wendy on April 8, 2014
  • The first thing about Kim’s quilts that caught my eye were the colors, followed closely by the scrappy, somewhat primitive style of her patterns. I’ve been known to buy a book from a designer because I liked one quilt in the entire book. But with Kim’s designs it never fails that I love ALL the quilt patterns in a book. Talk about getting your money’s worth!

    —Julie on April 8, 2014
  • I love scrappy quilts and these are so much fun.

    —Earlene Lamb on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s warm colors – they are comforting and striking. I feel a need to do more applique after looking at her projects!

    —terry on April 8, 2014
  • I can’t pinpoint one particular thing I love most about Kim’s quilts…everything! They are just so warm and cozy looking. Just love the way she brings simple traditional patterns together with her own twist of applique and color! Love it all! Thanks for offering a chance at this great giveaway!

    —Nancy Nehez on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her quilts. The color, the pattern, the appliqué, everything!

    —Denise Cabral on April 8, 2014
  • I absolutely love her designs and color choices. They are so appealing and make you just want to wrap yourself up in them. Love love love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

    —Shelly McAlindin on April 8, 2014
  • I love that her designs are ‘do-able’ – you can look at them, respond to the design and see yourself making them.

    —Sue Sharp on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and hominess of Kim’s quilts.

    —Becky Kohn on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy aspect, and the neutral tones of the quilts reminds me of growing up on the farm… would love to add to my collection with a new book!

    —Suzanne on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use of traditional blocks combined with folk-art like applique.

    —Rhonda Barr on April 8, 2014
  • I like the scrappiness of her quilts. I am a scrappy quilter.

    —Linda Jack on April 8, 2014
  • I like Kim’s comfortable style, colors and appliqué. I’ll be taking a class from her in MT this month and am so anxious to see her trunk show and meet her. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Sharon O'Reilly on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and scrappy look of many of Kim’s quilts. I am a scrappy lover myself but tend to have more vibrant colors in my stash. I do have one of her books and dream of making one of the quilts in the fabric choices she used. I have started collecting fabrics and intend to make one this year.

    Susan Paxton on April 8, 2014
  • I so love the colors!! And I love the applique. Butt then I love it all. Thanks for a chance at this great book and the fabric bundle .

    —Vicki N on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy vibe of Kim’s quilts and the combination of piecing with applique. Kim combines both so beautifully.

    —Nancy on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy quality to her quilts and the use of a variety of fabrics. I have all her books and would love to add the new one to my collection. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

    Gretchen on April 8, 2014
  • I love the traditional patterns with the applique. Scrap quilts are my favorite

    —Lin stricker on April 8, 2014
  • Oh what do I like about Kim Diehl’s quilts? EVERYTHING. Her colors are my colors. I love doing applique/hand work and scrappy is just plain fun and very pretty in the end result. I have a few of Kim’s books and treasure them. I made the beautiful snowman table topper a few years back and ended up selling it. That was the saddest thing I did. Now I need to make another for myself and it will not be sold this time around.
    Keep up the wonderful work Kim. I so enjoy it all. Thank you.

    —Maryella Rawnsley on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s colors. The warm tones and mix of piecing and applique. She is a real jewel to meet amd take a class from too.

    Mary Crowther on April 8, 2014
  • I love the complete package that is common in Kim’s quilts — the design, the colors, the scrapiness, and last, but certainly not least, the applique. I have all of Kim’s books and have her new book pre-ordered from Amazon. She has a natural talent, evident in her quilts, her decorated home, and her garden!

    —Sherry T. on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are beautiful and earthy. I love the applique it adds a special touch to her scrappy uniqueness.

    Vickie on April 8, 2014
  • I love the overall feeling of comfort and peace her quilt designs and colors bring over me every time I look at her designs.

    —Dawna Twist on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy part and style of Kim’s quilts. I can’t wait to get the new book!

    —Connie Phillips on April 8, 2014
  • I have always loved Kim’s designs, a bit primitive, a bit country and a pop of color.
    I decorate with a bit of primitive and folk art, so her quilts and fabrics fit perfect with my home.
    They are something people notice when they come in and give the house a warm and inviting look.

    Debbie

    Debbie St. Germain on April 8, 2014
  • What do I like best? The richness of colour. It makes me want to wrap myself up in one of her delicious quilts. I truly love the this new book.

    —Debbie Ovens on April 8, 2014
  • I love the way Kim combines color, piecing and applique’. While her colors are generally "country" she manages to combine them for a very vivid quilt. I took a workshop with Kim and she is one of the best quilting teachers I’ve met – she is very prepared and teaches from her own experience. She has worked out every step and shares her secrets generously.

    —Jeanne on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts, the fabrics, the appliqué, the style. I have a collection of her books and I have a Pinterest board named Kim Diehl. Looking so forward to Kim’s new book! Thank you for this generous giveaway. I’d love to win!

    —Joan on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts but I guess the way she makes scraps look so good is my favorite thing!

    —Darlene on April 8, 2014
  • What I love about her quilts is the sense of fun, history … quilt blocks she uses are as old as quilting itself … and fun in fabrics … and oh … the NAMES she picks for her quilts … makes you want to make the that quilt just for hugging … inspirational

    —Grace on April 8, 2014
  • I love that Kim’s quilts have a "country" feel and they look like they can be used and are not to be just looked at.

    Betty drake on April 8, 2014
  • Her quilts have a freshness and warmth that really appeals to me!

    —Deborah on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts just scream "home". Love them. Love them. Love them.

    —Gail Kirkman on April 8, 2014
  • I just love that Kim combines scrappy with applique. I’m an applique fanatic myself and I find inspiration in her layouts combining the two. Thanks for the insight into the book and Kim! What a great post. Karen

    Karen Miller on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s patterns for so many reasons. Her use of scraps and applique have been an inspiration for several years now. It was her quilts that led me to dive into applique for the first time and I am so glad I did!

    Debra on April 8, 2014
  • I love her earth tone colors and how she uses them in her patterns . Her patterns reflect the homey and comfy look.
    I decorate my home with quilts and like that look.
    Her patterns make you so excited to start to make
    Immediately!

    —Judy on April 8, 2014
  • HELLO, Kim’s quilts have that warm cozy feel to them>the colors are sorta muted, but still bright enough for beautiful quilt projects! I have nearly all of her books! Thanks for sharing a great giveaway!

    —Linda on April 8, 2014
  • I like the scrappy vibe – her patterns easily translate into the maker’s color preferences.

    —regina on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim Diehl’ scrappy vibe. Her colors are always perfect, but the patterns allow for any fabric choice to create a beautiful quilt. I have several of Kim’s book and would love to add her new one to my collection.

    —Carmen in Maine on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything! They are so warm and cozy looking.

    Nita on April 8, 2014
  • I like them all but the scrappy vibe really appeals to me

    —Lynda on April 8, 2014
  • OMG,KIM YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITES.I ENJOY ALL YOUR BOOKS AND ALL THE THINGS YOU MAKE.I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE SOME ,BUT I HAVE A HARD TIME MATCHING AND FINDING YOUR KIND OF FABRICS???I WOULD LOVE TO WIN ONE OF YOUR GIVEAWAYS SO THAT I COULD MAKE AT LEAST ONE THING OF YOURS?LOL THANKS FOR SHARING KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!I’LL BE WATCHING FOR MORE.

    susan Bass on April 8, 2014
  • I love it all! I can’t help but look more when I see her designs! And her use of color is so inspirational!

    —Joan Jakubowski on April 8, 2014
  • everytime i see a KIM DEIL quilt i just want to wrap up in it like it was from grandma or my dear mother-in-law Lorene woody from bridgeport ALABAMA
    sadly those quilts were destroyed in a house fire. i did not start quilting until i was 60yrs. old but i have been bitten by the bug.
    my favorite fabric store carrys many Kim Deil collections so on i go to sew.

    —cheryl woody on April 8, 2014
  • I love the rich colors and the comforting feel of Kim’s designs
    Marianne Tatum

    Marianne Tatum on April 8, 2014
  • The ‘sitting in my chair and doing hand stitching’ is also what I love best. The extended tactile satisfaction keeps me in my peaceful place, and allows me to slog through the cutting process.

    —Mardene Abarbanell on April 8, 2014
  • I am always amazed at the warmth I feel from seeing her quilts she truly loves designing and is a wonderful person too!!

    —Babette Coons on April 8, 2014
  • I love the vintage look without being cutesy. Everything about Kim’s quilts appeals to me!

    —Leigh Thomas on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts appeal to me because they use lots of scappy themes.

    —Peg on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s country feel to her quilts. Also the mix of pieceing and applique make for some beautiful projects.

    —Kim Hartwig on April 8, 2014
  • I love her country colors that are just "not too country" enough to be fresh and appealing. I also am a big fan of the scrappy look so I like that as well.

    —Zosia Koehler on April 8, 2014
  • When looking thru Kim’s quilt books the first word that comes to mind is "Soothing". They just give me a feeling of Home and Comfort. I have almost all of her books and they are just the best!

    —Pat Boudreaux on April 8, 2014
  • What i love most from Kim’s quilt are the color combination, which is si fresh and joyfull

    —Valérie on April 8, 2014
  • I look at her quilts and think….I can do this!! And I surely have the scraps, but always need more!!

    —Casey Devine on April 8, 2014
  • I love how she combines applique with quilting and the country look that she achieves with each quilt. I would love to have her book. Thanks for the chance to win

    —Margaret Schindler on April 8, 2014
  • I love the combination of linear blocks with curvy applique. Her fabric line is gorgeous and another perfect combination of intensity and scale.

    —Sue on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and the scrappiness. I love that they are so homey.

    —Deborah Dunnell on April 8, 2014
  • what’s not to love about Kim’s quilts? They look so inviting and interesting. It hard not to keep looking at them. I love the colors. I just want to wrap up in one.

    —anita on April 8, 2014
  • I love all aspects of your quilts! They are simple yet stunning. I love the color choices.. the applique. Really inspirational!

    —Donna S on April 8, 2014
  • I love how her quilts are timeless…traditional blocks but always with her signature style!

    Kelly on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s patterns. I can’t wait to make the Farm Girl Finery quilt! I have all of Kim’s books and can’t wait to add her newest book to my collection!

    —Debra on April 8, 2014
  • Love everything! Her colors are so warm and cozy. Her appliqué, beautiful!

    —Kim on April 8, 2014
  • I love the warmth and feeling of comfort and home that Kim’s quilts leave with me. The colors are calming. The patterns remind me of patterns my grandmothers and great-grandmothers used in quilts.

    —Charlotte Massey on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE everything about Kim. She is down to earth, loves being at home and makes use of everything she has. Granted once in a while the is a piece of fabric that we all HAVE to have, but, that’s ok. I have ALOT of scraps and with Kims’ I am using them ALL. Thanks Kim !!!!!!!!!!!! ( so, now I have room for that HAVE to HAVE piece of fabric. )

    —Carol on April 8, 2014
  • Beautiful!

    —Suzanne on April 8, 2014
  • I have all of Kim’s books & love them all! I think what I like the most is the way she combines traditional patchwork & applique so wonderfully. Her patterns & instructions are easy to follow & Her use of color inspires me.

    —Pamela Rapp on April 8, 2014
  • I love that her designs look very complex, but are very doable, even for beginners.

    —Sheila Maxey on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors…very homey and warm. 🙂

    —Renee Valz on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts!!!! Probably the colors draw me to them first and then the designs. I love the combination of applique and patchwork in her projects. I have ALL of her previous books and would love to have the newest one too. And, of course her fabrics are to die for!!!! I would be honored to win her book and fabrics. Thanks for chance to be a winner.

    —wendy held on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim Diehl as a quilt and fabric designer. The very first quilt book I bought was Simple Blessings. I just had to make the quilt on the cover. I was a very new quilter and her designs inspired me! She has a great eye for color and design. I also teach applique and find her patterns to work very well with quilters of all levels.
    It is so much fun seeing a new quilter who walks away with a sense of great accomplishment. Most thinking they would never be able to do applique. Thank you Kim for bringing so much joy and inspiration to all of us. It would be awesome to add her new book Simple Appeal to my collection.

    —Sue Makinen on April 8, 2014
  • Kim is my personal appliqué hero. I get out my freezer paper and think of her! Very fondly, of course!!

    —Rebecca on April 8, 2014
  • Love Kim’s designs the fabrics that she uses and the way she combines patchwork with appliqué .

    —Liz Miller on April 8, 2014
  • The Kim Diehl quilts I enjoy the most are scrappy, include piecing and applique and machine quilting with hand quilted accents. I also love the fabrics she chooses.

    —Karen Wilson on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s fabrics are BRIGHT country colors, not the tones I usually think of for "Country". I LOVE brighter hues so her fabrics are just perfect. Her quilts make me feel comfortable and warm. We all need these feelings in this world of ours.

    —Beverly on April 8, 2014
  • I love the warm colors.

    —Christine Hollaway on April 8, 2014
  • Just looking at her books, quilts, fabrics can’t help but make a quilter feel happy !! Inspiration at it’s best.

    —Karen Dellwo on April 8, 2014
  • I really love Kim Diehl projects. I have made several of her patterns and own some of her books. I like her fabric choices and also do a lot of wool applique which she has in some of her projects. I watched her on The quilt show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims and learned even more about how she does her applique. Keep it coming, Kim!!!

    —Alice Schmidt on April 8, 2014
  • I was gobsmacked when I saw Kim’s first book. I’ve been a devotee ever since. Just when I think she’s covered every itch I’d like to scratch she comes out with a new book and I’m once again sipping wine and ooohing and aaahing. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

    —INA ANDERSON on April 8, 2014
  • ALL of kim’s quilts are so homey and warm

    —FLORENCE PROKOP on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look of Kim’s quilts. I like to make all different sizes of her quilts. I especially like mixing wool with cotton. She is a wonderful teacher and inspiration to me as a quilter. I love the applique she adds to her quilts. I find appliqueing to be very relaxing. I am looking forward to the Simple Whatnots Club. I just love the variety and colors.

    —Judy Hunsberger on April 8, 2014
  • It would be hard to pick which thing I like best about Kim’s quilts, I love it all. I think I have all of her books & would love to win the new one plus her fabric which is so hard to find around here.

    Sharon

    —Sharon on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her quilts. Especially the pop of bright colors she includes in them.

    —Janice Mc Laren on April 8, 2014
  • I like the perfect blend of calm and color in her quilts. And I want a garden like hers outside my front porch!!

    —Lorraine on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s choice and use of colors, and the way her quilts have a traditional look, but with more up to date choices. I will be looking for her fabric line, because this scrappy style is right up my alley.

    —Karen VR on April 8, 2014
  • Learning Kims method of invisable machine appliqué is my favorite. Especially since I was taught the method by Kim herself. I also like her color choices. I would love to add her new book to my collection of quilting books. Thank you for the chance to win!

    —Jennifer Kralik on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilt patterns match what I see myself doing if I was designing. As I have a few of her books I know what I like.

    —Laurel W. on April 8, 2014
  • I really enjoyed browsing through the lovely quilts here. The designs and colors are so interesting and easy on the eyes. They have a folk art look, which I like. Quilting is such a satisfying creative outlet. I would love to have a copy of her book. So much more to learn!

    —Linda Boudreaux, retired educ. paraprofessional on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her designs, colors and applique. What a talented lady, and I do have some of her books, but would love to have her newest!!!!

    —Margaret Prout on April 8, 2014
  • I love that her quilts are so doable(if that is a word) and I have made several of Kim’s designs and they are amazingly FUN to make from the beginning to the end. I even love reading her directions in her books with the little tips she includes. The patterns are always so right on! Don’t have to worry about errors and mistakes in the directions.

    —Sylvia Pace on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her quilts! Great color sense, wonderful applique and SCRAPPY! I would love to tackle a small project of hers to see if I could replicate it…I’m not too skilled 😛

    —Mickey Louth on April 8, 2014
  • I have everyone of her books! I love them and everytime I see a pattern not seeing who’s design it is I know it’s Kim’s and immediately I am drawn to it. Can’t wait for the next book.

    —kathie frailey on April 8, 2014
  • Kim has introduced me to the combination of cotton and wool. Love it. Her designs are so doable and yet so beautiful. Thanks Kim for opening up another door for me.

    —Jo Cassar on April 8, 2014
  • Color is my biggest obstacle. I love the way Kim puts them together. I can see that I just need to go for it. I also like her comment about how she likes to hand sew. My favorite part of finishing a quilt is hand sewing the binding. Love your quilts!

    —Mary Sargent on April 8, 2014
  • It’s the combination that appeals to me. Patchwork and appliqué, comforting colors. Relaxed and comfortable, like being with an old friend.

    —Caryn Goulden on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts say "Home" to me–the rich colors, her lovely designs, the combination of patchwork and applique–all inspire me in my quilting. I’m so looking forward to Kim’s newest book!

    —Judy O. on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE the colors! Teals, cranberries, browns, blues – they just speak "warm" and "inviting" and "life" to my heart.

    —Teresa F on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s fabric selections and color combinations! I’m learning that a touch of turquoise gives my quilts a special ‘pop’!

    KATHY BRADBURY on April 8, 2014
  • I took a class last June from Kim and I am now working with lots of wool. I love the combination of wool and cotton and the colors are fantastic. I started with a small bag of wool and "yes sir yes sir 3 tubs full"

    Liz O'Neill on April 8, 2014
  • I love the homey, yet vibrancy of the fabric colors,the way they go so well and show themselves off. I also love the variety of patterns throughout the same pattern! I love all of her work. Thanks for this opportunity to win one of her books and fabric.

    —Bonnie Doolin on April 8, 2014
  • I absolutely adore Kim’s designs. I think is the fabric choices that draw me in the most but I also love the appliqué designs.

    —Ramona on April 8, 2014
  • Thank you for such a beautiful blog and photos of all Kim’s quilts. I love them all! I can see how much she enjoys making them by how beautiful they turn out!

    Debbie on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors, the scrappiness and how homey they make a room feel. I have every book of Kim’s and love and cherish all of them. Her quilts take me back to my childhood and being at my grandmother’s house. What a wonderful feeling that is! Love the fabrics.

    —Paula on April 8, 2014
  • I just love all her quilts and fabrics…the colors are so soothing and’comfortable’ looking. The colors are all just ‘rich’ enough to make me want to wrap up in them.

    —Donna Street on April 8, 2014
  • I love scrappy for sure! And a touch of applique always makes a quilt extra special.

    —Lisa Marie on April 8, 2014
  • Kim makes the best Scrappy quilts. I love the scrappy look but her fabric choices make the quilts exceptional. They are so warm and friendly. I call them happy quilts. I’m working on one from Simple Seasons right now.

    —Kelley Bova on April 8, 2014
  • I think the colors she puts together with the designs of her projects make for a "wonderful welcome home" look. It prescribes "sit down, slow down, relax, enjoy your surroundings."

    —Pamela Zajicek on April 8, 2014
  • I absolutely love the color and fine-detail appliqué. I also like the way you have quilted them – how do you keep your lines so perfectly straight??

    —Dani on April 8, 2014
  • I just love all the colors she uses and how she pairs them up. I had to spend time with each picture because the color choices were so great!

    —Jacqueline Gould on April 8, 2014
  • I love that her quilts look beautiful enough to use at a wedding reception but yet look as if you could grab one and wrap yourself in it to read a good book or just sit and take in her gorgeous flower garden. The beautiful colors in her quilts would brighten a dull day in the winter……

    —Carolyn Young on April 8, 2014
  • love the colors!

    —michelle on April 8, 2014
  • The colors and patterns are exquisite. I LOVE turning some of Kim’s patterns into wool applique.

    —Robin Raiter on April 8, 2014
  • I find the colors in Kim’s quilts so very appealing, right in my favorite Folk Art, scrappy, niche. But her method of machine applique has been the greatest step forward in my quilting. Thank you, Kim, for that!

    —jan davis on April 8, 2014
  • All of the above, but especially her color choices! Her quilts are so recognizable. I would love a copy of her newest book.

    —Karen on April 8, 2014
  • I really like the colors she uses, they are so vibrant. They go well with the designs used. She is a very talented artist.

    —Debbie Wilson on April 8, 2014
  • First of all, I’m an avid appliguer. I just love the way her quilts have that "old fashioned" look. Traditional quilting is my love and her quilts are all in that category. Love, love, love her new book.

    —Pat Harrison on April 8, 2014
  • I just love everything ! There is so much love, peace and joy in her work

    —Susan Stone on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colours Kim uses, but mostly, I love the scrappiness of the quilts. I like to play with fabric, and the quilts in her new book are perfect for that.

    —Heartsdesire on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts. I recently made a quilt using her pattern and fabric and it is one of my favorites. I have every one of Kim’s books and this would be a great addition to my Kim Diehl library!

    —Susan Griffith on April 8, 2014
  • I love just everything about Kim’s quilts and designs. So pretty and inspirational.

    —Pat on April 8, 2014
  • Oh my gosh! LOOOOVE every lil’ thing about her Quilts!! But ‘spose the "scrappyness" is what grabs me up first…LOVE her Style!!!

    —Lori Morton on April 8, 2014
  • I love the mix of patchwork and applique. I find that each one enhances the other.

    —Robin on April 8, 2014
  • I love the color choices, which make organic quilts that escape being boring by have surprise bursts of bright tones. In addition, Kim joins simple patterns in new ways.

    —Alice Kane on April 8, 2014
  • I love the applique, particularly the appliqued borders.

    —Diane Linker on April 8, 2014
  • I love the combination of simple piecing and applique. It’s the best of both worlds!

    —Debby on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are so ‘scrappy’ looking yet very elegant. Her color palette is very attractive to me as well.

    —Michele Dawson on April 8, 2014
  • Can I say everything? I love her patterns!! I love her designs! And just by changing fabric you get a different look and feel.

    —Kelly Kreft on April 8, 2014
  • I love the combination of piecing and applique. Biggest problem would be choosing which project to begin!

    Ila on April 8, 2014
  • I like that Kim’s designs are timeless. Too often modern quilts seem to go out of style – where Kim’s fit any home, style or generation.

    —Annie on April 8, 2014
  • I like everything about her quilts. They look perfect which mine aren’t. Her colors go together so well and the patterns she designed are wonderful.

    —Sheri Chess on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything-the colors, the scrappy, the patterns and the appliqueing.

    —Pat Young on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappiness of Kim’s quilts. I am currently recovering from surgery and enjoy reading her books over and over and looking at each fabric.

    —Doreen Rooker on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and the designs!!!

    —Teresa on April 8, 2014
  • I have several of Kim’s books. Each book of quilts are beautiful–love the fabrics, the colors, the unique way she uses colors, quilt patterns, appliques. She is a true inspiration to all of us. I always have a smile on my face when I view her books, patterns, her quilts.

    —carol on April 8, 2014
  • I love her patterns. I like that they are scrappy. But my favorites are when she mixes patchwork and applique in the same quilt. Just wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win her book!

    —Susanne H on April 8, 2014
  • I love how she combines scrappy blocks with applique. I live in a very old house and that style is very appealing to me.

    —gail on April 8, 2014
  • I love the "scrappy vibe" the best because it gives me confidence that I too can make lovely quilts as Kim does with the fabrics I have. Kim’s scrappy quilts are beautiful, not a mess and I love that!

    —Sadie Long on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors Kim uses. Her more subdued interests are just beautiful. Teal is one of my favorites as well. Using scraps to make small, beautiful flowers and borders just makes me happy!

    —Pam on April 8, 2014
  • I love the rich colors in Kim’s finished quilts. And everything LOOKS so complicated – but is completely do-able.

    —Robin W on April 8, 2014
  • The beautiful photography in Kim’s books make me drool every time I look through them. The quilts are always presented in beautiful settings, makes me want to make every one of the.

    —Linda on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s work. I especially love the balance between piecing and applique her quilts have.

    Sandy M on April 8, 2014
  • I just love everything about Kim’s quilts, her fabrics and her books…So homey and warm and inviting…They remind me of a dear friend I love to quilt with!

    —Judy White on April 8, 2014
  • I love how scrappy and country Kim’s designs feel, while at the same time keeping a very sophisticated palette. I just adore her designs. When you see Kim’s designs there is no mistaking they are hers.

    —Sharon on April 8, 2014
  • Kim uses the best of colors to make my eye go right to her work… I love the choice of placement for a medallion and still makes it look so modern!! Love love love her patterns !!

    —Pat Breon on April 8, 2014
  • I love her colors and fabric choices the best. I also love the applique on them. They are so homy looking and invite you to cuddle up in them and enjoy an evening by the fire or on the porch.

    Laurie P on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are gorgeous! I love the warm homey colors and the scrappy feel! I just want to curl up with one on the couch with a good book or movie!

    —Angelia L. on April 8, 2014
  • I especially love the rich color play which creates a calm and homey feel. No matter if you use scraps or a designer fabric collection, you can always know that you’ll create a gorgeous quilt.

    —Norma on April 8, 2014
  • Two of my most recent discoveries is the love of scrappy combined with applique! For years I was convinced if I did scrappy it would look crappy as I couldn’t see my scraps playing nicely to be appealing. Not true in the ones I have attempted, but I’d love to make a "Kim" quilt! I think they are so warm and inviting. I know I’d learn so much and my scrappy quilting confidence would improve tremendously.

    —Paula on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s books are keepers! I am currently sorting and eliminating books I know I’ll never make anything from–and none of her books are in the donate box.

    —Joy Kidwell on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s country style and color combinations. The colors in her fabric lines are so cheerful and fun. I have used so many of them and they are easy to mix together. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Barbara Reifsnider on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are so inviting & patterns easily read. The finished product looks much more complicated than it is actually , making me appear to be a master quilter! Thank You !

    Susan on April 8, 2014
  • The warmth! Every quilt seems to radiate with it. Her choice of colors, fabrics, & design all contribute to this! I’m currently working on one of her quilts, just love them!

    —Ruth A on April 8, 2014
  • I love the bold colors and contrasts in Kim’s quilts.

    —Diane on April 8, 2014
  • I own several of Kim Diehl’s book because of the traditional fabrics and the spin that she puts into traditional blocks to make them her own. You feel like you can just sit down and get cozy with them.

    —Jessica Page on April 8, 2014
  • I especially love the way Kim incorporates a little touch of a bright color to her designs, like the teal blue and peachy orange colors. I will definitely try that in one of my quilts soon. Also, her designs are just beautiful, yet don’t look that hard to do. I will definitely buy this book if I don’t win it.

    —Cheryl Kern on April 8, 2014
  • Her quilts are designed to feel warmth, love and homeyness. They are attractivlely designed and have color combinations
    That appeal to the sensual nature of quilters. I love everyone and when my husband gets his liver transplant..I will rejoice by making them!

    —Onita oles on April 8, 2014
  • I think the colors are what draw me in first, but then everything comes together – the pieced with the applique, the traditional with primitive with modern. Just lovely!

    —Elizabeth on April 8, 2014
  • Love Kim’s books and patterns and her rustic down to earth color palette. Would love a new book to recover from heart procedure with.

    —Lynn Wilson on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim Diehl’s work. Recently learned how to do invisible machine applique, so I look forward to making one of her beautiful designs. Scrappy, applique patterns, and colors used in her patterns are a wonderful combination that make you feel comfortable, warm and loved.

    —Janelle Bucher on April 8, 2014
  • I love the bright, scrappy look! I love to have as many colors as possible in a quilt and Kim puts it all together in such a beautiful way!

    —Stephanie Thibodeau on April 8, 2014
  • I love the way Kim combines applique with piecing. And her colors choices are dynamic. I love all things Kim Diehl!

    —Karen on April 8, 2014
  • All of her quilts are absolutely breath-taking. I love the simple blocks in neutral tones, then she puts an aqua or pink flower in to spice it up. I like the surprise of color. Her quilts are simple enough for anyone to make, yet they look so complex. Thank you for sharing your answers to the questions. We have all gained insight to your design methods.

    Cheryl Zehms on April 8, 2014
  • I really enjoyed the table topper and see the garden reflected in the colors Kim uses. Having just started quilting, I have not yet mixed wool and cotton so would like to try. Reading a book with information and recommendations on mixing the different fabrics would be very informative. I have pieced quilt tops and finished one penny wool topper. Next step mixing the techniques?

    —Karen on April 8, 2014
  • I really like the degree of contrast that Kim uses in her quilt designs. Compared to many country quilt lines, Kim’s color choices and mix of applique with piecing have real "punch" and provide inspiration to me! As she said, she initially starts with the values of colors, and I’m certain that technique has led to the liveliness of her quilts.

    —Lynne Donoghue on April 8, 2014
  • Love the colors especially!

    —Sydnie on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts. They have such a comfy, homey look. I have always loved the scrappy look and these are some of the best I have seen anywhere. Plan to try one of her patterns very soon.

    —Barbara Ruland on April 8, 2014
  • I love the color and designs of Kim’s quilts!

    —Linn Jencopale on April 8, 2014
  • I enjoy seeing the color and texture combinations that Kim chooses. I tend to be more conservative and usually pick colors in the same range or fabrics that "match." She has encouraged me to forget those limitations and broaden my options in fabric selection.

    —Donna B. on April 8, 2014
  • I love her combination of piecing and hand applique, cotton and wool. This is my favorite combination especially the hand applique – so relaxing and totally FUN!

    —Wanda Carlson on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy designs and the applique. Those are both my favorite designs to quilt.

    —Diane on April 8, 2014
  • I love that the quilts are scrappy. I am looking for ways to use up my scraps and I really like Kim’s quilts

    —Marilyn in Alberta on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s warm colors are my favorite and the setting into classic blocks and applique have always appealed to me. She manages to make the tried and true look new again in the more recent fabrics. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and thanks for the opportunity.

    —Jennifer P on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors of the fabrics and then there are the unexpected hits which create such a wonderful contrast.

    —Audrey Dombowsky on April 8, 2014
  • I love to relax with some applique while watching a little TV with my husband.

    —Therese Terrell on April 8, 2014
  • I find Kim’s quilts to be comforting. They look like a good book, sunny spot,hot cup of tea comfort. They are simple enough to not be overpowering but unique enough to be impressive.

    —Pat Davies on April 8, 2014
  • I like everything about Kim’s quilts, they are in colors that give a sense of quietness and peace.
    Scrppy quilt patterns are ones I am looking for, in order to use some of my fabric stash. I love the appliqué work Kim does and wish I could find time to do more. Thank you Kim, you are always inspiring!

    —Claire Orr on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s applique and piecing combinations as well as her fabric colors.

    —Elaine on April 8, 2014
  • I love, love, LOVE the applique and the interest it adds to the traditional blocks.

    Thanks for having another giveaway!

    —Jetta Neely on April 8, 2014
  • I have four of Kim’s books as I just love how she puts together colors in her quilts, wallhangings and table runners. Our guild here in Hamilton, Montana is hosting her at this month’s meeting. I am so anxious to see her trunk show. I am taking her class the next day and I can hardly wait to meet her. I enjoy making her tablerunners as I can scatter them all through my house!
    Judi Rizzo on April 8, 2014.

    —Judi Rizzo on April 8, 2014
  • I love the applique in Kim’s quilts and of course all the fabrics. She pulls scraps together beautifully. This book is on my list as there are many lovely quilt designs in it. I would love to sit and watch her design from paper.

    —Linda in Maryville on April 8, 2014
  • Scrappy, yes, but she balances colors so beautifully! It doesn’t come that easily to me. And all her designs are so appealing.

    —Kim Q on April 8, 2014
  • What do I like about Kim’s designs? EVERYTHING!!! She has designed quilts that fit my likes to a tee. So warm and homey. She is so wonderfully creative. I love combinations of wool and cotton.
    Thank you Kim for your designs. I would love the book and the fabric very much.

    —Patricia Roberts on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts. The colors, style, the vibe. I especially like the way she combines piecing with appliqué. I would love to win this giveaway. I have several of her simple series.

    —Elaine Phillips on April 8, 2014
  • It is a warming feeling to see another Kim Diehl publication released . Maintaining many traditional looks of quilting, coupled with the colors she selects, always restores my faith. We must never leave behind the "feel" that quilting began with, so many many years ago. Thank you, Kim, for such a beautiful part of your creativity!

    —Linda Mitchell on April 8, 2014
  • Appreciation to my father who stated to me about this weblog,
    this website is actually remarkable.

    Florentina on April 8, 2014
  • I love so many things about Kim’s quilts but mostly the way her designs make me think of home, family and everything that brings warmth and color and texture to my life. I wish I were as accomplished as she is, but since I am not, I will happily settle to attempt to copy her so that my home can make others feel the way her quilts make me feel!

    —Penny Halsey on April 8, 2014
  • I love her designs and her fabric choices. She knows the right colors to pick to make the quilts just pop. Everything blends so well together. Thanks for the chance to win the book and fabric bundle.

    —Nancy Thornberg on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and the applique!

    —Linda on April 8, 2014
  • There is so much to love about Kim’s quilts. I love the simplicity and the homey old time look. You just want to snuggle under one of her quilts and remember how you used to do that with your Grandmothers quilts. I would so enjoy making one of her quilts.

    —Kathy Hancock on April 8, 2014
  • I have several of Kim’s books and I love them! Her designs and cozy country style just appeals to my soul. It is new for me to add applique to my pieced quilts but I love how this looks. It updates the traditional blocks but is not glaringly "modern". A touch of whimsy with a nod to the traditions quilting that our great grandmothers passed on to us. Bravo Kim!
    -Kathy Aho in MN

    —Kathy Aho in Minnesota on April 8, 2014
  • I love her! The colors are so beautiful. I do a lot of applique and her patterns are exactly what I design myself. I recommend her to everyone I know that quilts. My next project is king size and will be using her pattern and inspiration for sure.

    —Patty W. on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors of her quilts and the wonderful applique!

    —farbgrafik on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy vibe because it lets me decide what of my favorite colors to choose. Her designs are timeless and welcoming – like a warm quilt hug.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about them – they are warm and welcoming and go with any style! She has a wonderful way of putting everything together!

    —Ann Marie Ott on April 8, 2014
  • Her quilts are just so warm and homey in an old-fashioned way, and yet much more modern than the old quilts. I do love the appliqué!

    —Lynne Tilley on April 8, 2014
  • i love her books, they have such charming quilts. Inspiration and a home-y ness about the designs. They are happy and wonderful.

    —Diane Lindberg on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappiness of her quilts and the rich colors. Beautiful!

    —Bari on April 8, 2014
  • I love quilts that combine piecing and applique…and quilts that combine cotton and wool. I also prefer scrappy quilts. My favorite color, since retirement, is s dsrk red and love that it is in most of Kim’s quilts. I move into my newly built house, with a red front door, in a month. The first quilt I make in the new house will be one of Kim’s designs and will hang above the fireplace.

    —Kathy Mueller on April 8, 2014
  • I love the combination of scrappy and happy appliqué in your quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Karen Watkins on April 8, 2014
  • My favorite quilts have both piecing and appliqué. Kim’s quilts do that for me. Kim’s quilts also have the scrappy look, again my favorite. Then there are the wonderful colors. How could you find something not to like, hard to do.

    —Karencg on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrapiness of her designs and the colors she put together. A mix of country with a pop of some bright colors. Keep on with the wonderful designs.

    —Sharon B on April 8, 2014
  • Love how her choice of color matches almost any décor! Quilts look fairly easy to make, I have made a few of her patterns!! Beautiful!

    —Bernadette Schultz on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts because of their colors, their scrappy look and because when you look at them you just want to snuggle under them!

    —Karen McMahon on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s designs are so beautiful. She uses such beautiful fabric and
    makes everything works of art.

    Shirley

    —Shirley Ardoin on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s book looks wonderful and working with cotton and wool is so soothing!! Thanks for all your inspiration and hard work!!

    —Bonnie Goodrich on April 8, 2014
  • i love the color schemes you use also when you combine coton/wool to me primitive thanks for the chance to win

    debra on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kim’s designs. I especially like the way she often uses two traditional blocks to make a new block/look, like a Monkey Wrench with a star or nine-patch inside. I also like, of course, the color combinations that make me yearn to just buy new fabric to have the colors! I think I have all of her books and always look forward to the newest one!

    —Susan Whitfield on April 8, 2014
  • I love the earth colors she uses so often. Her quilts feel like home. I think you could be thousands of miles away from home and family, but wrap yourself with one of her quilts you’ll feel safe and secure.
    Keep up the wonderful work. Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

    —Marlo Raub on April 8, 2014
  • I guess I love everything about Kim’s quilts, they speak to me like no others! The fabric choices are wonderful, the scrappy look, the applique, a great combination of colours and patterns that are so interesting. I also like that she has stretched me beyond my comfort zone to try different techniques.

    —Helen on April 8, 2014
  • I am very much a "modern" girl. However, Kim’s choices for bright country fabrics have always tempted me. This could be just what I need to convert me!

    —Alison deHaan on April 8, 2014
  • Love the embroidery. It’s my new or should I say renewed love. Embroidered when I was young then moved on to other things. Now I’ve found it again. Her designs are lovely and the combo of wool and cotton is exciting.

    —Polly Orr on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s applique and quilt patterns, her colors, style, and just about everything she comes up with. Her work is so inspiring and would love to have her latest book.

    —Judi B on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy, country vibe of Kim’s quilts, but my favorite thing about her creations has got to be the colors.

    —Debby on April 8, 2014
  • I love the "folk" feel of the designs and color combinations. They make me feel at home. It would be a dream to be able to design my space around the vibes I get from Kim’s vision.

    —Sonja O'Dell on April 8, 2014
  • The names of Kim’s quilts are so enticing.

    —Tesuque on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s combination of quilting stitches and applique.

    —Roberta on April 8, 2014
  • All of Kim’s quilts just ooze the comfort and feeling of home. The calming designs take me to a serene and restful place. I would love to have her book and the fabrics to bring those aspects to my home,too.

    mandy laseter on April 8, 2014
  • I love the folk art feel of her quilts.

    —Kathy on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kim’s scrappy look and color combinations. I would never had thought of putting turquoise with plum and rust and brown, but her choices of color makes the most beautiful ‘homey’ quilts. It would be fantastic to get her book!

    —Jonnie Britton on April 8, 2014
  • gorgeous patterns. they are so homey and comfortable, great colour combinations. Thanks so much for sharing

    —Bonnie Larson on April 8, 2014
  • I love the combination of applique and piecing.

    —Robyn Brown on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim`s quilts. They remind me of stepping into my Grandmother`s summer kitchen, so warm and inviting.

    —Hope Beatty on April 8, 2014
  • I love, love, LOVE the colors Kim uses, but I like the scrappy feel almost as much. 🙂

    —Debra George on April 8, 2014
  • I love her designs and her colors. They always look so "comfortable".
    The collection of quilts in "Simple Appeal" look wonderful. I would
    love to have this book. Thanks to Kim for another great book.

    —Ruth Ann Hunter on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and patterns! I grew up watching my mom and grandma quilt and there is nothing like that combination of creating art and the functionality of something to hold and love.

    —Kay on April 8, 2014
  • Over the years I’ve been drawn to Kim’s use of color and her ability to combine piecing and applique in the same project. This book and set of quilts just re-affirms my love for her designs. Looking forward to working on one of the projects!

    —Kevin Britton on April 8, 2014
  • I like the country look of all Kim’s designs. She uses bold hearty colors and deep tones to fill the quilt with rich flavours. Her use of tea died or tan background in most cases addes depth to the hearty colors of rich Fall colors. Each design invites the reader to look at the all over design of the complete quilt. I especially like the hand quilting touch in the corners or somewhere in the design. Love her designs.

    Marilyn

    —Marilyn on April 8, 2014
  • You ask "What do you like best about Kim’s quilts—the colors, the appliqué, the scrappy vibe?" tp which I happily respond "all of the above". What a joyful quilter! Presently I am enjoying stitching one of her great designs. Please thank her for sharing her love of life & stitching with so many of us.

    —Jeanette Rose Pynes on April 8, 2014
  • I think the feeling that I get from Kim’s quilts is comfort, because the colors and patterns remind me of home in New England. I have moved to Western NC and I do love it here, but every once in a while I get a longing for ‘home’. I especially love ‘sprigs and twigs’ and the small table-top quilt that reminds me of a penny rug.

    —Linda Voltz on April 8, 2014
  • Hard to choose… but I think I like the scrappy appeal best. I, too, grew up with a grandmother who made use of every scrap (whether it was cookie dough or fabric!) and used them to make beautiful, functional things.

    —Marguerite Guinn on April 8, 2014
  • I love EVERYTHING about Kim’s quilts! What’s not to love?

    —Linda B on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use of pieced blocks with applique, and her use of color is inspiring!

    —Denise B on April 8, 2014
  • Yes, I love her colors, her applique and her scrappy vibe! I like how the instructions in her books are so, so easy to understand. After checking one out from the library, I had to buy it! She just has the magic touch!

    —Eva Lyn Williams on April 8, 2014
  • I love the look of all of the quilts. I have yet to try applique quilting and Kim’s wonderful quilts look like just the right quilt for my first. I love the colors and the way they make me feel like I am home and everything is good. Thank you!

    —Tina on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors that Kim puts together and there are several quilts in this book that I would love to make. It’s really hard to pick one favorite. I love Mending Basket but also several others. I would love to win the book and the fabric would give me a good start on a queen size quilt for my bed.

    —Debrielle Welch on April 8, 2014
  • What’s not to love about anything "Kim Diehl"? Her works speak to me, the color, the texture, the design, love it all! Scrappy makes me happy.

    —Jolene Sorenson on April 8, 2014
  • I am drawn first to her colors and then use of many different fabrics in each project. I am lucky enough to have taen a class by Kim on appliqué and learned a lot from her.

    —Bev Roope on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors in Kim’s quilts and the true country feel they give me. I have made a couple of her quilt patterns and have loved the results. When it came time for my Guild to make a new opportunity quilt Kim’s patterns were the first to come to my mind and we ended up using one w/Kim’s permission. The finished quilt sells itself. I have several of her books and just wish I had more time and money to make them all.

    —Linda Majer on April 8, 2014
  • I have taken two classes from Kim and she was a blast. I love the applique she does and finished both of those quilts from her class and love displaying them in my home.

    Cheryl Unger on April 8, 2014
  • I love the combination of patchwork and applique. I’m also a fan of her color choices and country style.

    —Karen A on April 8, 2014
  • Have the all of Kim’s books and love every quilt she has designed. Love the color combinations and the addition of applique.

    —Judith Berna on April 8, 2014
  • I love the cheerfulness and sense of freedom in her quilts. her talent is very unique!

    —Janet Pietzold on April 8, 2014
  • After looking at her quilts and reading her answers to a few questions I think I have to try quitling again!

    —Virginia Burry on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look – my entire stash has been purchased on the basis of "I like it, but I don’t know what it wants to be yet". Sometimes the fabric lives in my stash for years before making it’s debut in a new project. These designs speak to me – they are full of joy and happiness.

    —Susan Burney on April 8, 2014
  • I love the ability to use scrappy in Kim’s quilts. I just love scrappy. Also, the idea of using the old roasting pot is wonderful.

    —Betty on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE your colors. And the designs make me think that I love traditional quilts. What do you know!
    Thanks. They are beautiful.

    —Pat Yamada on April 8, 2014
  • When I first look at a quilt I get an overall impression – Kim’s are always very pleasing to the eye and they lift my spirits. A quick second has me looking at the beautiful colors. I love the plums with the teals, blues, pinks, and orange-y shades.

    —Cheya on April 8, 2014
  • Kim has an amazing use of color and value. Each of her designs create a warm, cozy atmosphere. All of my quilts are scrappy so her style fits perfectly. I would make and enjoy almost every one of her quilt designs.

    —Robin A on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts have the "WOW" factor for me! I’m working on wool applique borders for Sprigs & Twigs now ( as a matter of fact, just this morning at my weekly needlework group). I love picking the scrappy fabrics, mixing with wool, all in brights and darks,too. Thanks for the chance to sew with Kim’s beautiful fabrics and I would be thrilled to sew a pattern ( or 2 or 3 or 4) from her new book.

    —Linda K on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s play of colors in her designs!

    —Kathleen on April 8, 2014
  • Kim does wonderful things with color and combining applique with patchwork. I really enjoy making her patterns. I’ve taken a couple of classes with her as teacher and she is a fun person.

    —Grams on April 8, 2014
  • I like the charm of her quilts combining piecing with just a little bit of applique.

    —Michele on April 8, 2014
  • I love the country colors and scrappiness! Haven’t tried applique yet, but will one day! I enjoy all of Kim’s quilts.

    —Ann L on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about these designs… the color, the fabric, the cosy loveliness of the finished projects! Thank you for the chance to win!

    —Laurie_Dem on April 8, 2014
  • I think the thing I like best about Kim’s quilts is that they remind so much of the times when I was a young girl and spent my summers visiting my Grandma in the little town of Elgin, Nebraska (her grandma sounds just like mine). I makes me feel like we are kindred spirits.

    —Paula on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s scrappiness in her quilts and the warm colors she uses. I also love her appliquéd borders!

    Lesley Carruthers on April 8, 2014
  • I like the many colors she can use and make the patterns stand out.

    —Sue on April 8, 2014
  • I love the applique pieces, and Kim’s color combinations are beautiful.

    —Christine on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE the colors Kim chooses for her quilts! They are always just PERFECT 🙂

    —Shellie on April 8, 2014
  • The simple yet complex patterns Kim designs are truly amazing. The combo of wool and cotton, the whimsy of each pattern, the down home style……..what’s not to love!! I am a scrappy girl and that may be what draws me to Kim’s patterns. Thank for the chance at her latest book!

    —Sally Poll on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and combination of wool and cotton. Her books are always an inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Chris Chambers on April 8, 2014
  • I have everyone of her books and have made at least one quilt from each book – and I am looking forward to seeing the new book Simple Appeal and what project I will make from that book!! I love the scrappy and combination with the wool appliqué AND her technique of machine appliqué!! Two of the quilts that I have completed have both been given as comfort quilts! Great Job Kim on all your previous books and I am sure that this one will be just a fabulous!!!

    —Beverly on April 8, 2014
  • I love the mix of traditional blocks and applique. Also the way she builds new block designs out of a mix of old familiars. Somehow her designs are simultaneously both very traditional and familiar yet new and fresh.

    —Helen Lord on April 8, 2014
  • I am so excited about another Kim Diehl book! It looks gorgeous! I own her previous ones so will have to have this one! I especially like her scrappiness…and the warm colors that she uses. Her patterns are so timeless…will love them forever. She is amazing! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway:)

    —Mary Jo Jones on April 8, 2014
  • I’m not sure if it’s the colors or the scrappy designs, but Kim’s quilts look so warm and inviting I just want to curl up in one!

    —Judy W on April 8, 2014
  • I always enjoy Kim’s design. She is great at putting the right amount of piecing and appliqué together for great projects. Her fabrics reflect her wonderful designs.

    —Ann on April 8, 2014
  • I love how Kim uses color, absolutely stunning!

    —Barb Geiseman on April 8, 2014
  • I have loved Kim Diehl quilts for several years now. I have every book, however admit I have yet to have the time dedicated to making one of hers. Love her fabric lines too, the soft warm colors are so pretty together yet give that scrappy inviting look to them. I do have a fabric kit for one of her designs, so that will be the first one I tackle! Her video lesson on The Quilt Show was very informative and gave lots of tips she uses. I love any of the designs she makes!

    Sylvia Bryan on April 8, 2014
  • How can I choose just one? I love the country feel and the combination of pieced blocks with applique. Oh, and her colors are great too.

    —Louise on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts.
    I would love to win her book and fabric collection.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

    Ana on April 8, 2014
  • I like Kim’s quilts because they use traditional blocks and have a simplicity that is very appealing. I like that her books have a mixture of patterns, a variety of sizes and applique and non-applique.

    —dorthy on April 8, 2014
  • Greetings from Montana,
    I gave it my best effort but could not narrow my first choice to one. I’m a real "scrapper" and can’t resist folksy garden applique so Kim’combinations of these two styles are a win-win for me!
    Pat Fish

    —Pat Fish on April 8, 2014
  • I ❤️LOVE❤️ Kim’s quilt style! The way she uses color and patterns make my quilting heart sing! I can’t get enough of her books & fabrics! It’s as though she’s designing just for me.

    —Kimberly Burke on April 8, 2014
  • I love that she adds applique to traditional blocks. Kim’s color combinations are amazing – her designs are heartwarming and charming. Thank you!

    —Terri on April 8, 2014
  • ilove every aspect of her designs, and would love to win the book and the fabric.

    —Rivka Hamdani on April 8, 2014
  • I love the homey artistic feel and colours of her quilts! I drool over her books and dream…..

    —joanne mckay on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts remind me of a simpler time so her series is so appropriately named. Her use of color is warm and inviting within each quilt design. She helped me overcome the fear of appliqué with her simple technique. Now I try to use it in as many quilts as possible….along with her fabric collections. Thank you, Kim, for making it so SIMPLE!

    —Linda LaBrot on April 8, 2014
  • I like seeing a bit of pink every so often in Kim’s quilts. For some reason it makes me smile!

    —Marian Mathewson on April 8, 2014
  • I like the calming effect Kims quilts have on me. It is nice not having the colors slap me in the face for a change. I really like your patterns and books.

    —Doris Bone on April 8, 2014
  • What I love about Kim’s quilts is SIMPLE! It’s not about the ‘simple’ patterns or ‘simple’ techniques. It’s about life and how important it is to keep it simple. Her quilts warm my heart. Her quilts are love. And, to me, it’s a reminder that we do not need the big and fancy in life to be happy. Simple is happy. Did I say "SIMPLE"?! 🙂

    —Jan McElyea on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE the colors and the scrappiness (is that a word?)! I have not done that much applique, but I do like the way she incorporates it.

    —Karin on April 8, 2014
  • I just love the way Kim’s quilts make me feel. They all look so warm and inviting. I’m not sure it if is the colors or maybe the combination she uses, but they always seem to look so cozy and you can imagine how wonderful they would feel to snuggle up with. The designs are always interesting and they just seem to draw you to them.

    —Dara Parker on April 8, 2014
  • I love every thing Kim does, her books, her patterns, her fabric, witch I wish she made more of and her humorus comments on facebook. I would love to meet her I hope I can do that some day. I have made five of her quilts and I am not stopping yet. Thank you Kim for all you do for us quilters.

    TINA GRISE on April 8, 2014
  • I love scrappy quilts! Her applique is gorgeous! 🙂 Don’t know if I would have the patience to do it, but I might have to try one of these days.

    —Connie Cain on April 8, 2014
  • I love the controlled scrappyness of the colors, Kim’s quilts look antique but in an updated sort of way. Her use of cotton and wool appliqué is kind of homespun and folk art, her color choices are wonderful. ;->

    —Toni Anne on April 8, 2014
  • I love the applique ideas. I apply Kim’s ideas in my own color versions.

    —Barbara Ostrander on April 8, 2014
  • I absolutely LOVE everything about Kim Diehl. I like how she adds applique to her quilts. I have all of her books and will add ‘Simple Appeal’ to my collection. When I made her quilt ‘Geese in the Garden’ from her ‘Simple Blessings’ book I won 1st Place when I entered it in the quilt show. I also have many of her quilts on my ‘to do’ list. I would love to win her book and her fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Ann on April 8, 2014
  • From Kim’s first book, I have loved the simplicity of the patterns and great directions make each one fun to make. I was over the moon when she started putting wool projects in too 🙂

    Shelley Dionne on April 8, 2014
  • Oh, I’d love to win! I just discovered Kim recently and have been trying to make up my mind which book to buy and trying to find her fabrics on line. The colors caught my eye first and I’m not finding much of her fabric left on line :(. I love her patchy patterns and I want to try some wool applique. I’ll be ready when her new fabric line comes out! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Kim Dow on April 8, 2014
  • The colors of Kim’s quilts make me feel at home. Thank you for inspiring us to do country quilts.

    —Mary Jean Brophy on April 8, 2014
  • I hope that I never have to choose. The three combined make a totally awesome package. I love both aspects piecing and hand applique but I have a really hard time picking the fabric. Kim does it all and I stand amazed amd in awe of her great talents! Thanx spooo very much for blessing me by sharing ypur great talent. I will have to save my change so that. I can get this one for myself! Again thanx!

    mary welman on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her quilts, but I particularly love her color choices. I have a couple of her books and really enjoy browsing through them.

    Marion Wheatley on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts simply sing of home and hearth and comfort! They’re joyous and cozy. My applique skills have a l-o-n-g way to go to compare to Kim’s work. I seriously admire her beautiful quilts and would love to win her new book AND a bundle of gorgeous fabric.

    —Kathleen Dalecio on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilt designs and fabric choices are heartwarming, and spark fond memories of the love and cherished times I spent with my grandmother. They are inspirational and kindle the desire within me to make a quilt for my grandchildren in hopes of leaving them a part of my love they can wrap around their arms and warm themselves with. I just can’t seem to get enough of Kim’s quilts!

    —Melody on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s designs are homely and I love how they are pieced together from traditional blocks to become stunning quilts.

    De on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappiness and the colors. Her quilts are so beautiful.

    —Charlotte Henson on April 8, 2014
  • I love how Kim combines scraps in such a beautiful way. Her color combinations are just wonderful!

    —Mary on April 8, 2014
  • I love and own all of Kim’s books. They are great for inspiration. Her patterns are so much easier than they look and her fabrics are gorgeous. I’m not good with color but Kim’s all go together so well and speak comfortable and beautiful.

    —Mary on April 8, 2014
  • I am the owner of all seven of Kim Diehl’s books and have been patiently waiting for the new book, Simple Appeal to arrive. I also have a large assortment of her fabric from ten different collections. Since learning to quilt in 1975, I have favored a combination of applique and log cabin quilts above any other kind. I like the way that Kim details her instructions and I can always count on her patterns to give show quality results. I would have to say that she is my very favorite designer of fabric and quilting reference tools. I consider it a pleasure to bring another of her books to my collection.

    —Betty Rhoads on April 8, 2014
  • Love the scrappiness and colors of Kim’s quilts – and the fact that they look great in any colorway! Thanks fir the opportunity to win this great giveaway!

    —Diane Dashevsky on April 8, 2014
  • Oh I love the color palletes she chooses and her appliques are just divine!

    —Cheryl Rich on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts! The appliqué designs are just wonderful!

    —Susan on April 8, 2014
  • I haven’t seen a Kim Diehl quilt that I haven’t loved. I love everything about her designs and I especially like the scrappiness and the appliqued designs. I’m looking forward to seeing this book. Thanks for answering the questions!
    Gloria

    —Gloria Yates on April 8, 2014
  • I love the homey feel of Kim’s patterns and the use of tried and true blocks along with the fabulous applique! I love Kim’s patterns as a whole! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Jodi

    Jodi Connors on April 8, 2014
  • I love the simplicity and timelessness of her designs. Together, with the colors she chooses, she creates a feeling of home. I love all of her patterns and fabrics. I also love that she uses wool in her projects.

    —Kate on April 8, 2014
  • I am absolutely crazy about scrappy quilts (my little dog is even named Scrappy) and happy country style fabrics are just my best. Kim is one of my favourite designers and her patterns and choice of fabrics are a huge inspiration for me. I recently bought my first Kim Diehl book and would love to have each one of her books!

    —Christine Kilian on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts and designs are warm and cozy. I like the fact that they have an old fashion appeal with updated wool applique and fabric colors.

    Louise on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts because they are scrappy but the appliqué adds an extra beautiful element to the quilts.

    —Johanna Lovering on April 8, 2014
  • I love the simple appeal that her quilts have. She does wonders with color and design, both in quilts and fabric. Thank you, Kim.

    —Virginia in AK on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scappy look of her quilts. They remind me of the ones that my Grandmother made and she is the reason that I love quilting so very much. I don’t ever have enough time to do everything I want (as far as quilting goes!) and her designs are so beautiful and simple that I really need to make time to work on them!!

    —Becky on April 8, 2014
  • I love the love and comfort you feel when you look at each and every one of Kim’s quilts. Her books are such a pleasure to look at.

    —Marie Atkinson on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE scrappy quilts – the more fabrics the better! Kim’s patterns answer my need for ‘more is better’.

    —Diane Livezey on April 8, 2014
  • I love the old fashion scrappy look.

    —Martha on April 8, 2014
  • I love her comfy down home quilts……not old fashioned or antique …. just a modern comzy feeling.

    —Judy O on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim Diehl’s quilts, but especially how cozy and homey her quilts make a place seem.

    —Joan W on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors of her quilts but I also really love the appliqué, something I have never tried.

    —Susan Best on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE how I feel when I look at Kim’s quilts. They make me smile down deep in my soul. They make me feel happy like comfort food without the guilt. They make me think of all the good and anything negative just disappears. In addition Kim’s books are wonderfully written and easy to understand. I am a big fan!

    —Kathleen on April 8, 2014
  • I love her use of color combinations and how delicate the patterns are throughout her works of art.

    —Margaret on April 8, 2014
  • I love all things mentioned about Kim’s quilts but one that stands out is the use of traditional block with a new twist, maybe combining two blocks and her use of applique. Love the Starberry Jam quilt too! Nice article=)

    —Susan Polack on April 8, 2014
  • I’ve been an admirer of Kim’s work for several years. Whenever I see her quilts I drool a little. The patterns are welcoming and the colors so calming. She feels like a friend I have to meet. If I don’t win this wonderful book, I’ll just have to buy it!!

    —Carolyn Schwartz on April 8, 2014
  • I love the vibrant colors, the patterns that have the invisible applique, I want to learn how to do that.

    Debbie Taylor on April 8, 2014
  • I am always drawn to Kim’s quilts as a whole….wonderful warm colors with just a hint of brightness and the overall designs are inspiring. I can’t pick a favorite quilt or book….love them all!

    —Stephanie Kluk on April 8, 2014
  • I love the down to earth color choices as well as the classic/traditional patterns. Together it makes for a very warm and welcome feeling. Very pretty to look at and enjoy.

    —Cheryl L on April 8, 2014
  • I really can’t pick one favorite aspect of Kim’s designs, they ALL excel in making her quilts special. Kim’s quilt patterns have been some of my favorites for years, and her color choices make scrappy and traditional patterns seem fresh and new. The wonderful applique is just the cherry on top! I never wanted to try applique until I saw her designs!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    —KrisTX on April 8, 2014
  • Kim I love all your books
    A friend told me about you and I haven’t looked back
    I especially love the wool and cotton combination
    Now the sky is the limit
    Shelley G — April 8 ,2014

    Shelley G on April 8, 2014
  • I love EVERYTHING about Kim’s quilts! I have been a big fan since she published her first book. I am loving her fabrics now too!

    Kelley Cunningham on April 8, 2014
  • I am drawn by the colors that just radiate warmth and brightness and the applique patterns that come from nature. Kim’s quilts are just lovely to look at and have so much interest in the patterns and colors. They really make a room beautiful and a place I would like to be.

    —Phyllis Ryan on April 8, 2014
  • LOVE the cozy country scrappy color scheme. It makes me want to grab one and curl up in it. They look ver "user" friendly!

    —Jeanne on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts. I especially like her use of color, injecting a bright pink or aqua into a quilt of mostly neutrals and mediums.

    —Sandy Bamford on April 8, 2014
  • I enjoy the down home feel of warmth and comfort in each of Kim’s designs. And after reading the "interview" with Kim, I can see why her designs are so warm and comforting – because she is that way as well! Great article, talented designer! Would love to have her latest book – I already know which project I would start first!

    —Pam W on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors in Kim’s quilts. They are bright and cheerful. Combining appliqué with patchwork is also a winner!

    —Joy Hasson on April 8, 2014
  • I have all of her books. Her choice in colors and patterns make the quilts sing! Her combination of techniques makes you want to make all of the quilts.I am already foaming at the mouth waiting for the arrival of her new book! Thank you for the give away. Would love to be the lucky winner!

    —Lisa Hill on April 8, 2014
  • Scrappy quilts are my favorite, but Kim’s take the form to a new level! Her color choices, in particular give a unique feel to all of her quilts. I wish I had her eye for color combinations, but I love her books, because I can pretend!

    —Michele Van Epps on April 8, 2014
  • I love how Kim’s fabric choices evolve, they are never predictable!

    —Christina on April 8, 2014
  • I like her quilts because they make me happy. Love the color and style of her quilts

    —Tammy on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim Diehl’s books & her quilts! Love the scrappy approach she uses, the color schemes, the easy quilts & some of the harder ones too. She is so warm sounding in her book, would love to meet her sometime.

    —Carol Gericke on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her quilts. I especially like the blending of piecing and applique. I am also crazy about the scrappy look.

    —Pat Roediger on April 8, 2014
  • Love scrappy quilts and her designs are gorgeous. I think I like her wonderful use of color best.

    —Carol Vickers on April 8, 2014
  • Kim Diehl’s quilts are my absolute favorites! I love all scrappy quilts and Kim’s designs with her applique touches are just perfect. I love her take on traditional blocks; her colors always speak to me. Great job with the wedding reception decorating, by the way!

    —Terri Karasch on April 8, 2014
  • I can always tell when it is a pattern or book from Kim because of the colors that she uses. They aare so warm and inviting. Maggie

    —Maggie Cameron on April 8, 2014
  • I like to do machine applique so I like her quilts that have applique Enjoyed the interview with her.

    —Mary Ann on April 8, 2014
  • I would love to win! I love Kim’s designs!

    —Maggie on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy vibes! It is like organized grab bag! Since I have so many scraps, I love this book!

    —Judi on April 8, 2014
  • I always love a scrappy quilt but the applique really makes it special. I also enjoy Kim’s colors, they are so pretty and restful!

    —Susan on April 8, 2014
  • I love the color combinations she uses. and the squares just pop with the designs. It’s as though the pattern’s and materials are made for each other

    —carrie mikulich on April 8, 2014
  • What wonderful quilts & patterns,thanks for the chance to win the fabric and book.

    —Rita Potts on April 8, 2014
  • I just love Kim’s scrappy quilts and am tempted to start appliqueing to obtain the full effect of her finished quilts. Obtaining this new book of hers would definitely help me to use up a large portion of my stash — but don’t tell my husband because what stash I use up making Kim’s quilts I would certainly need to replace for more scrap quilts later on (LOL).

    —Sue Fender on April 8, 2014
  • When I think "quilts" I think of the older patterns in scrappy fabrics. I like it when "modern" quilters make old patterns out of newer fabric but old looking fabric is for me.

    —Polly Blank on April 8, 2014
  • When I first started quilting, about three years ago, I was given lots of fabric scraps. I have bought fabric to do some quilts but really want to use all the "scraps" first. So I love the scrappy patterns.Many are very "a little experience" friendly. Please keep those books coming.

    —Chris Jenkins on April 8, 2014
  • I lovecthe colors Kim uses in her quilts!

    —Susie Brown on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are very colorful,homey and comforting. I love the combination of patchwork with a bit of applique, similarly to her, I love the hand stitching portions of quilting. It really makes me feel like I am a part of the quilt and it is a part of me. The colors of the fabrics in this new book seem to be a bit brighter, which is perfect with the arrival of spring.

    —Judy Magner on April 8, 2014
  • I like the homespun earthy look of her quilts, but they also have a modern feel as well. Great color combos and designs really make them pleasing to the eye.

    —Cindy Pilkington on April 8, 2014
  • The colors. She has an amazing eye, to have the colors work so well together. All of her projects are just beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Janie on April 8, 2014
  • I have been thinking of adding appliqué to my quilts. Kim’s new book may be just the place to start. Having read the others’ comments, it looks like Kim writes really good directions as well as provides great inspiration. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

    —Sandy on April 8, 2014
  • I love the fabric colors and the pattern designs. Together they are warm and inviting.

    —Robyn Jones on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s appliqués… it is what draws me to her quilts.

    Would love to win the fabric, thanks for the chance.

    —Delores Wagg on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s use of color is fantastic. I think all her quilts have such a homey look, I love that.

    —Betty Back on April 8, 2014
  • What I like best about Kim’s quilts is the applique. I prefer the look of vintage quilts but you could use modern fabric collections with Kim’s patterns and the applique quilts would pop.

    —Elizabeth Frisby on April 8, 2014
  • I love her color choices – country, but fresh and not all browned-out!

    —Ginger Hubbard on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors. Her quilts are colorful and warm with a country feel to them. I would love to make one some day!

    —Jacqueline on April 8, 2014
  • I love the homey feeling they have.

    —Patricia Matula on April 8, 2014
  • The colors in your quilts are terrific! But, oh, how I love a scrappy quilt especially if it has a touch of applique. I, too, lean to the timeless blocks of yesteryear rather than to the modern look of many quilts today. The country look is what I like. I’m already dreaming of the fun I will have with Kim’s book and this fabulous fabric bundle from Henry Glass.

    —Lana Frazier on April 8, 2014
  • I love all Kim’s quilts but especially the applique. Those are my favorite.

    —Peggy Thoreson on April 8, 2014
  • I enjoy how there is a use of all sizes of fabrics and patterns

    —lawana on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are amazing. I really love how she uses color. They always have a country feel, but they are warm and beautiful. She is an amazing designer.

    Jocelyn on April 8, 2014
  • I love the traditional applique and pieced patterns combined. I love hand applique and tradition. Kim’s fabric choices as well as her sense of style make her quilts a delight to work on and a treasure to give.

    —Kathy Gruwell on April 8, 2014
  • I love to applique, so it is the best part of her quilts. They have such home appeal and make you feel warm and fuzzy.

    —Cheri Williams on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s designs and quilts are special, no doubt about it. I love her dedication to using up scraps of cloth, a lesson she acknowledges learning from her grandmother. At the same time, she has updated traditional blocks and patterns with bright colors and charming appliques. I’d love the chance to have her book and to try out some of her ideas with the Henry Glass fabric. I think I’d start out by making Mending Basket, perhaps in a smaller size to give as a baby quilt.

    —Nina on April 8, 2014
  • I was lucky enough to attend a lecture by Kim Diehl. Her presentation was just like her quilt designs- inviting, cozy, colorful, and inspiring. To see her twist on old favorites is exciting. I love each pattern I have seen, and have a list of those I want to complete. I am looking forward to her newest book and fabric line!

    Karen on April 8, 2014
  • I love scrap quilts! Kim ‘s designs are wonderful for making beautiful quilts from my stash! Keep up the good work, Kim!

    —Melinda Harman on April 8, 2014
  • I have always loved Kim’s style and her great eye for colour. Her scrap quilts are organized but eclectic as if they have, indeed, just sprung from the flowers in her front garden. She also has an ability to determine "what works" in her fabrics, using burgundy instead of purple for example. Brilliant!

    Gail G on April 8, 2014
  • Love the scrappy vibe…the colors blend together so well that it gives the quilts a unique finish, a true one of kind.

    —Anne on April 8, 2014
  • I love, love, love the colors of the fabrics Kim uses in her quilts. They are beautiful and her quilts are amazing. I also love her combination of piecing and applique in her quilt patterns. It would be great to win her new book and a bundle of her fabrics.

    —Dianne Huling on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s colors, patterns, and design all blend to make the perfect quilt. I love how put together, yet scrappy, her designs are. She has a marvelous eye for design. Absolutely beautiful! They feel like home.

    —Jayne on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors in Kim’s designs! I saw several pieces I would love to make!

    —Nancy on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s patterns combine beautiful fabrics with gorgeous colors, and amazing appliqué all coming together to make such warm and comfortable country decor.

    —Anne on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are so versatile, vintage scrappy meets coordinated contemporary. Her blocks and appliqués open up so many options for consuming the stash, so inspiring!

    —Emily on April 8, 2014
  • I love the appliqué! The primitive feel of the design plus the color choice is great.

    —Margie Elliott on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors in Kim’s quilts.

    —Sandra Painter on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look but the colors Kim picks make the quilts . I think the two go together scrappy and color.

    —Sandy D on April 8, 2014
  • I love all her books and patterns. I have made Pie Cupboard runner and I started to cut out Short and Sweet. I like all the tips she gives in all her projects.

    Debbie Turner on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy vibe of Kim’s quilts. Scrap quilts are so much more interesting to sew. The more fabrics, the more fun.

    —Lorraine on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts! I love the designs with appliques incorporated into them which looks some homey and inviting. I love her choice of fabrics and colors, also the sizes she chooses for them. Her books are so inspirational. Thanks for sharing the Q&A with Kim with all of us — what a sense of design she has!

    Susan Mulvihill on April 8, 2014
  • Love these designs – they have some structure while being scrappy and would work really well with my stash, as would the giveaway fabrics. I can think of several colorways to go with on one of these quilts – using just what I have on hand. Everyone on my long list of people to make quilts for would love a quilt from this book and the henry glass fabric.

    —D. L. Grzybowski on April 8, 2014
  • I’ve always been drawn to Kim’s quilts because of the warm, rich colors. But I also like scrappy quilts, so that was a draw for me as well. Once I took a class from Kim (many years ago) to learn her applique methods, I gained a new appreciation for her applique skills. So, I guess I can’t really choose which aspect of her quilting I like the most!!!

    —Darlene B on April 8, 2014
  • I made Sprigs and Twigs quilt and I love it! It turned out so nice!!! Can’t wait to get it on my quilt frame for hand quilting! 🙂

    —Jamey Wimer on April 8, 2014
  • I like the fact they fit into the decor in any room. I absolutely love the colors and the way they sparkle. I also really like scrappy quilts and do a lot of appliqué. Her books are some of my very favorites. She is a winner all the way around in my book!

    —Janice Todd on April 8, 2014
  • Seus trabalhos me transportam para uma "Terra de Sonhos" onde tudo é possível e belo. Um verdadeiro conto de fadas… Danço, giro, sorrio e me sinto imensamente feliz somente de olhá-los! Parabéns.

    —Silvia Craide on April 8, 2014
  • I like the feeling of Joy in her patterns, and that there is a nice mix of classic and modern touches. Penny Garland is my favorite, I’d love some sofa cushions with that design! Thanks for a great giveaway.

    —KittenWithAWhiplash on April 8, 2014
  • L love the scrappy quilts and her easy patterns. Her quilts are just beautiful and colorful and homey. Would love to be able to win! Thanks for your beautiful work. Louise

    Louise J. Wisniewski on April 8, 2014
  • I think I’m first drawn to Kim’s quilts by the colors. they are always so warm and inviting looking. But I also love the traditional patterns, and the applique, and the variety of sizes, and the scrappiness….like Kim says, picking one thing is like picking your favorite child…can’t be done.

    Victoria Miner on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts and fabrics are so beautiful. I love her combinations of applique and pieced work. I don’t know how she comes up with such versatile designs that can look great with country or contemporary decor. That makes them a great choice for gifts — that’s if you can bring yourself to part with one.

    —Theresa on April 8, 2014
  • Been a Kim Diehl fan for years….have all her books. Love how she puts piecing and applique together to make the quilt come alive. Her books are not only inspirational but they are so amazingly beautiful to look at and her directions are so easy!!

    —Denise on April 8, 2014
  • OMGosh…definitely the beauty. I doubt I will ever be that good! I love the colors and the crispness of them in their designs.

    —Lynn G. on April 8, 2014
  • I have always loved Kim’s quilts! Her fabric choices are rich in color. I love to piece and appliqué so her patterns are just what I enjoy making.

    —Katherine on April 8, 2014
  • Quilts that speak to my heart are what Kim creates. Her color and design choices are those I attempt (in my humble fashion) to emulate. Her quilts convey comfort and peace (in pieces).

    —Sandy Navas on April 8, 2014
  • Like picking a favorite child, there is no way to select which is best about Kim’s quilts — the colors, the appliqué, or the scrappy vibe. You can’t have one without each of the others. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Simple Appeal, and the gorgeous fabric bundle. Cross my fingers that I win, so that I can make one of her wonderful creations.

    —Shirley on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy piecing combined with the applique. I too love to do hand work and sit with the quilt over me to stitch down the binding.

    —Chris Holmes on April 8, 2014
  • I love the fact that her scrap quilts although containing a wide variety of fabrics look so together – not scrappy, not unplanned, not random. Her sense of color is fabulous. Everything goes together wonderfully.

    —Louise on April 8, 2014
  • For me, what is so appealing about Kim’s quilts are the colors and attention to color values. Each photo on this blog shows a quilt that has an appealing design and combination of colors.

    —Jeanne Drews on April 8, 2014
  • I just love the way Kim uses colors, space and applique in her quilts. She allows lots of room for you to individualize her wonderful ideas!

    —Diana on April 8, 2014
  • I love the all the scrappy colors and simple designs!

    helenmarie on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s designs are very approachable for either machine or hand appliqué. The colors are warm and comforting. I love the way she combines traditional blocks in her designs.

    —Gale on April 8, 2014
  • Kim has a beautiful sense of color with the traditional flair that is fresh and pleasing to see. They are bright and yet would go in any room of any style. Makes you want to run into the sewing room and start one.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Wendee Roberts on April 8, 2014
  • Love the scrappy, but also got me turned on to applique. Love her books.

    —Anita Ezzell on April 8, 2014
  • I can’t just pick one thing I love about Kim’s quilts/designs! I love the color palette and the scrappy design. I love that she mixes piecing and applique! I love her applique technique!

    —Sandy Milo on April 8, 2014
  • I have a few of Kim’s books. I love her use of color. She has a way of making a quilt glow. I also love the scrappy look. Good way to attack my stash.

    —Denise on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts. The scrappiness makes it easy to use every scap and the applique is usually simple in nature appealing to my simpler more rustic side. I would love to win one of her books and some fabrics to go with it.

    —Linda Pyke on April 8, 2014
  • I love the blend of colors match the patterns so well.

    Kathy Nielson on April 8, 2014
  • When I look at Kim’s books it makes me feel like I am coming home. I feel a warmth and richness in the color Kim chooses, just makes me feel good and very eager to add another of her books to my collection. There are several quilts that I would love to make out of this new book, can’t wait to enjoy it.

    —Delia on April 8, 2014
  • These quilts have wonderful color combinations. In addition, the movement in the designs is very appealing.

    —Sue on April 8, 2014
  • I love it all, the color, the applique. It all just "works" so well.
    The quilts are all very inspiring.

    —Edie on April 8, 2014
  • love the scrappy look which makes the blocks look unique. I am a scrapper myself and save down to 1″ pieces, using them in small blocks or a border around quilts. My friends think it’s crazy and I get plenty of scrap material which they are glad to donate.

    —BONNIE REED on April 8, 2014
  • I find it very hard to choose just one thing I like. Her patterns are unique and yet very down to earth. She chooses colors I would pick and the applique is wonderful. I love the simple shapes that blend so harmoniously. She designs quilts that I feel I can successfully make my own.

    —Nancy McFall on April 8, 2014
  • I am so disappointed! I spent a lengthly amount of time writing a comment on this site and when I clicked on the submit bar, I got a message something like the site wasn’t recognized. Don’t know what happened, but cannot go back and replicate my comments—All I can say is that Kim is one really talented person and I thank her for being such a great role model. I will continue to be dazzled by her talent and will continue to learn new things from her.

    Hi Joan,
    We’re so sorry that happened! Thankfully, this comment did come through just fine and we do thank you.
    ~Cornelia/Customer Service

    —Joan on April 8, 2014
  • I just love the way that Kim’s quilts make a house into a home!!

    —Linda on April 8, 2014
  • I like the colors she uses and the traditional look, but the thing that really caught my eye was the applique. I have done some sewing and one baby size quilt since I retired and took up sewing again, but I have yet to do anything so beautiful. I would love to start on the smaller projects and then move to a fabulous quilt. I am not someone who likes to do things fast. My motto is; if it isn’t special, why bother.

    —Shirley Braman on April 8, 2014
  • Her work inspires me to do better, pay closer attention to what I am doing and the end result is wonderful. It is very joyful.

    —Sarah B on April 8, 2014
  • I really love all of Kim’s designs and patterns because I believe that she has an excellent eye for color. Her designs are appealing because they remind me of home, with a country flavor. She also selects beautiful fabrics for items featured in her books. Kim is definitely my favorite quilting designer/author. I need all of her books!!

    —Sheila on April 8, 2014
  • I have two of Kim’s books and I love everything–the designs, colors and the scrappy patchwork.

    —Janet on April 8, 2014
  • Kim designs large quilts and small quilts. The patterns are easy to follow giving me the confidence to make them!

    —Linda Carhill on April 8, 2014
  • I can’t just pick one thing I like about Kim’s quilts. I have just been drawn to them, the colors the patterns just give a nice cozy comfy feel you just want to wrap up in one.

    —Michelle Countess on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts bring a smile to my heart, I can feel it!
    Looking forward to holding this book in my hands.

    —Barbara on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts, especially the colors.

    —Bonnie on April 8, 2014
  • Love the fabric selections she uses and once while attending our guild the Cal-Co Quilters I was able to hold and touch many of her quilts while giving quilters the up close inspection they deserve. Kim’s workmanship is flawless and color selections are my envy. Gracious sharing of her fabric art pieces!

    —sue on April 8, 2014
  • Love Kim’s quilts! The colors and designs. I have made three or four from her past books. Also meet her, she’s warm and fun.

    —Valley on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are very welcoming. They make me want to bundle up in them and take a nap 🙂

    —Diane Gilbert on April 8, 2014
  • I can’t pick any one thing that is better than another. These quilts just scream cozy, warm, and beautiful. The color combinations are outstanding and the quilt on the bed in this article is by far my favorite over all. Kim has a special knack for creating. Maybe it’s her small space that is so inspiring to her…love it all.

    —Barbara Dolan on April 8, 2014
  • What is so lovely about Kim Diehl’s quilt is the sense of place that they offer. They give a sense of home which is wonderful and comforting!

    —The Quilted Dog on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and scrappy feel. They all look like they need to be cuddled with and under, young and old, immediately and for a lifetime. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

    Audrey Goodwin on April 8, 2014
  • I find that Kim’s color combinations are calming and comforting. They remind me of my grandparents home where I watched my grandmother sew and garden when I was just a little girl. I would love to win some of this gorgeous fabric to use in a quilt of my own.

    —Anne Racobs on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s sense of color is exquisite. All quilters hope they can come close to her level of expertise. That’s what makes her quilts work. I have her first book and hope to pick up a few more soon. Her books allow for all levels of quilters to be successful as her designs are simple but so well put together. I recently reviewed her method for appliqué and had an ‘aha’ moment thinking "that’s how I’m going to applique the quilt I’ve been wanting to do,"– but I didn’t want to use the suggested appliqué method. I’m excited to work on this project now.

    —Valerie on April 8, 2014
  • A WOW!! on Kim’s book ‘Simple Appeal’. The colours in the table topper on the cover are eye popping. Love the penny topper. The quilts are just super and look like they would all be fun to make. Going to give this book some thought as I love the combination of applique and piecing.

    —Anne Shelbaer on April 8, 2014
  • Everything! Wool and cotton, who would of thought?. Took her class this weekend and Kim is a hoot!

    —Sally Fohlbrook on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about them! They are so beautiful!

    —Brenda ulsey on April 8, 2014
  • I love the way Kim combines applique with traditional piecing. Her quilts have a vintage look to them, but with a delightful new freshness.

    —Dianne in RI on April 8, 2014
  • I find that Kim’s color combinations are calming and comforting. They remind me of my grandparents home where I watched my grandmother sew and garden when I was just a little girl. I would love to win some of this gorgeous fabric to use in a quilt of my own. Kim’s applique is outstanding! I am looking forward to her next book.

    —Anne Racobs on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts and books. I have made several of her designs and plan on making more. I love her colors and the scrapiness of her quilts.

    —Cindy Shope on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts and books.

    —Judy snyder on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s designs and the colors that she uses in her quilts. They have a very warm, inviting and cozy look to them. I tend to stay away from white in fabric and her quilts seem to do the same, using beiges and tans in lieu of white – which I like.

    —Linda on April 8, 2014
  • What is there not to like? The simplicity of the pieced blocks along with the use of lots of applique and the warm cozy colors, there is nothing better!! They look even better if you follow them as scrappy as you can, this is where the fun lies!

    —Lewcrese on April 8, 2014
  • My favorite quilts are those that combine piecing and applique and Kim is a master at doing that successfully. Some quilt pattern look like they added on an applique border as an after thought. Kim’s designs are well-planned and the parts look like they belong together!

    —Kaye M. on April 8, 2014
  • I love the look of comfort that Kim’s quilts have. They are scrappy, but oh, so comforting!

    —Shelor Robin on April 8, 2014
  • I have everyone of Kim’s books. I love them all!!!! Can’t wait to get her new book.

    —Cathy King on April 8, 2014
  • When I look at the quilts in Kim’s books the first word that pops in my head is "Homey". Between the color combinations and designs, they are just perfect and homey. Very inspiring!

    —Cindy Garaas on April 8, 2014
  • I love the bright colors. They create a stunning quilt.

    —Denise on April 8, 2014
  • I love all things Kim Diehl, the method of her invisable machine applique, the scappy look of the quilts as it’s a great way to have nearly all of your favorite fabrics in one quilt. She also gives you options with some of her patterns, ie: mixing wool applique or cotton fabric. Her amazing fabric, just luv, luv, luv it !

    —Robyn on April 8, 2014
  • I love her wool projects. It is a fresh idea and fun to stitch them by hand. I just am amazed at the different things she comes up with. I have been to two of her retreats and each one is so different and inspiring.

    —Becky Webster on April 8, 2014
  • I love that they very homey and give you that comfy feeling. The colors are beautiful and the patterns are easy to follow.

    —michelle a on April 8, 2014
  • I have not seen her books before, but I do like the quilts in that book and love three of them that I would like to piece for me and family members. I would love to win her book and Henry Glass Fabric bundle to make up the table topper from the book. (Love her puppy too)

    Linda Jean on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s designs , her choice of color , fabric and especially the appliqué that is what makes it wonderful !

    Sheila on April 8, 2014
  • Love her colors. Just finished Happy Go Lucky at a retreat and got lots of good remarks about it.

    —Sue Ann on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s simpleness in all her designs. It makes me feel as a beginner that I to can use my creativeness using her designs and techniques. I have learned many new ways of applying color, applique and basic blocks in one project.

    —Michele Peckham on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts and patterns are so appealing because they make me think of home. My home, my parents home, my grandparents home. I just want to cuddle up with a book and a cup of tea. I really like the scrappy look and warm country colors.

    —Pamela B on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and the vintage look of Kim’s quilts. At the same time, her patterns look great in any fabric. Thanks!

    —jane on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors Kim uses. She definitely has an eye for patterns and design and has an excellent feel for color combinations and placement that is most pleasing. I would love learning from her. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Cheryl Sedlar on April 8, 2014
  • I love bright colors and country patterns and Kim puts them both together to make the most beautiful quilts.

    —Edith on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look of her quilts and the appliques add such a nice touch!

    —Sharon on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s colours, patterns and appliquéd quilts. Thank you for a chance in this amazing giveaway.

    —Diane H on April 8, 2014
  • I love-love-love the scrappiness (is that a mixture of ‘scrappy’ and ‘happiness?’) in her quilts … so warm and inviting….thanks!

    Connie Hendryx
    chendryx (at) nctv (dot) com

    —Connie Hendryx on April 8, 2014
  • I just love her "folk-style" patterns and fabrics she uses. They just remind me of a more peaceful time. I do love bright colors but they jump out at you, Kim’s colors just draw you into them. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of her books. I love them all.

    —connie on April 8, 2014
  • I like the cranberry color fabric fabric she seems to use in each design. Her quilts remind you of home.

    —Lynn on April 8, 2014
  • I really like the primative design aspect but when you pair it with the colors she uses-WOW!!! What isn’t to like? I’ve looked at a lot of her books and have yet to see a pattern that I didn’t like.

    —Deb Mac on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s scrappy look plus the combination of pieced and applique blocks.

    —Regina Harris on April 8, 2014
  • I love the traditional, scrappy look of her quilts — they have a warmth to them that isn’t there for me in a lot of modern quilt patterns.

    —Jean on April 8, 2014
  • Just want to say that Kim is an inspiration in every way. Her designs say "home" with their warm color and scrappy style. Her applique is wonderful…folksy, whimsical, and timeless. Her work will never look dated. When there is no time to sew, it is a pleasure to pull all her books from the shelf and look through each one again. I am travelling from Canada to Illinois to see Kim’s trunk show this June. Can’t wait!

    —Hattie Van Dyk on April 8, 2014
  • I love her eye for color, beautiful fabrics, touches of whimsy and fun, and the applique that pulls it all together! Her style is heartwarming and makes you feel the love!

    —Kathy M Boice on April 8, 2014
  • I love the applique in Kim’s quilts and the scrappy look. She combines my love of applique with scrap quilting. It would be wonderful to win the book and fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Jill on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts – the colors, design, scrappiness. I have all her books but only just finished my first quilt from her designs. I love it and will make many more!

    Jody on April 8, 2014
  • I love the traditional piecing combined with applique. Kim’s use of fabrics is beautiful, the scrappier the better! Kim’s designs are warm & inviting…wish I had time to make them all.

    —Becky Coykendall on April 8, 2014
  • I love her colors! Her pattern combination of pieced and applique justlook beautiful! Thanks for a chance!

    Barb in MI on April 8, 2014
  • I’m not very good at "scrappy" so I really admire the way Kim makes it look easy. What I really like are her beautiful appliques and the lovely ways she uses them on pieced quilts.

    —Alma Henderson on April 8, 2014
  • The colors of Kim’s quilts are the first thing I am drawn to — they just are cozy. The kind of cozy that makes you want to curl up under one with a good book!

    —Robin May on April 8, 2014
  • Just love the colors and how Kim incorporates wool into her quilts. Can’t wait for her new book to come out.

    —Mary on April 8, 2014
  • I love applique, so that is the first thing I see and of course I love Kim’s country look. Her starting patterns are simple, but her applique adds the crowning touches.

    —Lorraine Robertson on April 8, 2014
  • I love her design and colors! fabulous work! thank you!

    —Lee on April 8, 2014
  • I love the combination of appliqué and piecing. Thanks for a chance to win!

    —Laurie on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look and the colors…Ohhhh the colors!!

    —Paula on April 8, 2014
  • Her earthy, homey colors warm me right up! Throw in her applique and design work!

    —Janie on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors …so warm and welcoming and snuggle-able!

    —Janice S. on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s designs especially the applique aspects of the projects. Thanks for a chance.

    Carrie P. on April 8, 2014
  • I like the idea of finally using up the bits and bites that accumulate over the years of quilting.After all, isn’t that how quilting came about?

    —Mary on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and traditional patterns…very inviting!

    —Penny on April 8, 2014
  • I have always loved Kim’s appliqué. Love the colors she chooses also.

    —Kathy h on April 8, 2014
  • I like Kim’s combination of piecing and applique with beautiful color combinations. I have several of her books and when I browse through them I want to make every quilt I see.

    —Kathy Hirsch on April 8, 2014
  • The fabric that Kim uses in her quilts is absolutely stunning. Her patterns just call out to me-comfort, ease and beautiful.

    —Deborah Smith on April 8, 2014
  • Her choice of colors and style make her quilts zing! She has a very unique style. Would love to make one of her charming quilts.

    —Susan Stanton on April 8, 2014
  • I’m just amazed at how very INTERESTING her quilts are. There are so many places for the eye to go and yet the harmony in the color combinations makes them so peaceful.

    —Patti Burns on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors & scrappy look and that she adds applique with piecing.

    —Julee on April 8, 2014
  • I like the vintage look, the soft hues and gentle curves. Her style is relaxing and makes you want to sit in the rocker on the front porch and hand stitch.

    —Candra on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts have a visual warmth that comes from her wonderful use of color. Her applique is beautiful and I love how she embraces traditional style.

    —Linda W on April 8, 2014
  • I love the combination of applique and piecing, and the country feel that her color and fabric choices bring to all her quilts. They just make me warm inside to stare at them.

    —Susan B. on April 8, 2014
  • I love the applique and the scrappiness of her quilts! They are beautiful and look like heirloom quilting. Thanks so much!

    —Tabitha Keener on April 8, 2014
  • I really love the scrappy look and her designs have always appealed to me.

    —Lisa on April 8, 2014
  • It’s the combination of everything. I’m an applique fan–how could one not fall in love?

    —Patricia Hersl on April 8, 2014
  • I like Kim’s quilts because of the scrappy vibe and warm colors!

    —Kristy on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim Diehl’s look. I have every one of her books. We used one of her books for quilt club one year and made a project every month. Wonderful! Love all her quilts.

    —Pat on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors, & the country feel!

    —Jeannine on April 8, 2014
  • Kim Diehl is my favorite quilt designer and I absolutely love every book and quilt and fabric line she has!! I love how she combines scrappy with appliqué in such rich country colors. The fact that she was self-taught has inspired me to never say "I can’t" but rather challenge myself to try – what a feeling of accomplishment when I’ve completed such a beautiful Kim Diehl quilt!

    —Cindy Stephenson on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s applique is lovely~as are her choice of colors. I would feel right at home w/ any of her creations.

    —Pat on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s sense of color makes all of her work feel so comforting. And her applique shapes are relaxing and very doable so they are great beginner applique projects. I really just LOVE everything she does!

    —Christine L on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are so "homey". They are comfortable and inviting. Her choice of color and using many fabrics in each quilt is right up my alley. Being of Scottish decent, I love to use scraps leftover from past projects. Why use two fabrics when you can use 20. Why use 20 when you can use 200, and why use 200 if you can use 2000.

    —Donna O'Brien on April 8, 2014
  • I love all of Kim’s quilts! The colors and pattern make them just my style!

    Bobbi Doll on April 8, 2014
  • I love the cheerful colors and vintage feel.

    Amy Eileen Koester on April 8, 2014
  • The scrappy vibe is what it is all about for me, I love it.

    —Sharon Meyer on April 8, 2014
  • There is no way I can separate what I like about Kim’s quilts, every time I see one I let out a "feel at home" sigh that is like art therapy and quilt candy all at the same time.

    —Barbara on April 8, 2014
  • I like Kim’s colors–they are so vibrant. They make her work have a distinctive look.

    —Martha Maddy on April 8, 2014
  • These quilts have a lovely gentleness to them.

    —Jacqui Balaam on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use of warm fabrics and cozy displays for her quilts.

    —Karla Kiefner on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look as it lets me draw from my stash!

    —Angela Weithman on April 8, 2014
  • I absolutely love the scrappy nature of her designs. I waste not when turning to her patterns and my scrap bin!!

    —Debbie on April 8, 2014
  • I can’t narrow it down to one favorite! The colors and scrappy vibe go hand in hand and applique is just the cherry on top!

    —Susan K. on April 8, 2014
  • Everyone likes to look at pretty things and to look at Kim’s beautiful creations is so inspiring. I think the color of fabric used in a project really makes the quilt.

    —Linda Lawson on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s warm color combinations, her twist on tried and true patterns, and how she combines piecing with applique. I own all of her books but this one: I’m a total fan!!! Thanks for the chance to win her book: I’m looking forward to seeing inside it!!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg, Ca.
    PS I’m such a fan that I traveled 700 miles (by car) to attend one of her classes in Nampa, Idaho. 🙂

    —Helen Lebrett on April 8, 2014
  • I have been a long time fan of Kim’s work. I have all of her books. I am drawn to the combination of traditional patchwork patterns, appliqué and warm scrappy fabrics. I hope she continues to inspire the quilting world for a long time to come!

    —Vickie Mills on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim Diehl’s quilts! To me, you just can’t pick out one thing that makes them so loveable. They are everything that she puts into them; the applique style, the vibrant, happy colors, the traditional, the scrappy, all of that. But her work speaks to me as a comforting, happy, uplifting feeling, that makes you want to get the quilt and curl up under it and feel that secure, comforted, everything-is-going-to-be-alright feeling! I have two of her books, and two more on wish lists. I feel like she is one of my friends, and I’ve never met her. She shares herself so well through her creations. Thank you Kim!

    —Susan Hall on April 8, 2014
  • Kim Diehl’s book and beautiful quilts always delight. I like the piecing, applique and the colors combination are so gorgeous. What I like best is how the quilts make me feel: like I’m back home filled with joy, love, and appreciation for all of my loved ones, past and present.
    Thank you for creating such inspirational quilts.

    —Mary on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and the scrappy feeling of them.

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on April 8, 2014
  • All the above, but especially the applique.

    —Kitty on April 8, 2014
  • i love the scrappy feel of her quilts!

    —angie on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her quilts! Her designs, colors,style. Just looking at them gives me a cozy feeling.

    —Sandy on April 8, 2014
  • I like Kim’s quilts because of their timeless appeal. The colors and designs aren’t going to go out of style. The muted colors look and feel like a warm hug.

    —Cindy Dahlgren on April 8, 2014
  • I love the appliqué! One of my favorite parts is hand appliqué on her quilts, I usually have one beside my chair to work on in the evenings! Thanks for the chance to win, love the new book!

    —Jane Handy on April 8, 2014
  • I am drawn to anything scrappy but these are especially great because of their country charm 🙂 These are beautiful.

    —Sue H on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy designs,country colors with he touch of applique.

    —Sue on April 8, 2014
  • Personally I love Kim’s combination of old fashioned applique with some whimsy. I love how she combines the scrappy look with that applique. It gives it all a homey, fun feel.

    Ida Houston on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her style, the colours, the applique and how lovely the quilts look in a home. Looks like another great book.

    —Tracey Roberts on April 8, 2014
  • I love her quilts because each one has a special "glow" to them i am not sure if it is the fabric, the placement, or her talent. I think it is a combination of all of the above. These fabrics and quilt patterns would be a big hit as charity quilts at a rest home. Can you imagine the memories it would bring back to these wonderfully special people!!!

    —barbara on April 8, 2014
  • I love the casual elegance of Kim Diehl’s designs. Her patchwork and applique are so pretty together.

    —Joanna on April 8, 2014
  • I am jealous of Kim’s ability to combine so many scrappy fabrics and make them look like they belong.

    —kathy DePauw on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE Kim Diehl’s designs!! The scrappy feel and the colors are my favorite parts, but I just love everything about them! 🙂

    —Pat Sell on April 8, 2014
  • I do hand applique, so love the colors and the mix of piecing and applique.

    —Ann Anderson on April 8, 2014
  • If I can’t say I love everything about Kim’s quilts I would have to say I love the warm feeling with the variety of fabrics and homey feeling they give.

    —Cathie on April 8, 2014
  • I love the warm cosy look of her quilts. The patterns are good to follow and I have all her books.

    —Ann Silverthorne on April 8, 2014
  • I have 5 of Kim’s books and spend hours studying her designs and enjoy thoroughly enjoy looking at the way she has the quilts displayed in the books.
    I make a lot of scrappy quilts and my favorite colors are the same as Kim’s so how could I not enjoy her books. I hope she sits on that porch a lot and dreams up more quilts for more books. Good luck Kim in the future years.

    —Suzanne Brinton on April 8, 2014
  • The COLORS – I love the jewel tone colors combined with neutrals. These are simply beautiful quilts!

    Terry SailingKnitter on April 8, 2014
  • I love love love anything Kim Diehl. 2 of my daughter’s wedding quilts were patterns of hers – Taffy Pull and Country Wedding Quilt. I love the scrappy look of her quilts and yet the old favorite blocks that always make their appearance…..log cabin…..churn dash…..I also love doing applique, though I must admit – I do mine by machine….that way I can get more done!!! I can’t wait to see her new book!

    —Patty on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts remind me of Gramma’s house. Love the gentle scrappy country colors and how the flowers add so much interest. love the colors in this fabric collection.

    Debi C on April 8, 2014
  • I love the fresh, but vintage feel of Kim’s designs, fabric, colors and finished quits. I would love the chance to win her new book and the fabric bundle from Henry Glass!!

    —Bonnie H on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s seemingly unplanned use of color and her "scrappy" look just seem made for each other. Her choice of unlikely colors that ultimately "go together" creates the perfect look!

    Bette Carter on April 8, 2014
  • I really love her piecing. Love her color choices. They all look so "homey" and so comfy!

    —Ozark Cajun on April 8, 2014
  • Love the scrappy, vintage look. All of the quilts are beautiful and Cooper fits right in!

    —Patsy Wilkerson on April 8, 2014
  • I’m afraid I must answer this question the same way Kim answered the "favorite color" question! All of it! The colors, the applique, the piecing, and scrapy-ness . . . . everything! Simply love it all!

    —Kathleen on April 8, 2014
  • I love all the colors that Kim uses in her quilts, they are beautiful!

    —DebbieW on April 8, 2014
  • Although I am not normally a fan of country-style quilts, these are spectacular. I am a huge fan of scrap quilts and just love the colors and whimsy of Kim’s quilts. I can’t wait to try one or two or six ….

    —Carol on April 8, 2014
  • The quilts are beautiful with a quirky twist that defines Kim’s style. They evoke love in both a tactile and visual way, that makes me want to look long at them to appreciate their beauty and then to touch them to feel that warmth and love.

    —Lia on April 8, 2014
  • It’s impossible to look at Kim’s quilts without smiling… her combination of color, pattern, piecing and appliqué bring all of my favorite elements together. This is what quilting is all about… Happiness, warmth & love.

    —Joyce M on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s books because of the beautiful quilts and the way they are displayed in the book. I love the mix of patchwork and applique. Her quilts are great samples of country quilting.

    —Sandra Smith on April 8, 2014
  • Her patterns are awesome, but I’m with her on color choices, especially those olive greens. They’re always so warm and cozy looking, making me want to cuddle them.

    —Meghan O'Connor on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilt and her sense of color. Even with all the brown and tan fabrics, her quilts just sparkle. I love all her books and am looking forward to this next one. I hope I win!

    —Judy on April 8, 2014
  • I love looking at Kim’s books! I have almost all of them, the colors just seem to "speak" to me. I think it is the warm colors that look so homey!

    —Peggy Voorhees on April 8, 2014
  • What do I like best? EVERYTHING, and she’s as nice as she is talented! I can’t wait to get the new book!!!

    —Alice on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s unique applique, but the scrappy look and colors are cool, too!

    —KdBrown on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors Kim uses. They add just the warmth I like without being overwhelming.

    —Barb Colvin on April 8, 2014
  • All of Kim Diehl’s quilts are fantastic. They have such a country look and I love her use of applique vines and flowers in most of her designs. I would love to win this book and fabric!!!!

    —Geneva Lowery on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors in Kim’s quilts.

    —Susie Furgason on April 8, 2014
  • When I look at Kim’s quilts, I experience ‘comfort’, and that is what I love the most about her work. I haven’t been able to determine if this feeling comes the designs, the hues or a combination of patchwork vs. applique techniques. Perhaps it is her ‘homespun love’ that is revealed in each piece!

    —Marty on April 8, 2014
  • I love all the parts in Kim’s work, the color, the applique and the patchwork, such a wonderful show of colours. Love it.

    —Janet Crossman on April 8, 2014
  • First, I love the colors! So soft and warm. Second, I love the patterns and third I love the scrappy look.

    —Sherie Nelson on April 8, 2014
  • It’s the scrappy details that I love most!

    —Vicki Sprain on April 8, 2014
  • I just recently watched Kim’s program on The Quilt Show. What a sweeet lady. I loved hearing how she did her machine applique. I’d love to have her new book. Thanks for a chance.

    —LJ on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s mix of piecing and applique and am also drawn to her color choices. I am so glad she has a fabric line to help me find just the right colors!

    —Jean on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about them! They look old fashioned and yet timeless and fresh, simultaneously. I think I like the simple pieced ones the best, but they are all fantastic! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos with us!

    —Amanda Best on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts always make me think of comfort and warmth. I love the simplicity do the designs with a splash of pizazz. Thank you for your creativity.

    —Rita on April 8, 2014
  • I love the applique.

    —Donna B on April 8, 2014
  • Love the scrappy vibe! I wish my scraps looked this good. I’m trying to make more scrappy quilts but I have a hard time with it….guess I’m too accustomed to coordinating all my fabrics.

    —Frances Allen on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy feel and the great colors!

    —Renee S on April 8, 2014
  • The colours are wonderful. I will look at her patterns for a quilt for my quest bedroom.

    —Linda on April 8, 2014
  • I love scrappy applique! Kim’s patterns bring colour to my life!

    —Sherill V on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors of the fabric & the designs. Reminds me of quilts my grandmother had.

    —Sandra Pigg on April 8, 2014
  • I really like the country color palette that she uses. I also enjoy seeing both traditional blocks combined with applique. She also mixes up larger and smaller projects so you can do either depending on your mood. Thanks!

    —LisaT on April 8, 2014
  • The colors that Kim uses in her designs are perfect for me. A comfortable blending of those colors in a lovely design. Five of the "simple" books are in my library and I’ve made large and small quilts using those patterns. I can hardly wait for "Simple Appeal" to arrive because the penny rug is simply beautiful.

    —Loretta Putnam on April 8, 2014
  • I have always been drawn to the colors she uses, but also the designs are very traditional. I started quilting in 1976, the year of our Bi-centennial, so I like to think about traditional quilters, and how they added color and beauty to their lives through quilting.

    Mary

    —Mary Reed on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s style, it’s country yet has a fresh ‘new’ look. I like the homely feel I get when looking at Kim’s quilts. Thank you for the wonderful interview & of course the chance to win, I do live in New Zealand, so that’s a long way away!

    Leeanne on April 8, 2014
  • I so enjoy the first impression of color and design that grabs my attention and allows the wheels in my mind to start turning. Next, I enjoy the process of working on the project and seeing her creativity, mixed with mind, come into reality! Finally, I enjoy that I desire to work all the way through to a finished quilt! I do this over and over again with her patterns. Thank you, Kim, for helping to expand our creativity!

    —Darla Epperson on April 8, 2014
  • I love EVERYTHING about Kim’s quilts. I am drawn to her fabrics (especially the wools)and the colors she chooses. I have accumulated many of her fabrics and am always on the look-out for more. Having taken a quilt class given by Kim, I feel especially lucky to have met and spoken to her. She is a truly gracious lady, and a wonderful teacher!

    —Betty on April 8, 2014
  • *mine (not mind)!…autocorrect…

    —Darla Epperson on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s entire design aesthetic. She has a combination of primitive, earthy yet modern sensibility to her quilt designs and colors. They are subdued yet vibrant and lively. Soft and charming yet bold and beautiful. Her style is distinct and very appealing even if you lean toward a modern design aesthetic. I just love everything she does.

    —janette v on April 8, 2014
  • Such lovely fun colors but with a vintage feel. Lovely quilts.

    Colette on April 8, 2014
  • Last year I chose Kim’s pattern "Sprigs and Twigs" for the daughter of a friend of mine. I knew I had to find a pattern that was traditional and classy for this girl. My Fons and Porter magazine came in the mail, and there it was! Her use of colors in the log cabin, paired with the appliqué was perfect. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. My friend died of cancer before she could make each of her 3 girls a quilt. Of the 3, I think the Sprigs and Twigs is my favorite. I didn’t do an appliqued border, due to my time crunch of Christmas, but chose a large floral print that mirrored her appliqué. Love this quilt!

    Chris on April 8, 2014
  • I have all of Kim’s other books because most all the quilts I do are scrappy, too. I think this is what has drawn me to her work. Besides, it seems that the only quilts my husband seems to fall in love with are exactly those. Her colors are always seem to fit each pattern to a "T" and though others may stray from her palette, I try hard to duplicate her results. Now, having her own line of fabric makes that task pretty easy. Thanks so much for that !!

    —Elizabeth Larson on April 8, 2014
  • I have all of Kim’s books, they are my favorite. Also, have a fondness for old things dug up. I have a gray enamel bean pot; with a lid that my husband found for me. Anything old has a story. I often wonder what an old quilt could say about the women who stitched it. What went on under it. Comfort, love making, sickness, birth or heaven bound. Labels on quilts are so important, Don,t forget the story.

    —Sharleen Hendrickson on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use of color! Scrappy quilts are always my favorite.

    —Gwen W on April 8, 2014
  • Kim has a great eye for color and design which makes everything she quilts wonderful. Her scrappy look and beautiful array of colors puts me in the mood to quilt…and also shop for more fabric.

    —cheryl on April 8, 2014
  • I love her scrappy designs and I also like to do applique.

    —Sue White on April 8, 2014
  • I have been a Kim Diehl fan for a long time! I love how she can spin the scrappy look so many ways. But her use of colour is also what "makes" her quilts! It’s like icing on a cake and you gotta have that!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kerry

    —Kerry Linklater on April 8, 2014
  • The scrappy appeals to me and I really like the "Mendng Basket" quilt!!!! Great projects great fabrics.

    —Tonie Peterson on April 8, 2014
  • I am all about colour and have been a huge Kim Diehl fan for years now. I have been making quilts lately for our son & DILs 100 year old farm house. Kim’s quilts are our DILs go-to on my bookshelf. I would love either one of these magnificent prizes. Congratulations to Kim for another winner!

    Annette Johnston on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her quilts! It’s hard to believe they’re easy because they look so complicated. I would love to make a few!

    —BJ Goodier on April 8, 2014
  • I like Kim’s quilts as they simply make me happy. They are not fussy, they flow and are approachable. They seem to reflect her personality. I don’t often say that about entire books but hers make me feel that way.

    Jane Modjeski

    —Mj Modjeski on April 8, 2014
  • I love how Kim’s personality comes through in her quilt designs. Just charming.

    —Jean Hefflinger on April 8, 2014
  • It is hard to separate all the elements of Kim’s quilts. Colors, fabrics, appliqués, scrappiness all come together to make absolutely fresh country-style quilts.

    —Lisa Downing on April 8, 2014
  • I like the colors and the designs.

    —Susan on April 8, 2014
  • I am so excited about Kim’s new book. The thing I like most about Kim’s quilts is that they make me feel that I can get beautiful results following her direction. The applique make these quilts truly shine. Thanks Kim for the inspiration!!!!!! Rosemarie

    —Rosemarie Graham on April 8, 2014
  • I love all of it…the colors, the designs, the applique, the scrappy look. They all look so warm and cozy. I love the simplicity and the natural colors of all of the projects. I made a tablecloth for my kitchen from Simple Traditions (Garden Patch). I get more compliments and awesome comments when people see this quilt. It makes my kitchen look like HOME. Hope I can win your new book and fabric!

    Averyclaire on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts just make me feel happy when I look at them! Thanks for the opportunity to win the fabric and lovely new book!

    —Dixie on April 8, 2014
  • From Australia "downunder" I’m reading Kim as a clever, warm, unpretentious author and quilter of much renown who would stop and chat in the supermarket if recognised and approached, such warmth I see reflected in her colourways and designs creating quilts for every mood and occasion (and might I add my "just-past-beginner" level of quilting). I aspire to the next level under Kim’s guiding hand and out of range of any quilting police!

    —Joan McKenzie on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors – especially the combination in Wreath of Lilies.

    —Karen Cohn on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy feel so fun!

    —Connie Thompson on April 8, 2014
  • I love the flowers and the muted colors.

    —Marsha on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s blend of applique with traditional piecing. Also, her designs aren’t overly coordinated, just a happy blend of many fabrics.

    —Mona on April 8, 2014
  • I like the warmth of the colors. They have a very country feel.

    —Susan Ralyea on April 8, 2014
  • I love all of them. I love the way she combines the colors, piecing, & the appliqué. No one does it better in the quilting field I think with making her quilts & fabric look fresh up to date & classic at the same time.

    —Michelle on April 8, 2014
  • I like the country colors that kim uses and the applique really finishes off her quilts beautifully

    —Bridget on April 8, 2014
  • Love the wool appliqué and the color combinations in Kim’s quilts especially love the scrappiness look of the quilts!

    —Susan on April 8, 2014
  • I really like the combination of applique and piecing and the primitive feel of her quilts. A lot of that "feel" is due to the fabric she chooses.

    —Deb on April 8, 2014
  • What do I like best about Kim? Let’s see…..she taught me how to applique and gave me confidence to master my fav technique. I have all her books thus far and three are autographed. I would so love to add this to my collection. Her fabric selections speak to my soul. I chose one of her quilts for our guilds raffle quilt! I cannot seem to get enough of her! If she lived here in Michigan, I am afraid I would be the president of her fan club. I most likely would be arrested for stalking! LOL! When I grow up I want to be just like her. Congrats on your new book, Kim ! Good luck to all the participants. Thanks for the chance in this fabulous drawing!

    —Chris beresford on April 8, 2014
  • My whole house is decorated in antiques and Kim’s quilts fit in perfectly. The style, the colors, the mellow warmth just capture what I want my home to be. We are (finally) finishing the bonus room above the garage and it will be my sewing room. I would love to have a copy of the book to be my first projects in the new room to create things to help me decorate my new space. Please pick me.

    —Rickie L on April 8, 2014
  • Oh, I love the applique flowers, as well as the color choices for them.

    Liz Engman on April 8, 2014
  • Love it all …..

    Linda on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts because of the warm and cozy feeling they have. Her quilts are so beautiful but "touchable" – not so fussy, fancy that you can’t imagine cuddling up with one.

    —Shaun on April 8, 2014
  • As Kim is my favorite quilt book author and fabric designer I so tickled to see her new book out. Now about her quilts…..When I see Kim’s quilts I feel so comfortable, warm and happy. Her quilts are a "whole" meaning the pattern, colors, fabric design and placement of the pieces make a "whole". I copy Kim’s quilts and make a scrappy one too. My goal it to make one of each of her quilts in her books. Thanks Kim for another great book, thanks Stitch This for sharing the interview and to Kim, you and Henry Glass for the giveaway.

    Jeanne on April 8, 2014
  • I think the first thing that gets my attention is the color, then the scrappy nature and then the applique. Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful book!

    Linda Pawlak on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim Diehl’s style! It is uncomplicated and fairly easy to do. I am a somewhat newbie quilter and have made one or two of Kim’s quilt patterns. I enjoy the muted, earthy colors, tho it’s fun to experiment with brightly colored batiks.
    Please keep up the terrific designs so I can improve with each quilt I make!

    With best regards & happy quilting,
    Barbara

    —Barbara Jarchow on April 8, 2014
  • I feel a calmness of looking at Kim Diehl’s patterns and quilts featured in her books and that encourages me to work on a difficult applique from a workshop.

    —Martha Stewart on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s cozy style of Quilts. I have made several of her patterns and have several of her books. The true colors she chooses give all of them a wonderful warm look. Sure would love to win!

    —Diana W on April 8, 2014
  • I have many quilted projects throughout my house from Kim’s patterns and designs. Many people comment on how warm and country looking my decor is and that makes me feel good. I want my honpme to be welcoming to others. I love doing appliqué and I love how you can mix all the different warm, happy colors together and get something that is absolutely beautiful. Thanks Kim for all that you do and continue to do for all quilters.

    —Deb on April 8, 2014
  • I love the country colors and the applique. I don’t have any of Kim’s books yet so would really love to win one! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

    —Krista Y. on April 8, 2014
  • I love her warm, homey colors. Her quilts are so beautiful in every way. They make you want to make every one of them.

    —Joan H. on April 8, 2014
  • The work is craftsmanship is beautiful and the colours all work together so well. Lovely.

    —Colleen on April 8, 2014
  • I really love the colors.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts…the colors, the warmth they generate, the designs, the cheerfulness they create and the Americana feeling they give. I would love to try to create one of them if I won this great prize.

    —sharon on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look. So outside my comfort zone so I really admire someone who does it so well! But the combining appliqué and piecing combines the best of all quilting worlds!

    —Darlene Graham on April 8, 2014
  • I love the warm, earthy look of Kim’s quilts. They look traditional, with more pizzaz.

    —Dianne Gillin on April 8, 2014
  • I love the country look to Kim’s quilts. I am a little intimidated with most of the applique.

    Kathy S. on April 8, 2014
  • I like Kim’s quilts because they make me happy! I love the colors, designs, and the mix of piecing and applique. Her fabric choices are warm and cozy with a pop of freshness that will fit into any decor.

    —Pamela Mansfield on April 8, 2014
  • I like her choice of colors and the various ways she embellishes the quilts. They are so colorful and joyful to look at.

    Cindy Holthaus on April 8, 2014
  • I love the earthy, homey feel of the quilts. Plus there is a good variety of patterns to choose from. Loved the photo of the front garden. Very peaceful. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the draw.

    —Sandi on April 8, 2014
  • i love kim’s quilts

    —donna on April 8, 2014
  • Less is more, that’s what I think of when I see Kim’s designs. While there is much to them, you don’t get an overpowered feeling when looking at her designs. If you love scrappy, there is something for you. If you prefer appliqué or piecing, there is something for everyone. That’s what I like best. No one CAN’T work her designs.

    Denice on April 8, 2014
  • Love everything about them. Color, patterns, traditional but new. They show the love put into making them.

    —Chris Rose on April 8, 2014
  • Love the colors which only compliments the scrappy design. Beautiful!

    —Deb on April 8, 2014
  • I really like the scrappy vibe. I love using all those left over pieces that people think are too small to keep and use them to make lovely cloth!

    —Anne on April 8, 2014
  • I love the appliqué detail on Kim’s quilts….really adds to the interst of the quilts!

    —Barb Spurr on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s style in her quilts & fabrics. They have a comforting sense about them. I am not a fan of applique ….. except when it comes to Kim’s patterns and methods. She makes me want to cross the line. Her patterns are so enticing. Fabrics are so yummy.
    Her style is comfort , comfort and comfort.

    —Deb Anderson on April 8, 2014
  • Just when I think I have Kim Diehl’s designs pegged, "Country colors (love em), traditional design (love em)" — she throws in a surprise! Funky flower applique! A checkerboard border! Plum purple binding! Kim’s quilts always have an extra little twist that makes them special!

    —Kathy Brigham on April 8, 2014
  • Love the colors and the patterns, guess I love everything about Kim’s style..simple yet elegant! Thanks for the opportunity

    —Donna on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappiness of Kim’s quilts.

    Julie in GA on April 8, 2014
  • Love the scrappy look along with the quilt design that Kim adds applique to. Comfy quilts for living!

    —Carla J on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrapy look, the colors she uses, the patterns, the applique – everything!

    —Pat on April 8, 2014
  • I love fabric, her colors are beautiful

    —Julia on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use of bright colors and scrappy looking but not scrappy

    caroline Rohrer on April 8, 2014
  • Love, love the applique but the colors and scrappiness are such a combination of comfort and interesting.

    —Jocelyn on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’ s appliqué designs. They are perfect for both needle turn and machine appliqué. I just love her country style.

    Kris S on April 8, 2014
  • The colors really reach out and bring you into the quilts.Love all the aspects of the creativity process and end products. Love the chance to win.Thank you.

    —Dot on April 8, 2014
  • Her quilts make me feel at home! They make me want to curl up in them and get nice and cozy.

    —Pat on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts will stand the test of time. They’re classic! They’ll hold their charm and appeal through the next generations(s)!

    —Terry on April 8, 2014
  • Wow, what is not to like, the colors are beautiful and the designs are fantastic. I love that she combines applique with patchwork quilting.
    So I am a big fan.

    Gladys Bacon-Rust on April 8, 2014
  • I love the look of her quilts. She has a special touch for color that not everyone has. What’s not to Love!

    —Nancy on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and applique Kim uses in her quilts. The use of cranbery and teal and blacks work so well together, but I would not have been able to do those color combinations withoy the wonderful photographs in her books. I already have several of her books and her latest would be a great addition to my library.

    —Debbie G on April 8, 2014
  • Absolutely beautiful.

    —Maggie on April 8, 2014
  • I love the country designs, with scrappy fabrics. I’m partial to bright colors but find that her designs fit into any color scheme.

    —Laurel on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s color combinations are so appealing. I love the way she combines colors in unexpected ways. I especially appreciate the oranges and pinks in her fabrics and quilts.

    —Libby P on April 8, 2014
  • I love how the quilts are made with simple piecing techniques, incorporate beautiful appliques and have a warm scrappy feel.

    —Roxanna on April 8, 2014
  • Your designs are simply traditional and so today. I collect all your books, have enjoyed taking a class with you and love the fact that they work with my bright "agenda." Thanks, Kim

    —suzy weinbach on April 8, 2014
  • I am drawn to her combinations of appliqué and piecing. Her work is so balanced between them that it brings warmth to the eye and comfort to the soul.

    —Connie on April 8, 2014
  • I especially love the way that angled geometric shapes are combined so graciously with the curved applique. I am a relatively novice quilter and have done both but in separate projects. I am excited to think how they can be combined for extra excitement and movement in the quilt. I am a bit of a color coward and seem to try to match colors to patterns exactly, but I love Kim’s choices of soft traditional fabrics – and yes cranberry and teal are always favorites. Thanks for this opportunity to see these wonderful quilts

    —Judy Callingham on April 8, 2014
  • I love the way Kim combines applique with traditional easy blocks. The scrappiness gives such a homey feel in each of her patterns. Looking forward to enjoying this new book.

    —Carolyn Loewen on April 8, 2014
  • What I love the most about Kim’s quilts is that when I look at them, I always feel like I’m in the country. They bring a feeling of happiness and peace that I wish I could get into my quilts. Someday maybe if I keep following Kim’s lead!

    —Jim F on April 8, 2014
  • I love all of Kim’s quilts and most of all I love the colour palette she uses. Her quilts are truly beautiful.

    —Pauline on April 8, 2014
  • Gorgeous and very beautifully creative work by Kim Diehl. Thank you for this lovely display!

    —Marion Powell on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and the designs. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Beth B on April 8, 2014
  • I like the patterns,and the colors. The appliques are very nice, too, although I have never done any appliqué.

    Nancy Young on April 8, 2014
  • I love all of Kim’s quilts and especially the scrappy vibe!

    Jane Massingill on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and the scrappiness of the quilts.

    —Sandy K on April 8, 2014
  • I love the warm feel to her quilts.

    —Vicki H on April 8, 2014
  • Love the colors and scrappy look.

    —Shirley L on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors Kim uses in her books and how she uses them.
    I think that I enjoy most her use of applique along with the patchwork.
    I think that I have all of her books.

    —Velva Hoyt on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s color choices make her quilts feel so warm and comfy. The touches of applique just puts the best finishing touch to her quilts.

    —Gale on April 8, 2014
  • Kim manages to combine fabrics and colors that I may not normally choose, and they look wonderful together. Her designs are amazing, too.

    —Rosemary Hannigan on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim Diehl! I love the colors of the fabrics and how they look scrappy! Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to have this book!

    —Kim Hamilton on April 8, 2014
  • i love Kim’s designs. I have plans to make alot of them- just my style and colors! i would love to win this book and the Henry Glass fabric just to get started.

    carol on April 8, 2014
  • I realized after reading about Kim why I like her style and colors. Because I do too and the cutting process is my least favorite part of quilting. Really like her books too.

    —Jerrie Lynn Bergman on April 8, 2014
  • I love the way she puts colors together, they always look wonderful!

    Lorene S on April 8, 2014
  • I would have to say that my favorite thing about Kim’s quilts is the applique work. It is awesome.

    —Rhonda Best on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors, applique, pattern, and the soft, scrappy look. The whole combination makes you want to wrap the quilt around you and enjoy! Every time I see one of her quilt patterns, my fingers itch to stitch!

    —Janet T on April 8, 2014
  • I love the mix of different styles and patterns that Kim puts together in a quilt. She really puts colors together well and her quilts are bright yet traditional.

    —Tina on April 8, 2014
  • i think i love the colors she uses best of all…they really make a simple pattern stunning!

    grace thorne on April 8, 2014
  • Thanks for letting us share our favorite designer! I love that Kim uses scrap fabrics but there is always the seeming method to her madness 🙂 her colors blend so naturally. She truly has a gift!

    —Donna Rowe on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy style of your quilts. It allows me to buy small amounts of my most favorite fabrics. I also enjoy the cozy look you seem to have made your personal style. Thank you !

    —Jan Weedon on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are warm in style and colours that inspire me to want to make every one of them. Cyd

    —Cydney-London-Speers on April 8, 2014
  • I love her easy going approach and anybody can do it attitude. Her color choices are so fresh and pure. She makes me feel like I could do it too!

    —Marilynn Hagan on April 8, 2014
  • I love the way she blends applique with the scrappy quilt designs. It brightens the quilt up and also makes good use of the scraps. I am probably close to her Grandmother’s age, and I feel the same way about using "it" up. That old saying, "waste not, want not", is good for quilts too. her designs makes it look like the fabrics were all chosen from the store and not the old roaster. Just think, all of that beauty would have been lost if not for the scraps!

    —Linda on April 8, 2014
  • I love the way she blends applique with the scrappy quilt designs. It brightens the quilt up and also makes good use of the scraps. I am probably close to her Grandmother’s age, and I feel the same way about using "it" up. That old saying, "waste not, want not", is good for quilts too. Kim’s designs makes it look like the fabrics were all chosen from the store and not the old roaster. Just think, all of that beauty would have been lost if not for the scraps!

    —Linda on April 8, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts just give a feeling of comfy cozy country – the colors and designs.

    —Sharon on April 8, 2014
  • I am in the process of making wall quilts to decorate blank walls in my house. I like how her quilts are scrappy at the same time with a lot of structure and organization. The colors are simply cheerful

    —Jereena on April 8, 2014
  • I love the mixture of piecing and applique. And the colors she chooses create such a homey cozy feel.

    —Lisa on April 8, 2014
  • The colors are wonderful! I love the nature appearance–what wonderful works of art!

    —Pam Blake on April 8, 2014
  • Wow, Kim Diehl is one of my favorites. I would have to agree with Kim that choosing the colors is my favorite part of putting a quilt togfether. Applique is my favorite technique. So given those two facts all of Kim’s patterns are wonderfully designed. Thanks for all the inspiration Kim, can’t wait to see the next book!

    —Lorri Bashein on April 8, 2014
  • I like how they have the scrappy feel and at the same time don’t look like other scrappy quilts. There is a definite country, homey, and warm feeling to her quilts that make you want a cold winter night to cuddle up in them.

    —Amy on April 8, 2014
  • Love the colors!

    —Cindy Weeks on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts-That’s why I have all of her books!
    The colors are my favorites, applique adds that something special and they often have farm girl names. I am a farm girl! farmer’s daughter, farmer’s wife, farm boy’s mama. Keep them coming, Kim and Martingale!

    —Norma Klotz on April 8, 2014
  • Kim has a great eye for combining block styles and colors. I wish I had just ONE of her books!

    —Alice Johnson on April 8, 2014
  • I love that Kim’s quilts typically combine piecing and applique and they are almost always scrappy. The quilts have an heirloom quality that is irresistible!

    —Kim on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts becaue of their country charm, warmth and her color choices. Her unique appliques are amazing too.

    —Robin on April 8, 2014
  • I love the old fashion fabrics you offer.

    —brenda lea on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s color choices and her simple applique designs. The combination is an updated folk-art look that is very appealing.

    —Marcia Gilbreath on April 8, 2014
  • I Like The Vibe I Get From Her Colors. I’d Would Like To Learn More About Her Invisible Applique. Every Time I Look At The Work She Does I’m Inspired To Learn More. Even Though I’m 73 And Have Only Been Quilting A Few I Am Anxious To Learn More.

    —Domaris Foss on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and patterns on each piece of fabric chosen for the individual quilts. Together they make each of her quilts have the wonderful home made scrappy appeal. I’m a true fan!

    —Robbie on April 8, 2014
  • Her quilts make me happy. The colors and layouts are appealing, and I love applique. I hope she makes many more quilts and books.

    —wanda spain on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and scrappy vibe. She sure know how to play with the color and pattern for beautiful quilts.

    —Karen Funk on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s books and her calendars. The pictures make you wish you could go to the "place" where the quilt is. They always look comforting and wonderful.

    —Cheryl on April 8, 2014
  • I Love all of Kim Diehl’s designs they are just so beautiful & each one is special in its own way. I Love the colors that she chose’s for each project that she does. I am looking forward to purchasing one of her books so that I can do some quilts for my Granddaughters.

    —Vesta on April 8, 2014
  • I have all of Kim’s books! Her quilt patterns are absolutely beautiful. I took a class from Kim when she taught at Cozy Quilt Shop – what a warm, friendly woman. I want to make a quilt from all of her books!!!! She’s Awesome!!!!

    —Helen Davalos on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kims quilts as they read "HOME" I love the scrappy look & her great appliques. I taught a 3 day retreat using her Garden Medallion quilt pattern & all the quilts came out great, even one made all of batiks. I have all her books & I’m looking forward to her latest one.

    —Carol Bunnell on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use if colours and the ability to use scraps in the quilts!

    —deb on April 8, 2014
  • I love EVERYTHING about Kim Diehl’s quilts, but if I have to choose just one thing, I suppose it would be the luscious colors she uses in every quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win her latest book and some beautiful fabric. It would be heavenly to win!

    —Kathy Biciocchi on April 8, 2014
  • Ever since I bought my first Simple series of books I’ve been hooked on Kim’s designs & her use of colors in her quilts. Her quilt will stand the test of time & inspire future quilters!

    —Sandi Ellis on April 8, 2014
  • What I like best about Kim Diehl’s quilts for starters is the "color, the applique, and the scrappy vibe" !!! I have different styles in my home as far as decorating goes….colonial, civil war looking, cottage, and even a room of 30’s vintage shabby chic and it seems that all of Kim’s designs can fit into each of these rooms perfectly by simply following her designs and using certain groups of her colors….more brown tones in one room, more yellows and blues in another and the reds with touches of yellow and lights in yet another. The folk-art, vintage, scrappy, vibrant quilts, and fabrics which she designs are so at home with me….I think we must have a lot in common. I’ve only met her once but if we lived closer I think we’d be fabulous friends.

    —Sharon Pack on April 8, 2014
  • I love the colors and scrappy fabrics in Kim’s quilts. They give me a feeling of a warm hug just looking at them. Thank you for sharing your quilts with us!

    —Pam on April 8, 2014
  • It is difficult to choose what I like best about Kim Diehl’s designs. Maybe the best way is to say they are classic and make me feel connected to our quilting heritage. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Cindy on April 8, 2014
  • I love Kim’s colors and that her quilts remind me of old traditional quilts.

    —Ellen Fayard on April 8, 2014
  • I love the way her colors come together like a glorious symphony, created in simplicity yet elegant enough to illuminate a room while leaving you with the feeling of home sweet home.♥

    —Bobbie Hunley on April 8, 2014
  • That is a hard choice but I think it is the scrappiness, I love anything scrappy.

    —brenda morton on April 8, 2014
  • I love her colors, they’re so unique!

    —Donna U on April 8, 2014
  • I am a fan of all of Kim Diehl’s patterns. They are all favorites and I would be excited to have her new book in my collection!

    —LaNan on April 8, 2014
  • I can’t wait to get Kim’s latest book. I have so much fun looking at all of her quilt patterns. You can almost feel the fabric! I’m currently making yo yos to make the quilt from Simple Graces. I love the balance between hand and machine work. May you never run out of design ideas.

    —Julia Stavran on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about the quilts but it is the at home look and feel the quilts bring. They invite you in, just like a cup of tea and a biscuit with jam.

    —Chris on April 8, 2014
  • I’ve read several of the other comments, & sounds like a great book to start with. Has varriaty ,color & great appeal.I’m very limited on what I can afford so would greatly appreciate.

    Mary Hansen on April 8, 2014
  • ..i have read the many comments posted … i can’t think of one new or original thing to say … she has a special talent and eye that gathers color and beauty and then the hand to put it together. i’l love to have this new book .. and the fabrics … wow …what fun it would be to w ork with that.

    —Sandra on April 8, 2014
  • Absolutely love Kim’s quilts not only for the colors, but because they’re homey and inviting. Thanks for sponsoring the gorgeous fabric giveaway as well as Kim’s treasured Simple Appeal book.

    —Janet on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappy vibe and the wonderful colors she uses, wish I could put them together the way she does, there is no complains at all when it comes to Kim.

    —Ruth K on April 8, 2014
  • I love her color sense. I find myself drawn to the cream, teal & rose. I should consider that for my next quilt.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on April 8, 2014
  • I love color so I guess the scrappy-ness of the designs provide all the colors possible. I also like to appliqué so the designs are wonderful.

    —Jackie Wisherd on April 8, 2014
  • All Kim’s quilts have that ‘cozy slipper’ look. They are so warm and inviting. I also wish my knees would allow me to sit in my armchair with my doggy mate just like she does……so envious!

    —Deborah Barry on April 8, 2014
  • I love scrap quilts; so Kim Diehl’s quilt designs are just what I look for.

    —Elizabeth Perryman on April 8, 2014
  • I love the homey appeal of Kim’s patterns, fabric color and print; it is just a complete package deal!

    —WyoDi on April 8, 2014
  • I LOVE everything about Kim’s quilts, I have several of her books and would be so happy to win. Thanks for the chance.

    Béatrice on April 8, 2014
  • I like her "scrappy vibes colors" the best. I have always put colors together that some people might think "not a good choice", but they always turn out just fine. I also started out making scrap quilts from scraps from my family, so I had dress cottons, apron and kerchief scraps, and quite an odd assortment. Also, like Kim, I taught myself to quilt as no one in my family quilted. I made my first quilt which was a doll quilt for my first niece when I was 12 years old. That was quite an accomplishment 45+ years ago, without template plastic, rotary cutters and rulers and all of our wonderful tools we have today. I even think most of my points matched!

    —Sandy Steinke on April 8, 2014
  • I love the appliques AND the colors AND the scrappiness, but if I had to choose just one of those elements, it would be the applique that distinguishes her quilts for me!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on April 8, 2014
  • Time after time when browsing Pinterest or other sites, if I am totally DRAWN to a quilt..whether it is by the crisp, cool look of piecing, or primitive look, or color, oh my, I can count on it being one by Kim Diehl! I amaze myself! Actually Kim’s clever quilts just feel right to me. They make me feel at home! Elegantly comfortable. Congratulations on your newest book. A must have for sure. And thanks to Martingale for your support of our Quilting habit.

    —Martha Simpson on April 8, 2014
  • I love the scrappiness and the colors of her quilts – they look so warm and inviting – just the quilt to cuddle in on a cold night. I already have several of her books and look forward to getting this one.

    —Jean HS on April 8, 2014
  • très beaux patchs et belles couleurs! j’aime les patch geometriques qui rappellent les quilts anciens , mais les nouvelles couleurs donnent du pep’s. et ce petit atelier bien rangé, j’en rêve!!

    —bernadet on April 8, 2014
  • when I see these quilts I get happy. feel the love en happiness of Kim in this.

    —Truus Brouwers on April 8, 2014
  • I just love the softness of her fabric choices, the colours blend beautifully and the applique adds a pop of funky and playfullness. Really a beautiful collection of quilts.
    Hugs Jeannie and the dogs

    —Jeannie B on April 8, 2014
  • That’s a hard question to answer. I love the colours and designs of all Kim’s quilts, but I can’t say which I love best. I am a beginner to quilting and Kim’s colours and designs inspire me and I can’t wait until I’m up to the skill level to be able to do, maybe, the Late Bloomers or Sprigs and Twigs, I’m not sure because I love them all.

    —Elizabeth Kingaby on April 8, 2014
  • I love everything about her quilts and hope one day to be able to replicate them.

    Jan Smith on April 9, 2014
  • Wish I had Kim’s colour sense. Any of her quilts will be loved by anyone no matter their own colour joices. Kim you got me out of my pinks/greens and purple/blues. Love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    —Trudie vd Westhuizen on April 9, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts. They are exactly what I would design, if I only could…!!!

    —Andrea Taylor on April 9, 2014
  • I’ve just discovered the work of Kim Diehl and i love this mix between full colors and quiet ambiance ! Love !! Thanks for playing with you !

    Chez Nadege on April 9, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts because they are so warm and welcoming with her color choices and lend themselves to work in most any room. Her designs with applique always add interest to the overall pattern of the quilt and the scrappy method she uses just makes you feel at home!

    Diane Nagle on April 9, 2014
  • i love the applique on Diehl’s quilts….. i have been swatting up on applique methods but have not plucked up the courage to do any yet…. still a newbie to quilting but keen to progress with each project that i do.

    —Suzanne Keal on April 9, 2014
  • For me her color selection is the first thing that draws me to her quilts. I love the way the applique adds so much interest to her designs. She just makes me want to make every quilt in her books, and I have them all. Kim’s fabric and pattern designs have a look that is very appealing. I just love her, what more can I say.

    —Connie on April 9, 2014
  • If forced to pick only one thing I love about Kim’s designs I think I would pick her glorious color combinations, but it is a hard call as her work is delightful on many levels.

    —Joanne Sattler on April 9, 2014
  • I’ve always loved the look of applique` quilts but have always been a bit timid to make one. However after seeing Kim’s quilts that combine piecework (which I love to do) and just the right touch of applique’, there’s nothing to stop me now! I can’t wait to dive into some of her new designs.

    —Nancy on April 9, 2014
  • I love all of the beautiful quilts that Kim has in her books. I have started on one and hope that it turns out as beautiful as hers. I am still practicing the hand stitching, which unlike her is not my favorite part, but hope to grow into it. 🙂

    Laurie Travis on April 9, 2014
  • The colors coordinate so well. The scrappy look is awesome!

    —Andrea H. on April 9, 2014
  • I am recently retired and now finding a bit more time to indulge in my sewing, the quilts here using scraps are a great inspiration to me. I have recently made a funky tossed 9 square batik print quilt for one of my grand-daughters and a racing car quilt for one of my grandsons. They were such fun to make and I really want to make more for the other 8 grandchildren, time allowing. Anyway I hope I am a winner as I would love to use the fabrics mentioned.
    Here’s hoping

    —Sheila on April 9, 2014
  • I’ve been a fan of Kim Dieh’s work for sometime. I luv everthing about Kim’s quilts! Especially how easy her patterns are to understand. 🙂

    —Joan Rodriguez on April 9, 2014
  • i love the scrappy look of her quilts. applique is something i have yet to try. i do own several of her books, and have a project in mind to start.i love her use of color and design, and look forward to everyone of her books.

    —lynda on April 9, 2014
  • Love those quilts, the colours are fabulous. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Sunnybec on April 9, 2014
  • I love the traditional piecing with the addition of a little applique. I also love of course the scrappiness and some of the smaller projects.
    Keep on creating and inspiring us!!

    —Debbie on April 9, 2014
  • I have a hard time picking out fabric. I love all the patterns but colors are what make me want to drop everything and quilt.

    —Annemarie Krause on April 9, 2014
  • I love all her quilts! I especially like having applique with pieced blocks. It is so fun to just look through all of her books. It would be hard to chose which quilt to make because they all look so good that you want to make them all!

    —Cathy on April 9, 2014
  • What a wonderful way Kim has of combining applique with traditional blocks to make her quilts look so fresh and new. I just love each one she makes and enjoy making some of them for myself. So simple but so stunning!

    —Margaret McIntosh on April 9, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts. The colors, the fantastic appliques and the scrappy look. And I love her easy to follow patterns for these quilts.

    —Pat D on April 9, 2014
  • I love that they are so scrappy.

    —Beth (bakscrap) on April 9, 2014
  • I have every one of Kim’s books and cannot say what is my favorite thing about her designs. I love everything about them! I would describe Kim’s quilts as comfort quilts. Even just looking at them gives you a cozy, comforting feeling.

    —Wanda Somers on April 9, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts and appreciate the peak into her design process.

    —Ann Desjardines on April 9, 2014
  • I love how she mixes patterns in the same quilt. One of my favorites was the churndash that looked like a variation of the log cabin was in the middle square of the churndash pattern. I also like all the many colors she uses in her quilts. They are warm and pleasing to the eye.

    —Pamela Kinyon on April 9, 2014
  • The colors are what I love most about Kim’s quilt designs. She has a way of creating a very visually appealing design. I can’t wait to dive in to the book. Just simply wonderful.

    —Dawn Kulik on April 9, 2014
  • While I do love the look of the country colours.. I can see Mending Basket done in "my" colours.. shades of greens and rosey plummy pinks. Add to the to-do list.. 😉

    —Carol on April 9, 2014
  • Absolutely amazing! Kim inspires me to no end. I love everything about her style. And as a gardener, I especially enjoyed seeing her beautiful garden.

    —Janice on April 9, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts just feel like home. The warm colors and scrappy look are beautiful. Thank you for a great giveaway opportunity.

    —laurie a on April 9, 2014
  • I love the scrappy vibe – and the colors. Combined with the simple patterns, they are very appealing.

    —Janet G on April 9, 2014
  • Being new to quilting, I am looking for simple ideas. Kim’s designs and color choices are wonderful. She really is an inspiration!

    —Mary on April 9, 2014
  • I am not sure what I love best about Kim Diehl’s quilts. I do know that just looking at the pics posted here make me feel calm and peaceful. The colors are my favorites, warm colors. I know I would use the fabric ( if I win) to make a quilt from her book for myself.

    —DonnaD on April 9, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts and the colors she uses, as they remind me of my Grandparents lake cabin. They have such a homey folk art appeal and would be perfect in a cabin on a lake. My dream would be to own a cabin on a lake filled with quilts just like the ones Kim makes!

    —Carolyn Nannery on April 9, 2014
  • I love the comforting feel. I love the scrappy-ness. I feel I can make the pattern with my own fabrics and not have to go out and buy something specific in order to make it. They are timeless.

    —Laura G on April 9, 2014
  • The quilts pictured in this book look like ones I am fond of making. They have the scrappy look even if they are all planned out with the fabric. I would love to have this book and the fabric.

    —Kemper on April 9, 2014
  • I joined a small Idaho quilt club where Kim Diehl’s designs and classes are discussed constantly. The first time I saw her patterns I was enthralled with how warm they are in design and color. They make me feel at home. Her applique method is awesome and I am glad I have learned how to do it.

    —J C on April 9, 2014
  • Kim Diehl has become over the years my absolute favorite author: I have all of her books! To my mind, the greatest appeal of Kim’s quilts lies in their timelessness, not to mention their warmth and coziness. Going through her books with a cup of tea is soothing and calming: the very essence of quilt therapy! My ultimate wish would be to make each and every one of Kim’s quilts. Long may she continue creating such beauty!

    —Madeleine Chrétien on April 9, 2014
  • I like the warm and cheery look of Kim’s quilts.

    —Debbie L on April 9, 2014
  • I love the muted tones of some of her quilts, they blend so well with each other and give both a cosy country feel but also a timeless elegance to them. Wonderful to look at and admire and warm and snuggly on a chill evening!

    —Sian on April 9, 2014
  • I love how "do-able" Kim’s designs are. And, of course, I’m nuts for scrappy — use the stash so her designs are perfect for using that stash!

    Bonnie in Va on April 9, 2014
  • I love any quilt with applique and Kim’s patterns showcase this design element so well.

    —Sharon Hillman on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colors. They radiate a warm, homey feeling.

    —Ruth on April 9, 2014
  • It reminds me of home.

    —Kathy Peterein on April 9, 2014
  • I love the use of the country bright colors, getting away from the all brown look.

    —Daenette More on April 9, 2014
  • The colors are great.

    —sonia afanador on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colors Kim puts into her quilts. They make me have a feeling of happiness and comfort. We all need a little of that in today’s world. Thank you, Kim

    —Lori Quinlan on April 9, 2014
  • I love the combination of piecing and applique – gives a quilt that added WOW factor!

    —Barbara Jones on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colours and the scrappy look of her quilts.
    I just adore scrappy quilts !

    —Agnes on April 9, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts. The appliqué and color combinations are cosy and folksy, yet rich and appealing. They remind me of clothing and many sewn household items in Eastern Europe and Russia.

    —Vanessa Cato on April 9, 2014
  • I love the gorgeous colors, the vibrant glow of each color seem to flow from quilt to soul. These are the kinds of quilts I would love to make and share with family and friends. Great works keep it up and continue to share with all.

    —DoreenRoy on April 9, 2014
  • For me the appeal lies in the charming color combinations and mixing applique with piecing techniques.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on April 9, 2014
  • The warm cozy colors and down home country feel just makes you want to stay home and quilt!

    —Barb on April 9, 2014
  • The colors Kim chooses are wonderful. I love them. Her applique and patterns are also fantastic. Gorgeousness all around!

    Carey ~ Gypsy Thread on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colors as I am a country girl at heart. Looking forward to trying the Mending Basket with the many scraps that I have. I have been looking for a design that would work well with those that I have stashed and really like the look of the design. Would love to see the other designs in her book.

    —Gail Davis on April 9, 2014
  • I like the colors, applique, scrappy feel of the quilts and the down home comfy feel of her quilts.

    —Terri Tresise on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colors she uses as well as the designs. They are all beautiful. Makes you want to curl up underneath one and read a good book, like one of hers.

    —Rose on April 9, 2014
  • I have all of Kim Diehl’s books, and I really love the appliqué, they are so unique.

    —Joanne on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colors and the scrappy look that you use.

    —Sylvia Lutz on April 9, 2014
  • I love the scrappiness- I have a lot of fabric, and am always looking for ways to put it to use.

    —Laurel on April 9, 2014
  • I love her use of color. The scrappy fabrics look gorgeous and the occasional unexpected use of color makes the quilts exciting. Thanks for the giveaway. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

    —Sherry VF on April 9, 2014
  • I like the look of applique combined with quilt blocks. Kim uses colours that appeal to me, so her designs always catch my eye.

    —MoeWest on April 9, 2014
  • Kim Diehl’s books and projects always catch my eye. I think I like her colors the best with their warm, inviting feel pulliing me into her quilted project. I do love the scrappiness of how she puts all these colors together and they work so well. Actually the applique is the icing on top for many of her designs. Luscious!

    —Marie Chat on April 9, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts feel like home! I love the colors which are so warm and inviting. The designs are just the right combination of piecing and appliqué. I would love to make one with the Henry Glass fabrics.

    —Nancy Schwall on April 9, 2014
  • The thing I like best is that they say "Home". They bring back memories of your mother and grandmother. Of cold winter nights under so many quilts that you can’t even turn over. They make you smile.

    —judy williamson on April 9, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look to the quilts, though they could all be done with a controlled palette, too.

    —Jill Ellis on April 9, 2014
  • I love it all. Kim’s designs give me hope that I can actually use up my stash. The scrappy, country feel is right up my alley! Did I mention I love it all! Just beautiful!

    —Sara on April 9, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts evoke memories, of life on our farm when I was a kid. The colours and designs speak of the simple life!

    —Denise Sunderland on April 9, 2014
  • I love her style, fabric, books and all of her quilts. Keep up the amazing work!

    Debbie on April 9, 2014
  • I really like Kim’s patterns because they evoke coziness and nostalgia even.

    —Joan Horton on April 9, 2014
  • I love scrappy quilts, and Kim’s rich colors are so pretty!

    —Z Any Mouse on April 9, 2014
  • I love the cozy feel of her quilts. Her color choices make me want to cuddle up in the quilt even if it is only a table topper. Her quilts have an antique fell reminiscent of simpler days of the past. Looking at the designs her patterns will work in other fabric choices and give off a different vibe.

    —Di on April 9, 2014
  • What’s not to love? The energy of her quilts is amazing and her color combinations are stunning! Just like Kim herself!

    —Barb Stommel on April 9, 2014
  • I love that even though quilters might not be "pure country" Kim’s quilting style still draws everyone in. I wish I had her sense of appliqué placement that really creates a wonderful sense of cheer and calm at the same time. So grateful for quilt designers like Kim. I will be purchasing this book soon. Mary

    —Mary on April 9, 2014
  • It’s the combination of colors and country feel. I’m an applique fan!! And her dog sooo cute!

    —silvia on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colors in Kim’s fabrics and then how they go together when you put them into a quilt.

    —Bonnie Malcolm on April 9, 2014
  • I do not know what others call it but I call Kim’s quilt patterns traditional. There seems to be a modern look to quilting these days but I prefer traditional. Her designs pattern and fabric go so well together . I would ask her what her very favorite pattern would be. Thanks for chance to win her book.

    —marie on April 9, 2014
  • I love all of Kim’s quilts and had the privilege of taking a class from her. The best part, besides the great class, was seeing her quilts in her show and tell. They are even better than in her books. I can’t wait for this new book to come out. Thanks for the chance to win the book and fabric bundle. 🙂

    —Lona Long on April 9, 2014
  • The colors plus the beautiful appliqué!

    —Anna Reed on April 9, 2014
  • I love all of her appliqué patterns

    —Anna Reed on April 9, 2014
  • I love the feel and look of her quilts. I really enjoy the smaller things like table runners and table toppers. I don’t have tons of space to work on quilts so the smaller things work best.

    —Donna Viar on April 9, 2014
  • These quilts are just beautiful. Warm and easy on the eyes.

    elr on April 9, 2014
  • I would have to say my favorite part of her quilts is how she uses color – so warm & just so right! And the applique is fantastic!

    —Carol Gearey on April 9, 2014
  • I just love Kim’s quilts. The designs, the colors, and everything. They make you think of all the good things and feelings of life. She takes you to your comfort zone…She is a very talented lady!!!!!

    —PAT STRAIN on April 9, 2014
  • Her color combinations are what catches my eye.
    I, too, love cranberry red.

    I love scrappy quilts. I love her applique but I am intimidated by applique and it is something I have not attempted.

    —Debbie on April 9, 2014
  • I love it all. Her applique is gorgeous, the colors are warm and inviting, and her work is traditional but yet modern.

    —Donna W on April 9, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts make me think of Home and Warmth. I love her style.

    —Elizabeth Kuntz on April 9, 2014
  • I like everything about Kim’s quilts. They are so warm. I love combining patchwork and applique.

    —Anna Marie Werner on April 9, 2014
  • I love the warm country look and feel of her quilts. And her books are so beautiful that I display them rather than put on a bookshelf!

    —Wanda Down on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colors and the scrappy look. I want to learn how to applique, I think her applique work is beautiful. Her designs and colors are made for my home which is log.

    —Carol on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colours and the fact I want to make her patterns, every other applique quilt think "It’s pretty, but I’ll never make it". That’s not true for these.

    —Jen B on April 9, 2014
  • This is a most delightful book. The applique, colors and designs are right up my ally. I have to have this book!!!! Keep up the good work, Kim.

    —Ellen Mauzey on April 9, 2014
  • I like the variety of fabrics used as well as the "zing" that the applique adds to the design. I know her quilts would look great without the applique, but with it, they’re awesome.

    Cindy A. on April 9, 2014
  • My favorite part is the applique. I think Kim’s applique designs are so comfortable and homey. Her colors are wonderful too. Thanks so much for the chance to win her book and the lovely fabric bundle!

    Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts on April 9, 2014
  • Her sense of color creates a "snuggle" quality that makes me feel like be wrapped up in it’s warmth. The earthiness gives a feeling of history, old and new at the same time! The colors clash and collide in such a soft, bold, rhythmic dance you feel the sense of nature coming through. It’s such a wonderful feeling just looking at her quilts. Truly captures and stills my heart! Can’t wait for her new book and ideas! Thank you Kim Diehl for sharing your heart………blessings!

    —Barbara Joy on April 9, 2014
  • I love that Kim’s designs have old-fashioned and traditional blocks, and the warms colors are united for a perfect quilt! 🙂

    Jessibeth Vicenty on April 9, 2014
  • The perfect combination of colors, designs, appliques. One of my favorite quilt designer.

    —Catherine-M on April 9, 2014
  • Kim is my absolute favorite designer. We’re kindred spirits – loving traditional quilts with pops of applique. I LOVE all of Kim’s fabrics and collect as many as I can because they seem to go with everything I’m working on. Her fabrics and patterns are what I call "Yesterday Meets Today" and that is very appealing! Thank, Kim. Keep up the GREAT WORK! Can’t wait for the next "Simple" book to come out. 😉

    Sue on April 9, 2014
  • My favorite thing about Kim’s quilt is the combination of applique and scrappy piecing. I would love to have the book to learn her applique method.

    —Judy on April 9, 2014
  • I love the simple lines and easy applique and the fact that you can use any fabric to make the quilts. Scrapy quilts are one of my favorit and she puts all the colors and fabric together in a grand fashion.

    —Sheila Hoak on April 9, 2014
  • When asked what I like about Kim’s quilts, it is hard to pinpoint one thing. It is the feeling that I get when I look at a quilt with a variety of colors: dark, light, dull, bright. They speak of balance and satisfy the eye. The pattern also evokes an emotion…it is the draw of days gone by, the history of a simpler time, life on the farm. It is a warmth that surrounds you and you feel that all is right with the world. The applique is fun and light-hearted, a fairy that flits here and there, giving delight. One element is incomplete without the other, and Kim is masterful at her craft!

    —Becky Harvey on April 9, 2014
  • Penny Candy is my current favorite. All of your creations I would put in my home!

    —Debby Hughey on April 9, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts appeal to me because of their scrappy, vintage vibe they have.

    —Verena J on April 9, 2014
  • I appreciate Kim’s creative mind. I’ve learned color choice and possible layout choices from her books. I still consider myself a beginner quilter and Kim’s books have given me inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win her new book and the beautiful fabric.

    —Anita R on April 9, 2014
  • I love all of Kim’s patterns, but always felt I would never be able to tackle the beautiful applique that are on so many of her quilts UNTIL…..I took a workshop with her friend Laurie Baker. Laurie taught us Kim’s method of applique and it completely changed the way I feel about the entire process. Beautiful results are now attainable and so easy to achieve. Thank You Laurie and Kim!!

    —Teresa C on April 9, 2014
  • I love the color teal- my favorite used in her quilts with the majority of the brown.

    —Corrie Tollett on April 9, 2014
  • Love the colors, love the applique, love the scrappy – what’s not to love?

    —Laura McFall on April 9, 2014
  • It’s so hard to pick one. A Kim Diehl quilt keeps the eye moving and a smile for the mind. Like looking at a favorite photo you want to take in every detail and enjoy every aspect of the image.

    —Donna Philip on April 9, 2014
  • I love the Country look of Kim’s quilts. The colors remind me of the fabrics I have in my stash. I also like the added applique to many of her quilts. They just all appeal to me!

    —Jean Greene on April 9, 2014
  • It’s hard to narrow it down to one thing I love best. I was fortunate enough to take a class from Kim a few years ago, and she is marvelous. I’ve also heard her speak on a few occasions and her passion for the art is palpable. I love the colors (earth tones are my fave) and the way she puts the pieced blocks together with the applique is marvelous. Nope. Can’t do it. Can’t narrow it down to one thing. I love it all!! Marvelous looking book, by the way. Would love to have it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    —paula dalby on April 9, 2014
  • The quilts are so beautiful. The colors of the fabrics are so vibrant and colorful. I am more partial to old fashioned quilt patterns and the patterns in this book along with the combination of the fabrics are awesome and makes me want to make each quilt. Love it all.

    —Leah on April 9, 2014
  • The colors she blends together are amazing! I especially love the ‘pop’ of the plum and teal!

    Margaret on April 9, 2014
  • Kim’s use of colors bring a freshness to the overall look and the way the appliqué is worked into the design just makes it all flow.

    —Geri Running on April 9, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s patterns especially her scrappy look. I also like the way she takes the traditional blocks and gives them a new look.

    —Maureen Klebe on April 9, 2014
  • I love Kim’s books and the country cozy feeling you get when looking at her quilts. I really like her color choices. There are so many quilts i want to make it’s hard to choose. Love them all.

    —Carmen Montmarquet on April 9, 2014
  • I love the "country feel" and color of Kim’s quilts. The simple applique along with pieced blocks are just the kind of quilts I admire. I would love to win so thank you for the opportunity!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on April 9, 2014
  • I so enjoy her method of inspriation. Such a beautiful array of colors for the bright spingy designs that adorn her porch.

    —Priscilla on April 9, 2014
  • Love love love it all! The colors in these quilts would fit into my home perfectly and I would love to try to make them all for myself and my family. Would love to have the fabric or book – either would be treasured.

    —Audrey on April 9, 2014
  • I adore Kim’s style. Her choice of colors and sweet applique touches make her quilts sing. I love her scrappy style. I can’t wait to add this next book to my collection!

    —Joni on April 9, 2014
  • I love the way the colors blend so well. I am not good a finding colors that blend that well. All the patterns are beautiful.

    —Lori on April 9, 2014
  • I like that her patterns are scrappy, but pretty, would love both book and fabric!

    —carol n on April 9, 2014
  • It’s hard to pick one thing, I love everything about Kim’s quilts! Maybe the colours?

    —Diane on April 9, 2014
  • Last year the 9 members of our quilt group picked your pattern, the one on the cover of Simple Pleasures and we all made that pattern in our own choice of colors. We had a a Reveal Party and we were so impressed how beautiful all the quilts were and how different they all were. We all are inspired by your great designs and co.or choices. I want to remake the Simple Pleasures quilt again but this time instead of making it all in shades of red, I want to do it in ivories .
    Anyway, thanks for your inspirations
    Shirley

    —Shirley Walker on April 9, 2014
  • Kim’s style is truly one to be admired. Her taste is very unique. Her colour choices are just yummy. I have all her books and still drool from one quilt pattern to the next. I am looking forward to adding this book to my collection.

    —Sherri on April 9, 2014
  • The colors and the piecing are so restful – perfect for a quilt. I enjoyed seeing the behind the scenes view – thank you. and thanks for the chance.

    June @ QuiltQuest on April 9, 2014
  • Hi. The quilt our group made is the one on the cover of Simple Appeal!! Not simple Pleasures, although that would have been wonderful too. It would be wonderful to be a winner and receive Kim’s new book, but if I don’t I know that I will be on the lookout to buy one. And at leadt one fabric bundle!!
    Thanks again for your many wonderful patterns and inspirational ideas.
    Shirley

    —Shirley Walker on April 9, 2014
  • I love Kim’s patterns, choice of colors, and her combination of traditional blocks and applique. Beautiful quilts!

    Janie on April 9, 2014
  • I have every one of Kim’s books and have taken 2 classes from her. I love her quilts–her color choices, and the special touches she adds to make them pop. I love scrappy and her style is the best! Can’t wait to add this new book to my collection.

    —Marilyn Polak on April 9, 2014
  • I love the softness of the colors. The quilts all seem so "friendly"

    —Joan on April 9, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use of patchwork and applique. They can translate to any decor. I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration just looking at the projects in Simple Appeal! I would love to be able to peruse Simple Appeal in by own comfy quilting chair!

    —Pam Lewshenia on April 9, 2014
  • "Simple" is the key word in my vocabulary when it comes to making quilts——it works for Kim and her fabulous collections of fabric and country style. How can one person be so clever and keep designing so many great scrappy-look quilts. Kudos to her style and colors!!!! Love the book–I think I need it!!!

    —Diane Schwarz on April 9, 2014
  • All of these new quilt patterns are just so FUN! When you can look at the patterns and colors you just think "Happy".

    —Tina Stratford-Brown on April 9, 2014
  • I love all of Kim’s quilts. I feel like she is a kindred spirit. Everything she does sings to me. I love all her books, all her fabric, and I love how everything comes together. YUMMY!!!!

    —Karen J on April 9, 2014
  • The pictures from the new book make me want to start another quilt. The colors are great, and the patterns for piecing and applique are very doable. I’d love to have a copy of the book to complete my set of KD books which I often spend time just browsing through and getting inspired.

    —rose on April 9, 2014
  • I love Kim’s incorporation of traditional-type piecing & applique – especially when she incorporates some black in her color scheme.

    —JoAnn on April 9, 2014
  • I have been a big fan for many years and love her use of color and scrap quilting techniques. I can’t wait to add this newest book to my quilt library.

    —Kim Ellis on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colors, patterns and the feelings the quilts project….homespun love

    —Kay on April 9, 2014
  • I’ve got a couple of her books ! ! I really enjoy the way she makes the pattern look so hard to non quilters……BUT instead are so easy. And the BIG BIG thing is the applique! !!! I’m a quilter, but when it comes to applique not so good ,Still learning!Kim puts appliquealmost in every quilt And I’m a scrapper .THANKS KIM!!! I don’t have your new book ,and it would be nice to have ,also the fabrics are steller!!!!

    —jeanette on April 9, 2014
  • To me, I absolutely love her use of colour – it has opened up my eyes.

    —Nancy Renaud on April 9, 2014
  • When I look at Kim’s quilts, I am drawn into the colors first. Her patterns seem simple (not necessarily easy) but have a uniqueness of their own with the addition of the applique. I just want to take her quilts and wrap up in one of them with a good book or sit by a fire and relax. They have a very "homey" feel. When I look through her books, I find myself saying, "Oh, I want to make that one…..and that one….and that one…..oh, and that one!"

    —Diane Hinton on April 9, 2014
  • I adore everything Kim does. Her variety is amazing! But, I have to say that the scrappiness is my favorite part. I think scrappy quilts sing to me. I think the pages of her book would sing also…

    —Leslie Hoff on April 9, 2014
  • I really enjoy the fun Kim has with simple shapes in her appliqué designs, and the interesting new spins she puts on old favorite pieced designs. Everything I’ve made has turned out wonderful!

    —Sandra on April 9, 2014
  • I like her scrappy colors. They seem to symbolize the lore of quilts: homey, comfortable and resourceful.

    —Rebecca Galla on April 9, 2014
  • What i love about Kim’s books is the colors combinations, absolutely gorgeous, and i also loved her reply to one of the questions asked of her, sitting down in her favorite chair and sewing on the binding

    —tracy edwards on April 9, 2014
  • I just love Kim’s designs! The country style matches my house perfectly. I love the fact that they looks great in Kim’s colors and other colors look great, also. Can’t wait to get a look at her new book! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Judy Wright on April 9, 2014
  • Everything I love about quilting… Variety of patchwork and appliqué with rustic colours.

    —Donna McGraw on April 9, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts, they warm my heart!!

    —Geni Pickens on April 9, 2014
  • I love the combination of colors and the homey feel to all of Kim’s quilts.

    —Wendy P on April 9, 2014
  • My twin sister and I now live together and quilt together! We love Kim and have all of her books to date as well as her fabrics. We just moved into our retirement condo and our decorating style looks much like the pictures in Kim’s books. We love scrappy and traditional quilts. We hang our quilts to display–on old tobacco sticks, over furniture and also like to frame Kim’s tabletoppers and small quilts. We too collect lots of old enamel and use baskets, crates and crocks as well to display our quilts (an old ironing board and double galvanized wash tubs on stand decorate our quilt studio). Our retirement evolves around visits to quilt shops, shop hops, guild meetings and quilting friends. What else can we say–we love Kim and her books!

    —Alice and Betty on April 9, 2014
  • Kim is my favorite designer! Her combination of patchwork and appliqué creates wonderfully soft and cuddly designs.

    —Sharon Miller on April 9, 2014
  • I love the scrappiness factor! They are much more fun to display and keep the creative juices flowing!

    —Pat Inabnett on April 9, 2014
  • I love county feel the pattern and fabric brings to the quilt.

    —Linda Christianson on April 9, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts. I’m attracted to color, and scrappy has always been a favorite. I’m just embarking on applique, so would be THRILLED to win a copy of Kim’s book and fabric. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Pat Onderdonk on April 9, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts, but I especially love the applique. Her quilts are simply beautiful. Color, texture and design all are wonderfully represented in Kim’s quilts. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Lisa "Finnie" Finn on April 9, 2014
  • I love Kim’s use of color, and the scrappy style has a lot to do with that as well. Gorgeous quilts!

    —Kearstie Grenier on April 9, 2014
  • I have all your books and can’t possibly pick a favorite.i met you in Dansville, n.y. at material rewards and felt like a groupie. I was so thrilled to meet you! I find your projects to be so gorgeous and colorful, they seem like old friends. keep writing and quilting, kim. you are my favorite! love you!

    helena on April 9, 2014
  • Wow! thats a loaded question!
    What is there not to love about Kim’s marvelous quilts? The design, and warm inviting cozy color way and the sytle is to die for. I have all her books and I would love the new one.

    —Audrea on April 9, 2014
  • I love Kim’s style, so comforting and they just make you feel at home . Beautiful quilts. I need this book!

    —Joyce Allen on April 9, 2014
  • There’s just something about Kim’s style that speaks to me. I often see quilts in books and magazines and think to myself that they are fabulous and look like something Kim had a hand in – then I read the credits and find that she has.

    —Bonnie Nederlof on April 9, 2014
  • I love everything Kim does; her designs, her appliqué method, her fabrics, and so on! I have all of her previous books, plus some of her early patterns. Most important – I know her to be a genuinely charming person, and have enjoyed getting to know her through our Winterfest connection. Thanks, Kim, for all of it!

    —Ruth Spendlove on April 9, 2014
  • I love the overall feel – makes me feel right at home!

    —Ashley on April 9, 2014
  • I love the colours that Kim uses in her quilts. Her colour choices are so perfect and make her quilts so inviting that I want to snuggle up in one of them.

    —Linda Webster on April 9, 2014
  • I love the sense of comfort and homyness that her quilts convey. I adore the colors ans appliqué and the whole package which, as I said above, generates the feel of being home, surrounded by all the things you love.

    —Laura on April 9, 2014
  • I like the colors and the homey feel of Kims quilts. I would love to have her fabric and book.

    Shirley on April 9, 2014
  • Love the color, her style and the gorgeous designs! Thanks, Kim

    —Valerie on April 9, 2014
  • I enjoy the combination of blocks that you generally don’t see together and yet her colors balance so well that they look perfectly natural.

    —Laura Carter on April 10, 2014
  • I love her fabrics. I want to make one of her quilts in the exact fabrics it shows in one of her books. I just love the way they look.

    —K on April 10, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts make my heart sing and my fingers itch. First the colours, then the designs and applique. I love everything about them.

    —Vanessa on April 10, 2014
  • I love Kim’s sense of style and her use of color. I work on emulating it, but have a long way to go! The book and the fabrics would certainly help me get closer!

    —Brenda on April 10, 2014
  • Kim Diehl’s new book Simple Comforts is definitely on my book "want" list. I really admire her work.

    —Brenda on April 10, 2014
  • I have three of Kim Diehl’s books and they are timeless. Lovely patterns and lots of inspiration.

    —Catherine Stiele on April 10, 2014
  • My favorite quilts are always those that combine piecing with appliqué and Kim does that beautifully!

    —Diane on April 10, 2014
  • Thank you for the opportunity to win~!
    Although Kim designs with values (light, medium, and dark), I love her choices of her fabric to those values.
    Not only is it Simple Appeal, it’s Simply Beautiful~!

    —Linda on April 10, 2014
  • I really appreciate the applique she’s done. I need to do more of that.

    —melissa on April 10, 2014
  • I love the look of Kim’s designs. The designs and colors inspire warmth and coziness. I usually opt for bright colors, but Kim’s designs have broadened my horizons. So excited for the new book.

    Janice Behn on April 10, 2014
  • I love the design and the beautiful applique. The colors are awesome.

    —Emily C on April 10, 2014
  • I love the scrappy vibe, they are so warm and homey.

    —Vicki H on April 10, 2014
  • I love her applique. I hope someday to learn to applique.

    —Sandy K on April 10, 2014
  • Love the colors and designs that she uses. Like the country look of her quilts and hope to win. Also would love to have the fabrics.

    —Mary on April 10, 2014
  • I love the scrappy feel of her quilts, makes them very homey. Thanks for the awesome give away!

    —Jacklynn Grimm on April 10, 2014
  • There are so many things to like about her work! The colors are stunning and so are the designs and her work in general. I envy her!

    —Brenda Hulsey on April 10, 2014
  • Kim is my favorite pattern designer – I have and love ALL of her books! I love how she blends piecing and applique together in her quilts. Her fabrics are gorgeous and have a traditional look with a modern flair! I would love to win!

    —Kathi on April 10, 2014
  • I love the colors in Kim quilts. They are usually my go to colors, Thanks for the opportunity,

    —Kathy Davis on April 10, 2014
  • What do I love best about Kim’s quilts? I love it all!! I love the combined piecing and applique, the colours she uses and the scrappy look. So excited there is another book!

    Raewyn on April 10, 2014
  • I love the honesty in her quilts. The colors, the patterns, they just strike a chord in me. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Stacey on April 10, 2014
  • I love the use of colors and the use of applique

    —Kathy Luehrs on April 10, 2014
  • I love when she combines piecing and applique. There’s so much going on!

    —Diann Cornell on April 10, 2014
  • I love her colors and her wonderful twist on classic patterns!

    —Barb M. on April 10, 2014
  • the colours, absolutely — i just love how she puts things together. the quilts are always so warm and appealing

    —pam on April 10, 2014
  • I have been wanting to try wool applique, so those patterns and instructions in this book appeal to me the most. I also love the colors and style.

    —Mary A Helgesen on April 10, 2014
  • her quilts feel warm and home-y. Down to earth. It must be first, the colors, then the informal style, and overall, the scrappy. I love scrappy!

    —Madeline on April 10, 2014
  • The colors are so soothing and calm. They make me happy!

    —Helen on April 10, 2014
  • I love everything about Kim’s quilts! I own all her books (so far!) And I would love to win the beautiful fabrics.

    —Robin McGuire on April 10, 2014
  • Really like the colors and the texture that her designs create.

    —Ann Kuhn on April 10, 2014
  • I first notice the country color pallett that I also like. Next I enjoy scrappy quilts but they are also simple. Lastly Iike the large simple appliqué designs that are used. I have never used one of her patterns but this new book really has some winning quilts in it. I see one of those in my future!!!

    —Barbara on April 10, 2014
  • I love the color combinations and the combination of patchwork and applique. Beautiful! sarah@forrussia.org

    —Sarah on April 10, 2014
  • It’s all about the scrappy goodness for me. I can’t get enough of the beautiful variety of colors and designs. I notice something different every time I look at the pictures, and it never seems to get boring.

    —Carole S. on April 10, 2014
  • I love Kim Diehl’s books I have all her quilting books and always have an eye out for the new ones to come!I love the style of her quilts and how she decorates with her quilts…I decorate my own home with quilts and the things I love and it just makes me happy…when ever I want a warm, and cozy feeling I bring all of Kim’s books out of my book shelves and enjoy…

    Annalee Mages

    —Annalee Mages on April 10, 2014
  • I like the warm, rich colors that Kim uses.

    —Barb Johnson on April 10, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are beautiful because of the colors of the fabric.
    The applique is exquisite and intriguing. I especially love
    the way the colors fit into any decor and give you such a warm
    fuzzy feeling when you look at them. Such a nice display that
    anyone would want to make. Henry Glass fabrics are just
    beautiful!!! I would love to work with the patterns and fabric.
    Thank you for such stunning displays!!!!

    —Carolyn Tuszynski on April 10, 2014
  • I am drawn to the vibrant colors of Kim’s quilts. She makes scrappy look so easy. I have so much to learn :>)

    —Georg on April 10, 2014
  • I love the colours and the appliques. Earthy, down-home gorgeousness!

    —Piroska on April 10, 2014
  • I LOVE her colors and fabrics in her quilts – I am a warm color lover!

    —NancyB from Many LA on April 10, 2014
  • Everything!!! I just love everything there is about these quilts of Kim’s. I love the colors and the simplicity of the designs. I love the fact that she is so relaxed looking when she does her quilts, her little doggie is sitting in her lap while she works. She is simply the best appliquer I have watched on tutorials, and I want to be like that.

    —Lynda L. on April 11, 2014
  • How could I possibly decide what element of Kim’s designs I love best?? When I think quilt, hers are what come to mind. I’m a very traditional type quilter, so maybe that is why. The fabrics, colors, & patterns all work so well together. I just feel happy when I see one. I am on a very limited budget…so to win this book & fabric pack would be a dream come true! Thanks for offering us the opportunity to own one of her books.

    —Vicki Fox on April 11, 2014
  • definitely the appliqué, it’s beautiful!

    wendy on April 11, 2014
  • Her designs and colors have such a warm and comfortable look and Kim is such a genuine, down to earth nice person!! This new book looks great!!

    —Gail on April 11, 2014
  • Kim is hands-down, my favorite quilt and fabric designer. I love the colors and the patterns. Taking her class twice and meeting her was one of the highlights in my quilting life! I find myself going through her books just to enjoy a relaxing time, with a cup of tea. I’ve made several of her quilts and they go together beautifully!

    —Linda Renderer on April 11, 2014
  • Love the scrappy feeling, yet it is still an organized look. Vety soothing color pallete too.

    —Tatyana on April 11, 2014
  • Kim’s designs and use of fabric just strike a chord in my heart. I love the scrappy look done with the wonderful twist of gorgeous applique. It’s also kind of fun to dig into the scrap box and create something new out of the forgotten pieces of fabric. (But it is also fun to throw caution to the wind and indulge in beautiful new pieces)

    —Carolee Jackson on April 11, 2014
  • I LOVE the "scrappy vibe" of Kim’s quilts! When I first started quilting, I avoided scrap quilts like the plague, but Kim’s designs and her gorgeous colours drew me in, and now I’m hooked! I’ve already chosen the first 3 quilts I’d do from her new book.

    Jannette Binder on April 11, 2014
  • I love the tradtional feel of Kim’s quilts with a dash of serendipity in color. I want to make just about all her designs!

    —Donna on April 11, 2014
  • I just love the combination of the pieced blocks and the applique in Kim’s quilts. They are so much fun to make. I am currently working on one of her quilts that combines cotton with wool for the applique. This is going to be a favorite of mine for years to come.

    —patty artz on April 11, 2014
  • I love the way her applique sings with the scrappy-happy pieced designs. Kim’s designs always look harmonious. I love her work!

    —Heather Miller on April 11, 2014
  • Love, Love, Love, Love every book, pattern and piece of fabric from Kim!
    She speaks right to my soul of quilting! Keep up and I will keep my soul shining!

    —cindy on April 11, 2014
  • I love the combination of traditional and modern fabrics and colors. Her patterns are timeless.

    —Sherry Fram on April 11, 2014
  • I like the fabrics she uses and the overall feel of vintage.

    —Nancy Angerer on April 11, 2014
  • Kim Diehl has a definite style that you can always pick out from among the crowd. I think I most admire her ability to use color well in her designs. Her color choices give traditional patterns a contemporary feel, but her quilts still maintain that link with the past. Thanks for a chance to win her latest book and the fabric bundle, too!

    —April on April 11, 2014
  • I love the colors that Kim uses. In every quilt, the colors always relate to one another and together they totally bring the quilt to life.

    —Gail D. on April 11, 2014
  • I love her use of color. I find my taste changing as I complete quilts. And my choice of colors is being refined, especially when I see her quilts. They are just gorgeous and look so homey. Makes you want to cuddle under one. Her method of applique makes me want to try it!

    —Cheryl Wright on April 11, 2014
  • I love Kim’s folk art style of applique and the warm colors she uses that make her quilts look soft and comfortable. Her quilts always have a warm, welcoming look.

    —Mary on April 11, 2014
  • My favorite quilts are those that include applique with piecing; but Kim’s quilt are extra-special. She has a wonderful gift when it comes to choosing color and fabrics. I love her books!

    —Ann in PA on April 11, 2014
  • I love the colors in Kim’s quilts.

    —teri c on April 11, 2014
  • I love the applique on the scrappy pieced designs. Everything is gorgeous. I would love to have this book!!

    —Nancy on April 11, 2014
  • I have 3 of Kim’s books and love them dearly!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

    —Jacqueline VH on April 11, 2014
  • The magic for me relates to the color combinations and her ability to combine appliqué and patchwork together. Would love to see article on how she choses her patterns,colors and design to emerge with stunning results.

    —Donna on April 11, 2014
  • I love the colors, the applique and the scrappy vibe. Her quilts are works of art.

    —Bea K on April 11, 2014
  • I have several of Kim Diehl’s books and I feel that they are all winners because of the fact that the quilts so simply speak of tradition and the warmth of the past. Broken down into parts, they are indeed simple blocks but treated with such ingenuity and flair they speak to everyone.

    —Patricia Vastine on April 11, 2014
  • I like the balance between piecing and applique.

    —Evelyn on April 11, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts to me, are full of joy and laughter. Perhaps it is because I LOVE reading her posts of Facebook and enjoy her sense of humor and joy there. Consequently when I see her designs and wonderful eclectic splash of color and variety in her quilts, they draw me in and give me joy. I lover her use of color and traditional piecing but with appliqué. This is probably one of my favorite combinations. Thank you Kim for writing and inspiring us.

    —Barbara Bennett on April 11, 2014
  • I just love to look at Kim’s books, and so very much admire her work. Just looking at her work makes me want to make every one. Her color choices are beautiful, the subtle, warm, earthy colors of country! My house is completely "country", and has been for 50+ years, before it became so popular. When I make one or more of her patterns they will outshine my others. Now, I have to get busy and quilt!!!

    —Norma on April 11, 2014
  • I am in total awe of the beauty of Kim’s quilts……the color combos and designs make one’s heart feel happy and comfortable…..Country Comfort is what I think of when I see her quilts. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

    —Mary Chasey on April 11, 2014
  • I’m drawn to the combination of patchwork and applique, because hand applique is my first love. I often need help in planning patchwork blocks and quilts, and Kim’s quilts and patterns give me what I need. p.s. my local small library has some of Kim’s books, and many library patrons enjoy them. Thanks for the giveway; it would be lovely to win :).

    —Kathleen C on April 11, 2014
  • I am an admirer of all of Kim’s work, especially her applique.

    —Joye on April 11, 2014
  • I have several of her books. The quilts are so homey and comfy looking. The coloration and design of her quilts says country……they are just perfect. Please continue creating your beautiful quilts!

    —Candy Daniels on April 11, 2014
  • I love the combination of patchwork and applique in Kim’s designs.

    —Mary P on April 11, 2014
  • What I like best about Kim’s quilts is the way the colors, the appliqué, and the scrappy vibe all work together so beautifully.

    —Rhonda on April 11, 2014
  • I really like the colors and the applique plus the fact they are scrappy.

    —Sandy Curtis on April 11, 2014
  • Love how intricate it looks and how simple to do. Not sure I am ready for hand quilting, but love the folk art look.

    —Sue Duisenberg on April 11, 2014
  • I think about the whole quilt as well ands what I absolutely love about Kim’s quilt and patterns is the fact that the colors are so vibrant! Any one of these could lighten up a corner or bring a smile to someone and that is what I try to achieve with my own quilting.

    —Nancy Eriksen on April 11, 2014
  • It’s definitely the scrappy look! Scrap quilts are my favorites.

    —barb on April 11, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are always absolutely stunning. I love the down to earth colors and beautiful appliqué . The homey feeling wants me to tell everyone "it’s ok to sit on my quilt". A clique I know, but I want to create what people want to snuggle up to and use and Kim’s quilts always make me feel this way.

    —Debbie Yarbrough on April 11, 2014
  • Everything about Kim’s quilts make them striking. Her choice of colors especially the brights make the designs stand out. The simplicity of the patterns provides all skill levels an opportunity to make something spectacular.

    —Lin on April 11, 2014
  • It’s the timeless nature of her designs, the colors and combination of piecing and applique. Love her quilts.

    —Nancy on April 11, 2014
  • It’s the timeless nature of her designs, the colors and combination of piecing and applique.

    —Nancy on April 11, 2014
  • I love the applique.

    —marie on April 11, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are homey and scrappy and simple enough to actually complete in a reasonable amount of time. Traditional and modern at the same time.

    —Linda Towers on April 11, 2014
  • I’ve had the opportunity to meet Kim several times and find her style of quilting to be as fun loving as she is. The warmth and tradition of her quilts evoke a sense of calm and tranquil. You just want to cuddle deep in them. One of the first things I notice about her quilts is that each has it’s own unique border which is designed to compliment the blocks or center medallion. The borders are simply the frosting on the cake!

    —mary smith on April 11, 2014
  • I love the colors, it is truly a gift to be able to get the colors together and have them look so nice. I like the designes also, they are so hahppy.

    —sybil williams on April 11, 2014
  • I just love the colors in Kim’s quilts!

    —Bridget on April 11, 2014
  • I love the use of color, and having space to add some needle turn applique just brings lots of smiles.

    —Barb Arms on April 11, 2014
  • Kim is one of my favorite quilters. I have all of her books and have made many of her patterns. One of my favorites is a wallhanging that is in my dining room. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Renea on April 11, 2014
  • I just love Kim’s primitive designs and colors. She is a wonderful designer.

    —Charlene Boniscavage on April 11, 2014
  • Oh my, too hard to pin down to one thing, but I’d say Kim’s gorgeous applique would be #1 followed closely by her color combos. Can’t wait to see the book, I’ll buy if I don’t win a copy!

    —Ann Hudson on April 11, 2014
  • The colors and designs of the quilts in the artice are beautiful!

    Misty Y on April 11, 2014
  • I like it all and would love to win this beautiful prize package!

    —Margaret Lawrence on April 11, 2014
  • I love the color choices of Kims quilts along with the patchwork with applique. Her quilts look so comfy.

    —Jill Meador on April 11, 2014
  • I like the feeling of welcome that her patterns convey

    —mararet on April 11, 2014
  • I love scrappy quilts and I love Kim’s colors. The fabrics are comforting and comfortable without being dull or washed-out. The shapes are simple but the arrangement in the quilt design uses scale and value well. I’d love to win fabric and books.

    —S. Seater on April 12, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look that Kim uses with the appliques on her quilts. The combination gives you such a warm comfy feeling and makes you want to grab the quilt and cuddle beside a warm fire with a cup of hot cocoa.

    —Mary Jones on April 12, 2014
  • I have many of Kim’s books and have made several of her wall hangings. What they say to me is come on in and relax. I have received many compliments on them and would love to win her new book and fabric line. They say country and that is what I am. Country!

    —Diana Wilson on April 12, 2014
  • I love the charming simplicity in Kim’s appliqué designs. They are fun and whimsical which appeals to my style of quilting! I must also confess to loving her use of scraps as I seem to have lots that need to find a new home! This book should be in my future!

    —Diane on April 12, 2014
  • I love appliqué and Kim adds an informality with her scrappy designs that give a homey feel to all her quilts. I also enjoy that quiet hand work that Kim describes. Especially the petting and patting of the finished quilt while doing the binding.

    —Mary Rose on April 12, 2014
  • Please don’t make me pick, I love the way her quilts come together and have a simple, handmade look. She is very good with color choices which I also love and that is what really brings it together. I don’t think I have any of her fabric, but I think I really should fix that!

    Ferne on April 12, 2014
  • I love the scrappy look and also the designs and actually I love everything about her quilts. I didn’t look at her books at first because there was too much hand applique on it then I saw her machine applique and I fell in love with them. I would love to win fabric and/or books. Thank you Kim for bringing your talent to all of us.

    —Ida Brandon on April 12, 2014
  • I love scrappy quilts with appliqué and piecing, therefore, I love Kim’s books and patterns…

    —Sandy on April 12, 2014
  • I love Kim’s quilts but if I had to pick a favorite aspect, it is the way she enhances traditional designs with applique. I also love her color choices. Almost all of her quilts contain a just a touch of blue-green, my favorite color, to sparkle against the neutrals that make up most of the quilt. She has inspired me to attempt a quilt in neutral hues.

    —Kathy Renz on April 12, 2014
  • My colors, my kind of piecing and applique! I love Kim’s books and would love to add this one to my bookshelf. Can’t get to a quilt show?? Just pull out your KD books and enjoy one at home.

    —rose on April 12, 2014
  • I truly love everything about Kim’s work. The colors are a perfect blend it seems but also have that scrappy look that I love. She combines all that with beautiful applique that gives it just the right touch. I love her work.

    —Joellyn Partyka on April 12, 2014
  • I have one of her books and wish my whole house could look like the pictures and quilts in her book. Her applique method gave me much inspiration and I absolutely love her colors.

    —Elaine on April 12, 2014
  • Kim’s quilts are beautiful, I love her color choices, and the scrappiness of the quilts. I would love to win her book and the fat quarter bundle.

    —Joyce on April 12, 2014
  • I love the distinct color contrast and beautiful flowers on her quilts. Love, love, love!

    —Christa Dunn on April 12, 2014
  • It is a toss up – I love the applique but also the scrappy vibe. Kim’s Scraps seem to go together so much better than my own.

    —Colleen on April 12, 2014
  • I like the way her scrappy quilts don’t look scrappy. I think it is her use of color that tricks me into thinking the quilts are made with fewer fabrics than they are.

    —Sue on April 12, 2014
  • I am drawn to Kim’s quilts first by the applique, second by the scrappy look and third by the colours. While working on one of her wall hangings I realized that applique is something I enjoy doing. I save all my scarps so finding a project that allows me to use them up is great. Like Kim, cranberry red is one of my favorite colours.

    —Liz Dicrescenzo on April 12, 2014
  • I was new to quilting when I bought Kim’s first book and I bought it because I fell in love with all the beautiful colors. No wonder she can’t pick just one for her favorite–neither can I! I made one of my first quilts from her book and it is still one of my favorites. Thank you for your inspiration!
    Fran

    —Fran May on April 12, 2014
  • I love the applique. Kim’s designs have a very comforting feel, and I haven’t seen one of her projects that I don’t like.

    —Jo Anne on April 12, 2014
  • The colors draw me in right away, but I like everything about Kim’s quilts.

    —Dixie on April 12, 2014
  • I love the warm country look and feel of Kim’s quilt designs.
    Her mix of scrappy piecing and lovely but easy applique, appeals to me. I enjoy looking at her books over and over! Would be delighted to win her new book and the wonderful fabric bundle!

    —Lola on April 12, 2014
  • The colors first then turns out I love the scrappy designs and the whole ball of wax. So fun. Thanks.

    —Mom C on April 12, 2014
  • I absolutely love the colors! I have several of Kim’s books and would love to have this one.

    —Pam on April 12, 2014
  • For me it’s that Kim’s quilts make me smile and that is always a good thing when I’m looking for a pattern to sew. It’s as if they speak to me.

    —Sue on April 13, 2014
  • Kim’s use of traditional patterns using bright colors always catches my eye.

    —Susan on April 13, 2014
  • I can not choose just one thing I love about Kim’s quilts. I love it all. The simple country patterns that make the colors of her fabrics feel so warm and inviting. The applique let’s me truly love the time spent with needle and thread in my hand helps shut out the rest of the world. Looking through her books and seeing what others have pieced from them just puts me at peace the instant I see them. Hope you have a long and happy career Kim.

    —robin on April 13, 2014
  • The scrappy vibe and her pieced patterns (I’m not so good at applique)

    Jess on April 13, 2014
  • The colors and combining piecing and simple machine applique. So many ideas in her books but so little time to accomplish all that I would.

    —Linda on April 13, 2014
  • The quilts look so HOMEY! is that a word? Love to read your book.. and love the fabric choices!!

    —Dorothy Holt on April 13, 2014
  • I love the combination of her colors and applique boarders. Her colors are soft yet vibrant.

    Joanne Letnaunchyn on April 13, 2014
  • I love the muted but warm colors that look so inviting.

    —Donna B on April 13, 2014
  • What do I like about Kim Diehl’s quilts? The Amazing colors and her mix of applique and patchwork. She is one of my favorite designers and I was very fortunate to see her quilts up close and personal, as she spoke to a local guild and I got to help hold up her work. I also got her to pose for a pic with me.. one glorious memory.

    —Darrell Hardenburg on April 13, 2014
  • I love the warmth of Kim’s vintage looking quilts. Her combination of colors are simply beautiful.

    —Angela Harper on April 14, 2014
  • The colors of Kim’s quilting fabrics along with the block designs speaks to my heart. They are comforting and cozy.

    —cheryl on April 14, 2014
  • The comfy feel of the blocks & the "sparkle" of the applique are what I love about Kim’s quilt designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Sandie G on April 14, 2014
  • I had the pleasure of taking a class from Kim Diehl and she is as warm a person and teacher as the beautiful warm and cozy quilts she creates. Cant wait for her new book. Have every one of them and they are such eye candy. The best of everything to Kim and congratulations on another great book, we as quilters thank you for giving them to us to use and cherish.

    —Sheila Plock on April 14, 2014
  • I love the richness of the fabric choices and how they all seem to just play off one another. Love, love, love it!

    —Leslie Schlaefli on April 14, 2014
  • Kim’s delightful way of mixing fabrics so that your eye goes from one to the other making each one stand out while still blending in beautifully together.

    —Deborah Fields on April 14, 2014
  • I like everything about Kim Diehl quilts. Since I don’t do a whole lot of applique, I especially like her scrappy quilts.

    —Carol Sc on April 14, 2014
  • I love the colors and the applique. They’re just wonderful, and i’d absolutely love to win that bundle of her fabrics.

    Deb on April 14, 2014
  • Love the quilt designs and the fabrics used, they make you want to settle into your favorite chair and sew.

    —KATHY SPRUILL on April 14, 2014
  • Love the homey warm feeling that her quilts evoke. Colors are beautiful.

    —Duane Wiley on April 14, 2014
  • Her work is an inspiration! I am planning to try a mini quilt with appliqué .

    —Margaret Shaw on April 15, 2014
  • I love how Kim can mix so many colors and patterns in one quilt and have them all look like they aren’t scraps from many different collections.

    —Sherry on April 15, 2014
  • I think I like the "scrappy vibe" best. I just know I could spend some time going thru my scraps and come up with fabrics for these quilts and have a great time doing it!

    —Debby T on April 15, 2014
  • I have done a few of Ms Diehls’ quilts. What a talent she has. I will strive to be as accomplished!
    Kim, please continue to inspire us! Makes me feel cozy!

    —SUZIE on April 15, 2014
  • I like the scrappy look and the way it was used to create new patterns from old traditional ones!

    —Ruth McKinley on April 15, 2014
  • Kim’s quilting books are all SO inviting to just sit and look through and then try and pick which one to find fabrics for and start in making! I love all her designs, love the scrappy look, love the applique and piecing mixed in the quilts and love the color selections. Cant’ wait to see her new book! Have gone through Pinterest page and located a few free patterns on various websites. Plus a few in American Patchwork & Quilting magazines that I happened to have had. Love ’em!!

    Sylvia Bryan on April 15, 2014

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