Quilting through 2014, season by season (+ sale)

Love Blooms quiltLeft: “Love Blooms” by Heather Mulder Peterson, from the eBook Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures—only $11.99 through January 5.

Choices about making a quilt often depend on the inspiration at hand. And there’s arguably nothing that inspires quilters more than the seasons. Each season holds its own magic. Though they feature transformations we’ve witnessed time and time again, they never cease to persuade us to create.

For timing’s sake, it’s best to start a seasonal quilt by anticipating a season’s arrival (case in point: who waited for freezing temperatures before starting those Christmas projects?). In this week’s books on sale, you’ll discover designs to anticipate stitching for all four seasons, plus patterns perfect for year-round display.

With quilt ideas to take you from this December to next—plus a 40% off incentive this week only—you can look forward to filling 2014 with patchwork pleasures!

Here are a few seasonal quilts from each of this week’s sale books.

Quilting for Joy by Barbara Brandeburg and Teri Christopherson
$18.95 Sale $11.37

Spring: “Shasta Daisy”

Shasta Daisy quilt

Summer: “Beach Blanket”

Beach Blanket quilt

Autumn: “Boo”

Boo Halloween quilt

Winter: “Christmas Festival”

Christmas Festival quilt

Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures by Heather Mulder Peterson
$19.99 Sale $11.99

Spring: “April Showers”

April Showers quilt

Summer: “Rickrack Roses”

Rickrack Roses quilt

Autumn: “Harvest Time”

Harvest Time quilt

Winter: “Christmas Glow”

Christmas Glow quilt

Creative Quilt Collection Volume Three
$19.95 Sale $11.97

Spring: “Sweet Pea” by Karen Costello Soltys (also available as an ePattern)

Sweet Pea quilt

Summer: “Lost Ships” by Tricia Lund and Judy Pollard

Lost Ships quilt

Autumn: “Japanese Baskets” by Laurie Simpson

Japanese Baskets quilt

Winter: “Midnight Star” by Mary Hickey (also available as an ePattern)

Midnight Star quilt

Quilts for Mantels and More by Susan Thomson
$14.95 Sale $8.97

Spring: “Baby’s Room” window valance

Baby's Room window valance

Summer: “Waving Flags” mantel quilt

Waving Flags mantel quilt

Autumn: “Autumn Maples” mantel quilt

Autumn Maples mantel quilt

Winter: “Christmas Santa” mantel quilt

Christmas Santa mantel quilt

What quilts are you dreaming up for 2014? Share your ideas in the comments!

6 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I am dreaming up paper pieced star quilt. Happy New Year 2014

    —Linda Christianson on December 30, 2013
  • Firstly…Happy New Year..!!!…
    Tomorrow is New Years and today I sat down and wrote my yearly list of what quilts do I want to make in 2014…..I make a list with 12 quilts on it and by the end of the year hopefully each one is at least a sampler block…..This year I am starting my 9th Sampler block quilt of the New millennium….as I make a project I will add a block to the quilt….each one is a surprise because I don’t ever know which block will start the quilt…or which block will end the quilt…..Have a great new years…and all the best to you and yours this holiday season…..

    —Darlene Krystal on December 30, 2013
  • I’m dreaming of (sung to the tune of White Christmas) finishing 8 UFO’s in 2014 along with completing a Southwest Graphix and Butterfly Quilt I started this year, which is, not quite a UFO yet. Two trips to the hospital stopped my WIP. For new stuff: my goal is to make 5 Quilts of Valor in 2014 and in my spare time..haha, I look forward to spending time rewinding bobbins.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on December 31, 2013
  • Wow, I love those mantel quilts! I really never thought of decorating the mantel that way except for Christmas.

    —Carol Barringer on December 31, 2013
  • I’m dreaming of changing the Santa mantel quilt to replacing all those Santas with a winter village scene complete with a white church with a steeple and bright shining star. The trees can remain, as they are perfect just the way they are.

    —Alice Hourihan on January 1, 2014
  • My triumph for the new year would be to learn machine quilting well enough to not rip it out, just like many of your other respondants. It seems so intimidating to so many of us, perhaps we need to jump in and learn by doing. I know that I have plenty of quilt tops to practice on. I only hope the learning curve is not so deep that the quilts are ruined.
    My other goal is to hand quilt a top that was started by my husband’s grandmother prior to 1938! May we all achieve our goals and aspirations in 2014.

    —Linda Towers on January 4, 2014

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