Wish List Day! Friendships, farmhouses, and a little zen (+ giveaway!)

It’s Wish List Dayalways our favorite day of the month! This month we’re excited to share with you the Martingale books coming to your local quilt shop in February. Tell us your favorite book and you could win it!

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Simple FriendshipsSimple Friendships: 14 Quilts from Exchange-Friendly Blocks
Kim Diehl and Jo Morton

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When two quilty friends—and beloved best-selling authors—team up to design friendship quilts for you, you become their BFF too! Kim Diehl and Jo Morton bring their signature styles together in a book bursting with exquisite quilts to make with friends. Kim and Jo chose six of their all-time favorite blocks for swaps; then each designed six quilts using those blocks, along with two sampler quilts that incorporate all six blocks. The results are breathtaking! You’ll learn how easy it is to form a swap group with Kim and Jo’s best tips and advice. Instructions include options for making an entire quilt solo and making just one block at a time (perfect for swaps). Friends, guilds, bees, and more—invite everyone to sew, swap, and build lasting friendships while stitching these dazzling quilts!

Have a seat and sew with me! Kim’s Oak Patch quilt is on the left; Jo’s Apple Cider quilt is on the right.

See more from Simple Friendships (then call a friend) >

Miss Rosie's Farmhouse FavoritesMiss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites: 12 Captivating Scrappy Quilts
Carrie Nelson

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Oodles of quilters are in love with Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company—and the magic that the woman behind the company, Carrie Nelson, makes when she puts needle to fabric. How would it feel to mix scraps like she does, be a master of print and pattern play, combine colors so effortlessly? Now you can find out with this curated collection of popular patterns from Miss Rosie—and they’re all fat-quarter friendly! A dozen stunning bed-sized quilts come with ideas for enlarging or reducing to the size you like best. Patterns are written as if Carrie’s sitting right beside you, telling you why she did or didn’t do something (and why you should do what she did!), all with the witty prose and funny stories you love when Carrie’s wearing her other creative hat—as blogging and social-media guru for Moda Fabrics.

Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites

See more faves from the farmhouse >

Zen Chic InspiredZen Chic Inspired: A Guide to Modern Quilt Design
Brigitte Heitland

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Yearning to design a quilt that captures your unique style? Quilter, Moda fabric designer, and interior designer Brigitte Heitland will guide you step by step toward creating one-of-a-kind quilts inspired by the colors and elements in your home. No difficult design concepts here—Brigitte’s approach is innovative and fun. From turning a pixelated image of your space into a color palette, to transforming the shapes in a room (a lamp, a cushion, a coffee cup) into a foundation for a show-stopping quilt, you’ll love Brigitte’s practical advice for designing quilts that tell your story. And the styled room shots that inspired the 12 quilt patterns inside? 😍 Gorgeous!

In this example from
Zen Chic Inspired, the fabrics in the top photo aren’t harmonious with the surroundings; in the bottom photo, the fabrics coordinate well with the elements in the room.

See the delightfully quirky quilts in Zen Chic Inspired >

Which new book would make your February fantastic? Tell us in the comments and you could win your choice of book when it’s released! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!





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