Wish List Day! Splendids, Saito, patchwork, reflections, and . . . buttermilk! 🥛 (+ giveaway!)

Happy Labor Day and welcome to Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month! Why? Because we get to share with you books that are coming soon . . . in this case, as soon as October! Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below; then enter to win one at the end of this post!

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The Splendid Sampler 2The Splendid Sampler 2
Another 100 Blocks from a Community of Quilters
Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson

More than 31,000 quilters have sewn along with the Splendid Sampler community online. Now Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson return with 100 all-new block patterns to inspire quilters all over the world, all over again! Choose blocks designed by Pat and Jane plus superstar quilters Lissa Alexander, Carrie Nelson, Jenny Doan, Susan Ache, Betsy Chutchian, and many more. Blocks made with patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, and paper piecing provide plenty of opportunities to try new techniques. You’ll discover fun ideas for arranging your blocks in a gallery of sampler quilts. Best of all, you can share your progress online and experience the joys of quilting with this "Splendid" community of quilters!

From The Splendid Sampler 2

Vintage PatchworkVintage Patchwork
A Dozen Small Projects from One Bundle of 10″ Squares
Pam Buda

Create a dozen tiny treasures with ONE pack of 10″-square precut fabrics! No extra fabric needed (except for backing and binding)—every last scrap is put to beautiful use. Stitch eight little quilts to hang on walls, display on tables, or tuck into baskets and nestle on bookshelves. Four petite pincushions will add a warm, cozy feel to even the smallest of spaces. Make projects one at a time or cut fabrics for all 12 projects at once for oodles of sewing fun—handy cutting diagrams included on a pullout sheet make it easy. A swatch guide provides a simple way to organize and plan where to use each 10″ square.

From Vintage Patchwork

The Best of Buttermilk BasinThe Best of Buttermilk Basin
A Bevy of Cotton and Wool Quilted Projects
Stacy West

A smidge of vintage, a splash of folk art, a pop of color, and a pinch of patchwork—that’s your recipe for creating the coveted Buttermilk Basin style! Join bits of wool, cotton, and thread to bring 17 charming projects to life. They couldn’t be easier to create. With simple wool appliqué, embroidery, and quilting techniques, you can adorn home and hearth with small quilts, pillows, penny mats, a mug rug, and other items for seasonal decorating and everyday living.

From The Best of Buttermilk Basin

Simple ReflectionsSimple Reflections
A Journal for Memories and Musings
Kim Diehl

Make time in your busy day for a little reflection with beloved quilt designer Kim Diehl at your side. Kim’s gathered photographs of favorite quilts and more to share with you in this dazzling journal, packed with visual inspiration to enjoy year-round. Among gorgeous photos of Kim’s work, you’ll find plenty of space to jot notes, list events, and record inspiration wherever it may strike. Kim’s included seasonal recipes too! Bring the beauty of Kim’s quilts with you wherever you go—a handy take-along size makes it easy to do. Patterns not included.

From Simple Reflections

Yoko Saito's Bags I Love to CarryYoko Saito’s Bags I Love to Carry
Yoko Saito

Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito is known the world over for her exquisite handbags. In this gorgeously photographed book, she shares 26 bag patterns with a focus on beauty, purpose, and comfort. Bags of all shapes and sizes feature motifs inspired by nature and traditional patchwork, most in Ms. Saito’s signature taupe color palettes. With designs from big, boxy bags to petite pouches with curvy shapes, you’ll learn Ms. Saito’s methods for flawless piecing and appliqué. Whether you’re looking for casual bags for everyday use or spectacular bags fit for special occasions, you’ll find the perfect one to create in this inspiring collection.

From Yoko Saito's Bags I Love to Carry
This book is published by Stitch Publications and is distributed by Martingale.

Which new book above would open up your creativity in October? Name it in the comments and you could win it! 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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Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Darliss, who says:

“Oh so hard to decide. I recently bought wool pieces and the Buttermilk Basin would give me some good ways to use them. But the miniature Vintage Patchwork would definitely give me more mini quilts for my stair way wall. Yoko Saito’s books are very intriguing with all her unique techniques. Guess I would go with Buttermilk Basin and make the mini’s for my wall.  All excellent books.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Darliss—congratulations!

And guess what? September books are available TOMORROW! Whoo-hoo!


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