Great New Books: Giveaway!

I’m always happy to see the UPS truck pull up to my house. When the latest box of Martingale books arrived, I was over the moon. These new titles are dynamite!

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Quilts from Sweet Jane is perfect for today’s precuts. The quilts are innovative and fun—they don’t necessarily look like they were made with precuts! Author Sue Pfau has hit this one out of the park.

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Apple of My Eye

I love Apple of My Eye and Under the Sea.

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Under the Sea

The soft colors of Penny Lane are wonderful.

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Penny Lane

Visit Sue Pfau’s etsy shop for more great quilt patterns.


Kim Brackett has done it again. In a follow-up to her best-selling Scrap-Basket Surprises and Scrap-Basket Sensations, Kim’s 18 fresh new projects will keep you sewing and sewing!

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Some of my favorites in Scrap-Basket Beauties are Peaks and Valleys,

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Peaks and Valleys

Irene’s Vexation,

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Irene's Vexation

Triple Star,

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Triple Star


and Beach Bungalow.

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Beach Bungalow

Are you excited about this book yet?! Half a dozen of these quilts went immediately onto my “MUST MAKE” list. You can see more of the quilts and catch up with Kim on her blog, Magnolia Bay Quilts.


If you’re looking for some fast quilts, Victoria Eapen’s Large-Block Quilts is subtitled, “16 Quick and Easy Quilt Patterns.” Vickie has been featured in regular issues of Quiltmaker and Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

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How about Lantern Lights?

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Lantern Lights


Or Twirly Swirly

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Twirly Swirly


…or Quaint?

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I’m also fond of Fascination, with its plums and yellows. You’ll find Vickie at her blog, Spun Sugar Quilts.

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I’m sure you’d like to get busy sewing now, so let’s wrap this up with a giveaway. Leave a comment below by midnight Sunday, April 7 telling which of these quilts appeal to you. We’ll pick three random winners and each winner will get one of the books. The winners have been chosen and notified: comments 89, 227 and 52 are Mary Ann, Barbara and Lisa. Congratulations!

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If you don’t win, please look for these Martingale titles at your local quilt or fabric store, or follow the links to where you can buy a combination print version + ebook, or the ebook only for a reduced price. What a deal!


About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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395 Responses to Great New Books: Giveaway!

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  3. Katie says:

    Love the work you all do

  4. Katie Wells says:

    Love all the quilts, love to quilt, my favorite saying “to get paid for doing what I love” not original but I’ve adopted the saying Love it, You gals are so talented, keep up the great work, or play, because this sure couldn’t be work…..

  5. Amy Caldwell says:

    The plum shades and the pattern of “Fascination” totally fascinate me. Would love to make this quilt! :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

  6. Kd Brown says:

    I like the quilt on the cover of Victoria L. Eapen’s book Large-Block Quilts the best. This looks like a great book!

  7. LinH says:

    The Apple of my Eye is great! I have been collecting a stash of reproduction fabrics… It would fit perfect!

  8. Joanne Harris says:

    They are all enticing but Apple of my Eye especially caught my eye.

  9. Annaleena says:

    ‘Triple Star’ caught my attention. Nice background and colourful stars! Thanks for showing these nice books.

  10. Karen in CA says:

    Love Apple of my Eye and Lantern Lights. Can’t choose between the two.

  11. Barbara says:

    I would be grateful to win and receive any one of these books! All 3 are great designers and authors. Each is so full of wonderful ideas and inspiration! Thank you for giving us this opportunity!

  12. Carmen says:

    They are all beautiful but I’m rather partial to Irene’s Vexation

  13. Pat in Washington says:

    Something about Fascination really speaks to me – the design has such movement to it.

  14. Carol W says:

    I like Triple Star, and I think it looks good with blue as the neutral.

  15. Karrie Smith says:

    I really like Under the Sea :)

  16. Susan says:

    Apple of my eye reminds me of spools as well as apple cores. So many quilts,so little time!

  17. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I like “Large Block Quilts” – they go so quickly!

  18. Vivian says:

    I love the Quaint quilt, and bif block quilting is something I need to try more of.

  19. Nancy S. says:

    Books, books and more books……can’t ever have enough!

  20. Diana Vukonich says:

    I have been won over to scrap quilting.. love it!! Penny lane and Lantern Lights are two more additions I’d love to do.

  21. Nan N says:

    I love the Triple Star! Great setting for a Quilt of Valor.

  22. Wendy says:

    I mostly enjoy scrap quilting and apart from the quilt on the cover of the scrap basket pattern book, I like the bungalow quilt pattern best. That doesn’t mean to say that I don’t like any others!

  23. Cindy says:

    Wow. What a tough choice. Quaint would be fun…. But Fascination looks awesome. All are beautiful!

  24. Dolores says:

    The Large Block Quilts is the book I would like to add to my collection.

  25. Jill Elzinga says:

    I really liked the quilts from Scrap-Basket Beauties, especially the Triple Star. I’d love to make that in blues and tans/creams for my hubby. Thank you for the giveaway chance. Happy Quilting!

  26. Jenn says:

    Fascination is my favorite, esp in those colors. I also like the design in Beach Bungalow.

  27. Kris B says:

    I love them all, but Triple Star catches my eye. Would be so much fun to piece this with 30′s fabrics. Star quilts are always and eye catcher for me.

  28. marina sharts says:

    My favorite was hard to narrow down but TWIRLY SWIRLY was the best of the best. Loved the color and the almost familiar look of the pattern.

  29. Heather says:

    Beach Bungalow is calling to me. LOUDLY! Honestly, though, there are a LOT of really nice designs here.

  30. Leslie says:

    I really like the Lantern Lights quilt.

  31. Inge Lise Hansen says:

    I love Irene’s Vexation
    and all the others

  32. Celeste Hauser says:

    I love Penny Lane and Apple of My Eye!

  33. Judy Crowell says:

    Quaint is my favorite! I love any quilt pattern that looks like stars in any way, plus I love that it has that antique look with the subdued colors! I can’t wait to make it!

  34. Joanne H. says:

    Triple Stars is my favorite. I love Kim’s style.

  35. Julie A.B. says:

    Peaks and Valleys! What a wonderful use of scraps. I would be so happy to win any one of the books in this giveaway. Thank-you

  36. J oyce Weckwerth says:

    I love what Kim Brackett does! All kinds of bright ideas for using scraps. It would be nice to win a new book….

  37. Collette McManus says:

    I love Triple Star. Looks like all the quilts in Kim’s book will be must makes.

  38. Carla G says:

    I love most of the quilts shown. I love the colors of Under the Sea, and the patterns in Irene’s Vexation, Beach Bungalow and Quaint. What fabulous patterns! I can’t pick just one… Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  39. Peg says:

    Love those scrap quilts!

  40. Debra P says:

    I like the Twirly Swirly.

  41. Kathryn Knox says:

    Twirly Swirly is so cute. Thanks for the chance.

  42. marilyn s. says:

    It is hard to pick Just one favorite, under the sea might be fun to make.
    Thank you for a chance to win.

  43. Cindy White says:

    Irene’s Vexations and Triple Star are my favorite. Love the movement. Thanks for the preview

  44. Debra says:

    The ones I like are Scrap Basket Beautys cover photo and the cover photo on Large-Block Quilts as well, and Under the Sea.

  45. Cathy says:

    I love the triple star!

  46. Sheila Thompson says:

    Under the Sea appeals to me! It looks like a quilt I could accomplish. I like the blues and greens on the white background. It also seems soothing along with putting the song in my mind too!

  47. Florence K says:

    All wonderful patterns!! Apple of my eye and Peaks and Valleys and beach Bungalow and Twirley Swirly would sure help to use up all scrap leftovers.
    Thanks for the opprtunity to win such lovely patterns.

  48. Mary says:

    Beach Bingalow…love the pattern and the colors!

  49. Sandy D. says:

    I just go nuts over star patterns. It was a hard choice but I would say I like ” Quaint” the best. I can see lots of possibilities with this pattern.


    Twirly Swirly looks like something I would like to make for a dear friend. All the books look great.

  51. Cynthia Helms says:

    I found all of the quilts amazing! Would love the chance to own one of these books and be able to get lost in it. Only then would I be able to decide which quilt to make…..FIRST! :o )

  52. Karen M says:

    I love the freshness of Under the Sea! It’s a great, easy pattern which would wonderfully showcase a special set of fabrics.

  53. Carol in E TN says:

    I like Beach Bungalow. The charcoal solid is great!

  54. Julie B says:

    I liked Beach Bungalow and Triple Star. I also liked the large block quilts. If I only had enough time to make them all!

  55. Audrey says:

    Nice giveaway! All the books look interesting. Thanks.

  56. Amy Hetz says:

    I like “Fascination” in Large Block Quilts book, and “Triple Star” in Scrap Basket Beauties book. They are both giving me inspiration to use my huge collection of small pieces. All the quilts shown are beautiful. Thank you, Amy

  57. Chiyo says:

    Love Peaks and Valleys!

  58. Judy says:

    I really like Apple of My Eye.

  59. Rob Kepka says:

    Peaks and Valleys is my favorite. All those colors!

  60. Rachell R says:

    I like Irene’s Vexation and Beach Bungalow.
    This is so funny, because I was just browsing Martingale last night, and took a look at both these books, since Scrap Basket Sensations is on my wish list.

  61. Marjorie Kitahara says:

    Love scrap basket beauties.Especially Beach Bungalow

  62. Kate says:

    They are all great but I am drawn to Under the Sea- partially for the colors but I also really like the design!

  63. Beth Lovison says:

    They all look nice but I especially like Scrap-Basket Beauties because of the Beach Bungalow pattern. : )

  64. Nicky Vincent says:

    I love Apple of My Eye and Under the Sea. The colors make me think of blue waters and white lounges.

  65. smita prabhu says:

    Who wouldn’t want Large book Quilts , the cover is gorgeous and the title says it all QUICK and EASY !!!!

  66. smita prabhu says:

    irene’s vexation calls and says read me and learn how to be precise ( a skill I sorely need !!!)

  67. smita prabhu says:

    Apple of my eye is my fave and cant wait to try it out !!!

  68. Becky S says:

    Great looking books! I love the Triple Star quilt and Beach Bungalow quilt from Scrap- Basket Beauties. Thanks for the chance to win.

  69. Loretta O' says:

    I really, really like Peaks and Valleys! Coming in second would be Under the Sea! Lovely quilts!

  70. Cynthia says:

    While all of the quilts are good ones, I like Quaint the best. The name says it all — it’s so quaint!

  71. Kathy Wagner says:

    My favorite is Under the Sea but I could happily make several of them.

  72. Louise Cheever says:

    Peaks and Valleys for sure. Modern enough yet still has that old fashion feel. And best of all would help with the overflowing scrap box(boxes).

  73. Judy J says:

    I like them all, but my favorite is Apple of My Eye.

  74. Lisa Marie says:

    I like the whole lot of them, but my favorite is probably Under the Sea. Nice pattern and pretty colors.

  75. Laura G. says:

    Under the Sea is in my kind of colors. This would be fun to play with when my nephew is older and we could play with cars. It would make a fun road. Peaks and Valleys also appeals to me. The bright colors and the energy it gives is great. I would have trouble making up my mind on which to make.

  76. Jannette says:

    I LOVE Under the Sea and Penny Lane! Pre-cuts are great for folks like me with arthritis in my hands, which makes cutting a dreaded activity some days…

  77. Julie says:

    Love Love Love fascination! Big block quilts are right up my alley

  78. Deb Martens says:

    Apple of my Eye, and Lantern Lights. All are pretty cool.

  79. Florence Dupuis says:

    I like them all. Apple of my eye is pretty cool.

  80. Carolyn says:

    I love the quaint quilt. I think it would make up wonderful in Jo’s fabrics….
    Would love to win a book

  81. Verna says:

    I like scrappy quilts. My favorites are triple star and peakes and valleys.

  82. Patricia Hersl says:

    Who can resist a basket? Twirly Swirly is adorable! Fun post.

  83. jmniffer says:

    Gosh, so many look fun. I like Under the Sea and Peaks and Valleys best. Thanks for the chance to win a great book.

  84. Susan Slovinsky says:

    For some reason Irene’s Vexation is calling to me on a number of levels. One would be being pulled in many directions at the same time after a vexing day at work. Another look at it and I felt like I was looking at gaily wrapped gifts and yet another was just a joyful feeling evinced by all the colors and angles.

  85. Terry says:

    Beach Bungalow would be my first pick followed by Triple Star and then Under the Sea– thanks !}

  86. BamaStitcher says:

    So much inspiration here and I would like to begin with “Quaint” or “Penny Lane” as they remind me of my grandmother’s handmade quilts.

  87. Lovie Ball says:

    “Triple Star” I just kept going back to it.

  88. Linda Haskell says:

    Love Irene’s Vexation, as much for the pattern as the name! Have scraps that would do up beautifully with that design.

  89. Molly B. says:

    i really like my Twirly Swirly but i love the colors on the under the sea

  90. Kathy M Boice says:

    I believe my favorite quilt would be “Apple of My Eye”, but I also like “Triple Star” and “Irene’s Vexation”.

  91. Andrea says:

    Triple Star is totally my fav

  92. RJ says:

    I think Twirly Swirly appeals to me the most. I am dreaming of a basket block quilt and this is right up there. Thanks for offering the give away. I enjoy picking up your magazine and devour the contents.

  93. Lis Martion says:

    I really like ‘Under the Sea’…gorgeous colors too..
    Thanks for the give away too.

  94. Linda Webster says:

    Peaks and Valleys really inspired me. I can see lots of beautiful quilts in my future using fabric from my scrap basket.

  95. Jean Wenke says:

    I loved all the quilts shown from Sweet Jane’s book. I’m particularly fond of pastel colors and these were all beautiful.

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