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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