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!

  1. Gail says:

    It’s a tough choice, but I think Triple Star does it for me.

  2. Teri powers says:

    Under the sea and fascination

  3. Jeannette Halseth says:

    I love the Lantern Lights.

  4. Ellen Moorman says:

    Triple Star is my choice. All of the quilts are gorgeous.

  5. Deanna says:

    I love anything by Kim Brackman. She designs beautiful build-able quilts.

  6. Penny R says:

    Such good ones to pick from, but I think my favorite today is Beach Bungalow.

  7. Anita Ezzell says:

    I’m a star girl, so it has to be “triple star”. Anytime scrappy makes me happy.

  8. Debra Buchanan says:

    The Triple Star quilt is the most appealing to to me. I can already picture it I. Red white and blue!

  9. Jessica W says:

    I love Penny Lane!!!

  10. Rosanne Alwine says:

    I love the quilt on the cover of the “Quilts from Sweet Jane” book!!

  11. Joyce Turnblom says:

    I like the Large Block Quilts. I only started quilting about 2 years ago and started building my stash buying things I thought were pretty. Unfortunately I didn’t realize I was buying all large print fabrics, need a way to use them and this looks like it could work.

  12. Gina says:

    I love ‘Peaks and Valleys’. There is so much movement and so colorful.

  13. Bonnie Strait says:

    What a great baby quilt “Penny Lane” would make. Love it.

  14. Diana M says:

    I really like “Apple of my Eye” – would love to experiment with bold colors!

  15. Doreen Kennedy says:

    Simply love the triple star! would like to make it!

  16. Joyce P says:

    I would love any of them!

  17. Darrilyn M says:

    Love large blocks, lantern lights.

  18. Lynn Zander says:

    I love Triple Stars, because I love star quilts!

  19. Judi Reiss says:

    I loved Apple of My Eye! I love collecting all those precuts and now there are new patterns that don’t look like precuts were used! I recognized the fabric in Penny Lane because I just made 2 baby quilts with those fabrics!

  20. K B Parnell says:

    Sorry, couldn’t go with “just one”! Love Lantern Lights, Beach Bungalow and Irene’s Vexation!! Oh, to make all three… whee!

  21. Patricia says:

    I love Beach Bungalow from Kim Brackett’s book Scrap Basket Beauties. I have plenty of fabric for this quilt.

  22. Jan Kinshella says:

    Under the Sea is great but there are so many I have to make.

  23. Michelle Moore says:

    I love the Triple Star! Beautiful!!

  24. Melissa Radtke says:

    Beach Bungalow is my fave!! I LOVE SCRAPS!!!

  25. Victoria Webster says:

    Never can have too many books!

  26. Judith says:

    Scrap Basket Beauties would be my choice. I really enjoyed the previous two Scrap Basket books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Michele Chester says:

    How do I choose???? Under the Sea, Beach Bungalow, Irene’s Vexation- love them! But my favorite is the one on the cover of Large Block Quilts. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  28. Darlene Krystal says:

    the triple star…looks good for scrappy….Have a great day…

  29. Rnobin Johnso says:

    The fun I could have!! I have a new apartment to quilt. So keeping fingers crossed

  30. Bonnie Thiem says:

    I love the Twirly Swirly. It is so different and colorful. I love different and colorful, too.

  31. Carmen says:

    I like the Large Block Quilts book.

  32. Pat V. says:

    These are all very cool quilts. I think my favorite is “Under the Sea.” “Fascination” would be fun to try with batiks…

  33. Amelia Godissart says:

    I can’t decide….I love them all !!!!!!!!!!! Fascination and Triple Star look fun! I want them ALL!!!

  34. Rowena says:

    Irene’s Vexation is definitely my favorite with Apple of My Eye coming in as a close second. The cover design on Scrap Basket Beauties is really nice too.

  35. Marsha Faust says:

    My favorite quilt on here is Penny Lane, with Apple of my Eye a close second! :)

  36. Kathy Cochran says:

    I just love quilting books!! Im a quilt hoarder!!LOL

  37. Linda says:


  38. Donna Amos says:

    Kim Brackett’s “Triple Star” is my favorite. A close second is Sue Pfau’s “Apple of my Eye”. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  39. Joanne says:

    I’d have a hard time just choosing one – they are all so neat. I’d love an opportunity to win!

  40. Sandy Walther says:

    It’s hard to decide which quilt appeals the most to me. It’s either Triple Star or Irene’s Vexation. I like the strong graphic quality of Triple Star, and am delighted by the bright prints in Irene’s Vexation.

  41. Becky Weimer says:

    Under The Sea is made with such bright and cheerful colors! It is like summer on a quilt. :)

  42. Terri S says:

    I really like Under the Sea, but also like Irene’s Vexation. Thanks for showing us some of the quilts from these new books.

  43. Annette in NC, USA says:

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics…. will definitely put these books on my wishlist. Love the Lantern Lights quilt the best.

  44. I love the Twirly Swirly quilt. It is so cute and just brought a new couch and this pattern and similar colors will look great .
    Mary Grace Frank

  45. Val says:

    I like Under the Sea.

  46. Jean says:

    Large block quilts but any would do.

  47. Yvonne Cole says:

    I like Peaks and Valleys because I can use my Christmas or Halloween stash and it’ll come out great!

  48. Inger Seubert says:

    If it is a quilt I love it, but since we have to choose I am going to go with Beach Bungalow. What a great way to use up smaller scraps. I also really like Irene’s Vexation. Thanks for the great chance at one of these wonderful books.

  49. Pauline Gudas says:

    I love Under the Sea/ The blues are just so perfect!!

  50. Susan C says:

    I especially like Triple Star, the blue background is wonderful!

  51. Diana Cruz says:

    Oh my! That is hard to pick just one that appealed to me. I quess it would either be the Peaks and Valleys or Irene’s Vexation since I did stop and look at both of those a little longer. Both looked like great ways to use up some of my scraps and I loved the movement in Irene’s Vexation.

  52. Michelle F. says:

    The Triple Stars and Lantern Lights are my favorite quilts. Thanks for the chance to win some new quilting books.

  53. I like Apple of My Eye, Beach Bungalow and Lantern Lights – so many great designs!

  54. Penny Novarro says:

    WOw…choose only one? You’ve got to be kidding. What a choice! I think I like “Quaint” …………….or any of the others, too! Thanks

  55. tnstitcher says:

    I think all the books look great, but I’m partial to Scrap-Basket Beauties by Kim Brackett. I have one of her previous books. Great looking quilts!

  56. Oh my! Triple Star really caught my eye~ I love stars and I love the background in blue. But seriously? I could see me making all these quilts! They are all wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

  57. laura markus says:

    I love the cover quilt of Sweet Jane. Gives a modern twist. I have been saving Jane fabrics for the perfect quilt, and I think I just found it. Thanks for the opportunity o win the book :-)

  58. Cecelia says:

    So hard to chose! I love the colors of Under the Sea, so I guess I will pick that one. I hope I win! But I will still need to buy the other ones :)

  59. Debra says:

    I would like to try Irene’s Vexation, although the name of the quilt does make this new quilter hesitate a bit!

  60. Janice McCall says:

    Since I just finished my first Star of Bethlehem, guess I’m into stars, so I’m chooosing TRIPLE STAR.

  61. Amy Roth says:

    They’re all lovely, but Triple Stars caught my eye!

  62. Tami Chaulk says:

    I like the soft colors of Penny Lane! This would be a wonderful baby quilt. There are so many great quilts here!

  63. Phyllis Baas says:

    I like Beach Bungalow because of the interlocking effect.

  64. Sheri Casanova says:

    Under the sea is my favorite! they are all great books :)

  65. Rebecca Schmitt says:

    Which one DON’T I like? :) I think my favorites are Twirly Swirly (I can so see some of my scraps in this quilt) and Triple Star. Hmmm…may have to sort thru the stash pile again to see what I can start using up!

  66. Laura Deaver says:

    I love the quilt on the cover of Scrap Basket Beauties!

  67. Kristin M says:

    Peaks and valleys would be a great way to use up some scraps I have too much of.
    Thanks for the give away!

  68. Darlene Thompson says:

    I spend too many dollars on quilting books and magazines. I love my books, a few book would be awesome!

  69. Liz says:

    I love them both. But I like stars and pinwheels the best.

  70. suzette norby says:

    I’m saving these in my “pattern stash”. (Too bad I’m better at saving patterns and fabric than in actually producing the quilts!)

  71. Valerie says:

    Peaks and Valleys looks to very entertaining.

  72. Anne says:

    Books, too? I think I want your JOB! ;0)

  73. Jackie S says:

    Wow – such beautiful designs, it’s tough to pick, but I’m loving Kim’s Beach Bungalow!

  74. love them all thanks for sharing

  75. Linda says:

    Apple of my Eye is wonderful and I also love Beach Bungalow. Thanks for the giveaway. Awesome books.

  76. Leanne says:

    All three books look great, but I’m especially drawn to scrap quilts lately. The ones you show are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  77. arlette says:

    I’m fascinated with fascination!!!!

  78. Carol Ann Singleton says:

    I like Irene’s Vexation. It is a nice twist to quilting. I would like to make one using this pattern.

  79. LaVera Crownover says:

    Scrap quilts are always so beautiful and I need to use my scraps. Irene’s Vexation would be an interesting pattern to make.

  80. Sharon Cernik says:

    Just love Triple Star, but Quaint looks like I will have to make it, as welll. Thinking batiks for both 8-)

  81. Suzie says:

    I like “Under the Sea”!

  82. Barbara Pricola says:

    I can’t decide between Irene’s Vexation and Triple Star as to which one I like the very best!!

  83. Maryln Fleming says:

    Peaks and valleys is a true scrap quilt and is very colorful.

  84. Lana Ebeling says:

    I love Spun Sugar, Triple Star and Irene’s Vexation. Thanks for the opportunity.

  85. Heidi F says:

    I love the one on the cover of Sweet Janes book. My second choice would be “Twirly Swirly”

  86. Bonnie Weinandt says:

    I like Peaks and Valleys. I am a scrap Quilter., so more is better than less scraps in a quilt. These books look great.

  87. Kristy F says:

    By the way, I can’t decide which quilt is my favorite… but Scrap Basket Beauties will help me get my stash under control. Oh, who am I nodding, I love scraps! ;)

  88. Bonnie Weinandt says:

    I like the quilt called “Peaks and Valleys”. I

  89. Bev Walter says:

    Love all the quilts from Scrap Basket but if I have to pick a favorite it would be Triple Star. :-)

  90. Terri says:

    Beach Bungalow is my favorite! I live less than 20 miles from Santa Cruz (GREAT beach town) and I don’t get over the hill between me and there often enough. Sigh…

  91. Kristy F says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway? Who can resist a fantastic new book, especially when quilts are involved? Certainly not this gal!

  92. Apple of my Eye reminds me of Japanese Lanterns. I would use oriental fabrics to make this quilt.

  93. Joyce Fischer says:

    Wow that is a hard choice to make. I think I like the scrap Basket Beauties the most. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  94. Debbie Lautenslager says:

    I love all of the quilts from Scrap Basket Beauties. It would be hard to pick just one. I also in love with Quilts from Sweet Jane, especially Apple of my Eye. Great batch of books!

  95. Roxanne Sedor says:

    The pattern on the cover of “Large Block Quilts” looks really interesting and very different from any designs I’ve seen. Thank you for the opportunity to win this design book.

  96. Jenny Moore says:

    I think that I like Beach Bungalow the best. This is a hard choice to make, as there are so many nice ones.

  97. MarciaW says:

    Quaint as like the primary and secondary designs.
    I also like the cover quilt for Victoria Eapen’s book Large Block Quilts.

  98. Marvel Simmons says:

    Peaks & Valleys and/or Apple of my eye are my two fav quilts from two authors … so with the goal of cleaning out my scrap bins … Scrap Basket Beauties would be my treasured book! Working on paper piecing hexagons right now – with no particular final project in mind … will see where it takes me!

  99. Carol Vickers says:

    Irene’s Vexation just made me smile – love scrappy quilts!

  100. Peggy Lee says:

    Scrap basket beauties is my favorite. I need to use up my small scraps!

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