I have a fun new sewing book to share with you today!
If you follow along with any sewing blogs, you’ve probably heard of Simple Simon and Co – two amazingly talented girls who share everything from apparel to quilting to homemaking! I absolutely adore both these ladies and I am so excited about their new book that has just been released, the Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting a. I’m sharing it with you today!
Patchwork Quilting is such a fun, colorful book and I want to make everything in it! They break down traditional quilt blocks into easy-to-follow steps so anyone can make them. For each quilt block there are three projects – and they increase in complexity and difficulty so it’s a great way to learn the blocks and try new projects at the same time.
Since finishing my half square triangle pillow, I’ve been wanting to make a bigger project so I decided to tackle the HST Quilt. (Half square triangle – look at me with my fancy quilting abbreviations.) :)
I love that layout, don’t you??
I have a few blocks made, but not the entire quilt top (because, you know, life) but here are a couple of the blocks. The fabric line is from Moda, and it’s called Prairie. Aren’t the colors fun??
I think they’re going to look so cute all together, and I *think* this is going to be the first quilt I have someone else quilt. I found the sweetest local shop that does it so I’m going to try it out! Yay for no aching shoulders after days of quilting. ;)
That might be a couple weeks away though, I have this stack to sew together still. Ahem.
I have several other favorites in the book that I’ll be trying soon! This 9 Patch Basket is so colorful and cute – it would be great in my sewing room for holding yarn or current projects!
I want to try the flying geese quilt too – it’s a cute modern take and I think you can really have some fun with the fabrics on this one. I’m toying with doing something in the white space too – maybe some embroidery!
One of my other favorites is the Ohio Star Quilt! It doesn’t hurt that it’s posing on this gorgeous vintage machine either. I might do up a wintery or Christmas version of this one – I think the stars would work perfectly for that!
Such a fun book right?? I think you’ll love it.
If you can’t wait and want to pick one up right now – you can find it on Amazon!
I really love Granny Squares and Log Cabins, my favorites.
Diane Stangroom says
I can’t wait to try the ohio star quilt! Could be my next favorite.
Carol DeLater says
I am just learning how to quilt so I don’t have a favorite .. yet. I’d love to win a copy of this book!
trying dresden plates having more fun than I would of thought
MaryEllen Reimers says
My favorite it Dresden plate or cathedral window, though I’ve not tried either!
My favorite is usually whatever I just saw. But I’m always a sucker for a good star.
Kathryn ! says
I like the Ohio Star and the basket.
Susan Spiers says
I am a beginner, and have of yet not got a favorite block. I am leaning toward a go at a log cabin quilt, with the right colors, this would be amazing!
I want to sew a drunkards path, all those curves would really stretch me. The book looks very interesting.
Anne Marie says
I love the simple nine patch blocks.
I have never tried to quilt myself but I love quilts. I would love to have this book. Maybe I could actually make one.
yolanda v says
I would like to try the Dresden plate and Ohio Star quilts.
Loads of fabric and looking to start my very first quilt…
Such a great book! Thanks!
What cute projects! I can’t wait to try my hand at quilting
My favorites are hexies and cathedral windows. Looks like a great book.
Kara Smith says
This book looks amazing. I would love to make the quilt that’s on the cover.
I am new to quilting–like so new I am just going to a grand opening of a new quilt shop today–to look for my first project! (Going with a seasoned quilter so I won’t get in too deep and be discouraged.) Love the idea authors idea of starting simple and progressing as the book goes on!
What a great book! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Vivian Oaks says
My favorite block is one I found in a book to make scrappy quilts. The name of the block was “Star of India”. Beautiful block!!
I love those HSTs too – so versatile!
Kelly Aubert says
I love that 9 patch basket. I think that would be adorable in my art/sewing room!!
Judy Adams says
I enjoy making quilts. I have made about 8 quilts total. I like making quilts that look like a lot of work but actually aren’t!
Susan Grancio says
My favorite star block is the Friendship Star. The color choices in the Flying Geese quilt in the book are very appealing and that is also a great block.
I’m kinda in love with that Ohio Star quilt. Maybe it is the vintage machine that makes it so tempting, but I can’t wait to see your Christmas-y version of it! I also like that patchwork bucket.
I like blocks with pinwheels.
Kay Day says
I generally don’t care for patchwork quilts. But the half star triangle is intriguing. Beautiful combination of fabrics!.
I enjoy receiving your emails, you always have such cute ideas to share.
I am a very novice quilter, so I like the half square triangles.
I just love every project I have seen in this book. Can’t wait to get a copy!
i love simple simon and all their designs, would love to make the 9 patch fabric bin and the ohio star quilt.
Kristi F says
I love the whole thing!
Heidi K says
I’d like to make the 9 patch basket.
I love EVERYTHING that Simple Simon creates…from quilt blocks to that fabulous fabric basket. I love it all so in no way could choose only one thing! LOL!
I love the quilts in this book! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!
I like making star blocks .
These quilts are so beautiful! I am looking forward to learning new patterns.
Catherine Brewer says
Also trying to up my quilting game. These projects are cute!
Sarah C says
I’m a scrap girl I love all patterns but not much of a rule follower so wonky stars log cabin etc are my favs I would love to try orange peel. Great giveaway thanks for the chance to win
I’m new to quilting so I would love to have this beautiful book. My favorite is the flying geese.
I’m excited for this book! I’ve already pre ordered the Kindle version for my iPad so I’m good with that but just wanted to comment :)
I would love to win this book. Being a beginner this would be a big help.I like the log cabin.
Amy B. says
I love the Prairie fabric you are using – so pretty! I have never made the Ohio Star, and I would love to try it!
i am new to seeing and still learning so any simple block will be fun to try
Patrizia Greco says
I love the flying geese quilt! That’s the one I would like to make!
Vicki H says
I like the log cabin and flying geese.
Sandy K says
I like most any star block.
Tracy Clements says
One of my favorites is Dresden plate. A good beginner block.
Andrea W. says
I have very little experience quilting, but I am loving the half triangle. That seems to be a block I can do and not mess up.
The Ohio Star pattern has so many possibilities! t
Gail Beam says
I would love to win this book! Have only made on strip quilt top so far and some free motion quilting on some baby quilt panels for baby quilts.
I want to try the churn dash block.
Linda Bick says
I have too many favorites…. But I haven’t tried the Mariners compas yet, I will soon tho!!!
Kathy Boice says
I don’t have a favorite block, so many come to mind. I guess I would have to say the Basket Blocks. This Guide looks like a very good book to have. I would love to try every quilt in the book!
Sarah J says
I love pinwheel blocks! This book looks lovely- I’m loving all the projects on the tour.
Rene Bolton says
What a fun book! Would love to win this!!
Heather S says
Star block is my absolute favorite! :)
I’m new to quilting and I’m not sure what this block is called but the pattern for the quilt is Stars Over Iowa and I love it! It was my first time sewing flying geese.
Susan S says
I just finished my first beginners quilt class with a log cabin pattern. I love the gray on white colors in this book, particularly the gray, yellow and white flying geese colors! Would love to have this book to kick start my next project!
Liz R. says
I have never made a quilt, but have always wanted to. This book would be such a huge help!
Nancy H says
My grandmother is just now teaching me to quilt. I would love to win this book!
Rosalind Gutierrez says
I am having a love affair with the 9-Patch lately
Denise Leinicke says
Looks like a fun book!
Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen says
I love the Economy block!!
Pam at Quilting Fun says
The churn dash, hands down favourite.
Donna Fecteau says
There are a lot of projects in this book that I would like to do. I’m not usually a flying geese person but the ones in this book have me interested.
Glenda Beckham says
The Ohio Star is one I would like to try. I would love to make it in Christmas colors for my bed this year with some quilted throw pillows. My all time most favorite one is the Double Wedding Ring. I love that pattern. I have always had one on my bed since I first married 40 years ago. Thank you for the giveaway & the chance to win. God bless. Good luck everyone!
Rolling stone is my favorite block………
Mary Jane says
I love the Flying Geese block, but so many of the projects here look as though they would be fun to try.
Mary Cortez says
Looks like many good projects to try!
My favourite block is Attic Windows although I have not attempted it yet.
I like pinwheel. It’s very classic.
Love this book! And your blog…. where have you been all this time!!!