There may be four seasons in the year but spring happens to be my favorite. Something about opening the windows and listening to the birds sing makes me way to start my spring quilting!
So when my friend Pat Sloan reached out to ask if I would be interested in sharing the news about her new book, Celebrate the Seasons, I was all in.
If you are not familiar with Pat’s work you are missing out. Her designs have a fun spirit and spunky style. She is known for her applique work, teaching coast to coast and let’s not forget, every Monday you can find her hosting amazing designers from around our industry on her podcast with American Patchwork Quilting. One quick look at her site and you will wonder when/if she ever sleeps.
Pat’s latest project, Celebrate the Seasons is so fun. Be prepared to fall in love because the 14 projects included are perfect for infusing your space with a burst of color. From the Tulip placemats to the country fair quilt, this book has something special for each and every seasonal change. Here are a few of my favorite projects.
Everything about the Summer Nest wall hanging is perfect. I can see making a scrappy version and using free motion stitching to attach the applique details. I think it would be a great way to freshen up my wall of minis.
And even though this project is not spring quilting, it still looks dreamy! For anyone worried that the project is involved, don’t sweat it! Pat shows you how to make quick work of all those pieces with the help of strip sets. Seriously, this technique will help you create your masterpiece in a flash!
If you are looking for a quick project to add that special pop of color to your world I suggest the Summer Sky pillow. It would be fun to make this in a range of colors that resemble the sunset on a summer night.
Honestly, Celebrate the Seasons has so many fun projects that I could overload you with eye candy in this article but instead, I’m thinking it’s time for a giveaway!
I’m partnering with Pat and Martingale to give one lucky Sewing Loft reader a free copy of Celebrate the Seasons.
To enter, please leave me a note in the comment section below with your favorite sewing season. I’ll draw the winner Monday, March 11th and announce it here.
Congratulations to Janet T. You are the lucky winner! Please check your email to claim your prize.
*Please note that US Winners will recieve a physical copy of the book and international winners will win a digital copy.
The book will shipping to stores on March 15, 2019 and can be pre-ordered here. That means, if you pre-order now, your copy will be on it’s way before it even arrives at most local shops.
ps- want to double your chances of winning? Head over to Martingale and enter to win their big book launch giveaway. Prizes include: books, fabric, notions and more! Click here to enter.
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