Monday, August 19, 2013

Inspiration from my new book!

My books arrived on my doorstep last week! You should start seeing them in your shops soon!


I've always wanted my blog to be a space of inspiration. I'm excited to show you many of the quilts made in alternate colors and fabrics. Hope you enjoy seeing them all up close! I've asked a few of my favorite bloggers to review the book and we'll be sharing that too.

And of course, I'm always working on something new - so expect some new show-and-tells between book posts!

No Christmas book would be complete without a tree skirt and some Christmas stockings. So let's start with those...

The stockings are super simple. The book has 4 different patchwork options for the cuff and each stocking is fully lined.


The tree skirt was inspired by a traditional star block - known as both Rising Sun and Christmas Star. The good news is that there are no set-in pieces!



Last Christmas I made one for my daughter using solids and a bright holiday print...


This is one of my favorite projects. A simple wreath design that can be hung on the wall or used as a table topper...


I want to make this again! Can you see it in Fall colors or solids?



22 comments:

  1. I like the wreath too - really cute!

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  2. The book looks beautiful. I can't wait to get a copy.
    Congratulations

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  3. The book looks beautiful. I can't wait to get a copy.
    Congratulations

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  5. This is at the top of my Must Buy List!!!

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  6. Oh wow, talk about Christmas present ideas!

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  7. The tree skirt and wreath are beautiful!

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  8. Oh Cindy - I love the tree skirt. I really need to make that!!

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  9. looks a good read - I'm inspired by you Cindy and love the quilt I made based on your Dresden fans. Thanks for that!

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  10. Cindy, I saw your book in my local quilt shop last week and I was smitten! I love your projects and all of the colors that you chose, it's so nice to see even more pictures on your blog. Keep them coming!

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  11. I have to buy a copy! Do you have them for sale yourself?

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  12. Congratulations! I will look for the book at my quilt shop :)

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  13. I bought two copies; one for me, one for my niece who has a major case of quilt fever.

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  14. Congratulations on this beautiful books! I live in Florida so the bright colors in these projects are perfect for a sunny Christmas! Looking forward to buying a copy when it arrives in stores!

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  15. All those projects look great!!! I really like the wreath wall hanging/ table topper. And I love how the tree skirt looks like long ribbons draped down the trunk of the tree, so pretty.
    I hope Canadian quilt shops carry your book. :)

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  16. loving this peek at your book!

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  17. Beautiful projects! I especially love the tree skirt. Congrats! : )

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  18. My Local Quilt Shop needs this book!! Your projects are charming!

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  19. omg I am loving the pictures from this book! Congrats on such a wonderful achievement. Can't wait to get this book

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  20. I got my copy at the quilt shop I work at and am excited to make a few of the projects. I love the colours you used in the projects. Karen

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  21. I found the book on Amazon. When I saw the picture of the wreath I knew I had to have it. It arrived today and I am in total love with everything in the book. I've already pulled fabric for the wreath in fall colors!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!