(photos by Brent Kane for Martingale)
One of my all time favorite designers is Kim Diehl.
She has a wonderful style!
It is possible that I own every one of her books...
and her new one is a must have too!
It is packed with at least 14 projects and is full of
helpful hints and ideas for you too.
It's called Simple Appeal.
Published by That Patchwork Place.
I love the quilts that are in the collage!
Especially the penny rug and the one in the bottom left corner.
Her scrappy fabrics combined with applique make
up into sweet and charming quilts.
If you have never tried one of her patterns before I am sure
you will enjoy them.
In Simple Appeal,
Kim will teach you traditional techniques along with
invisible machine applique, and
also wool applique on cotton backgrounds.
I have never taken a class from her
but I have one friend who did and loved it.
To get a glimpse into her world you might
want to watch a
a 3 part interview on Fons and Porter
If you watch the video what a sweet person she is...
and what a fun approach she has to making her quilts.
I have a little confession...
her books can be found more often in my bedroom than in my sewing room.
I just love to look a the quilts and the photography as I turn in for the night!
That's a great endorsement isn't it?
and um, well, Connecting Threads has it too... and for 33% off!