Did you realize that this week marks the point of the year when we are 6 months away from Christmas?
I know! Seriously!
So maybe it's a good time to look at a new quilt book that is focused on winter projects!
(this photo was found on Pinterest for The Quilt Patch from their Market Booth)
Both Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large own and operate
The Quilt Patch retail store in Moose Jaw, SK. Shelley is blogging at The Quilt Patch blog
They currently have four books published with Martingale,
as well as having a line of patterns that sell under the name
The Quilt Patch Pattern Co.
(photos by Brent Kane for Martingale)
Tis' the Autumn Season was rated #4 last year in Martingale Publishing's top 10 books!
And the photo above was the cover quilt for last year's Holiday quilt book called
Tis' the Season!
This one was one I loved from Urban Country Quilts!
And now they are back again with their new book: Here Comes Winter!
There are 19 projects that range from pillows to table runners, to
lap quilts and wall hangings.
I love their projects because they are very do-able and have a fun kind of charm to the style.
Also, since they aren't really labor intensive... you might consider making
one or more projects from their books as gifts!
The projects also range in style... their is whimsical...
like this one... called A Few Good Men!
I like the chunky applique.
Dramatic... like the Snowflake trio...
this would be great decor for all season long.
Not just Christmas.
and just fun... like Crosswalk!
I could see this being done in any number of colorways.
Even though this one doesn't have to be a winter quilt...
they seriously have it all covered for the season...
snowmen, reindeer, snowflakes... mittens (I love mittens),
lights and even a Christmas tree or two!
One more photo to show you... I love those
cute little reindeer!
So other than it being 90+ degrees out...
why not start thinking Holidays?
I just put this group of fabrics on my wish list at Fat Quarter Shop: