50 Shades of Blue

Make it Blue by Natalie Bird is simply charming!  Just look at these pics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photography is stunning! I love projects that combine embroidery, applique and patchwork. Don’t you want to redecorate and make these projects the focus of an entire floor – let alone a room???

In her words: This book has 9 projects including an applique and paper-pieced main quilt – The Blue Quilt, a paper-pieced hexagon quilt, an applique Baltimore style block quilt, needlebook, pincushions, purse, pillow, bag, and an applique and stitchery wallhanging. An optional center block for the main quilt is also provided – with the work LOVE instead of BLUE.

Wouldn’t this make a great nursery??? The muted colors will lull anyone to sleep!

 

Houses for Any Neighborhood

I Love House Blocks is a compendium of fourteen quilts created by many of your favorite designers. Part of the fun is guessing who designed which quilt!

Whether modern or traditional is your style, this book is for you. A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, fourteen pictures will make this a must have!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not make a personalized quilt that showcases the houses that you have called home!

Kaffe Fassett’s Ireland

Western Ireland is the inspiration for Kaffe’s new book – Quilts in Ireland.  And was he inspired!  This book includes twenty projects in his famous colorways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In their words:  West Ireland, with its streets of colorful painted houses and ancient stone walls, provides the perfect inspiration for the richly varied quilt designs in Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Ireland. Renowned for his use of color, Kaffe creates color palettes of brilliant hot pinks and reds; deep blues, purples, and greens; and soft blues and whites from his journey to Ireland, showcased in striking quilt designs that are as unpredictable as the landscape of Ireland.

Who can top that???  You know his books are as much about a study in color as they are about the projects. This book is due to arrive next month – and you already know who will want it so order them now!

Crazy Quilting with a Little Help from Your Friends

There is a definite surge in embroidery patterns and quilts.  For those of you who have enjoyed handwork and appreciate the relaxation of simple redwork, why not advance to the next level?

This wall hanging by Sue Spargo is the perfect beginning project.  After all, there is no wrong way to decorate a cup!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buttons Galore have combined a few of your favorite things in color combinations that you will love.  What a great way to embellish your cuppa….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to include embroidery guides, pearl cottons, and embroidery floss in your display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once your customers learn how relaxing handwork can be, they may want to start a true Crazy Quilt.  This book is due to arrive later this summer so why not get your customers started now?

Pineapple Play the Jean Ann Way

Jean Ann Wright’s newest book – Pineapple Play – is now in stock and brimming with projects and ideas that make the Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tool shine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone has a pineapple quilt on their bucket list so why not be inspired?  Whether you choose a traditional version or a block with a twist, the blocks have never been easier!

Patches of Blue

Anyone who is an Edyta Sitar fan knows that she has moved to sunny California.  Her latest designs are inspired by that change of scenery.

This self-published book is not due to arrive until October but may affect your fabric choices NOW!  The book begins with a gallery of antique quilts that inspired our love of this colorway. Edyta has included patterns for seventeen of her own designs inspired by the past.

You already can list those customers who will want this as soon as it arrives so order it now!  I usually don’t recommend something sight unseen – but in this case, you CAN judge a book by its cover!

Imagine this Quilt on Your Wall

I wrote about Nancy Halvorsen’s newest book – Imagine – a few weeks ago – and now it is #1!

Nancy Halvorsen fans know that her embellishments add the awe factor to all of her designs.  And now the button packs are entered in our system.  There are individual button packs when needed for each individual block as well as an assortment for all of the buttons needed for the entire quilt.

 

 

 

 

The button packs and the fabric are all due to arrive the end of this month so order everything you need now so you can start kitting immediately.

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together???

Table Runners for Every Table

When a book is already in the top 100 – and isn’t due to be released until August, I take notice….and so should you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherri Falls of This and That has created 20 table runners showcasing a variety of techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book would be a great basis of a series of classes.  Kit and create a table runner each month and demonstrate the featured techniques.  Order it now so you will receive the first shipment.  This one is already a hit – and less than $20, it is a bargain!

Kim Diehl’s Harvest

This is short and sweet!  Kim Diehl is one of my favorite designers – but I am not alone!  Her newest book is not due out until October – but it is already in the top 20!  Now THAT is a super star!

If you want this book – without having to wait for the second printing – order it now so our buyers can place their initial order!  I can’t show you anything inside except to say that there are 19 projects based on Kim’ favorite season.  Decorating ideas and recipes are included!

A Legend Has Returned

There are few people who truly have achieved legendary status in our industry – and when you combine talent with a gracious, kind and warm personality, you have Nancy Halvorsen!  And I am thrilled to announce that she has returned with a new book and line of fabric that you are sure to love!

Bree has mass appeal!  It is colorful, happy, and charming – an irresistible combination!  And for those of you who were looking for an updated version of 30’s fabric, it has arrived!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The line has 38 bolts and is available in 10 and 15 yard cuts as well as 2 1/2″ strips and fat quarters.  The focus print comes in several colors and is a stunning paisley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The checks have little dots running vertically and horizontally to add extra interest to the piece.  I can’t wait to use this as a binding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there are the swirls…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a  book that ties them all together…This book includes a block the month cover quilt with words that are sure to inspire along with 21 projects for every season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And everything will be available in your quilt shops in July!  Summer just got a whole lot better!