The press release for her new book is stunning: best-selling author Kim Diehl has solo-authored 15 Martingale books, and coauthored four additional books, totaling more than 350,000 copies sold. That is just unbelievable!
The book features 10 quilt patterns showcasing her scrappy patchwork and appliqué quilt patterns. These bed-size to mini quilts include alternate settings, patchwork options, and additional color schemes.
Double-dipping is Kim’s term for taking a tried-and-true quilt block and adding a twist that makes it unique. Scrappy color schemes are guaranteed to make you want to dive into your stash or stock up on new prints at your favorite quilt shop or do both!
In the spirit of doubling the fun, each project features a Double-Take Tip with bonus ideas including alternate settings, simple patchwork tweaks, or different color schemes—giving YOU a bevy of ways to double the possibilities for your 10 quilts!
This book is due to arrive the beginning of October so place your orders now!
I love everything Kim Diehl has ever done and the latest – Simple Sampler – is no exception. But it is anything but “simple”!
In her own words, Kim says this stunning quilt combines two of her loves – stars and fusible wool appliqué. With an invitation to slow down and enjoy hand stitching the wool appliqué blocks, Kim makes this decadent quilt simple with full-size appliqué patterns, detailed instructions, and scads of tips for success.
And true to her more-is-more philosophy, Kim has cooked up a batch of five additional projects inspired by the blocks in the sampler quilt. You won’t be able to stitch just one!
Her designs are so unique that you can take any block or element from her quilts and expand it into a whole new project. This book is due to arrive the beginning of August so place your orders now!
I love everything this gal does! And I can’t wait to get my hands on her latest – due the first week in February. Simple Patchwork is just that – all patchwork and no applique. Put the pedal to the metal and sew to your heart’s content.
Check out what we have to look forward to:
I love minis – and this one is so darn cute, I would love to make a full size quilt out of these babies!
This twist on a log cabin is striking – and the split star is just the icing on the cake!
One big block makes a stunning quilt. It has such a modern feel.
Simple piecing makes quick work of this stunning quilt!
Half-square triangles have never looked so good!
Don’t you love the way this entire quilt is framed in a giant churn dash block???
You know you are a legend when your latest book isn’t due to be released until May – and is already one of the top-selling books on the Checker website!
I haven’t seen this book yet so we will rely on the publisher’s words: Welcome to the wonderful world of Kim Diehl. On a splendidly small scale! Kim’s little quilts have three big benefits: they’re stash friendly, they’re quick to finish, and they’re as cute as can be. Now quilters can create a wonderful variety of pint-size quilts in Kim’s signature style. Enjoy 18 projects from Kim’s Simple Whatnots Club, previously available only in individual-pattern form. Learn techniques for petite patchwork, invisible machine applique, and cozy wool applique; then use completed projects as wall quilts and toppers or follow Kim’s lead and display projects in other creative ways. As always, Kim shares many of her ‘Extra Snippets’ that will make every quilter a better quilter.
You know this woman is a rock star – and the photography in the book is worth buying the book even if you were a member of the Whatnots Club! The book includes 18 projects. Order it now so you are part of the initial order!
I love everything Kim Diehl and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of her new book – due in just two short weeks. But now I have pics to share of the projects – and as expected, Kim outdid herself! In this case I am just going to let the projects speak for themselves!
This book includes recipes and decorating ideas as well so it is great eye candy even if you just display the book during the holidays. Or need a gift idea? Bundle the book and a selection of her fabrics – and make the recipient jump for joy!
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!
I blogged about this book – sight unseen because I knew it was going to be a top seller. And now that photos are available, I am SURE it is going to be number one when it is released in February. Simple Friendships #B1351T.
This book includes 14 different patterns designed by two of the top creative geniuses in our field! What is not to love? You can see the influence of each designer in these quilts.
I love the combination of piecing and applique and instantly loved the idea of showcasing a single applique block in a wall hanging surrounded by miniature pieced quarter-square triangles. The scrappy look is so appealing! Use these quilts as a launchpad for your own designs.
I normally don’t encourage you to buy books sight unseen but these women are legendary – and, based on their reputations, you want to order now so you are guaranteed to get the first shipment! And, I mean this literally because no pics have yet been released! Some are not due out until February but I am ordering my copies NOW!
Kim Diehl and Jo Morton are joining forces to create 14 spectacular quilts all based on classic blocks. These women are sensational alone so I can’t wait to see what happens in this collaboration! Simple Friendships is aptly named!
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company is releasing twelve of her favorite quilt patterns in one collection! Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favoritesis sure to be a compendium of exceptional scrap quilts. She has such a talent for combining literally hundreds of fabrics into stunning quilts – studying her projects is comparable to getting your masters in color and design!
You already know who will want these so order accordingly!
Kim Diehl and Pat Wys are both Martingale authors who are best known for their distinctive country styles so this book is a pleasant departure. Their unique sense of proportion and color combine to create a unique setting for any nursery. This books brings the entire package – quilts and darling gifts that would be the perfect shower gifts.
Any of these projects would be adorable in Kim’s new baby fabric line – Ric Rac Paddywack Flannels.
I love everything Kim Diehl – and her new book and fabric collection are spectacular! Welcome Wagon, her new fabric line due out in June, supports her Whatnots club – but will shine in any design. This fabric line is due to ship in June.
Here is a sampling of the patterns and colors in this new line, starting out with her signature teal. Item #6561-77