In Kim Diehl's first-ever Christmas book, you'll find decoration inspiration for your family's celebration. Revel in the sight of gracious rooms all dressed up for the holidays in Kim's signature style.
- Enjoy more than a dozen festive projects, including a table topper, throw pillow, tree skirt, wall hangings and lap quilts, ornaments, door hangers, stockings, and more
- Welcome the winter season with Kim's tips for decorating your home with yuletide flair
- Enrich your table with Kim's scrumptious holiday recipes
Welcome the winter season into your home with one of these wonderful festive projects. Rich sumptuous colours in the "Twinkle Trees" table topper, "Winter Delight" candle mat and "Yuletide Cheer" lap quilt; with a collection of bright scrap basket Christmas stockings to catch the eye of Santa when he drops by! Decorate your tree with handmade snowmen, scrappy stars, penny stacks and cinnamon figures. Alongside all these are Yuletide tips for making treasure boxes, sparkle jars and mulled cider, plus recipes for "Raspberry Kiss" cookies, sugared pecans and gingerbread cake with vanilla sauce. Just some of the many delicious surprises waiting for you!
After falling in love with a sampler quilt pattern in the late 1990s, Kim impulsively purchased it, taught herself the steps to make it, and then realized she was smitten with quiltmaking. As her newfound passion blossomed into a full-time career, Kim began publishing her original designs, traveling nationally to teach her approachable quiltmaking methods, and ultimately designing fabrics . . . a dream come true for a girl who once wondered if she had what it took to make a single quilt!
Using modern time-saving techniques, such as the easy invisible machine-applique method she's known for, enables Kim to be prolific in her quiltmaking, and there's always something new in the works. Her very favorite quilts feature scrappy color schemes sewn from a mix of richly hued prints, and her designs often blend traditionally inspired patchwork with applique designs.
In addition to authoring numerous books, including her "Simple" series with Martingale, Kim continues to design quilting fabric collections and Simple Whatnots Club projects in her signature scrap-basket style for Henry Glass & Co.
After retiring from an extensive travel and teaching schedule in 2015, Kim now spends her days at home doing what she loves most: designing quilts and fabrics, baking, stitching, gardening, and being a nana to her grandies.
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