It's hard to imagine authors Kim Diehl and Jo Morton could get any better--until they joined forces to share their signature looks. Enjoy stitching this creative blend of 14 spectacular quilts, all created from classic blocks.
- Discover fun ways to exchange blocks with friends or make a scrappy mix yourself
- Enjoy a wide variety of small- to medium-sized quilts, ranging from a table topper to wall hangings and lap quilts
- Ideal for quilters who love scrappy patchwork style and classic applique
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As a quilter it is likely that you have participated in a block swap before or that you will, whether it's a round robin kind of swap, a lottery, or a way of celebrating someone's significant birthday. Whatever the reason, often the hardest part is to come up with a pattern that will suit everyone participating and will look good in a wide variety of different fabrics--that's where this book comes in. It's a very helpful resource if you're planning a block swap, or if you have lots of blocks already that you don't quite know how to put together; it contains good information for the beginner quilter too!
After falling in love with a sampler quilt pattern in the 1990s, Kim Diehl 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 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, 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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Jo Morton is a quiltmaker, fabric designer, teacher, author, and lecturer. Her use of color and design, as well as her fine stitchery, gives her quilts the feeling of having been made in the nineteenth century. Her quilts complement both country and contemporary settings, and her work is included in private and public collections across the country.
Jo is known for her "Jo's Little Women Club" patterns, available through participating quilt shops since 2003. Her quilts have appeared in numerous magazines, and she's made several television appearances.
Follow Jo on Instagram @joquilts.
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