It's not to early to start your holiday projects, and my most recent quilt book editing project is brimming with inspiring ideas to help spark your creativity. Memories of Christmas Past by Betsey Langford and Carolyn Nixon is hot off the press this month. Former quilt shop owners, the design duo originally created this quilt as a block-of-the-week project (yes, you heard that right, a block of the WEEK!).
Dressed in the classic yuletide colors of green and red, this spectacular sampler quilt is based on traditional designs. Each of the 12 sampler blocks features a Nine-Patch twist, and the quilt center spotlights five dazzling paper-pieced Poinsettia blocks.
As you make the quilt, you can travel back to a simpler time with 12 nostalgic journal entries written by Carolyn. Capturing the joy of simple pleasures and handmade comforts, they recall her childhood memories of growing up in the Ozarks in the 1950s. Need a creative holiday gift idea? In addition to the feature quilt, this 96-page book also includes six smaller companion projects—a memories journal, a framed quilt block, a throw pillow, a star-studded table runner, a quick and easy quilted throw, and a dazzling embroidered snowflake design.
I'd love to share a copy of this beautiful book with one of you, so I'm giving one away! Anyone can enter this giveaway. You do NOT have to be an official follower. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me about your favorite holiday project—whether past or present. This giveaway will end on Tuesday, May 1st, at NOON central time. I'll draw the winner randomly and announce the name later that night. The winner will then have until Thursday, May 3rd, at noon central time to contact me with her/his mailing address. Best of luck to all who enter! And if you'd like to order the book, go to the Kansas City Star Quilt Books website here.