Blue and White book

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Frances Reed and Kathy Stokes

It is never too late to share these beautiful quilts in the latest book series from Martingale Publishing, Blue and White.

The book’s release date was perfectly timed with Pantone’s color of the year release.

Don’t know how that happened, great minds or coincidence, probably both.

Country Surprise by Nancy Mahoney.

Nancy is a very prolific designer. She is a Bernina ambassador, has done several books on paper piecing, is published in magazines, teaches online and on cruises.

This one is mine!

The subheading of the book is 13 remarkable quilts with Timeless Appeal, so I planned on making a classic orange peel design. To be quite honest I was not happy with how my points on the applique lined up, so I decided to add some sashing. I loved how it turned out. What could have been a big mess-up actually made me do some creative thinking and design a completely different quilt?

Baskets in Blue from the collection of Julie Hendrickson of JJ Stitches.  Julie has a  shop in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and is a quilt historian and collector. She has shared one of her antique baskets quilts in the Blue and White book.

Cornered by Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs.  Jill’s shop is in Pearl City, Illinois. Jill certainly creates timeless projects in everything she touches.

I love everything that Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms creates and

this is another quilt that is added to

my never-ending MUST MAKE list.

Antique Hunter’s Star from the collection of Jennifer Keltner.

Doesn’t this hunter’s star just sparkle against the snow?

Tree of Life by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robinson of Red Crinoline Quilts.

Bliss by Debbie Roberts

Sapphire Star by Lisa Bongean

Talk about timeless. This design is incredible and the quilting is over the top!

Timeless by Sherri McConnell

Singing the Blues by Helen Stubbings

Antique Album from the collection of Jenifer Keltner.

Midnight Sky by Laurie Simpson

I have 2 books that are looking for a good home!

Are you needing a new project to start then you may be the perfect home?

Leave a comment and let me know which quilt you

would make first and I will pick a winner at random.

I will announce the winner on my April 8th blockhead post.

If you know you will love this book, now is the best time to buy one from your favorite independent bookseller.

Let’s all keep our favorite shops in business.





  1. Amanda Corbet says:

    The Hunter’s Star and the one that you made are both at the top of my list. They are so gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  2. TJ says:

    Ohhhh! I have a two color quilt and an orange peel quilt on my “wish list”. I would make your quilt and check both off my list 🙂 They’re all beautiful!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Barbara S says:

    I have been looking at Sapphire Star for quite some time – this one would be first on my list, even though it may become a longtime project with all the HSTs. Thanks so much!

  4. Monica Sayre says:

    I have regretted not purchasing this book since I first saw it at Road to California. Loving HSTs and teeny pieces along with a sit-down Sweetie to quilt with, the quilt I would attempt first is Lisa Bongean’s Sapphire Star – absolutely breathtaking!! I’ve put the book on my birthday list….comin up in just 13 days so I could easily take it off if I’m really lucky 🙂

  5. Maurine Johnson says:

    So many pretty quilts! How can I choose? I think the Sapphire Star would be the first one to make out of this book–what a stunner!

  6. Tammy says:

    Wow — this is a beautiful collection, with the most beautiful of all colors : ) I think I would make the Baskets in Blue quilt, but I am also inspired by the border idea on the Bliss quilt. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway, and for sharing all the photos. Lovely!

  7. Teresa in California says:

    These is a beautiful collection. I’ve been spending a lot of time sewing.

    Thank you for sharing.

  8. I love yours! I love how you did your sashing so that it is a little off center, yet still centered. Since life is so off centered right now, that is the quilt for me! Thank. you for the chance.

  9. Jean says:

    I’m probably too late, but the Hunter’s star is also on my ‘make someday’ list and it is beautiful in blue

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