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. JennyM says:

    Wonderful quilts…hard to go wrong with blue and white! I am torn between the orange peel quilt and the double nine patch quilt. Both are calling my name right now. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome book.

  2. Linda Kay Smith says:

    These blue and white quilts are so beautiful. I think the first I would try is the Tree of Life. I’ve always loved that pattern.

  3. Christine says:

    The one by Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms would be my choice. The name isn’t in your post. It would definitely be my first choice.

    Christine Currie

  4. Louise says:

    How can I ever choose which one to start first? I think I would work on the orange peel, Timeless, and Hunter’s Star all at the same time.

  5. Flo Burton says:

    It would be a toss up between Bliss by Debbie Roberts and Midnight Sky by Laurie Simpson! Thank you for the chance to win this book.

  6. LindaSonia says:

    I would love to make Singing the Blues! Gorgeous!! Any of the quilts really would go with my collection of blue & white porcelain pieces that I have throughout my home!

  7. Janice Mc Laren says:

    They are all stunning and I would make Bliss by Debbie Roberts first. It is perfect- classic with just the right amount of applique!

  8. April Lopez says:

    I spied the one that says “this is mine” when the book first came out. My bedroom is blue and white with pops of yellow. That quilt has my name written all over it. Then there are a couple of like to make wall hangings out of, especially the appliquéd one (which is my absolute favorite way to make quilts). I have this book on my wish list.

  9. Kristie M Michalowski says:

    While I love many of the quilts…the one that spoke to me was Camille Roskelley’s quilt. I would just have to make that one!

  10. Kathryn LeViness says:

    So hard to choose! Love them all but first one i would start start would be antique hunter’s star. Thanks for a great book and stay safe!

  11. Kathy says:

    Beautiful quilts! All of them! The first one I would make would be the one by Camille. I’m with you, I love everything she does!

    • modalissa says:

      Good morning Kathy, You are the winner of a copy of the Blue and White book. I have sent you an email for your shipping information.

  12. Megan Bradley says:

    I would 100% make the antique basket quilt first!! It reminds me of one my parents had on their bed when I was a little girl

  13. Linda B. says:

    They are all so beautiful, it’s honestly hard to decide which one I would make first. I think it would be Bliss. I just live it!

  14. Rebecca B. says:

    It would be a difficult choice between your orange peel quilt and the antique hunter’s star. They’re both so pretty.

  15. Gretchen says:

    I definitely make the double nine-patch quilt by Camille. The rhythm and the simplicity of nine-patches are exactly what my mind needs during this challenging time. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway and stay safe and be well.

  16. Kristie says:

    Your orange peel, first choice — so so many beautiful quilts in this book! Couldn’t go wrong with any of them.

  17. LeLa SIjtsma says:

    I already have a copy of the book. I’m wanting to make the hunter star version next. Will you sign the book?

  18. Sue says:

    I LOVE Midnight Sky, Bliss, Timeless, etc. Don’t think you could go wrong making any of them; they’re all gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. Bless you.
    It’s the perfect time to be sewing and quilting!

  19. Kate says:

    So many pretty blue and white quilts! I am torn between Bliss and Midnight Sky. Maybe both??? Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Judy W says:

    I would like to make either the Orange Peel or the Tree of Life. I’ve been saving a beautiful piece of blue for the perfect pattern. Maybe it’s one of these.

  21. Christi says:

    I love Granny’s Squares and Hunter’s Stars so it would be a toss up. This book is on my Christmas wish list.

  22. Becky S says:

    These quilts are all beautiful!!! I think I would start with Camille’s quilt.
    No quilt making here until I finish sewing face masks. I don’t have elastic, so it is taking a long time to make fabric ties. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Sheila Lyons says:

    Oh my gosh these are all soooo gorgeous! I think I would start with the quilt by Thimbleblossoms. I love the fabrics!

  24. Kathie says:

    it will be hard to choose but right now I am really needing to hand applique so the orange peel quilt is calling my name! I also love baskets so the baskets in blue quilt would be a very good choice to machine piece too!

  25. Maylen Alfonso says:

    It’s hard to choose just one, I would start with your orange peel quilt. The sashing gives it such an elegant look. All of the quilts are gorgeous I can see myself making all of them.

  26. Karen Iwanoczko says:

    Love your blog and love the Blue and White Quilts book. I purchased the Red and White Quilts book. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    • modalissa says:

      Good morning Frances, You are the winner of a copy of the Blue and White book. I have sent you an email for your shipping information.

  27. Sue says:

    Love so many of the quilts that it would be difficult to pick which one to start with!
    Thanks so much for sponsoring this giveaway and providing an opportunity to win this wonderful book! ❤️

  28. Mary Jane says:

    I love this book! There are so many quilts I have to make but I think I will start with “Midnight Sky” (I am a huge Minick and Simpson fan. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book, it is fantastic

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