August 28, 2009

Candy Cane Lane: Quilts and More to Sweeten the Holidays
by Melinda Bula


Melinda Bula, author of Cutting Garden Quilts, is known for her stunning floral creations.

With her new book Candy Cane Lane, she departs from the art quilt to create sweet, whimsical holiday designs that can be used in a multitude of ways in addition to making the cute, cute quilt on the cover of the book.

stockings.jpgLook at these adorable felt stockings!

whims-tree.jpgI love this whimsical ‘Who down in Whoville’ tree. It’s sitting on the candy cane table runner and you can see the snowflake pillows in the background. There are several more projects as well.

Melinda encourages quilters to use non-traditional colors to spark up their holiday designs, and as you can see she does it quite effectively.

The book includes basic information on fusible-web and needle-turn appliqué, as well as full-size pull-out templates for all of the appliqué patterns. Sweet!

Visit the author’s blog, Melinda’s Cutting Garden.

Only four months ’til Christmas!
By Kay Mackenzie


15 Responses to “A sweet treat for the holidays”

  1. susan lorenz on August 28th, 2009 8:06 am

    Love the book! What bright and cheerful colors she uses. If I don’t win, I’ll have to look for this book. I like that there are other projects to make besides quilts.

  2. Sarah Vee on August 28th, 2009 11:16 am

    Thanks for the peek, Kay! Looks like she has put together some fun holiday stuff. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  3. Jane on August 28th, 2009 11:19 am

    Oh just the thing for Christmas projects. Thanks for reminding me it is getting closer!

  4. Pat B on August 28th, 2009 11:45 am

    These looks so whimsicle and fun! Great project ideas.

  5. Erin in MI on August 28th, 2009 12:54 pm

    That looks like a great book! I’m going to have to keep my eyes peeled for a copy (if I don’t win, that is).

  6. Jane Bissell on August 28th, 2009 1:36 pm

    This book looks like it has some great projects in it. I love what you have shown us.

  7. Anne D on August 28th, 2009 2:42 pm

    I love Melinda Bula. This book looks like a lot of fun and has gorgeous patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Mary on Lake Pulaski on August 28th, 2009 7:47 pm

    I sure could use some great inspiration like this book to get me started on some Christmas gifts! The colors are amazing.

  9. Cory on August 29th, 2009 9:21 am

    Kay, This is a beautiful book. I would love to make all of the projects in there. Thank you for offering it for us. Take care and God bless, Cory

  10. Janet Parde on August 29th, 2009 4:04 pm

    What a cute book cover and I really like that tree!

  11. Connie on August 29th, 2009 9:57 pm

    Love how Melinda’s talents and tastes encompass all styles of art, quilting and creativity. This looks like a wonderful book.

  12. Kim on August 30th, 2009 3:57 am

    The quilt on the cover is fabulous. I love the other ideas, also.

  13. Barb Rohrmayr on August 30th, 2009 1:24 pm

    I purchased Melinda’s Cutting Garden Quilts
    after seeing her on The Quilt Show. I have enjoyed it’s free style. I have a feeling that this one will be equally as delicious and just in time for Christmas. What a treat. =!=

  14. Kay on August 30th, 2009 7:28 pm

    And the winner is… Jane! Congratulations!

    Thank you so much to everyone who commented. I’m sure the author appreciates your wonderful words.


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