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