June 1, 2014

Home Sweet Quilt

Filed Under Books, Prizes 

I’ve admired the Jillily booth many times at shows. Jill Finley has been designing quilt patterns for over 15 years and is known for her fresh style and beautiful color combinations.

This month, with many thanks to Martingale, we have Jill’s book Home Sweet Quilt.

Need a gift or something for yourself? The book includes a dozen patterns for the whole house, from table runners to dish towels to pillows to quilts of all sizes. They’re all so fresh and pretty! Jill says in the introduction, “… My goal was to create and share fresh quilt designs… They’re much more than blankets or bed coverings. They’re the pop of color, the unexpected texture, or the softening element of each room.”

Winding Down, great for the family room.

Patio Tiles, wool and cotton table runner

The book begins with a few basics, such as working with wool, attaching borders and bindings, and Jill’s favorite stitching supplies. There’s a whole chapter on “Appliqué the Jillily Way,” which involves starching the edges of the motifs over freezer-paper templates. You can stitch them in place either by hand or by machine.

Berry Patch, a cheerful table topper.

If you’d like to win this very appealing book, please leave a comment here on the blog post before 7:00 p.m. California time on Thursday, June 5. Open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Good luck!!

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


36 Responses to “Home Sweet Quilt”

  1. Betsy on June 1st, 2014 6:22 am

    Kay, I would love to win. These designs remind me of days when moms stayed home and we had white picket fences

  2. Heather on June 1st, 2014 6:37 am

    I’m a big fan of the berries quilt!

  3. Marsha on June 1st, 2014 9:08 am

    Gorgeous quilts. Your right Jill has a wonderful way with color. Thank you.

  4. Kathleen on June 1st, 2014 9:09 am

    I love the colors Jill has used… And I need color in my home. Her patterns are fun and cheerful . Thanks very much!

  5. RuthB on June 1st, 2014 9:22 am

    These designs and colors would go great in my house! I love the table runner with wool.

  6. LeAnne L on June 1st, 2014 10:02 am

    Love Jill’s quilts. I haven’t used wool before, but really like the table runner.

  7. Faye Stewart on June 1st, 2014 10:19 am

    What a beautiful book! The colors and designs are delicious!

  8. Lea on June 1st, 2014 10:21 am

    Jill has the most creative ideas. Such an eye for pattern and use of color. It would be a book any quilter would love…IMHO;)

  9. Four dogs and one quilter on June 1st, 2014 10:25 am

    I love Jill’s work and would be thrilled to win a copy of her book.

  10. Kathy L on June 1st, 2014 10:37 am

    Great book,would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

  11. Angelia L. on June 1st, 2014 10:50 am

    The designs in this book are gorgeous!! I am a big fan of Jill’s work!

  12. Kathy O in GA on June 1st, 2014 11:10 am

    Thanks for sharing about this book Kay, maybe I’ll be lucky enough to win it!

  13. Shelor Robin on June 1st, 2014 11:15 am

    What wonderful quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Char H. on June 1st, 2014 11:29 am

    The black and white quilt on the book cover just jumped off my computer screen. “Fresh” is the perfect word to describe it and I’d love to make it. Thanks for the giveaway, I was unfamiliar with this designer and look forward to seeing her work.

  15. Shirley on June 1st, 2014 12:40 pm

    Wow, what a neat collection of quilts – cross my fingers that I win. Thank you for this fantastic giveaway.

  16. Kathy Pennell on June 1st, 2014 1:13 pm

    I hadn’t heard of her work, but did enjoy it very much! Thanks for the chance to see it up close.

  17. Betty Woodlee on June 1st, 2014 1:23 pm

    I would love to own this book, thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Brenda on June 1st, 2014 1:40 pm

    This book looks like it has some fun, smaller projects. Thanks for the review and thanks for the chance to win.

  19. anita kroll on June 1st, 2014 3:43 pm

    I would be making everything in that book! It is beautiful and colorful as well as fun! Pls let me win and thanks!!

  20. Lorie Bugaiski on June 1st, 2014 4:07 pm

    Love her work, she is amazing! Thanks for a chance to win her book!

  21. Annie on June 1st, 2014 4:20 pm

    From the pictures that you posted, appealing is a good word to describe this book! I’d love to win. Thanks!

  22. Barbara Kelly on June 1st, 2014 6:53 pm

    Jill’s quilts are so happy..I would love the book!

  23. Sally from Ca on June 1st, 2014 8:12 pm

    I’ love Jill’s designs and would love to own a copy of her new book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Beth Strand on June 1st, 2014 8:19 pm

    Oh, I love her designs and would love to win the book! Thanks for the chance!

  25. Mrs. Plum on June 1st, 2014 8:28 pm

    The patterns mainly look like summer. Would love to win–thank you for the opportunity.

  26. Cynthia Mahdalik on June 2nd, 2014 12:21 am

    Love the bright colors in Jill’s book and especially the wool table runner. Thanks for opportunity to win.

  27. Chris on June 2nd, 2014 2:25 am

    Would love to win this book. The colors are wonderful.

  28. Rose on June 2nd, 2014 6:01 am

    I love the “Winding Down” quilt and the use of the dotted fabric for the background. I could see this quilt done in many different color schemes. I am looking forward to seeing the book.

  29. Loris Mills on June 2nd, 2014 8:36 am

    How fun to see this book reviewed here. I was just looking at this on the publisher site…it’s on my wish list :-)the quilts are so cheerful!

  30. Robin on June 2nd, 2014 11:16 am

    I just love these cheerful quilts. Jill’s designs are all wonderful. Thanks for the give-away.

  31. Dorothy Van Pelt on June 2nd, 2014 9:16 pm

    I really like the designs and colors in her book. I just started using wool and would love to make the table runner
    Thank you

  32. Chris W. on June 3rd, 2014 5:37 am

    I love Jill’s style. I would like to make the green background quilt in the first photo.

  33. Lee on June 3rd, 2014 2:56 pm

    I love the Berry Patch! Jill’s designs are always wonderful! thank you!

  34. Susan on June 3rd, 2014 7:35 pm

    Berry Patch would be my first project without a doubt. It has such a fresh, cheerful look and would look fabulous hanging in my kitchen!

  35. Deb G. in VA on June 4th, 2014 6:50 am

    Jill’s book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  36. Bonnie Favorite on June 4th, 2014 1:31 pm

    These quilt patterns all look so fresh and bright. I’d love to win this book!