What’s New!


I have been a very bad blogger lately.  It’s less than two weeks until quilt market, so I’ve been busy trying to get everything finished in time.  That means unnecessary things like cleaning, cooking, sleeping and blogging don’t get done!  I wanted to take a time out today to start showing you a few things from the new book.

Here’s the cover ~

Yes, it’s a follow-up to our popular book “Living Large.”  I have made every quilt in that book 3 or 4 times.  I am still collecting large-scale prints, so I decided I needed a little variety and should design a new collection of quilts for large-scale prints.  As you may have heard me mention before, large-scale fabrics require a special pattern – one that doesn’t cut the fabric up into tiny pieces, but shows off the fabric!

My favorite quilt always makes the cover.  Here’s a better shot at that cover quilt, called “Spaghetti Junction:

I had a hard time picking a favorite, as this quilt was also in the running:

This pattern is called Hip to {NOT} Be Square.  These fabrics are so fun – they are from the Summertime collection by Barbara Jones (Henry Glass and Co).  This picture shows a close-up of the yummy fabrics and the machine quilting.  (My husband pointed out that it looks like I am using stolen library books as a prop.  They are actually bought and paid for.  As a kid the summer library sale was always one of my favorite days of the year.  I got to fill my wagon with all the books I wanted for only 10 cents each.)

The next quilt up is Simple Gifts – a simple quilt that can be whipped up in just a few hours.

I had so much fun machine quilting this one.  The design in the cream blocks was one that I hadn’t tried before, so it’s always fun to try something new.

The fabric is so happy – it’s called “Hoot” by Momo (Moda)

The next design is called Patchwork Posies.

I made this quilt last fall.  After quilting it, I took it outside to photograph it and this beautiful tree helped me out.  I think this tree and quilt were made for each other!  I ended up not using this photo in the book, because if you look closely the binding isn’t on.  By the time I got the binding done, the tree had lots all it’s leaves.

But these colors  . . . . .

The fabric is Bloom and Grow by Riley Blake.

I am going to save the rest of the quilts for another day, before this post gets too long.  There are 9 designs in the book and a total of 24 size options to choose from.   The book will retail for $16 and should be appearing in stores next week.  As is tradition on my blog, I always give away the first copy of the new book, so leave a comment to be entered to win.  I’ll post the rest of the quilts next week and give you a second chance to enter for another copy of the book.  click here to see the rest of the quilts)

Please note this drawing is now closed.  5-9-11

About Heather Peterson

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265 Responses to What’s New!

  1. ~Michelle~ says:

    Ooh – I really like Simple Gifts… of course, it may just be the Momo fabric! 😉 They all look great!

  2. Norine says:

    Wow! The quilts in your book are so gorgeous. I can’t wait to buy me a copy, unless I win one. Then I’d buy a copy for my friend.

  3. Anne Simonot says:

    They are all beautiful but Simple Gifts is my favourite! I would love to make that one – I will be keeping an eye out at my LQS for your book. Unless I win a copy first!

  4. Simple Gifts or Patchwork Posies look like something I could try for my first bed-sized quilt. All are beautiful!

  5. Mary says:

    Beautiful quilts!! I used one of your books for my grandson’s first quilt and I still love it.

    Do you mind a question? On the quilt where you tried the new design on the cream fabrics – how do you stop and start and keep the stitching looking so nice on a pattern so like Baptist Fan?

    • Hi Mary – I did all the stitching in each cream block without starting and stopping. I started in the center of the fan, and “echoed” my way out, using my foot as a guide so each consecutive fan was slightly bigger than the last. After four (or so), I would start a new one and continue until all the space was filled. I practiced on paper first to get the hang of it!

  6. StampinKris says:

    Once again, Amazing!!! You are so very talented. Thanks for all the wonderful photos.

  7. Beverly Atkins says:

    I love the quilts you posted and can’t wait to see the rest. I think my favorite was the one on the tree – Patchwork Posies? Love them all.

  8. lystra Seymour says:

    I love, love the quilts!! I’ll be sure to buy the book!

  9. Jenny says:

    another beautiful group of quilts!

  10. Cathy says:

    Beautiful creations! Reminds me of Spring and sunshine that we are still waiting for. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Donna says:

    I already see two quilts I want to make. Great to have some pattens for all those beautiful large scale prints.

  12. Gawquah says:

    I see two quilt pattens I would like to make. Great to have some ideas for all those beautiful large-scale prints.

  13. Kris Bair says:

    I love these quilts – and see one that I just may need to make:) Very, very pretty!

  14. Jolyn Olson says:

    Another great book! Love the fabrics you use…even tho my house is more Civil War era. Not kidding…the land was homestead in 1865…and the dining room is log cabin we exposed…probably soon after that date.

  15. Lydia says:

    Love these designs, Heather! I’m looking forward to the book’s availability — and of course I’d love to win a copy 😉

  16. Bonnie says:

    Love these colors! It’s hard to pick a favorite but I think my first fav would be Spaghetti Junction or Hip to (Not) Be Square. It’s hard to cut up some fabrics with great large scale designs so this book will be one to have. Thanks for the blog – missed you.

  17. Kelly says:

    Lovely quilts. I love the Hip to {Not} Be Square and Simple Gifts.

  18. Bobbie says:

    Can’t wait for your new book to hit the shops. LOVE the quilts!!!

  19. Jen says:

    I am such a fan of your blog & all that you create! I saw this book in the “coming soon” section of fatquartershop – I thought maybe I missed the preview on your blog, so I’m excited to see your creations. I love to quilt, but lately I’ve found the one thing I struggle with is fabric seletion… Any advice?

    Thank you for the chance to win!!!!

    • Hi Jen,
      I think the best advice that I can give you one this is to work from within one line of fabric. That is what I do about 99% of the time. That way you know all the fabrics go together. The other thing I so is select the fabric from the line with the strongest value and use that as my contrast fabric. Often times that is the brown, black, red, or the darkest color in the line. That contrast helps all the other colors “sparkle”!

  20. Linn Polydoris says:

    Your new designs are WONDERFUL! Can hardly wait to purchase your new book. I have some large print fabrics that I’ve been hoarding. Time to put them to use.

  21. I love all your patterns and I would love to win your new book.

  22. Kare in OH says:

    I love the pattern on the cover + the others you showed too! I also appreciated being able to see the quilting.

  23. Jen Eskridge says:

    Those quilts are beautiful!

  24. DianeY says:

    I have so many large scale prints waiting to be cut into an appropriate setting-I think this may be just the answer I’m looking for! I really love spaghetti junction and the rest are beautiful as well!

  25. Peggy Aront says:

    I love your books. I am taking 1 book and 1 pattern with 2 of your fabric lines away with me to Indiana next week for a quilting retreat. I’m hoping to assemble both quilts! I would love the new book as I find your patterns so easy to read and follow.


  26. DianeH says:

    It is always such an inspiration to see your wonderful quilts, thanks so much.

  27. heather w. says:

    Oooh! How exciting! I love all the patterns. Thanks for the chance!

  28. Sandy says:

    WOW I loved every quilt displayed. Please throw me into the pot. Fingers crossed.

    Next time you need a quick binding …. sew it onto the front as usual …. then use Elmer’s Washable School glue for the backing …. no one will ever know in the photograph.

  29. Deb W. says:

    I love the quilts for your new book. Can’t wait to see it in the store. I think I’ll have to make Spaghetti Junction.

  30. Monika says:

    I always love your quilt patterns! Good job on this book!

  31. Dahlia says:

    beautiful! I think simple gifts is my favourite.

  32. Rachelle Parshall says:

    I love them all! Can’t wait to see the book for sale in stores. I am sure I will be adding it to my collection. Thanks for all your hard work.

  33. Nichole says:

    So fun! I loved your LL #1 book and have made 3 quilts from it. I can’t wait to see this one. I love the cover quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Vivian Oaks says:

    I absolutely LOVE those quilts! If I don’t win it, I’ll very likely buy it. There wasn’t one quilt there that I didn’t like! They’re gorgeous!!

  35. Rita says:

    This book looks like a must have. The quilts are beautiful!

  36. Karin says:

    Your book looks great and has me thinking more about using large prints. As always I adore your quilting. Good luck at market!

  37. Sunnybec says:

    I love your quilts and your books, thanks for the chance to win one.

  38. Diann Kremer says:

    Hi Heather, As usual your quilts look awesome as does your photography. I don’t think anyone would have notice the beautiful quilt in front of the tree with the beautiful yellow fall leaves. Very nice!

  39. Diann Kremer says:

    blah! I should reread a note before I hit send. What I meant to say was I don’t think anyone would have notice the binding missing on the beautiful quilt that you had in front of the tree with the beautiful yellow fall leaves! There, I think that is better!!!!!

  40. Deb says:

    Every book of yours that I have I have loved! This one would be no exception, and i would love to win it! All your quilts are absolutely beautiful!

  41. Linda says:

    Gorgeous new quilt designs!! Each one is pretty. Not sure which one I’ll want to make first?? Big decisions! 🙂 I love the library book sale story because I used to buy tons of books in elementary school at the 10 cent sale! Lol! Still have many of them. I just bought them because I love books. Not sure I have even read most of them!

  42. I love that in Spaghetti Junction you used many different prints from different line & designers. Thanks for the chance!

  43. susan m says:

    I love everyone of the quilts. Congratulations on another beautiful book. Thank you for the chance to win one.

  44. Marie says:

    I love your new book, thanks for the chance to win one. Love the picture of the quilt on the tree branch–didn’t notice there wasn’t binding untill you mentioned it.

  45. amber says:

    They’re all gorgeous (as usual)! Can’t wait to see them and you at Market!

  46. Megan says:

    ooh, the quilts from your first book for large-scale prints are some of my favorites. I’m excited to see more quilts from the new book. Best of luck getting ready for market!

  47. Kelly says:

    Gorgeous as usual! Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Sandy Evenson-Hagen says:

    I’ve always enjoyed your quilt designs and I really appreciate your directions. Every step is clear and easy to follow. Your talent as a quilter is a wonderful addition to your designs. I’d love to be included in your drawing.
    Thanks for your wonderful inspiration,
    Sandy E-H

  49. Jennifer W says:

    I love the new book. I have almost all your books on my “wishlist” (the others I already have). I am thinking of taking all my Granny’s old aprons and making a quilt so this book would be perfect. Have fun at Market.

  50. Cathy says:

    Love, Love Love that quilt on the tree (and wish you could have used it in the book anyway). I just found your blog 2 weeks ago and have been having fun going through the archives. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

  51. Jen says:

    I have Living Large so I would love to have Living Large 2! Thanks for the chance! all the quilts that you’ve shown us so far are gorgeous as usual.

  52. Linda says:

    Ooo – I like your favorite also, but I’m also REALLY drawn to Patchwork Posies! CONGRATULATIONS! It looks like a “must-have” book of great designs!

  53. mariajhmom says:

    I’m totally impressed….again!!!!!

  54. Patty V. says:

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the projects! Living large is one of my favorite books….only stands to reason I’ll be needing book 2 for my collection.
    Thanks for sharing your new projects.

  55. Kelly O. says:

    oh my! you have hit a home run with this! never have i loved EVERY quilt in a book! these are all “make NOW” quilts!
    I can’t wait to see the rest of them!

  56. Paula W. says:

    I know I will be purchasing this book – unless I win one! The quilts are absolutely beautiful. You are amazing!

  57. Denise (Denny) Aleckson says:

    I love it! Thanks for giving us a sneak preview…of what’s to come in the book! And Thank you for the chance to win!

  58. Esther says:

    I loved your first book and I am sure I will love this one just as much. The quilts are beautiful. You are amazing….cannot wait to see the rest.

  59. Amy Devine says:

    I love your new book! I love to work with large prints too so this is the perfect book.

  60. Tammy says:

    Love your books/patterns, can’t wait to see this one!!

  61. Michelle says:

    The quilts are gorgeous. I have lots of large print fabrics that work well with these patterns.

  62. Evie says:

    The cover quilt is my favorite too. The fabrics are very happy together.

  63. Nena says:

    I love, love all the fabrics, photos and quilts. You’re incredibly talented–not only with quilting but with home decor–as evidenced by your gorgeous powder room. Love everything you do.

  64. Linda says:

    I think there will have to be a Hip to (Not) Be Square in my future. I love that one!

  65. Debbie Hetherington says:

    Beautiful quilts! Patchwork Posies hanging on the tree is my first choice. Please enter me in your draw, thanks Debbie.

  66. i HAVE to make spaghetti junction!!!
    being from georgia that quilt just reminds me of home sweet home.

    loving these designs!!!
    can’t wait to get the book!!!

    • Nancy says:

      I really like simple gifts but the others are so interesting also. You continue to amaze me! When will your book hit the stores?

  67. VickiT says:

    Wow. I love so many of those quilts. At first I was sure my favorite was Spaghetti Junction although when I first saw that I didn’t know the name. But, now I see more from your book and I LOVE Hip to (NOT) Be Square. Awesome quilt. They are all awesome in all honesty, but that’s definitely my favorite.

  68. Leslie says:

    I always look forward to a new post from you. This was definitely worth the wait. The quilts and photos are fabulous! Thanks for the sneak peek and chance to win!

  69. Susan says:

    Love all 4 patterns you have shared with us so far. Can’t wait to see the rest. I look forward to getting your new book (either buying or winning it!).

  70. Cindi P. says:

    I can see why you chose Spaghetti Junction for the cover of the book. What wonderful quilts to dream about and make and I love that you are offering options for sizes.
    Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  71. Kay Mc says:

    I will definitely need to get this book. I love big prints & a way to show them off.

  72. Jane says:

    Ooooo- la-la. I love the sampling that you gave us!! I need that book! Just bought a fat qtr pack of Artful home and was looking for something to make! Please, please, please pick me!

  73. Julie in WA says:

    Simple Gifts is my favorite of the ones shown here! Can’t wait to see more.

  74. sue says:

    I love your fabric and your quilts and your style. Would love to win your book.

  75. Karen says:

    Really like the Patchwork Posies. Looking forward to the others.

  76. Karla says:

    I love your quilt “Patchwork Posies.” I am an autumn person, and the colors, prints, and design all say, “Make me!”

  77. Christy Q says:

    Ooh – I love the Hip to NOT be square quilt! Love the fabrics you used as well!

  78. Vivian says:

    What an interesting set of designs, very graphic . Not what I expected when I saw the theme “using large sale prints”. They seem like they’d be layer cake friendly too. I will have to look for this one — well, if I am not lucky enough to win it that is!

  79. Sandra Davidson says:

    Love the quilts and the way you showcase the big prints. I would love the book because I love big prints but never am sure what to do with them. Sandra

  80. Liz says:

    Love the quilts and the fabrics. Impressive how beautiful quilts can be made with relatively simple patterns. Thanks for sharing!

  81. Who can pick a favorite? I always like it when there are size options for a design. Can’t wait to see the rest.

  82. JoAnne says:

    Heather, I would love a copy of your new book.

  83. Caroline Dimmick says:

    Oh, such beautiful quilts and the book looks absolutely wonderful! Great job! You’re right, the tree really added richness to your gorgeous quilt.

  84. Carol says:

    WOW !!!!!!! Awesome book….I love it !!!! I love all your books and want to make so many of the quilts…I don’t know which one I would choose first…Great job Heather.

  85. carol broughton says:

    Love your new book and the quilting is spectacular! I think I would have to make them all!

  86. Bonnie Novak says:

    What great designs!! love the book and cant wait to get it!! Thanks for all your hard work…you inspire me!!

  87. Carey says:

    Inspirational as always… definitely more than one quilt from this book will go on the “to do list”…have a great market.

  88. bev/mo says:

    as always, the quilts are gorgeous…I cannot wait for the new book. Congratulations!

  89. Angela says:

    Love the patterns! Hip to {NOT} be Square and Simple Gifts are my favourites so far. Can hardly wait to see the rest!

  90. Patty B. says:

    The large scale print pattern is perfect for the Hawaii prints I picked up in Hawaii. What fun I will have. Love your work.

  91. Laurie in Iowa says:

    Fabulous new patterns. I’d love to participate in your giveaway. Thanks!

  92. Jan W says:

    “Spaghetti Junction” is gorgeous!! …and I love “Patchwork Posies!!” …and…and…Oh! I can’t wait to get this book!! Thanks for a chance to win it! Jan

  93. Deb G. in VA says:

    As always, I love your new patterns, especially Hip to {NOT} Be Square! Thanks!

  94. Ann in NC says:

    Getting a sneak peak of your new book was worth the wait! Looks like another great book. It might just have to join Living Large 1 in my collection! Keep up the good work! Have a fun and successful market!

  95. Linda P. says:

    This is another great hit, Heather!! I can see some other possibilities in Hip to NOT be Square – by changing some color placements, and using some photo transfer, you could shadow some photos here and there. I love each one, I’ll get it for sure, if I don’t win. We have a shop hop next week, I hope it comes in!!

  96. Linda T says:

    Very nice looking book! I love the fabrics and the quilts are so cute – count me in! I’d love to play with this!

  97. Courtney says:

    I love the first Livin Large book! Looks like I’ll like this one just as much!

  98. Mary Jo Jones says:

    I love your patterns…and I am sure I will fall in love with these new ones too! I am hoping to win this book…fingers are crossed.

  99. Kristen D says:

    Oh my gosh, stunning as usual! I love these designs! Would love a chance to win! Good luck at quilt market!

  100. Kari says:

    You’ve out-done yourself with this one! The patterns are striking and stylish and still totally doable for me. I have the first Living Large book and have loved it. I will definitely be getting this one.

  101. Carrie says:

    Ooh, I like both of the first two quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  102. krystina says:

    These quilts are amazing. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this book at my LQS. I can’t wait the Hoot one!

  103. Rebecca Woods says:

    I would love a copy of your new book. I loved the first one and this one looks just as wonderful 🙂

  104. Alissa says:

    I love them all! I’m sure the rest are just as scrumptious!!

  105. Susan Lock says:

    LOVE the new book love the first one as well! My favs are Spaghetti Junction and Hip to {Not}be Square

  106. Teresa in Music City says:

    Wow – what scrumptious new patterns! I absolutely LOVE big, bold fabrics and am always looking for new ways to make them stand out and sing in my quilts….. here’s hoping I win, but even if not, I’ll be picking up a copy for sure!

  107. LaurieC says:

    Beautiful – quilts, quilting, patterns – love them all!
    Happy Spring!

  108. Barb Colvin says:

    I really like the new patterns, especially Simple Gifts!

  109. Luci D. says:

    Congratulations on your new book! The patterns are gorgeous!

  110. patty1 says:

    I really liked Living Large and it looks like “2” will be just as much if not more fun. The photos are beautiful…intriguing!

  111. WOW! So far, there is not one quilt that I do NOT want to make! They are stunning, and you should be proud. Hope you sell out!

  112. AnnieO says:

    I have your Living Large book and have bookmarked lots! This new book will be the same. Great designs for those large scale prints are definitely needed in the quilting world. Your book will be popular. Love the cover quilt and the Simple Gifts bunches. Thanks for the giveaway chance to win!

  113. Love all the designs … glad to see at least one designer who doesn’t believe all the possible designs have already been done.

    Judy B

  114. Linda says:

    If I don’t win this book, I am sure going to buy it….such fun HAPPY quilts—I love them…….

  115. Denise says:

    Love your new patterns…I was able to see a sneak peek at School House in Perham,but loved seeing them again today.

  116. Liz Samlow says:

    Can’t wait to get this book! I already have the first one…love your designs!

  117. Brenda says:

    I like them all but Hip not to be Squared may be my favorite. Would love to win!!

  118. Teresa F says:

    Wow, Heather the new book looks great! I just loved the first one and I know I am going to love the second one. The quilts look great and I have some wonderful large prints ready to be used. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  119. Alice says:

    Another wonderful book with great patterns. I check your blog everyday to see what you are creating and sharing with us. Your new book of patterns looks wonderful and I would be very honored if I was selected for a free copy of your new book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  120. Susan J. says:

    The new quilts are beautiful. Despite all the wonderful new designs, I still consider “Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures” one of my favorite books you have written. The quilts are all so lovely.

  121. Cristina says:

    I LOVE your book Livin Large! I have made 3 of the quilts in there already, and plan to do more. I am so excited to see this book!!! I hoped you would write another one. 🙂

  122. Kensi says:

    Your books are great!

  123. Kristy says:

    Your quilts are so fresh and clean and beautiful. Your book would be great to get me started on a series of quilts! My kids love it when this happens. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  124. Kristi says:

    I love the look of your new book. It will definitely be a “must-have.” Congratulations on a beautiful book.

  125. Melissa says:

    Your books are my favorites! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one- gotta keep my collection complete!

  126. Those are all great patterns Heather, but I especially like Patchwork Posies!

  127. Mary says:

    Your new quilt patterns are awesome. I love the way you quilted them.

  128. Mary Jo Larson says:

    What a bunch of beautiful quilts. My favorite is Hip {Not}to be Square. I think. They are all so very nice. I hope I win the book. Mary Jo

  129. Jan says:

    I am so excited to see new patterns! I always have lots of big print fabric but struggle with how to use them 🙂

  130. Deborah Stokesd says:

    I love all these quilts but especially Simple Gifts. And the quilting on that one is PERFECT!! Deb

  131. Vickie says:

    Love IT! I have made most of the Livin Large quilts, love the Sham book … now I need to own this book … already have ideas for what fabric I will use 🙂
    Thanks for the share and keeping us all inspired to sew, quilt, sew, and quilt some more!

  132. Zina says:

    Wow, I love all the quilts you have pictured! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but Spaghetti Junction is just begging to be made. It looks like a great stash-buster too.

  133. Sherri says:

    I saw the cover on the coming soon page at FatQuarterShop the other day…so fun to get a peek at the quilts…I can tell already this book is going on my list!

  134. Karen W says:

    Love the patterns and as usual the fabric you use is beautiful.

  135. gale says:

    Wow this looks like a great book. I have the first Living Large book although I have yet to make anything from it. I’ll definitely be getting this one too, one way or another.

  136. Lisa says:

    Beautiful quilts! Can’t wait to see the book!! congrats!

  137. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  138. A Betty says:

    As always the book, the designs and the quilting are beautiful. Contratulations on another accomplishment.

  139. Linda says:

    As always, love looking at your blog! Love the new patterns, cant wait to see the rest!

  140. Christina D says:

    Love your photos! Simple Gifts is a great quilt. I love the contrast.
    Thanks for the chance to enter.

  141. Nancyz says:

    So far my favorite is “Simple Gifts”. And can’t wait to see the rest. I would love to win this book, if not, I will definitely buy a copy! Thanks for the giveaway.

  142. Susan Muller says:

    Love everything you showed and will definitely buy the book! Love all your books!!!!!!!!!

  143. Joan Blum says:

    I love, love, love, Patchwork Posies!! But I also like all the rest of them. I have the first Living Large book and will definitely purchase this new one too. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!!

  144. Lin S says:

    Not sure which one is my favorite. The book will become part of my quiliting library.

  145. Kate says:

    Another Spaghetti Junction fan here! And the flower quilting on Simple Gifts is *exactly* what I want on my half-quilted project to finish it!

  146. Anya says:

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

  147. Sharlene says:

    Your quilts are always so happy. Makes me smile in the morning.

  148. di says:

    Congrats on the new book! It looks wonderful – looking forward to it hitting the shelves! Have a great Spring Market!!!!

  149. Pat says:

    Absolutely love the quilts from your new book. Glad you’re back blogging again.

  150. Judy W says:

    Always wonderful, wishing I had the time to make or to be as creative!

  151. Koye Hendrix says:

    Love them all. I have made several quilts out of the first Livin Large book so am really looking forward to getting this book. Koye

  152. Shelly H says:

    Awesome quilts. So bright and colorful. I will be purchasing this book for sure.

  153. Judy W says:

    The new book looks great! I have all your others, so I would love to add this one to my collection!

  154. Christina says:

    Loving Simple Gifts!

  155. Ruth B says:

    I always love your designs Heather and these are wonderful. I have your Livin Large book and now I’m sure I need this one too!

  156. Ardis says:

    Worth the wait! Love them all.

  157. Nancy Anne says:

    I love Patchwork Posies! And Spaghetti Junction already has my mind going as I have some fabric I think would be fabulous in that pattern. Fingers crossed tight!

  158. Gloria says:

    Congratulations on your new book! I think I need a copy of the book, one way or another.

  159. Kathleen says:

    Will look forward to the new book. I love when designers give the names of the fabric selections they used.

  160. Denise in PA says:

    The quilts so far are great! I’d love to win a copy of your new book. And if I don’t I’ll certainly be buying a copy!

  161. Alisa says:

    This looks like a GREAT book!

  162. Sherry Book says:

    Oh, these quilts are gorgeous…I have already picked at least two to make for my house! The fabrics make them so inviting, and your quilting is wonderful…thanks for the ideas; that is one thing that always stumps me–how to quilt it when done. Yes, I will have to buy this book if I don’t win it. Looking forward to seeing the other quilts in the book!

  163. I always love your patterns, Heather! This book looks like it is a real keeper and I will be sure to watch for it the minute it comes out! (Unless I win one from you first):)

  164. 4dreamsr says:

    You do such lovely work no matter whether it’s quilting, knitting or whatever. Love these quilts. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  165. Jaylene says:

    I love all the quilts you have shown in your new book. I can hardly wait to get a copy! Thanks for the chance to win.

  166. Dawn Stephens says:

    As usual your quilts are absolutely gorgeous. I would love a chance to win this book.

  167. I love the quilts. I see a Simple Gifts quilt in my future! Thanks for the chance — I hope to win!

  168. Gretchen says:

    Oh I just love these quilts and am so excited that you have a great follow up to your first Livin’ Large book! Can’t wait to see the rest (but I already know this book is going on my “must have” list!!!!)

  169. Debbie says:

    I can’t wait to purchase this book—all the quilts look so inviting!! Love the fabrics you picked out also. Simple Gifts will be the first one I will try.

  170. Jenny Goldstein says:

    As always, after reading your blog I come away so motivated and inspired! I just wish I was equally inspired to do some house keeping… 🙂

  171. Elizabeth E. says:

    Because the Random Number Generator hates hates hates me, I am reluctantly trying one more time. But even if I don’t win, I think so many of the quilts deserve to be made up so I’ll be buying that book. Thanks for writing it! Congratulations for getting it to print and good luck at Quilt Market in SLC, my husband’s hometown. Head to Tony Caputo’s deli (downtown) for a great sandwich. I also like Cafe Trio for a yummy restaurant outing, and the bakery (Tulie Bakery) just around the corner will have you donating your hard-earned cash to them. For quick eats, try Paradise Bakery (3 locations). Okay, that’s all. (Hope the Random Number Generator doesn’t hate me so much now.)

  172. Carol says:

    I have a very large collection of large scale prints that would be great made into these patterns. I have a lot of ‘I spy’ fabrics on dark backgrounds that would be wonderful in either of the first two quilts with bright sashing. I can’t wait to try them.

  173. CathyR says:

    Your designs are always fresh and new! Just love your color combinations!

  174. Christine says:

    The quilts all look fabulous. Would love to win your new book … fingers crossed.

  175. Quiltbee76 says:

    It looks like another great book. The big prints are so much fun.

  176. Karen says:

    Beautiful patterns. I especially love Simple Gifts and “Hoot” ! Thanks so much for the preview…

  177. Chris says:

    All the quilts are just beautiful! I really like the one called Simple Gifts using the fabric “Hoot”. My daughter made a quilt using this fabric and it is such a fun group of prints. Thanks for the chance to win your book!! 🙂 I love seeing how you put such interesting patterns and fabrics together. You are very talented!

  178. Looks like some wonderful new quilts Heather- Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice book. It is always fun to see designs for big scale fabrics- I know that I have more than a few in my stash to use up.
    Warmest regards,

  179. Gloria J W says:

    What a lovely lot of great quilts. Sometimes it is just so hard to cut into those lovely big prints…lol..
    Hugs Gloria

  180. Danith says:

    The projects from this book look great – fun, hip and bright! Thanks for the eye-candy!

  181. Sue Goodin says:

    You are going to make some quilter a very “Happy Quilter”. Thank you so much for the giveaway. Wonderful book.

  182. Paula Stuplich says:

    Love them all! Love the fabrics, love the patterns and I know I will love the book.
    Thanks for sharing.

  183. Denise says:

    Love the quilts. The one in the fall picture is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win this new book.

  184. Michelle says:

    This book shoots up to the top of my “must-have” list! Thanks for sharing.

  185. Oh Wow!!! I can’t wait for this book to come out so I can add it to my large collection of Anka’s Treasures books. It’s gorgeous and I already have some fabrics just perfect to use on the cover quilt. I’d love to win the book of course so count me in.

  186. Tammy says:

    Fabulous as always! I love that these are patterns for large print fabrics. I’ve been wondering what to do with some lately. These are perfect. Can’t wait to buy the book. Thank you for being so creative and sharing that we us.

  187. sndy1 says:

    Your new book looks lovely!

  188. Leone says:

    They all look beautiful. It appears to be a must have book. I love the quilt in the Riley Blake fabric.

  189. Rachael says:

    I love them all! Gorgeous as usual!

  190. Norma says:

    I love large prints and I just LOVE this book! Thanks for giving us such a great book with so many ideas of how to use those large prints that we all like to collect!

  191. Karen says:

    Wonderful quilts! Can’t wait to see more . . .

  192. Annika says:

    WOW, a new fab book from you. I hope it dosen’t take to long before I have it in my hands. I really like a couple of the designs so far. Looking forward to se the rest.

  193. Charlotte Peterson says:

    Another fabulous book to inspire…thank you!

  194. Charlotte Peterson says:

    Another fabulous book, thank you!

  195. Bobbie23nc says:

    I always love your quilt designs. What could be better than winning a copy of a book from the author herself?

  196. Rachel Hayes says:

    Great book! Love the new patterns!

  197. Gail says:

    Really like Spaghetti Junction and Hip to (Not) Be Square, don’t know which I’d pick to do first! Can’t wait to see the next sneak peek! Thanks for the close up of your quilting, you do a wonderful job!! Would love to win a copy of the new book!

  198. Dianne says:

    Gorgeous quilts! I hope I win…but even if I don’t…it’s on my Amazon wishlist 🙂

  199. Cheryl S. says:

    Thanks for the sneak peek of you new book…it looks fantastic as usual! I would LOVE to win this giveaway!

  200. Gabriele says:

    Great book,I already see a few quilts I like 🙂

  201. SueV says:

    I love large scale prints- these patterns look like fun. I can not wait to try them.

  202. SueV says:

    I love large scale prints. I cant wait to try the patterns!

  203. Deb C says:

    Wow. Wonderful book Heather. I also look forward to your latest knit creations (do you have a separate blog for that?) as well as peeks at what Daisy has been up to.

  204. Tammy says:

    BEAUTIFUL Quilts and what a fun book! I absolutely love the fabrics that you used.

  205. Charlotte says:

    Another inspirational book. Can’t wait to make some of these fun designs!

  206. Mary beth says:

    Heather, I just purchased two of your older books to add to your collection.
    i’m definitely an Anka JUNKY!~
    I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to wint this book, the quilts are fab as usual!

    Mary Beth

  207. Wendy Tulloch says:

    Just beautiful Heather – I can see why you have trouble picking a “favorite” as they are all works of art. I have some large scale prints and would love to try working with your new book!

  208. Dee says:

    I have several of your books and would love to add this one to my collection as well. Good luck and have fun at Quilt Market!

  209. Nancy Lee says:

    oh my…LOVE the cover quilt… Would love a chance to own this book..

  210. Juli says:

    I love the new patterns. I always have a hard time knowing how to use large prints.

  211. pam says:

    Heather let me join the zillions saying how wonderful these quilts are. Screens and trellises have been really catching my eye in magazines and on tv and your very first quilt wows me. Nicely done, like all your work!

  212. Diane R. says:

    Your quilts are absolutely stunning. I am a faithful follower of your blog, and always look forward to your designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

  213. Teresa Silva says:

    I have several of your books already….I love them all. Your new quilts are really beautiful and I love all your custom quilting you do on them. You’re a talented lady.

  214. Janelle J says:

    Love your books and can’t wait to see the rest of this one!

  215. Jenny Michael says:

    Heather, I love your quilts and have made many of your patterns from your books. They are happy and fun to accomplish. Love your books and know I will need to add this one to my library!

  216. Lauren says:

    Great quilts, and thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book!

  217. Kjersten says:

    Beautiful quilts! I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  218. Eryn says:

    Oh my goodness… I think you made this book just for me. I only make quilts that are square in pattern. Much to the dismay of my husband (…Another square quilt, he says?) If I’m not the lucky winner, I’ll be first in line to buy it!!

  219. Rose Marie says:

    Love the quilts and love the colors.

  220. Karen M says:

    Beautiful quilts with such lovely colors. The pictures look wonderful of the quilts taken outside in the sunshine. The book with be great to add to my collection. Thanks,
    Karen M

  221. Jean Ruter says:

    Heather, I love the new book. I have been looking for patterns for large scale prints for a graduation gift for a guy next year. This may just be what I have been looking for.

    By the way, I made the small Bella bag and love it. It is just the right size. It carries the necessities without becoming too heavy. I often find myself carrying it by the grommets. I put my initial on between the grommets with my embroidery machine. It was part of my “show and tell” at a recent quilt retreat since my big project was not yet transportable. Jean R

  222. Lisa Marie says:

    The quilts you showed from your book are fantastic! I have plenty of those large prints that I’m hesitant to cut up. This book could really help me out. Thanks for the chance to win!

  223. Charlene says:

    Love the new patterns, you use such lovely fabrics to showcase them ….great photography to see all the detailed stitching. Will have to order the book if I don’t win because it will help use up some of the many piles of large scale fabric I’ver been collecting.

  224. Pam E. says:

    Your new patterns are so “modern”. Just love them. I’d sure love to win the new book.

  225. Kathy Snyder says:

    Your quilts are so happy and colorful! My favorite is the The Simple Gifts quilt. The appliqued birds add a nice touch.

  226. Leslie Schmidt says:

    I don’t like to see all the quilts in a book before I buy it. It’s such a surprise to turn the page and see another neat design. But I couldn’t seem to stop myself while looking at your pictures. I like “Spaghetti Junction” (is that a MN reference?) a lot, but my favorite is ” Hip to {Not} Be Square.” Or is it “Patchwork Posies”? Now I’m not sure. They all look terrific.

  227. Deb S. says:

    I absolutely love the first three quilts you showed from your new book. Can’t wait to see the rest of them!

    Deb S.

  228. Mary says:

    Yet another fabulous book. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!

  229. beth wright says:

    I LOVE this book.. we have used Living Large so much.. it is awesome.. and cant wait to see this book in person. You have done a marvelous job on the blog photos.. just beautiful ! I LOVE all the fabric and the new designs are splendid….perfect for showing off the prints..

  230. Denice says:

    Heather your quilts are beautiful. Cannot wait to see the pattern book.

  231. Connie Strom says:

    Love Spaghetti Junction!! Looking forward to making this one and am excited for your new Christmas Line material also!!

  232. MsJan says:

    I love Livin’ Large I, and volume II looks to be just as good. Can’t wait to see it in person!

  233. CJ says:

    Love the new patterns that you’ve showed and I can’t wait to see the rest of them. If it weren’t for your books/patterns I would have NO CLUE what to do with the large prints except cut them up into little pieces! :S

  234. The quilts are stunning! I love them all! Would love to win the book, but I’ll buy it if I don’t win it!

  235. Karen Sikes says:

    Love the quilts, can’t wait to get the book!!!!

  236. Nancy Cohen says:

    I can’t wait to buy this book (unless I am the lucky winner…)! I already have the first Living Large and I LOVE all the photos you posted.

  237. Mary Ann says:

    Love the new book coming out. I will be looking for it on my next trip to my favorite quilt store; Fayes Henhouse Quilt store in Mayville,ND.

  238. Caryn says:

    I love the new book! I’d love to have a copy, and if I don’t win it, I’ll probably have to buy it!

  239. Sylvia Harr says:

    You are an amazing quilter, artist, woman….Absolutely STUNNING work!!! I would love to have this book since I am positive I would never tire of oogling, reading and creating quilts inspired from your newest work. 🙂

  240. Jeanne S. says:

    I love the new book, I was thinking as I read your post that I would have to buy a copy and I am so glad it will be available soon.

  241. Kaye M. says:

    Spaghetti Junction is my favorite. The colors are beautiful and it has so much motion in it. I’ve admired large print fabrics in the store but never knew what to do with them. NOW I DO!!! Love your close up shots so that we can see your beautiful quilting!

  242. Diane Halstenson says:

    I love this new book! You have done it again. Diane

  243. Deb A says:

    WOW – the quilts from the book are beautiful – I’d like to make one of each. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  244. Nancy E says:

    Wow! The quilts are just gorgeous. I love the way you use color. Yours quilts just sing!
    I can’t wait to get the book. Thanks for designing such wonderful quilts and showing them to us.

  245. Tina McNamara says:

    I’m sure I speak for must of your followers, I have missed not hearing from you and seeing all your beautiful quilts. I think my favorite so far is ” It’s hip not to be square. Good job on the book. Tina

  246. Laura says:

    Looks like a great book! I’d love to win!

  247. Sharlene K says:

    The projects are wonderful! What nice designs to use the large prints.

  248. Anna says:

    Love the quilt under the tree. Just love it!

  249. All the good words have already been said, so can I just say~ wow!! I love all the quilts! The inspiration! I’ve gotta get sewing!~~

  250. Cindy M says:

    I just came across your blog tonight via a link from another blog. You are very inspirational and I love your quilts and color selections!! I have added your blog to my “favorites” so I can return again and keep up with your new patterns. Good luck with your new book.

  251. Linda Margheim says:

    What a great set of quilts. I love the bright colors and the black used with them. I can’t wait to try out these patterns.

  252. Robin Chapa says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I love ALL of the designs in the book, but literally CAN’T WAIT to make Patchwork Posies. All of the quilts are SO lovely! 🙂

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  254. Pam says:

    I love the patterns and want to know where to purchase the book!!!!

    Thanks…the quilts are fantastic!!!

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  261. Deb Sexsmith says:

    Hello, is it possible to get a copy of the pattern Patchwork Posies? If not could you tell me the dimensions of the blocks?
    I love this quilt. Whimsy is my fav

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