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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Applique' Projects for Everyday Living

Kim Diehl is an amazing quilter, quilt designer, teacher, author and fabric designer.  Her latest book "Simple Appeal" is now a very popular book that can be found in quilt shops.  And, I'm excited to share insights about this book today, as well as host a giveaway where you could win a copy of this amazing book, packed with wonderful designs, oodles of tips and fun.



Simple Appeal shares 14 new designs by Kim, along with her time saving tips, to create simple yet beautiful quilts that are comfy and also heartwarming decorator items.



Projects range in size for a super cute patty cake pincushion to table toppers, lap quits, wall quilts, and a bed quilt.


Techniques covered in this book include traditional patchwork, invisible machine applique', as well as wool applique' on cotton backgrounds.


All of the designs come with easy to follow instructions and great visuals.


Designs include a combination of traditional piecing and machine applique.


It is easy to fall in love with Kim's designs, use of colors and fabrics.  They always create stunning quilts, which can easily become heirloom quilts.


You should be able to check out this book at your favorite quilt shop, but if not do let them know you'd like them to carry it.  It is also available online from Martingale, as well as Amazon.



You can find Martingale at:

https://www.facebook.com/shopmartingale

You can find Kim Diehl at:

http://www.kimdiehl.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kim.diehl.96?fref=ts


Did I Mention A Giveaway ?


One lucky follower of SewCalGal will win a copy of Simple Appeal.  SewCalGal will ship this book directly to the winner, but due to my limited expenses, I can only offer this giveaway to those that live in the US.   Please complete the rafflecopter form below to enter.  The winner will be randomly selected, by the random number generator feature in rafflecopter and announced on this post on Saturday, November lst. I'll also send an email to the winner, whereby they will have three days to claim the prize or another name will be selected.






Don't forget to check my page where I share insights on contests and giveaways to learn about other opportunities to win prizes.  

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52 comments:

Joan and Kevin said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!!!

Anita said...

I have never before used any of Kim's design, but I would love to try! They look so amazing!

Jacqueline said...

I am a big fan and have a couple of her books. They are truly a delight.

Thanks

Mary Ehrhardt said...

I absolutely love everything Kim does! Her color choices and sense of design are right up my alley. Hope I win!!

Ruth said...

Kim is one of my favorite designers and I would love to win her book!

Michelle said...

Love Kim's style! I have not made any of her quilts, but I have longarm quilted quite a few of them. I'd love to win this book! Thanks!
Michelle

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think Kim's designs are so beautiful. I have never made any of her designs before, but would love to venture out into the world of applique. Especially her patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think Kim's designs are so beautiful. I have never made any of her designs before, but would love to venture out into the world of applique. Especially her patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I've made Pie in the Sky and was also lucky enough to take a class from Kim where we made a table runner from one of her books. I haven't picked this book up yet, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Deb G. in VA said...

I have never made any of Kim's designs, but I love her designs and fabrics. I just need more time in the day!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

These patterns are all so simple yet have a delicate look - I think I could even handle the applique on these.

WoolenSails said...

I love Kim's style and there are a few older quilts in my magazines that are on my to do list.

Debbie

Janet O. said...

I have made "All In A Row" in a table runner version, and I miniaturized the pattern and made a tiny quilt, too. Two weeks ago I took a class from Kim and am currently working on the project from that class, Dresden Dish Garden. LOVE her stuff! Have many more on my bucket list!

Library Gal Quilts said...

You can always count on Kim Diehl's sense of color and style. I would love to win this darling book! Thank you for the chance! Pam

tpott said...

Kim's designs are some of my favorites. I LOVE her color choices and the way she mixes piecing and appliqué, cotton and wool. I wish I had her talent, unfortunately I can only copy her masterpieces. Thanks for the generous giveaway. ;-> Toni Anne

Linda said...

HI,yes I've used Kim's designs! Most recently I have used the "Pinwheel" from 'Scrap-Basket Surprises'! Turned out beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Kearstie Grenier said...

I've never made any of Kim's designs, but love the colorful examples you show here. Like the mixture of large and small projects, too. Maybe some gift ideas here. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

JoNell said...

I made just about all of Kim's quilts from her book Simple Blessings. Really like her designs!

Robin said...

I've been eyeing Kim's books for a long time - thanks for the chance to have one!

Brenda said...

I have 2 unfinished Kim Diehl projects in the work that I hope to finish this winter.

barbara woods said...

don't think so, i make what ever my grands want

Frances said...

I have been quietly hoarding Kim's fabrics, ready for a special project - but which one to do? I love her mix of applique and piecing. The colours are always girgeous!

Linda said...

Would love to win the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary said...

I love Kim's books, I have most of them. I was able to take a class from her several years ago, so fun! She's a great teacher and a fun person. I would love to win Simple Appeal!

Mary said...

I love Kim's books, I have most of them. Several years ago I was able to take a class from her, so fun! She's a great teacher and a fun person. Thanks for the chance to win Simple Appeal!

Jan said...

Never have, but if I win the book I would definitely make something! Looks beautiful. Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

Kathy Davis said...

No, I have never made ay of Kim's designs, but the book looks awesome. I especially like the quilt that looks like wool applique.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathryn said...

This would be my first Kim Diehl book, and there is plenty that I would like to make.

Sarah said...

I have never made anything from one of her patterns, but I have wanted to, and have several in my "someday" mental list. I love her style, her colors, everything about what she designs. sarah@forrussia.org

Kathy E. said...

I have not used any of Kim's designs...yet! I am new to the quilting world and find inspiration everywhere to make lovely quilts. Kim's ideas are fabulous!

Pauline Perry said...

I have not made anything - yet - using Kim's designs but I like her work and my favourite is the runner on the front of the book and the square quilt in the same design and colour palette.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

GranChris said...

I see a new book for my Christmas wish list. I love all of Kim's work. Fits right in with living here in the country.

Jeneta said...

I haven't made anything designed by Kin, but I have a friend who would absolutely love this book. I thought of her as soon as I saw the beautiful patterns in this wonderful book!

Kristen King said...

Looks like another great book by Kim! :D

Wendy said...

I'm really drawn to all of Kim's designs. I have two of her books and have made two quilts from her patterns. Her books are very well written, beautiful photos and great instructions.
Thanks for this opportunity to win her new book!

Kat said...

Love Kim's work! Hope to someday find a class with her in person, but until then, a book would be fabulous!

Alesha Klein said...

have never before used any of Kim's design, but I would love to try!
akk_nana@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

I love everything Kim designs!

Karen said...

There is simply nothing about Kim that I don't love. I've studied her work, but have never made anything. Would love to sturdy this book too!! Thanks for sharing.

Josie McRazie said...

Such a beautiful book! Thanks for sharing!

Linda P. said...

I have several of Kim's books and just love them - have made a few of the projects too. I just love how the quilts turned out. Thank you for entering me into the drawing.

Lee said...

I have not used any of Kim's designs - but I would love to try one! thank you!

Patty S said...

I have several of Kim's books she is a very talented quilter with a love for beautiful shoes, a girl after my own heart!

Janet said...

I have all of her books except this one! Just home from a retreat where several of my co-quilters were working on Kim's patterns!

Thanks for the opportunity!

john hutchens said...

I have never made any of Kim's designs

juliehallfeldhaus said...

No I haven't so I think I need that book:) Thanks for the chance!

Eileen said...

I've loved Kim's patterns for a long time. I'd love to have this in my collection.

Janie said...

No I haven't. What I see from blogs is she is an amazing designer. Thanks for the chance.

Diane Beavers said...

I love Kim's patterns for the patty cake pincushion and table toppers, lap quits, wall quilts.
I've not had the pleasure of using one of her designs so this giveaway is definitely a must.
Thank u for the chance, it's amazing!

Gwen said...

I've never made any of Kim's designs before, but oh my goodness, she does amazing work!! Such beautiful designs!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :-)

quilter said...

I like Kim's style, but have yet to make one of her patterns. cork@pa.rr.com

Julie McKay said...

I have made a few quilts from Kim's books. Thanks for the chance to win this one. julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz