Our friends Susan and Sally of Maw Bell Designs have a new book out. It's wonderful and I'm going to tell you why :)
Susan and Sally have been making great quilts for awhile and this new publication is their latest. It's filled with fun, summery projects and isn't that nice right about now. The quilt on the cover is my favorite - Alpine Lake Quilt. It's a different take on nine patch blocks. We at Minick and Simpson love blue and white, but I can see this quilt in lots of different color combinations. The Meadowsweet Basket Quilt uses my favorites shades of red/orange with just a touch of aqua.
There are more bed size quilts and lots of smaller projects too - like this sweet back pack.
The projects are tempting, but the book is lovely to look at. The photography is outstanding and the Montana scenery is inspiring. Susan and Sally have taken their childhood memories of family outings at their cabin in Idaho as the starting point of their projects. That makes perfect sense to me - as it is how Polly and I go about creating projects. We start to talk and reminisce and one thing leads to another and the ideas just keep coming. Brava, ladies!
Make sure to stop over to Susan and Sally's blog for a give-away for this book. Tell them we sent you. Plan your next picnic and make sure to invite all your friends!