Modern Holiday!

It was so exciting, when earlier this week, an advance copy of Modern Holiday arrived in the mail from C&T Publishing.

“Trimming the Tree” and 3D trees sitting on top of my “Bloom” quilt
in Kate Spain’s Joy fabrics for Moda

I’m so pleased with the way it turned out and I hope you all really like it.   Special thanks to my family and everyone at C&T Publishing – they did a fabulous job!  They really understood my vision for the book and helped bring it to life.  And special thanks also to my long arm quilter Deborah Norris, who added lovely detail to the quilts in the book.

There are 9 quilts in the book.  Here is a sampling…


“Holiday Wreaths” in various neutrals by Robert Kaufman

“Bloom” in Joy by Kate Spain for Moda
“Crossroads” in Red and Aqua by Michael Miller

“Christmas Gifts” in Christmas Candy by Doodlebug Design for Riley Blake 

“Modern Madness” in Flurry by Kate Spain for Moda

“Trimming the Tree” in neutrals by Patrick Lose and Pink Light Design
for Robert Kaufman

There are also 9 smaller projects, like a runner, pillows, and an advent calendar.

3D Trees in “Alpine Wonderland” by SherriMcCulley for Riley Blake

“Countdown to Christmas” in Ready, Set Snow by Me and My Sister for Moda

“Modern Ornament Runner” in Funky Christmas and other fabrics by Michael Miller

“Ornament Pillows” in Christmas Candy by Doodlebug Design for Riley Blake

“Snowflake Pillows” in Blitzen by BasicGrey for Moda

Stockings in “Santa’s Workshop” by Doodlebug Design for Riley Blake

“Garland Tree Skirt” in Christmas Candy by Doodlebug Design for Riley Blake

Next to each project I made sure to list the name of the fabric collection, designer and manufacturer so, if those particular fabrics are no longer available, you can purchase something similar from that designer’s current collections.  I also put a lot of effort into making really clear, graphic diagrams – very similar in style to those in my pattern line.

So… which project do you like best?  Do any grab your eye?

If any of you will be at Market please stop by my schoolhouse with C&T Publishing on Thursday at 11:35 in room B115 where I’ll be talking in more detail about the book.

When I get back from Market I will work on finishing a retail portion of my site where you can get copies when they ship in June.

Happy sewing!

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17 thoughts on “Modern Holiday!

  1. I love Your new book, Amanda!!! The Crossroads project is amazing.

  2. Amanda your book turned out just darling! Thank you for working with us to make your book a reality.

  3. Congratulations.Your book looks fabulous.Have fun at market!

  4. The book looks gorgeous. A few of them catch my eye….countdown to christmas, the 3D trees and the snow flakes pillow in particular. Do you know if the book will be available in the UK?

  5. Ooh, SQUEALS!!! Congratulations! I love the holiday wreaths from Dresden Plates and now I'm thinking of that project in assorte green/holiday prints plus appliquéd berry clusters. I also love the quilts with patchwork ornaments, and the tree skirt pattern is wonderful — very hRd to choose. I'm looking forward to seeing this one in person!

  6. I didn't realize this is YOUR book! Amazing, you are so talented, and I love the projects and fabrics..congratulations on a great accomplishment.

  7. Your book looks wonderful! Love the Christmas Gifts quilt! Congratulations and best of luck at Market!

  8. Looks like a great book! Can't wait to see it in stores 🙂

  9. I love every project! Congrats!

  10. Looks fabulous! Congratulations and good luck at Market!!

  11. There are many nice projects in your new book. Years ago I used to make and sell the Christmas free-standing trees. I haven't seen them in years. I love the pillow case with the ornaments. Lots of great things to make.

  12. Your book looks fabulous! I love the quilt with the tree ornaments, and the small projects, too!

  13. Oooh, I like the 3D trees best! 😀

  14. Wow! Congratulations Amanda. It looks just gorgeous. I love the tree skirt.

  15. Looks like a lovely book. Hope I can get my hands on a copy and have time to work on at least one project before the holidays arrive. They always seem to sneak up on me.

  16. The book looks great. I love modern ornament runner!

  17. Amanda, it was wonderful to meet you at market. I love your fabric designs and patterns and I know your book will be very popular with our customers as well as other quilters, sewists and crafters.
    I look forward to seeing your new projects and fabric designs on your blog, website and Blend Fabrics marketing information. Thank you again for the opportunity to see your work and the opportunity to talk with you . Let me know when the precuts are available to purchase from Blend Fabrics!

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