Imagine Quilts!

Today I am sharing a new book with you that just so happens to be written by someone I adore, Dana Bolyard!

I met Dana at the first Sew South and instantly felt connected to her.   She has become a sweet friend over the last few years and I’m so happy for her accomplishment in writing this book.

Imagine Quilts is a book that, to me, expresses who Dana is.   It’s laid back, quirky, genuine, beautiful and fun-loving!

It’s a great book for any sewing level.  My two favorite quilts are “Posy Patrol” and  “Scribble”.


I have a digital copy to giveaway today, along with a pretty fat quarter bundle of fabric from Free Spirit!

The digital book giveaway is open to all readers both US and International and the fabric is open to US only.

If the winner is International, I will draw a second for the fabric bundle.

Giveaway will be open until Friday, August 29th at midnight EST.

To be entered, just leave a comment!

Dana, I am so happy for you friend!  Congratulations!!

xo Lindsey

Kris - Love the fabrics and the book seems lovely too…

Merrilee - I have been seeing this book everywhere– and I want one! Thanks for the giveaway opp.

Susie - Great giveaways. The book looks great and the fabric is beautiful! Thanks!

Lizzie - I like the Posey too! I hope my name comes out of the hat for the digital book, I’m a fan in Sweden :)

Vanessa B - This book looks fun and the fabric is adorable! Thanks for the chance!

Kit - That looks like a cute little fabric bundle!

Marsha p - Love the fresh look of the fabric.

Dennis Mullins Sr - Wonderful giveaway, I love the book it is so nice that you are friends with the author. The fabric is really cool thanks and have a great week.

Cathlene - I love what I saw of Dana’s new book. If it is representative of who she I’d, she must be a special person. Thanks for sharing.

Angela Morrison - Great book

Tamie - I’d love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for sharing.

Karen H - Thank you for sharing the book with us. I like Posy Patrol too. That bundle of Freespirit fabric would make a lovely Posy Patrol quilt. :)

Beth T. - The book looks great. I’m with you: Posy Patrol is a winner!

P.S. Lindsay, your blog logo looks great.

Maeve - I would love to have this book AND the fabric! The fabrics look bright and cheerful. Thank for the chance!

Marjorie Nath - The fabric is beautiful. Looks like a very interesting book.

Susan the farm quilter - The quilts you like look fabulous – I’ll have to be on the lookout for this book! So much fun quilting within the covers of this book!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win it and the adorable fabric!!!

Patti - This seems to be a lovely book. Posy Patrol is definitely a quilt that I’d like to try. That is a sweet bundle of fabric to use for a sweet quilt!

Patti - I love being introduced to mew quilt books. I look at them over and over again deciding which quilt to make first, or next. The fabric is delightful.

Becky - Book looks very cute, thanks for the giveaway!

Cille - It looks like a wonderful book – I too really like the Posy Patrol quilt.
Congratulations to Dana from Denmark :)

Bethany - This book looks awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori Morton - The book looks Awesome!! & the fabrics are very cool! Thanks for chance…and for not requiring us to be on Face Book & etc etc to participate! YAY!!

Barbara P - Oh, pick me! Looks like fun.

Lisa Marie - I’ve been reading things online about this book and it looks so good. And the fabrics are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ani - What a beautiful book, thank you for the chance to win.

Jodi - I love the sneak peaks I’ve been seeing of the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly - Thanks for the opportunity to win – it looks like a great book, and that fabric is lovely!

Diane stanley - I love Dana’s new book and I am lucky enough to have a beautiful copy of it. But I wouldn’t mind winning that stack of fabric. :-))

Amy C - Looks wonderful – great book and giveaway!!

Jacklynn Grimm - Looks like a good book to add to my growing library, and the fabric is so nice and bright! Thanks for the chance to win!

Charity Reesor - The book looks so fun. I love how colorful it is and how the shapes work together. The fabric looks so bright and playful. Whoever wins is sure to have a ball with these goodies ;)

Jessibeth Vicenty - This book looks great for my library :) Would love to try some of this quilts :) And the fabric looks super pretty and bright! :)

Cathy - It is so nice when you meet someone and find so much in common. It looks like a wonderful quilt and the fabrics would work great in any of the quilts. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Hugs.

Jan - I went to Martingale’s website to check out the pictures of the quilts in this book. Love the ampersand and the whale quilts. This book has several awesome quilts in it. Thank you for the chance to win the book and the fabric.

Joyce - In addition to a fabric addiction, I also have a problem with quilting books…looks wonderful!

Joyce Mitchell - I love quilt books – thanks for the great giveaway.

Sharon Buffington - Great stash of fabrics!!! Beautiful colors!! As a NEWBIE quilter, the book would be a wealth of inspiration for years to come. Thanks, Lindsey, for giving us this great opportunity. Thanks for sharing.

Ella - Thank you for a chance to win some awesomeness!

bluework - Great giveaway, I have the book on my wishlist already :-)

Robin - This book looks lovely!

Jodie - Looks like a great book!

Paula - That lovely fabric bundle looks adorable. Yum!

sharon - There is a primrose quilt I saw on the blog hop
I would love to make it!

Lee - Thank you for the lovely giveaway!!

Pauline - Really like the book – the fabric looks great too – shame I don’t qualify for the fabric but thanks for the chance to win the digital book.

Teresa Stanulis - The book looks great!

Kelly O. - I am so excited for Dana’s book! and that fabric is beautiful!
thanks for the chance to win!!

Melissa E - Posy Patrol is gorgeous and definitely going on the “must make” list! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy K - Looks like a great book. Thanks.

Vicki H - Wonderful preview of the book. Thanks for the chance.

anne - Love quilting books and winning this one would put a nice smile on my face. Thanks for the chance of winning.


Linda Pawlak - What a great giveaway! Tv hank you!

Elizabeth McDonald (catskill quilter) - Thanks for hosting this fabulous giveaway! The projects look like fun – especially the Posy Patrol quilt!

Marianne - I love the fabric. The colors are just my style. Thanks!

Beth - Congrats to Dana on her book! The scribble quilt looks fun.

Cindy - Lovely book.

Helen - That is a gorgeous FQ bundle! I would have a great time working with that. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Allison C - Looks like it will be a great book!

Sarah J. - Looks like a lot of fun projects! I love that “crystal/ gem” quilt featured on the back. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenn Pagel - Book looks amazing!!

Kim McM - Such lovely, colorful fabrics! I like the quilts (and their names) from your friend’s book, too. I’d like to read it, and I’d love to won it!

Amy C - This looks like a brilliant book – so colourful and happy!!!

Rachel - That cover quilt is calling my name :)

Lauren - So pretty! I’d love to win it.

Anda Wolk - This book looks fabulous! awolk at rogers dot com

Joan H. - Thanks for the opportunity to get a great sounding book and fabric.

Jen - This looks like a fun book and a pretty fabric bundle!

Margaret Schindler - What a great looking book Thanks for the giveaway

Ellen B - Would love to win Dana’s book! I miss seeing you at Guild!

Cecilia - I love Posy Patrol! Thanks for the review and the chance to win. The fabric is pretty!

Cristin Wilson - Lovely fabric and the book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carla - Very fun! Thank you for the chance

Shanna @ Fiber of All Sorts - What a great review. I can’t wait to see more from this book. Hugs

Ashlee - Is it wrong that I’ve already planned out how to use that bundle!?

Jacque T - Oh what a lovely giveaway!! I am drooling at the fabric bundle and would love to get this book weather I win it or buy it! :) Thank you!!

Megan - Looks like a fun book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda F - I would love to win a copy of Dana’s book!

Mary - Looks like fun!

Tanya Quilts in CO - I love the posy patrol pattern! Thanks for the chance.

Linda - Lovely book, and terrific fabric! Hoping to win. 8-)

Cindy Dahlgren - Love both the book and the fabrics. cdahlgren atlive dot com - OH! how pretty!!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Carla G - What a fabulous looking book! Would love to win! :)

Susan - What’s for the great giveaway! I love the eye candy in the book and the fabrics are lovely!

Béatrice - Thanks for the giveaway, the book look great.

Chris - This book looks like a really good one that I will want to have in my collection. Thanks for the chance to win. Who doesn’t love fabric?

Mary Ella - Love the quilt that’s on the cover!

Rhonda Desgranges - This looks like a wonderful book. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeannette - This looks like a sweet book and I love the fabric too! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Bekki - I love the look of the Posy patrol quilt. It looks like a really cool book.

Jackie Thompson - The posy pattern is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley - I already love this book! Posy is so sweet. Thanks for the great giveaway!

allison pogany - the book looks fabulous! can’t wait to see it!

Terry - This book looks wonderful and the fabric is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gill - This looks a great book- I’d love to win a copy!

Mary D - Two nice patterns in what looks like a wonderful new quilty book. Love the bright colors in the FQ bundle.

Lori C - Such colorful fabrics! Looks like a beautiful collection and I love the thoughtful simple patterns of the book.

Carolyn - The book and fabrics are just gorgeous! Thank you for the chance:D

wendy - it looks like a great book, thanks for the chance! I’m international…

Susan - Interesting book and lovely fabrics that will make up nicely in the patterns shown.

Arianna M. - I love the fabrics, and the book looks great!

Karen - I think I see some quilts in there that even a newbie like me could make!

Danette - Would love to win these beautiful fabrics and I need a new quilting book! I would love to make “Scribble”. Thank you.

Dita - So beautiful! I love the bright colors

Becky - Adorable quilts! Thanks for the chance.

Lori Smanski - wow, this looks like such a fun book. and the fabric is such pretty fabrics. thanks for a chance to win. I can see a baby quilt for a new great niece coming in November.

Kristin S. - This book looks fun and that fabric palette is wonderful!!

Mary Knight - The book and fabric look lovely. I would love to win them.

Jeanette - I’ve seen this book on a couple of blogs & it looks awesome

Mara - That is so exciting for your friend Dana.

Nancy Sanchez - Such lovely fabrics you are giving away… I’d love to make a baby quilt or bag for my daughter who is expecting a new one in Feb. 2015… My how time speeds along!

Emily C - I love what I have seen of this book. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

Tiara - Thanks for the giveaway! Love both!

Elizabeth Williams - Love these designs, thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy h - Great quilt patterns and such beautiful fabric. I think it would make a beautiful baby quilt that someone would love forever.

barbara woods - would love to win, usa

Elaine - Love that book! And,I can never have enough fabric! Put me in the hat please!

Ramona - The fabric bundle is lovely and the book looks like so much fun!

Iinda v - I love the cheerfulness of the fabrics! Thanks for the chance.

Holly H - Looks like a great book!

Laurie Reissler - What fun!

Nancy - What a great looking book. And such beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

usairdoll - What a lovely book and the quilts are gorgeous! Fingers crossed, would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Nesta - The quilts look beautiful. I would love to try the Scribble quilt too!

Stewart - Those fabrics are so young and playful! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

dana - You are a total and complete GEM!!!!!! Thank you!

Emily - Posy Patrol is a very sweet pattern! Can’t wait to see this in person.

Alli - Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Sarah - Such lovely fabric and quilts!

Lennye S - I love Dana’s blog. I can’t wait to see the book. Pretty fabric!

Nicole Sender - Imagine Quilts looks like a great quilting book! I also like “Scribble!”

Teresa W - This fabric is beautiful. I would love to make the posy patrol quilt! So pretty! :)

Darlene Warner - Thank you for a chance to enter your give away.
Great FQS and book.

Jan Beckert - That looks like a fun, exciting quilt book…and I love the fabrics!


Julia - Love the book! Have been hoping to win it! :)

Chris - This looks like a wonderful book. I can’t wait to see it.Love the fabric too.

Jeannette - So cool to see fellow bloggers publish books! awesome patterns & love the fabric bundle too!!

Karen Propes - Can hardly wait to dig into this book, looks awesome. The fabric bundle has great colors also. Thanks so much for the chance.

NennaMm - What a lovely book and a giveaway! Hope I win :)

Cheryl - Gorgeous designs in the book. Love the fabric bundle, too, thanks for a chance!

Kim - I’m really looking forward to checking this book out. Thanks!

kimberlee - Dana’s quilts are so cool, I am excited about her book.

diane - Love the way Dana gets us looking for inspiration everywhere, inside, outside, objects.
Posy Patrol is my fave pattern thus far but I’m sure once I get the book I’ll make ‘em all!

Judy J - Love this book!

Cheryl Holman - Cool book! I just had a birthday and would love to win!!!

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Treat yourself or Someone Else – Fabric Sales

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I woke up to a lot of good sales today and thought you might want to check them out too.  Sometimes you just need to treat yourself!

Knotted Thread:  There are a lot of gorgeous fabrics on sale in this shop for $7 a yard.   Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, Lush Uptown, Summersville Spring…

LRstitched:  Hey that’s me! ;)  I’m having a little sale too.  Use code LOVE15 for 15% off the entire Etsy shop!

Hancock’s of Paducah:  Valentines Sale, 14% storewide with coupon FABRICLOVE14  expires 2/15/14

Honey Be Goodhbg-valentine-sale

Fort Worth Fabric Studio:  20% off Tangerine and Turquoise by Michael Miller

Lima Sews:  All Freespirit fabrics are on sale through 2/17, Joel Dewberry, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner… $8 yard

Connecting Threads:  up to 40% off tools (cutting mats, irons, rotary cutters, blades, scissors etc.)

Skillshare: Take 25% off any online class with the discount code PRESIDENT applied at checkout


And if you don’t need anything but want to show some love for someone else, consider popping over to look at Rachel from Imagine Gnats Indiegogo campaign.

Rachel is trying to get her clothing patterns to the printer and she needs our help.    Even a $10 donation helps and you’ll essentially be pre-ordering one of her patterns!  Win/Win!

You can visit the campaign here.


I hope you have a great day!

Thank you for taking the time to make me feel loved by visiting and supporting my family and I.   It means so much!

xo Lindsey



shirley tener - And Lindsey dont forget me at Trying to win the competition for the 2014 umbrella trimmings competition, what beautiful items that have been made by other. its a post full of ideas..

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Snow Star Pattern

I’m so happy to finally have the Snow Star quilt pattern finished!


The pattern includes instructions for 4 quilt sizes:

Mini – 25″ x 25″

Baby – 50″ x 50″

Twin – 75″ x 100″

Queen  – 100″ x 100″

You can find it on Craftsy or in my Etsy shop.

I appreciate your support so much!


Katy - So pretty :o)

Flying Blind - Oooh that looks rather lovely xxx

ann - Looks so beautiful Lindsey!!! wonderful work!!!

Diane stanley - I love this pattern Lindsey. Congrats.

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Circle 7 Bee :: Dana’s Quilt

As I’m finishing the  last quilt for this bee, I realized I haven’t shared my work on Dana‘s quilt!

Dana was one of the first of us to post her starter block and I was really excited about her inspiration.

Her family went on a road trip over last summer and her quilt block (a tent) was inspired by their trip.

By the time the quilt arrived to me it was BRILLIANT!   Each person added something really special.

I was inspired from the beginning by this post and I wanted to paper piece Yellowstone or Bust into the quilt somehow.

I have had the pleasure of meeting her family and they are seriously the best kind of people.   Warm, funny, caring, gracious, kind, on and on and on.

Love ya Dana, I truly savored the stitches put into this quilt for your family!

I added in the words across the bottom, the road sign with the miles they traveled, the camper and the yellow patchwork underneath.

Patterns Used:


Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist - I love this– I want to make one for 2014.

Katy - I do love these round robin quilts, you never know what fabulousness you’ll get back!

Kit Little - Love this quilt!! This has inspired me – our family to a trip to the UK last year and I think a quilt would be a great way to remember it! Now, just to find the time :)

Flying Blind - Too awesome!

Kim - This is such an awesome quilt! What a great way to always remember a special trip!

Pam Schoessow - This quilt is very striking! I love the colors too. I showed it to my husband, the camper, and he thought it was way cool too. Thanks for sharing this.

Hannah - I LOVE this quilt!!! What a great idea! I love crafts that tell a story or have personal meaning!

I am new to quilting and am striving to learn more and more each day. I found your blog through the Atlanta Modern Quilters Guild site. I couldn’t tell how active they were… is it just monthly? And can you give me more information about how you enjoy it? There’s not much of a sewing community where I am at, and we have lost a lot of the local fabric stores in the past couple years. I am interested in joining the AMQG but since it is a little bit of a drive for me, I want to hear a “real life” review before making a big day of it, if that makes sense.

Thank you for any feedback you can give!

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Tutorial :: Diamond Illusion Quilt Block

January 2nd already, I truly cannot believe it!    The last few months have been full of family time and it has really been nice.

I hope to get back in the swing of things and I thought I’d kick the year off with a new tutorial.

Several had questioned how this quilt was made and eighty years later, here you go!


Click on the link below to open the PDF tutorial.


Update * Here is a great tutorial on creating the square in square blocks.

Please let me know if you have any questions while using it.   Hope your year is off to a good start!

Debbie - Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Susan - Hi Lindsay thanx for sharing this tut. this will definitely be my 1st quilt of the year. But please can you advise? Did you make some squares low volumne and some squares in dark colours to achieve the shading result? Susan

Beth - Love the look of these blocks – can you share some basics about making the Square in a Square blocks?

Gina - Thank you so much for the well illustrated tutorial . The PDF format is fantastic. I have saved it on my ipad. It’s a good block for a bee !

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