Debbie Grifka, owner of Esch House Quilts has been a designer of minimalist, modern quilts for a long time now, and her aesthetic is clean and lovely and well-developed. It was a delight, then, to see her new book with a number of designs that so reflect her work and sense of style.
Lines by Design Quilts, published by F+W Media, offers seventeen projects in a variety of sizes, from quilts to pillows to wall hangings. With a brief introduction to each project that discusses what inspired her, she provides solid directions to recreate the project. I have four particular favorites that I want to make. I love their background and think the designs exemplify a good cross section of Grifka’s work.
My absolute favorites are “Cure All”,
As presented in the book, these are larger table projects, but I can see doing them in coordinating colors and making them a runner and placemat set or something similar, which would make a super cute project set, right? It’s also a signature style of Grifka’s to use bias tape applique, and is a good skill to have in your toolbox.
I also really love a larger quilt project, “Epicenter”, which is a lovely use of monochromatic colors and combinations of various grids.
“Slats” is a pillow project which really showcases Grifka’s sense of line and color. I think these would be a perfect addition in a number of homes, and give room to play with your own color combinations.
Thanks to the folks at F+W, we have a book to give away! This giveaway is only available if you are in the United States or Canada, though. To enter, leave a comment below telling me your favorite color combos you’d like to try!
Giveaway will be open until Memorial Day Monday at midnight!