Lines by Design, a New Book by Debbie Grifka

Lines by Design Quilts

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”,

Cure All

and “Watermarks”.


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!

11 Responses to Lines by Design, a New Book by Debbie Grifka

  1. Colors to try would be teal, dark and light gray, with some white thrown in… what do you think? Cool, huh?

  2. I am an orange girl but I have always wanted to play with oranges, reds and pinks…maybe a dark purple thrown in for contrast. I think the trick is to get the right shades of each.

  3. I’m really liking the combination of gray, white and gold that’s in those pillows. That combo would work well in my home.

  4. I just bought some solid fabric in Bougainville, yellow, and grass (green) that is interesting that I would try with some of these patterns.

  5. I think scarlet, purple and teal for the lightening bolt. Here I am!

    If I won the book, I’d give it to a friend who would make some of the projects right away (and who’d share the book with me)!

  6. It looks like a super book, I would make the pillows in teal and gray or lime and gray…or …..well, there are so many color combos and these pillows would look stunning in any color!

    Im in the UK at the moment but my sister is still in the US and takes in packages for me.

  7. Like to play with grey, orange and pink or maybe turquoise, teal and greens or maybe reds, pinks and creams! I just love colour, any colour!

  8. I would like burgundy,linen and black with a touch of the right shade of gold. I would like to win this book.

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