December 10, 2009

Candy Cane Lane

Thanks to the nice people at Martingale & Company, I have another wonderful book to share with you -- Candy Cane Lane by Melinda Bula (stop by and visit her blog -- she's an amazing artist). Candy Cane Lane is the sampler quilt on the cover. Melinda used needle-turn applique for this quilt, but she also includes instructions for fusible web applique, as well as instructions for embellishments and embroidery. This book really gets me in the mood for Christmas with its cheery, colorful projects.

Here is a picture of the full quilt from the cover. I wanted to show you the yo-yos along the edge. Aren't they fun?
In addition to complete instructions for the sampler quilt, there are smaller projects that you can make using the motifs from the lap quilt. Like these whimsical Christmas stockings.

And this wallhanging with removable pockets for treats for the little ones (and maybe the grown-ups, too!). Melinda shares a sweet Christmas memory about a wallhanging like this that her mom made.
The snowflake pillows are adorable, but my favorite is the Candy Cane Table Runner. There are those yo-yos again! They make such a nice decorative border along the edge.

I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I have. Brent Kane is the photographer and he, too, is an amazing artist.

If you'd like to win a copy of Candy Cane Lane just in time for Christmas, leave a comment here. I'll choose the winner by drawing a random number on Monday. If you don't have enough time to finish a small project before Christmas, you'll have the whole year ahead of you to create something special for next Christmas.

Kim

49 comments:

Terry said...

What a great book! I can see myself making some of those things for NEXT Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

arlette said...

I'm babbling with the new book, christmas' my fave time of the year, please enter me I LOVE it!!!, thank you for such a nice giveaway! :)

Barb said...

Oh, I have loved this book since I first saw it! I love her work and her blog--I do follow it! Her work is truly amazing!! Please enter me into the drawing, I would so love to win it.
Thanks for the chance and happy holidays!

Sherrill said...

I've seen a few of these projects IN PERSON when I took a class with Melinda in Houston. She is so cute and fun and I LOVE her work! Thanks for the giveaway!!

SewCalGal said...

What a fun book. And I love Melinda Bula. Thanks for sharing insights on this book. Please count me in your giveaway. I'd love to win it and make things with it. Inspirational.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Ren said...

Miss seeing you at guild meeting. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Brenda said...

looks like a fun book. thanks for the chance to win.

Val Laird said...

Wow, love that Table Runner! What a great looking book.
Happy Christmas

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Annette said...

Wow, what an awesome book! I'm in love with the runner and the yo-yo edging.

Kathie said...

looks like a great book I totally can see making that candy cane table runner, love those yo yo's!!!!! and those adorable stockings...
the snowman family is just so fun!
thanks for another great giveaway!
Kathie

QuiltSue said...

Reading about the book, I had the picture of the quilt on the screen, and started thinkin how you could use some of the pattern elements for smaller projects (well, you know me!) then I scrolled down, and look, the author/designer had the exact same idea!

Kim said...

This book looks like fun. Thank you for the chance to win.

PatchworkRose said...

Just love the table runner with the yo yo border
Very Christmasy
Cheers
Lynne

Béa said...

I love all the projects in this book and will be happy to win ! Thanks for the giveaway & hugs from France.

Darlene said...

What a sweet book! This is a must have - I'll keep my fingers crossed. :-)

I love the candy cane tablerunner, as well. The yo-yo outer edge is delightful.

Stephanie said...

Love the fabric colors...those stockings are so cute with all the rick rack goodness. My what tiny yo yos!

Cornfield Quilter said...

I saw something about this book somewhere one day when I was surfing and I fell in love with it! I think it must have been the colors, just awesome! Have a wonderful weekend, it is really cold here!

Barbara said...

Just when I thought I have seen every Christmas book another wonderful one is found!! Each project makes me smile.

Colleen said...

What a lovely book. I love the table runner. I would have never thought of using yo-yos that was.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm in love with that candy cane runner! I'm not a needle turn applique person but sure know fusible web! LOL

Mandy said...

The book looks awesome :)

I'd love to have a copy of it!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a wonderful book! What a great giveaway. Thank you for entering me :-)

free indeed said...

Sounds like a winner! I so need to get moving on updating my holiday decorations...what I have is shabby and boring. Would love to try a project or two...esp with the yoyos!

moramargaritaster said...

The books looks awesome with a lot of wonderful ideas.

Cheers

Cory said...

This looks like a wonderful book and I would love to win it. Thank you for offering it. Take care and God bless, Cory

Susie said...

Those projects are just adorable! What a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

These are really cute designs, and I would be happy to win this book!

Nanabarb said...

I love the look of red & white for Christmas and that candy cane runner really fits the bill! I also like those snowpeople in the wall hanging. I would love to own that book. Thanks for the chance!

SandyQuilts said...

Beautiful project pictures ... oh I'd love to own that book. Please throw me into the pot. thanks

Tatkis said...

What a wonderful book and so nice designs!
I'd love to have this book :)

Best wishes from Russia
Tatyana

Dotty Jane said...

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity! Looks like a fun book:)

Barb said...

Yes......me please....do you see me jumping up and down? Feel the earth move? That is me...me...mee.....

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

One project is just cuter than the next! I started by thinking I want to make that, no that, no that; actually all of them. Great book!!

Carrie P. said...

I love this book. All the projects are so cute. And it is applique! The yo yo table runner is one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

What a great christmas book! Thanks for sharing!

cyninthekitchen@yahoo.ca

Lynn said...

Well, if I don't win the book I'll certainly have to find it and buy it.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh I just love this book - looks like I could work on christmas all year long. Great blog too - I'm going exploring now.

Cheryl said...

I'm gonna need this book!!!

Dawn Heese said...

Adorable book. I love seeing Christmas patterns in blue. Our living room is blue and that is the scheme we use and I love it.

Love 2 Quilt said...

That book has the sweetest pattern. And I love all the snowmen.

cvdnurse said...

What a great book - I love this runner!
Susan in NC
susie.galasso@gmail.com

shauna said...

Thank you for the chance to win this great book! Merry Christmas!!

Svanhild said...

Looks like a great book... The sewing would have to be for NEXT year, though..

Kathyl said...

You're right....that table runner rocks!

Ukka said...

Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!Fantastic!!!I added a link to the sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia,
Ukka хх

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! Such cuteness! I would love to win a copy! Thank you for the fun giveaway.
Mary
mcdurham@hotmail.com

Arien said...

Hope that I still have the time to enter on your giveaway game! I love that fabrics!
Arien

calicodaisy said...

Such a great book! I have it on my Amazon wish list. I think this is the first time I am visiting your blog, too. Love the applique work in your blog banner.
-- michele