2014 Summer Book Club: American Homestead Quilts by Ellen Murphy

From sea to shining sea, the United States is filled with a mix of American Homesteads. Ellen Murphy is long-time lover of house tours, garden tours, and historic tours. Her book, American Homestead Quilts was inspired by the United States' eclectic mix of cultures and diversity that reflects their home décor and style.

In this book, there are nine quilt projects that are inspired by iconic house styles from Brownstone and Saltbox to Craftsman and Farmhouses. Along with each quilt, Ellen also included some inspirational photographs featuring iconic American homes. These traditional and classic quilts are great for building your sewing skills, beginning with simple squares and working your way to more challenging diamond patterns. We absolutely love these traditionally pieced quilts that are perfect for any décor. 

Inspirational photographs of American Homestead Quilts

Here are a few examples of quilts in the book. 
Garden Cottage and Vintage Bungalow quilts

Craftsman Home and City Brownstone quilts
It's time for our 2014 Summer Book Club giveaway! We are giving away a stash of books to ten lucky winners from now until the end of August. To enter, comment below and let us know what iconic American Homestead are you most inspired by when quilting. One winner will be picked each week and all the winners will be announced August 26th. Good Luck and happy quilting! 

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