Bedroom Style: Perfectly Pieced + Giveaway + More News!



Drumroll please!

You guys. I’m writing a book. And today, I get to show you what it (might) look like! Since it’s not coming out ’till this October, things could change still, but for now, this is what the cover is going to look like(!!!).

I’m so excited. I’ve had some of these quilts in my head for YEARS, and I am so stoked to finally be able to get them out of my head on in photos and words! And, of course, in actual quilts! There is more information about Bedroom Style over at the Lucky Spool site, and it’s already on AMAZON, people.(Small freakout moment over here…) Of course, they’re still needing to update some details over there, but they’re taking preorders so YAY!

It’s been dreamy to work with Susanne and the girls at Lucky Spool, and I can’t wait for the final book. In the mean time though, I’m going to keep working my tail off to get it all these gorgeous quilts done. :)

Because I’m so excited, and because I’m up to my eyeballs in book fabric right now, I figured I’d share some of these goodies with you.


That’s right. I’m giving away some Fox Field by Tula Pink for Free Spirit. Why no, it’s NOT in stores yet.

I know you want some.


So here’s the deal. Not only am I super excited about my book coming out, but there’s another piece of news I’ve been sitting on for a while now, and well, it turns out that my bio over at Lucky Spool contains that little spoiler too. If you’d like to win one of these little bundles (12 Fat Eighths), head on over to the Lucky Spool site and check out my bio (and everyone else’s too–there are some awesome guys and gals publishing with LS!) and come back here and tell me what you think my other big news is! I’ll choose one winner from everyone who guesses my news right.

To win the other bundle, share my good news with your friends via Facebook or Instagram–and be sure to tag me (@amrosenthal on IG, Prairie Grass Patterns on FB) in your post so I see it! Be sure you’re following me in both places too! Comments will close Sunday night at 11:59PM MST, and I will announce 2 lucky ducks on Monday morning.

Holy crap is this exciting. I can’t wait.



PS Conveniently, I don’t know where my comments link disappeared to. To make a comment, click on the title of this post, and then scroll down when the page loads. You should see the comment entry form there. Mwa!


  1. 1
    Jennifer says:

    Designer for Moda! Yay! Big congratulations for that and your upcoming book.

  2. 2

    I hope I am not sticking my foot in my mouth here, but I think you will have a line of fabric with Moda soon? Hopefully this is not old new and I haven’t missed a fabulous fabric line from you already.

    The book sneak peek looks gorgeous! Congrats!

    Looks like being an Amy might be the “in” thing in the quilty world. There are sure a lot of them. :)

  3. 3
    Jessica says:

    What the what??? Moda fabric too??? Have you stopped sleeping entirely?:). Congrats!!

  4. 4
    natalia says:

    Congratulations April! Such an exiting year for you!

  5. 5
    Lynnette Hughes says:

    Really!?!?!? You’re designing for Moda now? Oh and to think I held you when you were just a little pup :)

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    Crystal says:

    And a designer for Moda! Go you! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    Sonya M says:

    You are a designer for Moda!

  8. 8

    A book & fabric, how exciting! Congratulations!!

  9. 9
    Susanne says:

    Yay!!!! Your book is gonna be beautiful… And fabric too! So excited to work with you!

  10. 10
    Holly Reid says:

    Designer for Moda?! You are one busy lady–congratulations on all of your forthcoming ventures!

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    Sarah N says:

    New book and new fabric??? Busy girl! Congrats!

  12. 12
    Megan says:

    A designer for moda!!! Congratulations!

  13. 13
    Lindsey says:

    A designer for Moda? What an incredible opportunity! Congratulations!

  14. 14
    Courtney Meyers says:

    You are going to be a designer for Moda! How exciting! I love their stuff and can’t wait to see what you will add!

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    nikki moshier says:

    You are designing for Moda, congrats!

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    Adee Holcomb says:

    I love it when the Moda rep comes knocking. It will be even better when we get to see your line! Congrats!!!

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    Kim says:

    Oooohhhhh! Designing fabric for Moda! You have hit the jackpot!

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    Kathy says:

    A designer for Moda!!!!!!

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    Bree says:

    Moda!!! How doubly exciting!!! Congrats April!

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    Michele T says:

    Woah!! That’s some exciting news!! Congratulations April!!!

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    Heather says:

    Designing fabric?? Congrats on all the exciting news!

  22. 22
    Kathy says:

    You are a Moda Designer! Congratulations! That’s huge! So is a new book, can’t wait!

  23. 23
    Diane says:

    How exciting! For your book AND a designing a fabric line for moda!! Congrats!! I am so happy for you, and can’t wait to see your fabric. I have no doubt that it will be a must buy. :)

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    Stephanie says:

    I follow you on instagram (changedquiltingqueen)and love your post. Congrats on all the life changes and blessed news. My guess is that you will be teaching.

  25. 25
    Jeri says:

    Congrats! A fabric line for Moda! How exciting!!

  26. 26
    Stephanie M. says:

    so exciting! You are amazing!

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    Jenelle says:

    Fabric design for Moda! Congrats! Lots of exciting news in this post. :)

  28. 28
    Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    Designing fabric! That’s awesome, because I LOVE orange, too! :)

  29. 29
    Gabrielle says:

    Congrats on being a Moda designer.

  30. 30
    Kellie Shore says:

    A book and fabric designing?! Woohoo! Huge congrats!!

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    Cindy says:

    Can’t wait to see your fabric designs! Congrats on the book too! So enjoy listening to you on your podcasts.

  32. 32
    Robin says:

    Congratulations on the book and the design gig. You deserve every wonderful thing that is coming your way.

  33. 33
    Gayle says:

    I can’t wait to see your new Moda fabric line. I hope it includes orange. That’s my favorite color too. Congrats!

  34. 34
    Jillian says:

    I just want you to say it again. Out loud. Moda! Moda. Moda!

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    Melissa says:

    I’m guessing you have a line coming out with Moda! Congrats!

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    Joyce Mitchell says:

    Congrats on your new book & on becoming a designer for Moda. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Kelly says:

    Can I get a whoop-whoop for the new Moda fabric designer?!?!!! Congratulations, I can’t wait for the book or the fabric… You go girl! Thanks for including us in celebrating all the excitement with the giveaway, but I really just wanted to say congrats- you’re so talented and hard-working, this is well deserved! Don’t forget to sleep on occasion!

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    Carla says:

    Sounds like a fabric line… possibly featuring the colour orange? It looks like a lovely book and the fabric is sure to be amazing! Congrats!

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    Say what….,a Moda fabric designer????!!!!!

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    Sandy says:

    Designer for moda! Awesome. Can’t wait to see it.

  41. 41

    I can’t believe it but you’re a designer for Moda?!?! congrats!! can’t wait to see that fabric!!!

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    Mary says:

    Mods! Congrats! Will it be orange??

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    Erin Marie says:

    Well, I was coming to comment anyway to say that I LOVE that quilt! I’m still looking for the “perfect” quilt for my bed and that’s a top contender.

    But after reading your bio, YAY for being a designer for Moda!! I can’t wait to hear/see more about it!

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    usairdoll says:

    WoW! Congratulations on your new book coming out this fall. Love the cover, great colors! Your news is being able to add that wonderful title MD after your name, Moda Designer!! hehe.

    Thanks for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


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    melle e says:

    Congrats! Designing for MODA is a great opportunity! I know your bursting with excitement!!

  46. 46
    Jessamie says:

    Designer for Moda!! How very cool :)
    Beuatiful Tula Pink fabric what a lovely give away!! thank you

  47. 47
    Sandra Freebairn says:

    Designer for Moda!! How exciting. Looking forward to seeing your fabric.

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    Heather Braun says:

    Congrats on your book! And becoming a Moda designer!! You must be over the moon!! Congrats again!!

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    Laura B says:

    Designing for Moda? Can’t wait to see what you design!

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    Cindy says:

    You are so cute and so is your book cover. I want to make the feature quilt for my bed now. Congrats on being a moda designer and I am warming up to orange.

  51. 51
    Terri van Gulik says:

    You are designing for Moda. Congratulations, and I will be checking out your book.

  52. 52
    Alicia Key says:

    Looks like it’ll be a great book!

  53. 53
    kristi g says:

    Moda designer! Congratulations!

  54. 54
    HeatherW says:

    I can’t wait to see your book! Congrats on the fabric design with Moda!

  55. 55
    Heather Crowell says:

    I am thinking perhaps you are going to be in charge of the Orange Department at Moda? Can’t wait to see what you come up with. :)

  56. 56
    Polly says:

    Amazing. Designer and author of an amazing quilt book. Can’t wait for it.

  57. 57
    jackie says:

    New book and new fabric for Moda. Too Too wonderful!

  58. 58
    Alicia Key says:

    Moda Designer! GREAT! can’t wait to see your fabrics!

  59. 59
    Amy Wathen says:

    Can’t wait for your book and now a designer for Moda (my favorite). Congrats! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  60. 60
    Christine says:

    Congratulations! I’m not sure if I should be excited or just cut up my credit card now. Darn Moda and their awesomeness.

  61. 61
    Sandy says:

    Moda is very lucky to now have you as a designer of beautiful fabric line. My grandson’s favorite color is also orange:) Congratulations on your new book.

    Thank you!

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    Kristi says:

    Moda designer! Good for you!

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    *LyndiLou* says:

    I feel like I know someone famous and who will only get famous-er. ;) Ha ha ha! Congratulations on the new book; I get butterflies FOR you seeing it on Amazon. WA-FREAKING-HOO about becoming a Moda Designer. You are an amazing example of someone who makes a goal, works hard and reaches that destination before others have even finished making their goals! I’m always in awe. <3 CONGRATULATIONS! Love you lots!

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    Teresa Block says:

    I’m thinking you’ve got a new fabric line coming out… with lot’s of orange colors in it!

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    Kathie L says:

    If you are going to be a Moda fabric designer, my congrats go out to you. I’ll be looking forward to seeing your designs.

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    Melissa says:

    Congratulations on your book! Can’t wait to see it. I need a new quilt for my master bedroom!

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    Sue Roy says:

    Moda Designer – WOOT WOOT!!! You rock!

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    Susan K says:

    Moda designer! Can’t wait to see your collection. And can’t wait to get your new book. Woohoo!!

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    tracy_a says:

    Congratulations on the book! What a fun concept! And looking forward to seeing that new Moda fabric – congrats on that as well!!!

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    Shari K says:

    Congrats on the book and DESIGNER for Moda! AWESOME! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Marguerite Guinn says:

    Is it joining Moda as a designer? Congrats!

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    BjoLiz says:

    A Moda fabric designer and learning new things, teaching and inspiring others to improve their skills, and being healthy and present with her family. Congrats. Looks like you have stepped into the perfect profession to accomplish all those wonderful plans. Congrats. Looking forward to seeing your new book. Wow!

  73. 73
    Catherine Etter says:

    Oh my gosh, a first time author on the horizon, designing for Moda, how simply dreamy, what color are you currently from pinching yourself????????? Soooooooo incredibly happy for you!!!!!!!

  74. 74
    Cecilia says:

    Congrats on your book. Are you designing for Moda?

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    CJ says:

    Fabric for MODA!!!!! Exciting stuff! Book looks great, love that cover quilt.

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    Nancy Combs says:

    Wow, you are designing for Moda fabrics! So glad I found your blog. I will learn so much following you. Congrads on your new book too!

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    Cayce says:

    You are amazing April!! Congratulations on all of the amazing opportunities coming your way. I am not sure how you do it. I am almost done teaching. I am ready to make my first quilt. A nice easy pattern though. Then, one for each of my kids. I hope you are ready to help me get started. :)

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    Anne Marie says:

    Designing fabric for Moda, quite an accomplishment! They always have such nice fabric. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Sandy Murphy says:

    Way big congratulations – designing for Moda. Love their fabrics and can’t wait to see your first range. All the Moda designers seem so friendly so I’m sure it’s going to be an exciting new chapter in your life. As for the book, the cover looks fantastic and the concept is great (reminded me of my book cover assignment from my Graphic Design course – only yours is much better). And in between writing a book and designing fabric you managed to give your blog an awesome makeover – love that as well.

  80. 80

    Wow a fabric line for Moda as well. Congratulations. I has been a big year for you

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    Kristin S. says:

    Book writer, fabric designer, great picker of giveaway prizes…talented woman all around! Congratulations. :)

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    Launi says:

    All of that and a kind, sweet, considerate, clever, beautiful, strong soul as well. Almost too much goodness for one person to hold. Almost, but you’re doing it magnificently honey.
    How proud I am of you.

  83. 83
    Dolly Sarrio says:

    Congratulations on the Book, great fabric you are a success with the fabric design. Please enter me in this great giveaway!

  84. 84

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  85. 85

    I don’t know how I missed this when you first posted it but I am so excited for your!!! Your book looks amazing!! Do you have to make all 50 quilts for it?? Hoolay I bet you are busy!!! And designing for Moda as well. Yippee Skippee!!! So totally excited for you and can’t wait to see your first line!

  86. 86

    Must feel amazing being a designer for Moda..Awesome for you! Congrats on the upcoming book!

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    Kacey W. says:

    A Moda fabric line! I just found you today – congrats on the book and the fabric!

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    cindy oneal says:

    Love Moda fabrics. Can’t wait to see what you will be designing for them. Will check out your new book as well. Beautiful Tula Pink bundle. C

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    Linda says:

    Hi,maybe a new Moda fabric line !
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Allison C says:

    Congrats on the book AND the Moda fabric line!

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    barbe says:

    Congrats, a designer for Moda!! sounds like a dream job to me.

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    Sharon I says:

    Congrats a Designer for Moda Fabrics

  93. 93

    Congrats! This is so exciting. I loved hearing you talk about your book on the QuiltCast and now it’s great to start seeing it in person. Yay!!

  94. 94
    Jen says:

    A Book and a new line of fabric. Is there anything you can’t do?

  95. 95
    MoeWest says:

    Congratulations on being a designer for Moda and on the new book! The book cover looks great.

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    DeborahGun says:

    Oh wow – a designer for Moda – many congratulations!

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    Jodi Connors says:

    Oh YAY another Moda designer. I love Moda and cannot wait to see what your bring to the fabric world. I really like the looks of your upcoming book too! Congratulations you, it is always nice to see something fresh come into the picture of our quilting world.


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    Patti says:

    I’m new to your blog so I don’t know for sure but….You’re a new designer for Moda looks like the answer! Congrats!

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    cynthia says:

    A book and a fabric line! Congratulations!

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    Pamela Davis says:

    Your quilts look gorgeous! My guess is that you and your hubby and twin girls are expecting the arrival of a new babe! How about twin boys??? Lol! Awesome to launch a “baby” and have a baby … maybe at the same time! Congratulations!

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    Gill says:

    A book and a fabric line too!
    Huge congratulations!!

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    jackie says:

    I think the answer maybe that you are obsessed with the color orange. Thanks, Jackie

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    jackie says:

    You design fabric for Moda. Jackie

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    Denise in PA says:

    Your designing fabric for Moda now too! How very, very exciting! The book looks great too – can’t wait for it to come out! Thanks so much for the chance to win! (PS – Love the podcast!)

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    Lisa E says:

    Congrats on the new, wonderful book. I’m totally impressed. I had to read your bio twice before I got it. I can hardly wait to see what you design for Moda. Your 2014 is starting off so well!

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    Gaila C says:

    You have started designing for Moda. That is great news!!!! Congratulations. I love listening to you on Quiltcast with Amy.

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    stephanie says:

    moda. how awesome!!!!!! congrats

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    Erin says:

    Moda fabric?! Can’t wait to see it! Congrats!

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    Laura N. says:

    Congrats on your new Moda & book adventures! Looking forward to seeing the things that have been swimming around in your quilty brain!

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    Allison says:

    WOW designing for Moda – fantastic!! And a book coming out you must be on top of the world!!!

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    Congratulations on your fabric line with Moda and your book!!

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    Cindy Dahlgren says:

    Well, I guess you ARE one busy gal. How many hats are you wearing? I surely hope you don’t have a day job too, other than being a Mom.

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    Melanie C says:

    Your book looks amazing…can’t wait for it!

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    Anne says:

    Congratulations on hitting the big time with Moda!!! You are prolific in pattern design. I am not surprised that Moda took notice. Enjoy your freak out!

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    Ms Lottie says:

    Moda Fabric Designer!!! I say that with exclamation marks because I think that that must be how it felt when you got the yes!

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    Mary Jane says:

    It seems you have a book and a new line of fabric all at about the same time! How wonderful, Congratulations!

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