Is your style Farmhouse? Do you love objects that have proven their worth over time, and classic, well made furniture? Do you stick to colors that remind you of history and heritage, and avoid trends as too fleeting? Do you enjoy decorating for the seasons and holidays?
In my new book, Bedroom Style, Perfectly Pieced, farmhouse style is one of five featured design styles–and we discuss, you and I, how to give your bedroom a beautiful, timeless Farmhouse look and feel. Farmhouse style is classic and often quite elegant, and can still be current and on trend with the right color combinations and accessories.
I chose a stunning bundle from Urban Chicks’ upcoming line Nomad for Moda to giveaway this week–so that you can make your very own version of Summer Fields from Bedroom Style. This is one of my favorite quilts in the book, and it’s also one of my favorite fabric bundles in these giveaways. I love the unexpected addition of coral to a very traditional palette of black, dusty aqua, avocado and ecru–it adds a hint of warmth and style to an otherwise cold color grouping. This bundle is sure to make a breathtaking quilt that you’ll need to send me when you finish. :) I’m going to be needing it on my bed.
To help you envision what you could do with your bedroom makeover, here are some accessories that fit just perfectly with the Farmhouse style.
Be sure and get your entry in before this Saturday, January 31st at 12:00 CST to be eligible to win this beautiful Farmhouse quilt kit–AND the $1000 Crate & Barrel Bedroom Makeover! Still need a copy of Bedroom Style? You can order it on Amazon, or snag a signed copy from my shop!
Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (one of my favorite “farmhouse” sayings…)
PS The winner of the Week 1 Coastal bundle was announced on Saturday, was it you?
Quick and sweet today: announcing the winner of the beautiful Coastal bundle to make Breaking Tide from my book, Bedroom Style! The lucky winner of the Paradiso bundle is Jessica Lewis! Congratulations!
Have you entered the giveaway yet? I can’t wait to show you the next bundle (pssst! It’s Farmhouse Style!)–I want to keep this one all for me! Get your copy of Bedroom Style ASAP and get your bedroom picture entered in the giveaway so you can win! You don’t want to miss this!
Have any of you heard of a little magazine called American Patchwork and Quilting?
I kinda thought so.
Well, I am honored to be a part of their ohsofun quilt along this year! Last year I followed along as hundreds, probably thousands of you made Lissa’s “Tone It Down!” quilt, and was jealous that I couldn’t drop everything and join right in too! (It’s still on my bucket list of somedays…)
This year, the brilliant folks at American Patchwork and Quilting noticed a trend, and decided to jump on it! Four patches are making a comeback in a BIG way, and that’s what this year’s #apqQuiltalong is all about!
Choose one of three quilts to make (or make all three!), found in the April 2015 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting–on newsstands February 3rd.
Buried Treasure by April Rosenthal (That’s me!)
Rainbow Rows by THE Lissa Alexander
Scraptacular by the lovely Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
There are a bunch of spectacular quilters playing along with us, and you’ll want to follow their progress too! Here are just a few of them:
Share your progress with all of us via social media with the #apqQuiltalong hashtag! Be sure to tag me (@amrosenthal on IG and Prairie Grass Patterns on Facebook) if you decide to make my quilt, Buried Treasure, so I’m sure to see it!
If you need a little inspiration, check out Lissa’s Pinterest board where we will be pinning as many pictures as we can find of YOUR quilts!
So, go FOUR it! I want to see what you make!
Is your style Coastal? Do you love whites, and blues, and sea foam green, and aqua, aqua, aqua? Does the salt air make you swoon, and the rough texture of rope catch your eye?
In my new book, Bedroom Style, Perfectly Pieced, coastal style is one of 5 featured design styles–and I give so many tips on how to achieve that beachy coastal style you’ve admired on your favorite blogs and home decorating shows. Coastal style is beautiful, and extremely popular right now, so jump in make your room the perfect shoreside oasis.
I chose a beautiful fabric bundle from Kate Spain’s upcoming Paradiso collection for Moda to give away this week–so you can make your very own Breaking Tide quilt. A simple pattern with big impact, Breaking Tide is the perfect complement to your bedroom.
And look at the beautiful accessories you could win to complement your new coastal quilt!
Be sure and get your entry in before this Saturday, January 24th at 12:00 CST to be eligible to win this beautiful Coastal quilt kit–AND the $1000 Crate & Barrel Bedroom Makeover! Still need a copy of Bedroom Style? You can order it on Amazon, or snag a signed copy from my shop!
See you by the sea!
PS Some fun news tomorrow about a certain #APQQuiltalong that I just might be participating in. You’ll want to too. xoxo