True Blue Quilts Blog Tour

I’m so excited to share True Blue Quilts by Annette Plog for C&T Publishing. Annette is a very talented designer, quilter, lover of antiques, and member of the Nineteenth-Century Patchwork Divas! And her first book is such a perfect addition to the library of anyone who appreciates the history of fabrics, quilts, and especially beautiful blues!

Get the book here.

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Annette was so kind to ask me to be a part of her blog tour to help promote her first book. See the schedule below. Each stop of the blog tour is offering a giveaway of the book, so make sure to follow along for chances to win!

Blog Tour Schedule:

True Blue Quilts features 15 quilt patterns starring the color blue. Each chapter highlights fabric and patterns from a specific time period. You’ll learn a little history about the blues of the nineteenth century, then recreate classic patterns and antique quilts from that era. The instructions are easy-to-understand, the photography is beautiful, and Annette shares tips and her expertise throughout the book!


The first project I’m starting is called Westwood Ships. I love Lost Ship blocks, and what makes this quilt extra-special is that it’s a product of a block exchange  between Annette and her friends. It’s such a fun way to get a scrappy look in a quilt.


This quilt is stunning and is made of 130 blocks. I really love triangle-squares, so this was an obvious choice for me. I quickly made six blocks using the Ann’s Arbor collection by Minick and Simpson for Moda Fabrics (it’ll be available in August).

The fabric collection features gorgeous creams, blues, yellows, and reds that will make a fun version of this quilt. I also used the amazing Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmer for the triangle-squares (although Annette is a big proponent of triangle papers for accuracy).

Here are some more of my favorite quilts from the book! (Pictured: Steps to the Altar, Prairie Sky Nine-Patch, Petite Pinwheels, and Vicksburg Stars.) I love classic blues paired with unexpected colors like the green or pink. And I love combining scrappy blues and creams together — it adds such a sparkle to the quilts.

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The projects range from easy to challenging, and would look good in both reproduction or modern fabrics. Each project you make from this book will certainty become an heirloom quilt, and I can’t wait to sew more using these patterns!


[Giveaway is closed and winner has been announced] Now the fun part! Annette and C&T Publishing are letting me give away one copy of this book (hard copy for domestic winners or electronic copy for international winners). To enter, tell me in the comments below which of the blue quilts in this book is your favorite! Please include your name and email, so I can contact the winner! Giveaway is open until Friday, April 21 at noon.


Thanks for joining me for “happy hour,”



  1. I look forward to see the Minick and Simpson’s new fabric line and your choices fit right in with this book. I can’t wait to make one! Best wishes!


  2. It is very hard for me to choose a favorite, because I like all of them, but I will say Westwood Ships. It reminds me of a quilt my mom and I put together. Thank you for the opportunity to own this beautiful book!


  3. Of all the quilts from the book I’ve seen so far, I really like the Strippy Hourglass quilt the best. Not an easy decision, as each is so pretty and distinctive.


  4. All the quilts are beautiful! Stars are my weakness so I’ll pick Vicksburg Stars. Can’t wait to see more!

    Thanks for a chance to win! Awesome giveaway!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com


  5. I love nine patch quilts, so Prairie Sky Nine Patch is a favorite, although I admit, I might not be able to use such a bright green init 🙂


  6. In what I’ve seen I’d choose ‘Bows and Ties’ or ‘French Blue Flower Pots’ as my favorites so far. This book looks amazing and I love reproduction historical designs. Thanks for the chance!


  7. I like the bow tie quilt but I am most likely to make the quilt which is dark/indigo circles on small scale pales or shirtings.


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