Lines by Design Quilts by Debbie Grifka – Blog Hop

I’m still recovering from the awesomeness that was QuiltCon 2016 and one of the amazing quilts I fell in love with was Clerestory by Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts. FYI I hadn’t heard this word before, so I looked it up. It’s an architectural term that refers to a section of wall that contains windows. Since many modern quilt designs are inspired by architecture, the name makes total sense. 🙂


Clerestory – 64″ x 74″

Well, today, I’m excited to let you know that you can get the pattern for this awesome quilt, plus 16 others in Debbie’s brand new book, Lines by Design Quilts.


Fault Line – 52″ x 52″

I have always admired Debbie’s original quilt designs, and now I really like the premise of her new book book: patterns that explore the clean lines often found in architecture, furniture and clothes.

Lines by Design Quilts is organized into four pattern sections: squares and rectangles, diamonds and hexagons, circles and curves, and pictorial. I think the pictorial section is my favorite! Just look at a couple of the dynamic designs patterned in that part of the book:

deep_blueDeep Blue – 36″ x 45″

In the book Debbie explains how she uses bias tape applique to “draw” some of the shapes in her book. That is such a clever idea for those of us who are lacking certain artistic skills!


Cure-All – 30″ x 30″. I imagine some yummy hot cocoa as a cure-all for myself!

Lines By Designs Quilts has a nice mix of both pieced and applique quilt patterns – something for everyone! I love how Debbie encourages you to either make these quilts as given in the book, or to use them as a jumping off point to create something new and unique.

The book  includes plenty of clear illustrations, full size applique patterns and well written text, along with beautifully styled photography. I can totally imagine each of the quilts from this book in my home!

Your chance to win!

Each of the bloggers on Debbie’s book tour will be featuring  a different quilt (or 3) on their stop, so be sure to view them all. You’ll also be able enter for your chance to win a copy on each stop (hard copy for US winners, digital for non-US).

Wed, Mar 2     Christa Watson         (You are here)
Th, Mar 3        Casey York
Fri, Mar 4        Heather Jones
Mon, Mar 7     Kate Colleran
Tues, Mar 8     Rossie Hutchinson
Wed, Mar 9     Amanda Jean Nyberg
Th, Mar 10      Amy Ellis
Fri, Mar 11      Lynn Krawczyk  
Mon, Mar 14   Debbie Grifka

Then leave a comment below telling me if you’ve ever done bias tape applique before. I haven’t, but now I’m inspired to try! Winners will be chosen on March 14th, at the close of the hop.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Lines by Design Quilts!

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157 thoughts on “Lines by Design Quilts by Debbie Grifka – Blog Hop

  1. Michelle M says:

    I’ve never even heard of bias tape applique before, but I love it! Something to add to my (long) list of things I want to learn!

  2. Sherry Jurykovsky says:

    I only did a sample block at a class. But it inspired me to buy bias tape makers. 🙂 So I could really use this book to put them to good use.

  3. Elena says:

    I have never heard of bias tape being used in this way. Looking forward to trying it! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  4. Janie says:

    I have done bias taped quilts years ago. I think it was a few Celtic knot quilts. I love the quilts that you decided to share. Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Karen S says:

    Nope, haven’t even made bias tape for a quilt binding yet. But this would be the place to start. Thanks for the giveaway, Christa!

  6. patty says:

    I have not used bias tape on a quilt before, but I had admired Joe Cunningham’s use of bias tape in the quilts he had made over the last few years.

  7. Sarah J. says:

    No, but I was gifted a TON of bias tape from a neighbor and now I want to give it a try! I love using it to hem skirts and dresses, but I have more than I could ever use for that! Thanks!

  8. Megan says:

    I have a challenge to try a square (or more) with bias tape. I’ve never done it before though. It’s definitely new ground, but something that would be neat to try!

  9. Denise W says:

    One of my very first quilting projects was a set of placemats, that used bias tape as the stems on the lilies we made. It was not hard to work with and softened the harder edges of everything. Thank you for sharing

  10. Judy says:

    In January I made my own bias tape for the first time. It can be addictive! Now, I’m working on ways to incorporate it into future quilts.

  11. Renea says:

    This looks like a very different book than I would have ever looked at. I am very intrigued. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Nancy Ridder says:

    No I have never tried bias tape on a quilt. I have actually just started seeing it. Does look interesting

  13. Jackie C says:

    Yes! I like to use 1/4″ bias tape and stitch it down with a double needle- it is JUST the right width for it!

  14. bookboxer says:

    Thanks so much for offering the chance to win; I’m new to quilting and this is my first visit to your blog.

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