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. ūüôā


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. Shelley says:

    I have not done any bias tape applique, actually I had never heard of it until this blog/book. It does seem to intrigue me though. I just mastered circles so I am up for a new challenge.

  2. amyamydame says:

    i’ve done very little bias tape applique, but i’m excited to learn and do more of it! my guild has Latifah Saafir coming to teach in a few months, and one of the classes she’s teaching is a bias tape quilt.

    thanks so much for the giveaway! i’ve cut back on buying books, partly cause of cost, and partly because nothing has been really “grabbing” me lately, but the more i see of this book, the more i want it!

  3. Diane Beavers says:

    Hi Christa
    Bias tape quilting nada. (Apparel yes) Love to have a cup of hot choclate about now. That is really precious. Thank you for sharing.

  4. DiAnn says:

    I have not used bias tape applique. The results look great and I’d give it a try! Thank you for the chance to win a book!

  5. Sarah S says:

    I recently did a search of quilt designs using bias tape because I saw a quilt photo that I really liked. Haven’t used this technique yet but have now been inspired, twice! Easy and different! I also love Debbie’s designs….my 1st two quilts were inspired by her designs! Thanks for the chance for her book!
    Love the colors of your Clerestory quilt…I really like the mix of dark solids and the light toned print!

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