Inspired by her love of decorating for the seasons, Pat Sloan has created a stunning block-of-the-month applique quilt and an assortment of fun projects showcasing some of the block designs. Version I of the 85" x 85" quilt is made from vibrant batik fabrics for a bright and bold look. Version II uses more traditional colors and prints for a warm and toasty feel. To make either version of this quilt, you might want to organize or participate in a block of the month group through your local quilt shop or guild, or you can opt to make it on your own from start to finish. But don't stop with the quilt! Other seasonal projects include a tabletop set, a project bag, a pillow, and a throw. Some of the blocks can even be finished as mini quilts.
You'll never meet a more devoted fan of the quilting arts than Pat Sloan! When she isn't designing fabric, writing quilt books, teaching quilt techniques, or developing patterns, she draws on her background as a computer programmer to maintain her popular website and blog at PatSloan.com. Pat's joyful approach to quilting seems to be contagious, because "Sloanies" (as Pat's devoted fans call themselves) love to keep up with their favorite designer while she pursues the quilting life with a passion.