Google ReannaLily Designs Sewing and Pattern Company Google+

Sewing Patterns, Free Sewing Tutorials, and Recycled Military Uniform Designs

McCall’s Quick Quilts Feb/Mar

on Dec 28, 2010 in book, business, free spirit fabrics, Press, quilt, quilting, recycle | 8 comments

Guess who is going to be in McCall’s Quick Quilts Feb/Mar 2011?


I have a great little snuggle quilt pattern in there. In fact, its called Home Front Snuggler. Its a fast pattern, fat quarter compatible, and finishes at 60″ square. Its the perfect size for the couch- specifically, for the kids cuddling up to you this winter on the couch. Kids don’t necessarily understand deployment, but hopefully this will bring them a little closer to their loved one while they are apart. Thank you for serving!

This soft lap quilt provides a bit of comfort while a parent’s deployed.” McCall’s Quick Quilts Feb/Mar 2011.

I’m so thrilled that its also a recycled military uniform pattern. One lovely BDU has a new life in this family pass-down quilt.

You’ll see this in the article- The quilt is quilted with the free motion flowers. Its really an easy technique and great alternative to meandering. Give it a try.

*Fabrics in the quilt are Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey + US Gov’t

And that’s not all…

McCall’s Quick Quilts is the first publication to break the biggest business related secret I’ve ever kept. Are you sitting down? In fact, we’ve only scratched the surface of the secret but check out this Designer Information section (from the magazine)

“Jen Eskridge is a quilt designer, author, and teacher. Look for her upcoming book from C&T Publishing at your local quilt store or visit her website,”

Yep- you read that right!!! That’s all I can tell you for now. And yes, I’m so happy I might explode. More details will emerge as we get closer to the release date. You totally have to subscribe to the blog or sign up for the newsletter (on the right side bar over there) so you don’t miss a bit of the journey.



  1. How exciting Jen!!!! The quilt is beautiful and a book, wow!

    Melissa S.

    December 28, 2010

  2. Congratulations Jen! You've made the big time!!!


    December 28, 2010

  3. Good for you! Published in Quick Quilts and soon your own book.


    December 29, 2010

  4. Congratulations Jen…How exciting..Hugs Michelle

    Crafty Chookie

    December 29, 2010

  5. How exciting! Congratulations! You deserve it!


    December 29, 2010

  6. Two wonderful pieces of news! Congrats on the new book. I'll look forward to hearing more about it. And I think your Home Front Snuggler is a great idea.


    December 30, 2010

  7. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    so so so so happy for you!!!

    congrats my friend.
    can't wait to see the book!!!

    rachel griffith

    December 31, 2010

  8. that quilt is awesome….as part of a military family i know how important things like that an be for kids. congrats on the book


    January 14, 2011

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  Receive ReannaLily Designs Blog in your email so you won't miss any updates. Sign up here:
Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner
468 ad