Modern Baby by Martingale Press

Welcome to the Modern Baby Blog Tour! Modern Baby Shower


Modern Baby is HERE! I was invited to join this collaborative book project, published by Martingale Press. It is a really unique group of 14 baby quilts by various designers. Here, let me get you the description:

From Martingale Press: “In this amazingly diverse collection, a bevy of talented quilting bloggers present appealing baby-quilt designs for sewists and quilters of all skill levels. Designers include Amy Smart, Audrie Bidwell, Carolyn Friedlander, Carrie Bloomston, Dana Bolyard, Jake Finch, Jen Eskridge, Lindsey Rhodes, Melissa Corry, Pippa Eccles Armbrester, Sarah Flynn, Shea Henderson, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

  • Showcase bright, bold solids and modern fabrics–perfect for stimulating Baby’s senses
  • Choose from 14 small quilts that can be easily completed in time for the baby shower
  • Rely on clear instructions and illustrations for each inviting design

The invitation was wide open and I got to thinking… I’d like my project to have hexagons on it, and I’d like my project to be quick and easy. The Fractured Hexagons Baby quilt came to mind: HQuiltedHexQuilt You’ve seen this quilt before on the blog, a short while back, January 2011. It was a gift for my niece. Shortly after I posted it, it became one of the first quilts ever put up on Modern Day Quilts tumblr.? {Thanks Heather!}? I decided this quilt needed a pattern and thankfully, Martingale thought so too. The red quilt features Nicey Jane fabrics by Heather Bailey and Free Spirit Fabrics. I set out asking my Sister-in-Law and niece if I could get the quilt back. (((… best gift-giver evah …)))? But I just need to borrow the quilt, not keep it and actually take it back. Thankfully she didn’t mind. I made a second one in blue. The blue quilt features Tokyo Rococo by Carol Van Zandt and Andover Fabrics. I gave both the blue and red quilts back to my nieces, so hopefully that will make up for the “steal back”. BlueFracturedQuilt Many modern quilters like to use solids in their quilt designs. I’m a huge fan, but I do also like mixing the prints with the solids. I think it helps ground the prints a bit. What do you think?

Hexagons Made Easy

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I can finally reveal something I’ve been working on for the past year.

Hexagons Made Easy

This is my newest book, releasing with Martingale Press. (!!!!!!) It is full of tips and techniques to make truly hexcellent projects.

From Martingale: Create stunning hexagon quilts and so much more–without Y-seams or hand sewing. Sound impossible? Expert quilter Jen Eskridge makes it easy with a quick facing technique, a great alternative to English paper piecing. Learn to use hexagons two ways: appliqu?d onto a background or stitched together without a background for a two-sided quilt.

  • Select from 15 clever projects in a huge variety of sizes, from large quilts to pillows, wall hangings, table runners, pot holders, and more
  • Stitch hexagons easily and accurately by machine; learn a handy way to make hexagons of any size
  • Find patterns for 18 different 15″ x 15″ blocks that showcase hexagons, plus numerous motifs for quilting the designs

BUY IT HERE FROM REANNALILY DESIGNS. (Buy the book, buy the kit OR buy the book AND kit.)

Hexagons Made Easy Kit | ReannaLily Designs | $18 + Shipping

In the next few weeks, I’ll show you more projects from the book and tell you how they came into being. It was a huge joy to work on such a straight-forward technique based book to yield such interesting contemporary results.

See a more in-depth review of the book by following this link to Jen’s blog post coverage of title.

Shops- This book is also available at United Notions.

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All books ordered directly from ReannaLily Designs will be signed by Jen Eskridge. Thanks so much for your support! Shipping is $2.95 for standard USPS mail. International orders will be contacted via email for shipping adjustments.

Don’t just take my word for it. Check out these reviews:

Easy Quilts by Fons and Porter Fall 2013:FonsAndPorterReview

Australian Homespun July 2013:



Deploy That Fabric

Show your pride in our troops every day! All members of the Armed Forces have to buy multiple uniforms, some of which become decommissioned. Learn how to recycle these uniforms and blend in some cheerful, contemporary fabrics to create useful family treasures with one-of-a-kind style. Even if you don’t have a service member in your life, you can make these cool projects using camouflage fabrics or uniforms purchased from surplus stores.”? –C&T Publishing


That’s it! The book you’ve been waiting for, the first one of its kind, is HERE and available though the ReannaLily Designs shop! All books purchased in the shop, right here, will arrived signed by Jen Eskridge. In fact, if you’d like a personal inscription, please note that in your order and Jen will sign your copy to whomever you like.

The title features 23 sewing projects for your lifestyle. Each project re-purposes a military uniform in to a fun hip sewn creation. Whether it is for the home, for the baby, for a deployment or for yourself, be proud to carry and use the uniform.

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The Quilted Clamshell eBook

The Quilted Clamshell by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Machine Quilting Book | Longarm | ReannaLily Quilts

Introducing The Quilted Clamshell!

The Quilted Clamshell is Jen’s fourth book and is entirely self-published!

The Quilted Clamshell is a collection of over 70 quilting designs to fit into the class clamshell shape. This reference book is a guide to developing your own unique designs using three simple variables. Sketch, plan, and quilt with confidence!

This listing is for the E-Book.

A printed/paper book is available at

The book is a method to develop quilting designs. As a longarm quilter, time is invested in researching perfect designs to compliment customer quilts. In that research, I noticed there seemed to be a gap in designs where the clamshell was concerned. I doodled and drew as research for my own Glam Clam project. After some time, I noticed I approached the design process in the same manner: manipulating three variables. The Quilted Clamshell was born.

The Quilted Clamshell by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Machine Quilting Book | Longarm | ReannaLily Quilts

Unlike my other books, The Quilted Clamshell is entirely self-published. The printed book is available through Amazon and as an ebook through ReannaLily Designs shop.

The Quilted Clamshell by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Machine Quilting Book | Longarm | ReannaLily Quilts

In the next couple weeks, I’ll share more photos and concepts from the book. (The blog posts will all be linked here on the product page.)

I hope The Quilted Clamshell?is useful to you and your quilting projects!

  • Paperback: 50 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (June 26, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1534940278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1534940277

Learn To Sew Easy Curves


Learn To Sew Easy Curves is here!

Circles are a huge trend in modern quilting and a staple in traditional quilt designs. This new book focuses on the circle and curved shapes to make fun QUICK projects. Best part- NO CURVED PIECING. There is not a notch to match or fabric to ease. The technique featured in the book is completely based on adding facings to shapes and machine applique’ing them to your project.

What a huge time saver!

What a great way to use up some of your “I cannot think of why I bought this” scraps and yardages. Those pieces that you’d hate to throw out but don’t love, can easily find a home as your shapes’ facings. Win. Win.

The book will be on sale today and over the next week I’ll be able to give you more in-depth blog posts on some of the projects in the book.

All books ordered from ReannaLily Designs will be signed.

Wholesale: This book is published by Leisure Arts and retails for $14.95.

*All images in this post are courtesy of Leisure Arts.


eBooks on iTunes

eBook Deploy That Fabric


A friend asked me if any of my books are on iTunes. I have to say, I’d never thought about that. So I didn’t have an answer for her.

After a quick search, I found that I am on iTunes. That got the wheels turning- what about the other e-reader stores? Well – yep. Yep. I’m there. Deploy that Fabric is on every outlet and Learn to Sew Easy Curves is on iTunes, too. WOW. iTunes. Me. Metallica. Cowboy Mouth. Beastie Boys. George Strait. Freakonomics Podcast. We are all there. Of course… those others knew they were in iTunes from the get-go, and well, they are famous and all. Me, welp, I love surprises!!!!

Want an eBook? Check them out here:

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Craft Tree Evening Bags



Thank you so much, for including my Hexagon Coin Purse in this great compilation of Evening Bags. This book was put together by Lindsey Murray McClelland. There are quilty bags, scrappy bags and art bags for a total of 16 great small projects. You can purchase the book and read more about the projects on the Interweave Press website for only $14.99. The book?is also at Joann’s stores.


Countdown Calendars

This collaboration book is finally here! The book features 24 projects to help you count down to the big day. Weddings, birthdays, holidays and even deployments. The stitched calendars are wonderful craft items for all skill levels. See the complete google books preview here.

Jen Eskridge’s contribution is this deployment pictogram calendar, perfect for the youngest members of the family who might not be reading quite yet. Felt numbers “stick” right to the felt countdown square, allowing your little ones to cross of each day “Home In 63 Days”. Of course, you could also change the time frame from days, to be weeks or months, if that is how you are counting.

This book is a Stash Book from C&T Publishing.

Fun Colorful Quilts

From Leisure Arts’ website:

“Vibrant fabrics in a medley of popular shapes, from circles and stars to squares and triangles, make eye-catching quilts with a frivolous touch. In Fun Colorful Quilts, designs for patchwork and appliqu? techniques include Petal Pushers by Me and My Sister Designs (Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson), On a Roll by Tammy Tadd, Dragon’s Tooth by Sue Marsh for Whistlepig Creek Productions, Spinning Stars by Linda Sullivan, and Stacked Circles by Jen Eskridge.”

It is an honor to be included in such a bright, festive quilt pattern book collection!

Scrap Happy Quilting

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The book is a collection of 11 quilt projects designed to use up your scraps. I have two projects in the book. All the projects in the book are really cool and accessible. How great is that Hex quilt on the cover?!

These are the two ReannaLily Designs projects featured in the book:


Ticker Tape Elephant Wall Hanging/Baby Quilt (above) and Scrappy Dresden Baby Quilt (below)


(Photos borrowed from Annie’s Wholesale Website.)


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Simply Solids Quilt Pattern Book

I am always dancing these days! Happy Dancing around the house when I see something of mine in print. Wahoooo! Today, I get to share with you a project I did, which was selected for the Simply Solids Book. The book is a collection of 12 different project by different designers, all using solid fabrics. Click this link, and it should take you to a project preview window. It is quite interesting, when you see the whole book- it isn’t an “all modern book” so that’s cool. I think my project is more contemporary traditional, than modern. (I totally just learned that “label” at the October SAMQG meeting.)

And a big huge thank you to my machine quilter, Evelyn. Her computer guided HQ really knocked the design out of the park. The quilt is stitched with straight, precise squares all over the design.

Whoops- you can totally see my fingers in that picture. I suppose that solves the mystery of how the magazine stays open. hahaha.

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The quilt is a queen size and is very straight forward to make. It is bold strips used to make a HUGE 24″ block. Then the blocks are stitched together like a traditional quilt. I thought you might like to see the quilt in a couple other colorways, so I went ahead an whipped those up for you. (virtually, of course)

A bit of 70’s feel.


A bit of ocean feel.


A bit of uber trendy grey feel.

I love this quilt and now that I have it back in my hot little hands, it is going on my bed. I have just one more image to leave with you- The back cover. Yep, there’s my little analogous color blocked quilt right there on the back cover. High fives for everyone!

Hopefully, soon, I’ll have some in the shop for you. Until then, check out Annie’s Publishing to get your very own copy.

Table Linens eBook



That is my favorite price! And it happens to be the price of the NEW eBook Quilted Table Linens by Quilting Daily. It is a compilation of 4 free patterns from assorted designers. Get your copy today. Lord knows, the price is right!


Get original patterns from Alissa Haight Carlton, Vivika Hansen DeNegre, Jane D?vila, and myself.




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