Celebrate the pairing of timeless quilt designs and classic American homes. Designer Ellen Murphy has created unique quilts inspired by the colors and shapes of American houses, from colonial farmhouses to brownstones, these quilts will beautify any décor. Includes patterns and complete instructions for 9 traditional pieced quilts in a variety of sizes and color palettes, plus inspirational photos featuring iconic American homes. Classic-styled quilts are perfect for building your sewing skills: begin with simple squares and work your way up to more challenging diamond patterns.read more
Ellen Murphy says she was born with a crayon in her hand. She has loved art and design her entire life. Since she was a teenager, she has loved quilting and has always enjoyed manipulating fabric - whether for garment construction or craft pursuits. Ellen has a degree in fine art and has a love of color. Working in graphic design and as a quilting teacher helped her create patterns that are easy to understand.
Ellen loves to travel, and that love has taken her around the world. She brings the inspiration she receives from her journeys to her designs. Ellen is the owner and designer of American Homestead, a craft pattern design company. See what Ellen is up to at americanhomesteaddesign.com or americanhomestead.blogspot.com.read more
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