Celebrate September's National Sewing Month with Quilt Patterns Inspired by Books

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September is National Sewing Month, and New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is helping her readers celebrate by offering two quilt patterns that were inspired by the Fool’s Gold romance novels. The patterns can be found on the Freebies page at http://www.FoolsGoldCA.com.

Free quilt pattern from Susan Mallery

Two Hearts in Love, a free quilt pattern inspired by the Fool's Gold romance novels

Both of the patterns on the Fool’s Gold website are nap-sized quilts, about 60 inches wide by 75 inches long, the perfect size for cuddling with the person you love. I am a romance writer, after all.

September is National Sewing Month, and New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is helping her readers celebrate by offering two quilt patterns that were inspired by the Fool’s Gold romance novels. The patterns can be found on the Freebies page at http://www.FoolsGoldCA.com.

“When the weather cools, I love to curl up under a quilt and read a book,” Mallery says. “There’s something so cozy and traditional about homemade quilts. Both of the patterns on the Fool’s Gold website are nap-sized quilts, about 60 inches wide by 75 inches long, the perfect size for cuddling with the person you love. I am a romance writer, after all.”

The first pattern, The Land of Happy Endings Quilt, was designed by renowned Alaskan artist Judy Hopkins. Hopkins was the author of numerous quilting books of rotary cut quilt patterns.

Fool’s Gold, California, the fictional setting of Mallery’s most popular series of books, is known as the Land of Happy Endings. The most recent romance novel in the series is Three Little Words, which debuted on the New York Times bestselling list at number two, statistically tied for number one. Fool’s Gold festivals every month, and that happy, homey, small-town atmosphere is perfectly captured with Hopkins’ innovative take on the traditional pinwheel pattern, alternating with a small nine-patch.

The Two Hearts in Love Quilt was designed by Jenel Looney and immediately evokes romance with its large, interlocking hearts against a backdrop of squares in shades of white and cream. Made of small squares and half-square triangles in varying shades of two contrasting colors, the modern quilt looks like a mosaic.

“It looks complicated, but it’s so easy to put together,” Looney says. “The squares are two-and-a-half inches unfinished, which means it’s a great jelly roll quilt, though you’ll need some larger pieces of fabric as well in order to make the half-square triangles. It’s a great stash-buster, too, to use up all those scraps of fabric you’ve been saving for years.”

In addition to the free quilt patterns, at FoolsGoldCA.com, readers will find free excerpts from the Fool’s Gold romance novels. Next up in the series is Christmas on 4th Street, which will be released on September 24.

About Susan Mallery:

With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at http://www.SusanMallery.com.

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