A Life With Quilts Book by Melanie Traylor

southern charm quilts

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I want to spend everyday making quilts. Some days that might mean I sneak in fifteen minutes, and some days are ALL DAY LONG. I'll take whatever I can get. A day with my hands buried in fabric or fiddling with patchwork is a day well spent.

I wrote this book for the beginner quilter who has just fallen down a rabbit's hole. I wrote it for the seasoned quilter who needs a little fresh inspiration or a look into other ways of making. I wrote it for the quilter who just wants to look at yummy photos and hear a bit of rambling from a fellow quilt maker. I wrote it for my grandma whose well used hands would pet her quilts and tell me where the fabric came from. I wrote it for us, I wrote it for YOU.

  • A soft cover wire bound book will be mailed to you.
  • Patterns are all beginner friendly and play with color combinations.
  • Skills that are required are straight line sewing, making flying geese and snowballing. THAT'S ALL!
  • Some of the quilts are quite quick and some may take a bit longer.
  • My favorite part of this book is that it comes with FIVE quilt patterns (no side projects, just quilts!).
  • Smallest pattern is 60x60", largest pattern is 76x96".
  • Patterns included are Mariposa, Lulu Louise, Sassy Granny, Hello Posy and Attic Window.
  • All patterns are illustrated. If you like the look of my usual patterns, the book patterns are just like them. Very easy to understand and read!
  • There are 64 pages in the book.
  • All patterns are fat quarter friendly, except one.
  • I've tucked methods, memories and ramblings within these pages.
  • I will be running quilt alongs for each of these patterns in 2022.
  • Use #ALifewithQuilts for sharing on Instagram.
  • Find the coordinating quilt labels here.
  • Want more details about the quilts? See this post here.



Copyright - Book and patterns are for personal use only.  No duplication or sharing is allowed.


You may sell quilts created from this pattern on a small scale as long as you credit Southern Charm Quilts as the pattern designer.


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  • 5
    A Life With Quilts

    Posted by Sherri W on Apr 20th 2022

    I love this book. I look forward to having time to make all the quilts in this book. Excellent

  • 5
    Fabric and quilt Book

    Posted by Debbie Moten on Apr 11th 2022

    I just love my quilt book and fabric

  • 5
    A Life With Quilts Book

    Posted by Lisa Cobb on Apr 5th 2022

    Love Love Love this book!!!

  • 5
    A beautiful quilt book!

    Posted by Melody Botts on Mar 6th 2022

    Love the book, it’s everything I hoped it would be and more! Excited to quilt along with Melanie again!

  • 5
    A Life with Quilts

    Posted by Sue Natiello on Feb 18th 2022

    Wonderful book with beautiful patterns.

  • 5
    A Life With Quilts

    Posted by Cathy Rose on Dec 25th 2021

    I am very pleased with this book. The quality is excellent, with beautiful illustrations. The quilt instructions are easy to follow. and the extra pages of information are very helpful. I look forward to the quilt-alongs in 2022.

  • 5
    A Life with Quilts

    Posted by Toni on Dec 23rd 2021

    Wonderful book, want to make them all! Great author, really good photos, tips and direction

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Nancy Coronato on Nov 22nd 2021

    I love everything about this beautiful quilt book. The patterns are so pretty, and I LOVE that it is spiral bound -- it's so much easier to read the patterns. Oh, and did I mention how beautiful the photographs are?

  • 5
    This book is filled with wonderful quilts that a beginner quilter as well as an advanced quilter will enjoy creating. Each quilt is well written and has beautiful photos of the quilt. The directions are clear and concise, so no matter what your quilt

    Posted by Wendy on Nov 11th 2021

    I love this wonderful book of quilts.