Quilting & Writing ‒ Cut From The Same Cloth by Diana Cosby

I enjoy doing many crafts, painting, gardening, and more, but one I’ve recently picked back up is quilting.  I admit I had a strong motive, the arrival of my first grandchild, Laura.  A momentous occasion, like a story, where a new character is brought to life, except in this special life moment, it’s the arrival of a precious little girl who has stolen my heart.

Until I started the process, I didn’t realize how much quilting and writing were in essence, cut from the same cloth.  Like the fun of deciding upon a plot, I had a blast choosing a pattern and selecting various types of cloth.  Then, as in researching the time-frame and preparing to write, I cut out numerous pieces of fabric, and set up my sewing machine.  Similar to creating a hero and heroine’s journey, then came the time to place all of the sections together into a cohesive pattern and sew them together.

Except, what I hadn’t anticipated was that like crafting a story, where the characters dig in and I’m forced to alter the course of their journey that I had planned, at times the pattern that I had envisioned changed.  Several times I ended up disassembling blocks, reorganizing them, then continue to piece the swaths together.

Once the rough draft of a book is done, I begin editing, crafting the words into a story that I love.  With the quilt, sewn, now was the time to add the batting, the backing, and finish with an edging of a complimentary color to bundle the most precious gift, my first grandchild. I love you Laura, and I wish you every blessing!

Diana Cosby, International Best-Selling Author
The Oath Trilogy
MacGruder Brother Series
Forbidden Series:  Forbidden Legacy/Forbidden Knight/Forbidden Vow–May 15th, 2018/Forbidden Alliance TBA/Forbidden Realm TBA

“Diana Cosby is superbly talented.” —Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

In battle-torn Scotland, a castle’s mistress awaits her groom, a warrior she has never met . . .

Lady Gwendolyn Murphy’s fiancé has finally arrived at Latharn Castle, but she expects no joy in their introduction. Gwendolyn is well aware of Bróccín MacRaith’s cold reputation. Yet from first glance, she is drawn to the intimidating stranger. Impossible! How could she be dazzled by such a callous man?

Little does she know, Bróccín is dead. The man Gwendolyn believes to be her intended is actually Sir Aiden MacConnell, a member of the Knights Templar and her enemy, masquerading as the earl to gain access to the castle. His soul is dedicated to God and war; he has no time for luxuries of the flesh. But Gwendolyn’s intoxicating beauty, intellect, and fortitude lures him to want the forbidden.

With the wedding date quickly approaching and the future of Scotland at stake, Aiden gathers critical intelligence and steels himself for his departure, vowing to avoid an illicit liaison. But a twist of fate forces him to choose—move forward with a life built on a lie, or risk everything for the heart of one woman?

Praise for the novels of Diana Cosby

“Cosby gives you it all—passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic. Excellent reading.” —Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author

“A sexy new voice in historical romance. Scottish historicals have a bright new star.” —Sandra Hill, USA Today bestselling author

“Diana Cosby writes wonderful historical romance!” —Susan King