Sarah has covered 10 different techniques in this book and they have 2 projects apiece. First a little dolly quilt, and then a much larger one. I love that. Learn something new, but let your first try be small, so you can really concentrate on the technique, and then branch out into the big project with the knowledge under your belt. Hopefully that will be the longest run-on sentence in this review.
- row by row construction
- strip piecing
- deconstruced piecing
- applique with bias strips
- flying geese and foundation piecing
- inset piecing
- needle turn applique
- using wedges
- step-down piecing
- feathered blocks
A folded strip of fabric and a 60 degree ruler later and I had a small quilt top.
She also has little diagrams to clarify her instructions. Not that they really need clarifying, but pay attention to them and you are sure to learn a simple trick to make quilt making that much more simple.
Me: What was your favorite part about writing Quilting From Little Things?
Sarah : My favourite thing about writing this book was the process of working out
the dolly quilt from each of the large quilts. I made the big quilts first
as their own large concepts, and then distilled each one down into the
little "classes" that are the dollies. I really loved doing that and
thinking of a new design for each technique.
Me: do you have any plans for another book?
Sarah: I do have another book in the works, due for release in 2013 - I'm working
on the quilts right now!!
That is awesome! I sure will be looking foreward to it.
So, if you don't already own this book you need to add it to your Christmas list. Santa can get a great deal on it (or you can if you plan to treat yourself)
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Quilting From Little things is one of my very favorite quilt books. I hope you will like it and learn as much as I have from it. Thank you for joining me!
Here are all the dates for the rest of the tour and the blogs
Monday 28th November: Fat Quarterly and Amy Ellis
Tuesday 29th November: Thomas Knauer
Wednesday 30th November: Camp Follower Bags and Ryan Walsh
Thursday 1st December: The Happy Zombie and Moda Lissa
Friday 2nd December: Mrs Schmenkman Quilts and True Up
Saturday 3rd December: Pink Chalk Fabrics and Pam Kitty Morning
Sunday 4th December: Sew Mama Sew and Pat Sloan