Friday, 27 December 2013

Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects

I got a surprise delivery today that I thought wouldn't arrive till the new year, Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects: 37 Graphic Designs & Tips from Top Modern Quilters.  (check out the look inside feature on Amazon for pics/text previews).
I had an email to submit a design for this ages ago- such is the way of publishing, and at the time everyone is sworn to secrecy and you don't know who else is in it.  As time has passed you start to find out and in the end if tells like it is a book full of friends, people I have worked with, written with, met in person, Flickr Bees, Instagram- amazing company to be a little part of and congratulations to Tacha Bruecher who complied and edited the book, came up with such a great concept and managed to get a CD with all the templates/patterns in as part of the publication.  This book is an introduction to different methods of paper piecing and has the best 'how to' section that I have read on the subject.  There are 12 monthly themed blocks which can be sewn individually, together to make a calendar quilt hanging and each comes with its own project ranging from aprons to bicycle baskets.  My blocks are October and December.
And my projects for these were a banner and a gift basket.

Take a look at some of the others…
Penny's of course, July block and project.  A beautiful photo too with a perfect chair to showcase a chair!
In addition to the calendar blocks, there is a further section of small projects with different block designs.  This is Ayumi's Mail Organiser- cuteness overload!  
Chase's Nutcracker and ribbon pillow- ear marked to make for next Christmas.  I fancy the ribbon as a border all around the nutcracker.
Laura Jane's ingenious indexed book bag, pockets for different sections, so, so clever!
Megan's tea themed tea towel- the milk jug is my particular favourite here, love the shaping around the handle!

And there is so much more- Lynne, Amy Friend, Leila, Joanna, Daniel, Amy L, Angela, Kylie, Charise, Caroline, Tacha, Sonja, Cheryl, Tamiko, Julianna- you can see all the contributor profiles in this link- look at the inside feature,  Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects: 37 Graphic Designs & Tips from Top Modern Quilters.   
I have been sent a stack of copies so I have some available for sale- bargain price for UK peeps, £14 including postage.  If you are in Europe, cost is £19 including postage.  If you would like a copy email me either using the link on the right of the blog or leave a comment with contact details here.  I will need to know your paypal email address so I can invoice you.  Anyone local who wants to collect a copy gets a no postage discount so only £12!  ***edited to add only 2 copies left! ***
I may be a little biased but it is a truly lovely book and I am thrilled to be a little part of it. 
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  1. Congratulations! I love the fact that there is a cd of pattern, that will make life so much easier and mean that I can sew when I want rather than waiting to get it enlarged/copied - surely the way forward.

  2. ah! Man this really makes me want to learn to paper-piece!!! I've been wanting to for so long now but it's kind of overwhelming and confusing to me! I hope to really try and learn this year!! Everything is just too cute!!

  3. Congrats.. its like a Zakka style with PP.. love it and congrats.. gonna go check it out.

  4. Oh, this is a book I have on my wish list. Just so modern and inspiring. I will love to check it out later and order it then.
    Congrats to being part of the book.

  5. I would love a copy off you please Kerry! it's been on my wish list ever since I saw your December block on IG! My PayPal email is

  6. Congratulations! And thank you for all the pics; this is very exciting to see.

  7. Ooh this looks fab, if you still have a copy for sale i would love one please Kerry, email/paypal

  8. I can't wait to take this book in my hands!

  9. Can't resist any longer, book looks fab! Just emailed you :-) xx

  10. I love the fact that its all on Cd....getting access to a photocopier to enlarge patterns is always a problem for me.....of to take a look inside x

  11. Your projects are all great Kerry.

  12. Got mine in the mail the day before Christmas ~ haven't opened it yet ~ want to enjoy the newness of an unopened book. I know I'm going to make every single thing in it!
    As always your patterns are so cute ~ can't wait!

  13. Ordered already Kerry! Looking forward to receiving it!


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