Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quilting From Little Things

It's Sarah Fielke's fault I couldn't sleep on Friday night...
because I'd purchased her new book that day and couldn't stop thinking about all the quilts I want to make from it!!
From the first flip through Quilting From The Little Things I knew it's going to be a favourite! Sarah's patterns are so clever and well explained. Her use of colour is so confident. I learn and am inspired so much just looking at the glorious combinations of fabrics. All these things are captured in stunning photographs by Sue Stubbs.

The book has 10 chapters each showcasing a different technique. From simple Row by Row Construction...

...to Deconstructed Piecing, Inset Piecing, Step Down Piecing and the one I'm most excited about is Feathered Blocks!
This book just makes me want to sew!! to try new things, to get into my stash and pull out surprising mixes of fabrics. Wahooo!! What more can I ask from a quilting book.!?!

For more info check out Sarah's web page and blog The Last Piece.
At the moment Fat Quarterly has a giveaway for the book
and Kate at One Flew Over has a giveaway for some of Sarah's fabrics
The book has been released in Australia and should be in your local bookshop. I ordered mine online at doubleday.com.au.
The release date in the US is in August, I think..
Talking of little things, here's a sneak peek of my doll quilt for the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap.
The little elephants make me smile.
Hope you're smiling too!

Cheerio.

13 comments:

Marg said...

Blogger just ate my comment.
Second time lucky.
The book looks great I'm going to put it on my list of future book purchases.
Can't wait to see the doll quilt in full, love the elephants.

Mary said...

I can't wait to see Sarah's book! I am going to have a difficult time waiting till August!

Sandra said...

Too cute, yes, I couldn't help smiling.

Melissa P said...

Looks like the perfect book to add to an Inspiration Library. I'm excited to see the ways it influences you. Have a great week!

Miki Willa said...

This looks like a great book. I will add it to my list. I love the little elephants! What fun they are.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I think this looks like a book I have to get! Lovely pictures.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your doll quilt wouldn't be a feathered star, would it? Don't you hate it when you can't sleep because of al those ideas for quilts in your head!

melissa said...

Looks like a great book! Her quilts are so lovely. Cant wait to see more of your gorgeous doll quilt!

Happy Sewing, x

Shelley said...

I can't wait to get my hands on that book! Unfortunately we've got a bit of a longer wait here in the US :(

I've been obsessed with the feathered star design this past week. I saw a pattern in an older quilt book of mine (while I was digging for something else) and can't stop thinking about it.... I might have to abandon everything else and just make a block or two.

beth said...

Can't wait to see your doll quilt! Looks like a winner.

dweeze (Johnno) said...

Corrrrr, quilt porn in a book!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Hi Johnno, Thanks for the comments!! LOL! Your blogger profile is set to "no reply" so I haven't been able to reply by email. Hope your back is getting better!! Hello to Dana! Phil says hello and is waving his champagne glass. We're celebrating that Good Friday has indeed been a good Friday.

Saffron Craig fabrics said...

Yep it sure is a special book. I am looking forward to what you make as well.

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