A few weeks ago now my friend and patchwork guru Sarah Fielke asked if I would be interested in being involved in her book tour.
She didn't need to ask twice. That's Sarah from Material Obsession 1 & 2 fame afterall. I said yes before I had finished reading the email.
I was lucky enough to meet Sarah at Houston and then AQM late last year and have always been in awe of the way she puts a quilt together. The fabrics, colour choices and sheer size of her quilts simply knocks my socks off. Quite seriously.
So I wanted to share a few pictures from her book.
Yes you can read my mind, this is the exact moment I wish I didn't have to sleep, I could sew 24/7 and I had a fabric stash the size Sarah's. It's awesome I tell you.
So right now I am dreaming this is my bedroom and back porch, with my gorgeous yellow mug & wicker chair.
The concept of the book is unique - the quilts are grouped into 10 pairs, with each pair consisting of a dolly quilt and a full sized quilt that was inspired in some way by the dolly. The dolly gives you the opportunity to perfect a technique before you tackle a large project it's a great way to step out of your comfort zone and dip your toe in without focusing on a huge project.
I have been imagining a real collection of dolly quilts in my home ever since.
The book is incredibly detailed, from discussing design walls to special rulers, foundation piecing to choosing fabrics and amazing, amazing, *sigh* worthy images (thanks to Sue Stubbs)
Plus I love the names of the projects - 'Sandwich short of a Picnic' or 'Rebel with a Rotary'
Quilting - From Little Things is a wonderful book for every level of sewer who has a love of colour and a passion for learning new techniques.
and in Sarah's words: "My fabric choice philosophy boils down to this - it it makes your heart sing, it's perfect." So very, very true.