Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects

Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects

On Christmas Eve, I received my copies of Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects in the mail! I knew that they had been shipped because others on Instagram were receiving them but it took a couple more days to reach New England. It was exciting just the same to hold it in my hands and flip through it. This book was compiled by Tacha Bruecher and contains paper pieced patterns made by many designers. There is a section containing a block design for each month of the year so that you can make a calendar quilt. Or, you can make just the block and a project that is also included. The project ideas are very diverse with no duplication.

Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects-Amy

My design is the block for the month of February. I wanted a Valentine’s Day inspired design that wasn’t hearts so I settled on the idea of love letters. My accompanying project is a quilted journal cover.

The book also has some paper pieced projects that are separate from the calendar project, and a section explaining the “how to” of paper piecing. I love that all the designers names are familiar to me and that it’s such a great collection of projects by so many of my friends.  The photographs are lovely.  And the patterns are all contained on a CD in the back of the book which is really handy.

Some of my favorite projects are:

Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects-Kylie

Kylie’s Liberty Street Potholder

Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects-Charise

Charise’s Kite Tote

Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects-Julianna

and Julianna’s Bicycle Basket.

You can find the link to the book here where you can see some of the other projects and a list of all the wonderful contributors to the book.


  1. Now that is adorable! I love to write letters and write a few each week, so I truly appreciate something centered around a letter. I’m thinking this would be fantastic as a pillow for my writing desk chair. Thanks!

  2. I will say it for second time today: I can’t wait to get this book in my hands:) Probably I’ll be the last one who see it (from the contributors) since I live so far away. But it’s nice to see some pics:)

    PS. Your compliment makes this waiting not so inconvienient (thank you!).

  3. Oh my goodness! I am in awe of your love letters!! This is gorgeous!!!

  4. What a lovely looking book, congrats :)

  5. Christine Gibbons says:

    OMG! I so want this book. I love your Love Letters block. Looking forward to seeing it in person.

  6. Got mine Christmas eve too ~ haven’t opened it yet ~ know when I do I’ll want to make everything in it! Love your Valentine letter as a journal ~ going to make it for my son and dil ~ they write little notes to each other all the time (they can be so sappy) ~ think it would be cute to have a little journal they could write to each other!

  7. I love your love letters block; it is sweet without being sicky-sweet. And the “sealed with a kiss” is perfect! The book looks fantastic and seems to be chock full with great designs. Congratulations for being part of such a successful effort!

  8. I received this fantastic book for Christmas…love it! Congrats :)

  9. That is a totally awesome book! Mine came this week. I love your letter block and rose!

  10. Linda Armenti says:

    Got mine in the mail right before Christmas! Loving it and congrats Amy!

  11. Nancy Peach says:

    What a beautiful book…..lovely and creative ideas. I really do like your February block…..nice to not be hearts…..but February is my favorite month since it is my birthday month. It’s a great idea for a journal cover…..another must have for pattern books!!

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