Improv Paper Piecing is Shipping!

My copies of Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design just appeared at my door step this afternoon!  They are arriving at shops who pre-ordered right now as well.  I am really looking forward to sharing the ideas and designs from the book with you in the upcoming weeks. I also have a great giveaway coming up to help celebrate!

To start things off, I thought I would share my favorite shot from the book.  And it gives you a little sneak peek of a bunch of the quilts too! I had this picture in mind but I couldn’t find a good spot to take it, where the grass was nice and tall.  I mentioned it to a local friend of mine and she said that she would look as she ran through town.  Two days later, she sent me a text suggesting this location and it was perfect!  The yellow flowers were a bonus.

My book is technique based, presented in a workshop style approach.  My hope is that by explaining my design method, and offering lots of exercises and prompts, I will encourage you to create your own designs.  I incorporate an improvisational approach to design–embracing the irregular, the asymmetrical, the unexpected, with the paper piecing technique.  Why?  Because paper piecing allows you to repeat these improvisational designs and harness the power of repetition!  It combines the aesthetic I love with the technique I prefer–it’s the perfect pairing.

All my exercises are illustrated with quilt patterns that I will share in the days to come!

I have copies of my book ready to ship in my Etsy shop and will be happy to sign them for you.


  1. Jocelyn Turner says:

    I preordered on Amazon so I hope to see mine soon.

  2. Catherine Keelan-Parsons says:

    Yei! I preordered as soon as you promoted your book. I hope it arrives in sunny
    Australia really SOON! Can’t way to give modern paper piecing a crack! ;-))) Catherine

  3. Love the photo and am anxious to explore your book. It sure LOOKS good!! 😉 Congrats!

  4. Congratulations Amy!

  5. elsa hart says:

    So excited about this book ~ love paper piecing! Have it preordered, looking forward to what’s inside!

  6. It is a beautiful shot! I am very intrigued with the content of this book. Paper piecing has become one of my favorite tecniques and I’m always looking for new ideas or ways to think about it. SO, this will be on my wishlist and hopefully it won’t be there for long!

  7. Very intriguing!

  8. That is a gorgeous picture. How lovely to see a stack of quilts sitting on a bench enjoying the sunshine. It’s like a quilt bee!

  9. Catherine Keelan-Parsons says:

    Hello again, Amy. I forgot to ask – does your quilt “Shibori” feature in your book as a
    pattern. please?

    Catherine in sunny Mornington (well, notquite so sunny today! ;-)) )

  10. Congrats again, Amy! I can’t wait to see what project did you make for the book!

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