I’ve been given the OK to share anything and everything from my book which has just started to make its way out into the world! I am now shipping from my Etsy shop for those who would like a signed copy. And I shared my book quilts out in public for the first time this week while visiting the Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild. I am looking forward to sharing them again tomorrow in Maine at the Coastal Quilters meeting. After months of secret, I want to share everything all at once but I am going to try really hard to pace myself! I plan to share a project or so each week for the next several weeks–the book is packed with projects! It includes 7 quilts, a tote bag with 10 unique and interchangeable block designs for the outer pocket, two clutches, an applique sweater, pillow, and pin tray.
You might be wondering what I mean by intentional piecing. It’s a conscious, deliberate process of fabric selection to suit a pattern design (or vice versa) or aesthetic. In this book, I designed each project to show one of the numerous ways that different types of fabrics can be used to their best advantage–from fussy cut motifs, to border prints, stripes, gradients, textured solids and even selvages. I also ask you to consider adapting your pattern for the perfect fussy cut and show you how! I absolutely love selecting fabrics for my projects and considering the best pattern to show them off. I hope that love shines through in this book and infects you too!
This magnetic pin tray is the first project in the book. It provides a comfortable way to ease into fussy cutting using clear plastic templates to isolate and cut motifs from some of your favorite sewing themed fabrics. I know you have them….probably in excess, right? It’s time to fussy cut some of those buttons and sewing machines and thimbles and make a cute little tray for your pins. This is a easy project to whip up and it makes a great little gift for sewing friends.
Next week, I will introduce the next project and sew along! I hope you will join in and play. All the details are coming soon!