Monday, 30 March 2015

The Paper Pieced Home Blog Tour

I am thrilled to have been invited on the blog tour for Penny's new book The Paper Pieced Home.

I am a recent convert to the joys of Paper Piecing and was delighted to be given the chance to have a play with the patterns in this wonderful new book.

Preparation...not my paramount with paper piecing and so once I had allowed myself to get organised paper piecing is so much fun and Penny's patterns such joy.

I have always been a fan of Penny's quirky style and so the designs in the book sucked me right in.

The block I wanted to immediately try out was the striking Mid Century Modern pattern, The Couch. 
This pattern was relatively straight forward and like any paper pieced patterns as long as you slow yourself down...something I don't always readily do...and follow the instructions carefully you can't go far wrong.

Not only are Penny's block instructions clear and concise but the book has excellent tips and general helpful How To's and What To's.

I was thrilled with my finished Couch blocks and can't wait to dive in to other blocks in the book.

Whilst all the individual projects in the book are such fun, I am tempted to make a quilt out of all them. Watch this space!

Check out the rest of the tour here

3/16       McCall’s Quilting / Sewing Machine Block
3/17       Love of Quilting / Review
3/17       Sandi Sawa Hazlewood  of Crafty Planner / Watering Can Block
3/18       Quilty Pleasure (Quiltmaker blog) / Review
3/18       Imagine Gnats / Rotary Phone Block
3/20       Verykerryberry / Lion Block
3/21       Artisania / Cast-Iron Skillet Block
3/23       Where the Orchids Grow / Lamp Block
3/24       Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt / Layer Cake Block
3/24       House on Hill Road / Oven Mitt Block
3/24       Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced / BBQ Grill Block
3/26       Pink Penguin / Allie-Gator Block
3/26       A Happy Stitch / Giraffe Block
3/27       Bijou Lovely / Jar Block
3/27       Two Little Banshees / Saucepan Block
3/27       Charise Creates / Espresso Mug Block
3/30       Karen Lewis Textiles / Couch Block
3/31       Poppyprint / Clawfoot Tub Block
3/31       One Shabby Chick / Stack of Books Block
3/31       During Quiet Time / Sleeveless Dress Block
4/06       Pat Sloan The Voice of Quilting / Author Podcast Interview

...and for further information about the book 
and grab a copy for yourself click on the links below...

Monday, 16 March 2015

The Paper Pieced home

Today is the start of the blog tour for the talented Penny Layman's amazing new book, The Paper Pieced Home.

I am thrilled and honoured to be included in the tour with some fab quilty peeps. I will be doing my bit at the end of the month but in the meantime follow the tour starting today over at McCall's Quilting.

Mon 16 March McCall’s Quilting 
Tues 17 March Love of Quilting 
Weds 18 March Quilty Pleasure
Weds 18 March Imagine Gnats
Fri 2O March Verykerryberry 
Sat 21 March Artisania
Mon 23 March Where the Orchids Grow
Tues 24 March House on Hill Road
Thurs 26 March Pink Penguin
Thurs 26 March A Happy Stitch
Fri 27 March Bijou Lovely
Fri 27 March Two Little Banshees
Fri 27 March Charise Creates
Mon 3O March Karen Lewis Textiles
Tues 31 March Poppyprint
Tues 31 March One Shabby Chick 
Tues 31 March During Quiet Time 

Penny's book is another terrific publication from Interweave/F&W Media. For further details and purchasing go right here...