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...


  1. Your versions of the couch are so good Karen! Your work always inspires!

  2. I remember growing up that my mother had purchased a low slung couch like that. Danish Modern, I think the style was. The fabric was a blue tweed-like. Thanks for the memories. I like to paper piece and the patterns I have seen in this blog are quite cute.


  3. HELLO,neat couch project! Thanks for sharing on your Blog+in this Book Giveaway!

  4. Your couches are both great. Are you going to make a wall hanging or pillows with them?

  5. This couch block is what caught my eye as soon as I started following this hop. I need to make this for my daughter! Love how yours turned out.

  6. Love, love your couches. I'd like to have a low slung one in real life!

  7. I love your couch block - the purple is my color! LOL!

  8. What a cute block! I haven't seen anything in this book that I don't want to make!

  9. Wow! I really love the block you have choose to make. it looks wonderful. I need a pair for my sofa! Can't wait to see more blocks :)