I Just returned from Houston Quilt Market where I was promoting my first book “Contemporary Paper Pieced Quilts”. It is through Landauer/Fox Chapel Publishing. It felt a little surreal, in a good way! Quilt Market is a place when you can talk quilting with anyone and everyone and no-one’s eyes glaze over. If you know what I mean.
There are 8 projects in the book ranging from beginner to more advanced quilts, as well as a “how to” paper piece chapter. The way I see it there are three ways to go wrong when you are quilting. Improper cutting, inaccurate sewing or incorrect pressing. Using the paper piecing method cutting does not matter. You just rough cut your fabric approximately half-inch larger than the shape you need, and trim it after you sew. As far as the sewing goes, as long as you sew on the lines provided, it will work. That leaves your pressing, and that is not rocket science. So it is great for beginners who want their points to be pointy! Here are some of the projects from the book.
I took these on the way to the cottage just last week. Not exactly beach weather, but it was a beautiful day for a drive.
First quilt is called Beloved, second is Sweet Tooth, third is Sunday Drive, and the fourth is Guess How Much I love You.
Make time to quilt!