Paper Pieced Modern: Step-by-Step Visual Guide 13 Stunning Quilts by Amy Garro, ($26.95, Stash Books a division of C&T Publishing) is indeed a fresh, modern take on paper piecing.
Looking for a good paper piecing book with great visuals? Well this is it indeed! In the chapter titled, The Sewing Process, Amy has visuals that give the quilter, modern or not, a solid sense of the how-to of paper piecing. The visuals complement the wording in such a way that the paper piecing process makes sense.
Let’s face it. Paper piecing can terrify a quilter–new or experienced–faster than most any other skill. Having a solid, easy-to-follow resource to hold our hands through this process is a blessing from the quilting gods.
Amy gives tips and hints along the way that help with making each one of the quilts including suggestions for quilting each individual quilt. She explains her vision for the quilting and includes the batting used and why it’s used. This alone is worth the price of admission.
The progression of the quilt patterns starts with the complicated looking Diamonds and Emeralds and progresses through to to Little Itty Bittys and finally Faceted Jewels each a little bit more complicated than the next. Each quilt is a little more complicated however Amy does a totally fab job of breaking them down and explaining technique.
Feb 5th – Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews
Feb 6th – Charlotte @ Displacement Activity
Feb 7th – Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Feb 8th – Elise @ Lovelea Designs
Feb 9th – Amy guest posting @ C&T Publishing
Feb 10th – Darcie @ The Seam Allowance
Feb 11th – Christa @ Christa Quilts
Feb 12th – Amy guest posting @ Craft Buds
Feb 13th – Amy @ 13 Spools
Feb 14th – Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Feb 15th – Amy @ During Quiet Time
Feb 16th – Wrap-up post back at 13 Spools
Of course there is an opportunity to win a copy of the book (hard copy in US or digital copy outside the US)! Leave a comment by Feb. 17, 2015 and tell us your most interesting paper piecing experience. If you don’t have one, make one up. The winner will be announced on Feb. 18.
Quilt. Sew. Live. Breathe.
Congratulations Commenter #14 – Anne you are the winner of a copy of Paper Pieced Modern. We’ll be in touch by email.