Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Two English Paper PIecing Books

See all quilts here: English Paper Piecing
I am teaching a new class for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo beginning in Fredericksburg, VA (October 3-5). That coincides very nicely with the upcoming Hexie Queen Hop! I have been busy sewing (by hand) samples for my classes and realizing how fun and relaxing this can be. Those who know me call me the "Machine Queen" - I love my sewing machines! I gave up handwork years ago. Until a few weeks ago!

My publisher sent me this book by Vicki Bellino and it's delightful. Here is one quilt that is a sneak-peek of what I will be revealing next week (just a LITTLE like this, mind you!):

One of Vicki's delightful quilts
What I love about Martingale books is that you can see ALL the quilts in a book before you buy it. And there is so much "how-to" information with clear illustrations for the techniques they use. There is a LOT of good information about English Paper Piecing and I even learned a few things myself!

English Paper Piecing by Vicki Bellino . . . "presents a delightful selection of English paper-piecing quilt patterns. Using gorgeous pieced elements as appliques, Vicki takes out the tedium and opens up exciting new design options. Twelve inspiring quilt patterns, from a small quilt suitable for framing to larger wall hangings and bed quilts."

I also got a second book, which is very traditional - with a twist! Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks on steroids! Beautiful, creative ways with hexagons that give so many ideas to those who don't mind making all those little parts! See all the quilts here: Quilts from Grandmother's Garden

So many hexies, so little time!
See quilts here: Quilts from Grandmother's Garden
"A little handwork-and a few quick tricks-is all it takes to create these striking quilts inspired by old-fashioned Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. Instead of sewing together thousands of tiny hexagons, make appliqué units instead! Learn how today's inexpensive precut papers make the process a breeze-no need to draw and cut hexagons. "

Just show me the pictures!
Wreath for All Seasons
Friendship Basket with Buttons and Bows
Please come back on TUESDAY when the Hexie Queen hop begins! Until then, keep stitching.

3 comments:

  1. Love the cover of the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. Thanks for showing these books.

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  2. ok those books look like something we will need after our hexie inspirational hop coming up...love hexies NOW lol

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  3. Oh look at the Wreath fo rall seasons tha tis fabulous.

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