Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quilting - From Little Things .... Check. It. Out.

Sarah Fielke is not only a seriously clever quilt maker, fabric designer and blogger .... she's a fab book writer type person too!!

She's half of the creative duo that brought us MO and MO2, but now she's a solo authoress with the mostess too.

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The newest yummy book
I don't know about you but these days I don't actually buy quilting books for the patterns.
I buy them for the pictures ... the colourful inspiration that gets me out of my comfy chair and up to the sewing table.

For example:

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I soooo want to crawl into Sarah's fabric stash and wallow in the colourful goodness.

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But what took me by surprise about this book, is that I was actually REALLY interested in reading the patterns. The concept of the book is so very clever. 10 different quilting techniques, each illustrated with a dolly quilt pattern (in case you want to try it out before committing to a larger project) and a larger bed-sized pattern.

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Great illustrations and well written patterns.
I really HAVE to make this quilt (LOVE the little 3D tabs in the border!!!) .....

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So .... do yourself a favour and go check out this ACE new book!!

Want to find out more? There's a whole week of bloggy-touring to enjoy.

Details are:

Enjoy!

Andi xx

37 comments:

daisy said...

Hi Andi - I so want a copy of Sarah's book now - thanks for the preview - love your work and especially the Seuss curtain - lucky Jake! so cool and another new blog for me to visit - yay

meli B said...

Thanks for the tip off and the photos. The book looks beautiful and a very clever concept.

Dianne said...

Oh I'm stopping everywhere to try and win this one! Love it!

Quiltjane said...

I would love to add this book to my MO collection. Thank you for the chance.

maeve315@msn.com said...

I so want to win this book - it looks just fabulous! It would make a great birthday gift to myself (this is the week!). Here's hoping . . .

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

The more I see of this book the more I want it, just need to check my budget for the next month.

Mary said...

Oh this would be the perfect addition to my Material Obsession Library!!!

Pam said...

fingers crossed....love this book...thanks for a chance!

Donna~~ said...

Love the quilts I've seen from this book--it'll be difficult to decide which to try first!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Andi, It certainly looks like a yummy book. I agreee with you have little quilts to try out are a great idea :)
Hugs, Sharon

baukje said...

The books looks so good, I already have the two others.....

deangraziosi said...

Nice range you had given here Andy. i like the way you make the combination of color art.
dean graziosi

Lisa said...

So glad I'm not the only one who buys a book just for the colours, not for the patterns!! Looks fab.

Annie said...

I'm loving the look of this book.

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

I also like buying book becase of colors and inspiration. Sarah´s book would be another colourful inspiration for me.

Brita said...

Delightful patterns! And you're right, the pictures really do inspire me to want to make this one, and this one, and that one...

tropicslady said...

I've already spotted a quilt that I would like to make!

bluebirdstampin said...

Thankyou for sharing this gorgeous book, u really reaaallyyyy reeeeaallllllyyyyyyyy hope to win! Fingers crossed!

Maureen said...

The book is so cheerful with lots of beautiful fabric.

cafe.noir@neuf.fr said...

What a wonderful book. I have the 2 "material obsession" and this one seems so pretty. Thank you from France for this information.

Beth said...

Thanks for the peek at this tempting book. That Whirligig quilt goes right onto my list. (We all have those lists, right?).

Thanks for the chance to enter.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looks like a great book. Put my name in the hat.

Billie in TX

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love Sarah's use of colour and scrapiness. I'm loving the photos I;m seeing from this book, can;t wait to see the real thing.

anne said...

Wow another awesome book from Sarah. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

Wendy . . . said...

Fabulous ... good work Andi ... Thanks Sarah! Big fan!

Alice R. said...

It DOES have beautiful pictures! Great inspiration, and what nice, bright colors. Great after this long winter...

Jenniffier said...

This book looks very interesting. I hope I win.

SewLindaAnn said...

I cannot wait for the book to be available in the U.S. That Medallion quilt looks wonderful. I have MO2 and love looking through it for inspiration.

janinebl said...

inspirational book

Butterfly said...

looks like a great book

Leona

Little Creatable said...

I am loving this book! But I have yet to track it down!

Lyn said...

Thank you for sharing these snippets of the book- it looks like a good one to have

Leni and Rose said...

Oh boy, I'm sharing your excitement, this book is amazing!

Marcia W. said...

Sarah's quilts are so very pretty. This is a book that would like to win as on her blog, it will be some time before it is available in the USA. Thanks for the review.

Sarah said...

I love the looks of this book! The sneaky peeks have been fabulous! I can't wait for it to come to the US!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Andi,

If anyone could claim to have a handle on bright colour like Sarah, the it would be you.

The Whirligig looks fabulous.

Annemiek said...

I saw several peeks of the book in blogland and i already picked a pattern i want to make. Coming across your blog I was distracted from commenting on this give away by all the colours that popped off the screen :) Love your work!