First off I wanted to thank all of you who left comments on my last post about achieving success. It took me quite a while to respond to everyone because there were so many really thoughtful replies you all had. It feels more like we are all in there together, just not all in the same place on our journey. It’s a topic that I know I’ll be continuing to dwell on, so if I have any other insights or you do for me, then we should all share them and keep this conversation going.
Now, that being said, please don’t think me disingenuous when I now proceed to tell you about a book that I’m a part of! lol This is what we call irony. 😉
But I’m really proud to a part of a compilation book, Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects compiled by Tacha Bruecher.
It’s available now!
This book is really filled with some amazing pieces. And I have no shame in saying that I am on the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to paper piecing designers. There are women out there who have a PASSION for this and create the most delightful designs. My projects are probably some of the easier you will find in the book 😉
I was asked to be part of the calendar quilt and chose the month March. I can’t think of March without going straight to St Patrick’s Day. I do live in South Bend with Notre Dame University aka The Fighting Irish. So inspiration came in the form of a leprechaun hat!
Tacha took all 12 monthly blocks and cleverly put them together in a calendar quilt that is pretty darn epic. I had no idea how she was going to make all of our blocks work together…we had complete freedom over our designs and fabrics. But she pulled it together beautifully. (And this would be an awesome bee quilt…just saying)
By the way, true story, Tacha and I met in our very first online bee on Flickr. We were in three bees together and numerous swaps. But she is the very first person I made friends with on Flickr. And now she’s written multiple books and is a founding member of the Fat Quarterly. I always loved getting mail from Germany too!
We also all have a project included with our block that utilizes part or all of our paper pieced design from the calendar. I used just a portion of mine (the sashing and buckle) but took it from a hat and placed it on the perfect Irish Apron!
I still really love my choice of Anna Maria Horner’s fabric for the main body of the skirt…updated but historical somehow. And the apron is made with pleats that are very reminiscent of a kilt. I’ve already gifted it to one of my best friends who is about as Irish as they come.
And then there are the other projects in the book…not just the calendar ones and matching projects. Really this book is FULL of great projects and fabulous designers. Above is just a sampling! If you have an inkling at all to do some paper piecing then I would jump at this book. I’m saying this with no attachment to the fact that I happen to be in it. That just means I already have my copy of the book. 😉 Otherwise I would be buying this is in a heart beat. Go on…you know you want to…
100 thoughts on “Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects”
Paper piecing is definitely something I would love to learn more about. Is there a section on learning patience too? LOL!
I'm loving everything I'm seeing about this book. Guess I'll just have to buy it, huh? Also, I didn't respond to your previous post, but I do want to say that your blog was one of the first I started following, and I consider you highly successful in the crafting/sewing/quilting industry. Just sayin'.
Wow this book looks amazing and St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays! Thanks for the chance to win.
I would like a copy of the book
As a part Irish girl, I'm happy you picked and shared the March block w/us! Thanks!
This looks like a great book and some great things to make. I would love it.
I started a huge paper pieced quilt about 11 years ago! I'm thinking starting small might be the way to go
would love to learn that ,thanks
I love the KJR you used for your March calendar. My grandma lived by South Bend and went to the girls school near Notre Dame 🙂
congratulations from another Hoosier
i did not know you are in south bend- i grew up in granger! i really enjoy your blog. as a new quilter, i love all the tips. cheers! -kim
Looks like fun. Count me in.
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Thank you for the review and the giveaway! The book looks beautiful
Congratulations! I hope to have a chance to read your book… 🙂
Congratulations! Looks like a great book.
Congrats on being part of a book So exciting. Thanks for the chance to win
Congratulations! Looks like a great book. I'd love to own it.
What an honor to be part of a book, simple projects or not. 🙂
The book looks super! Your additions are adorable. Thanks.
Love Paper Piecing……
Congratulations on being part of such a wonderful book! I'm just learning how to do FPP and this book looks like it has some great projects. Thank you for sharing!
I want to learn more about paper piecing. This looks like a great book to help me do this. Thanks for the chance of winning this book.
Congratulations! The book looks great and your project delightful.
It looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance.
This book looks like so much fun! Your March pattern is very cute. Congratulations!
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I love paper piecing, but, I've never made a pattern of my own. I did lots of paper piecing in January. Now to finish my Harry Potter quilt.
what a sweet giveaway! thanks for the chance!
THANKS FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY !
I love your calendar quilt, it's beautiful! I thought your apron was inspired! Count me in, thanks for a chance.
This does look like there are a lot of fun projects! Thanks!
There alot of books out this month, is it usually this way. I have become a Pp Fan so I would lovve this one..I am Pp my mom a quilt from Quiet Play BOM……. Congrats now and in the future..
I would love to learn how to paper piece. What better way than jumping in with a new book. email@example.com
Congratulations. This book looks soooo interesting ! Count me in.
Congratulations!!! and love the calendar quilt
I love paper piecing and this book looks like it has some great patterns!
I would love to win this book, I haven't done a lot of paper pieced projects, but I am working on Alison Glass's Feathers quilt, which is paper pieced.
This book looks fantastic! I could use a little paper piecing help, lol!
Congratulations. Sometimes I make random paper pieced blocks to use up my scraps but I have never ventured into paper piecing anything not a square