08 May 2013

Hand quilted with love

So, my friend Sarah Fielke said to me: would you like to write a post about my new book for my blog hop? OK, I said. Write whatever you like, Sarah said. Trusting, isn't she?

You may remember seeing some of my pictures before on Sarah's blog. Yes, she gave me her password and said: go for it. She was very busy doing other things at the time so she probably forgot to go and check what I did.

What was she doing? She was sewing:

to make:

writing lots of words:

to go into a new book!
So, while I was amusing myself drawing stick people, she wrote ANOTHER book. That would be this one:

It is a beauty. Hardcover, lovely paper, gorgeous photography, clear instructions, helpful diagrams and lots of information about how to construct quilts.

Oh yes, and 16 beautiful projects!

I thought: ooh, I'm going to make this quilt
(Ups and Downs - page 30).
Then I remembered that Sarah makes ENORMOUS quilts and I don't. (How she does it, I don't know.
She's obviously a better quilt wrangler than I am.)

I checked for pretty fabrics in my stash (ooh look! there are a lot of blue fabrics here - better use them up) and decided to make a square quilt with three zigzags instead of five.

Looking at my quilt makes me happy and so does Sarah's book. Surely that's all you can ask of a quilt book, isn't it? 

If you don't have a copy of Hand Quilted with Love, you can buy it here:

Don't forget to check out these other great blogs.
(Bet you don't see stick people there, though.)

SewTake a Hike 4 May
Belinda Stitches 5 May
True Up 6 May
LilysQuilts (UK) 7 May
Creative Dabbling (Australia) 8 May YOU ARE HERE!
Mrs Schmenkman Quilts (USA) 9 May  
I'm A Ginger Monkey (UK) 10 May 
Petits Elefants -(Australia) 10 May
Prints Charming (Australia) 11 May
RedPepper Quilts (Australia) 12 May
HandMade by Alissa (USA) 13 May
Meet Me at Mikes (Australia) 14 May
Sew Mama Sew (USA) 15 May


  1. The quilting looks fantastic Erica I love it!

  2. OOOOhhhhh!!! That's gorgeous!!

  3. I love the colours and fabrics you have chosen here, very nice!

  4. This book looks great and I love that ups and downs!!

  5. Anonymous1:28 a.m.

    Where can I get a pattern for thus quilt?

  6. It's in the book mentioned in my post.


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