My good friend, Amy, has written a book and I'm so excited about this one. She is such a great designer and I have many of her patterns. Paper piecing is one of her specialties, and she has designed many beautiful blocks and quilts.
These blocks are all about making intentional and coordinating fabric choices to tell individual stories, and are ideal for doing a little fussy cutting to help share the story.
The idea behind these blocks came at just the right time for me.
Ayumi, from her book Patchwork Please!, would be perfect. I'm in two bees, and my bee mates all made the cutest book blocks for the front.
I just completed 12 Tell Me a Story blocks which will be pieced into the backing of the quilt. The blocks are about me, the Grandma who loves Ella so very much. They each give a little glimpse into things that I like, things that I want her to know about me.
Favorite beverage: Coffee (also wine--but that's probably information I can tell her later on....)
I love books.
I play the piano (and even found a little piano player with red hair, just like me).
I love color, and my current favorite is orange.
Disneyland is one of my favorite places to go.
These are quick and fun blocks to make, and are perfect for dipping your toes into paper piecing if it has intimidated you to this point.
Ready to give them a try? You can get a 30% discount off the book from the Lucky Spool web site (http://luckyspool.com/collections/books/products/intentional-piecing) using the discount code “FRIEND30”. The book is also available in Amy's Etsy shop and Amazon.
So make some blocks and post them to Instagram using the hashtags: #intentionalpiecingbook and #TellMeAStoryQuilt.
For each block you post, you get a chance at a prize. Two lucky winners will receive this bundle, provided by Sew Me A Song. This fat sixteenths bundle is available and was selected for this project and is full of fussy cutting prints. If you buy the bundle and then happen to win, your purchase price will be refunded. The drawing will be held on June 1.