We are delighted and honoured to be kicking off the blog tour for Sarah Fielke’s first solo book, quilting from little things, which is now available for the US market as well as the rest of the world!

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Sarah is already a well established and best selling co-author with Material Obsession one and two under her belt, but Quilting From Little Things is her first solo book – and, I have to say, it’s a real treat.

There are ten pairs of projects in Quilting, designed to be individual lessons in a particular technique. The small ‘dolly quilt’ gives you the opportunity to become confident with a new technique, without committing to a full size quilt. Then, once you feel comfortable with the technique you can move on to making a larger quilt using the techniques learned in the dollies.

You can see Sarah describing the ‘step down piecing’ projects in the photo below during her school house session at Quilt Market.

Sarah Fielke schoolhouse session

As with all of Sarah’s work, the patterns are beautifully illustrated with full size templates and clear directions to simplify even the most tricky techniques.

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The quilts themselves are out of this world.

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FQ reader, Justine, who describes herself as a novice quilter, tried foundation piecing for the very first time with this delightful dolly quilt from Quilting. I think she did a great job, and said the pattern was so easy to follow, in particular noting how useful the pull-out pattern sheet with full size foundation templates was.

brit mini quilt swap

I’m currently working on this fun quilt, which would be finished if I didn’t get so easily distracted. It’s a simple strip pieced quilt, with great big triangle blocks and so fast to piece. I’m using Sarah’s new fabric collection with Lecien, called St Ives which is a riot of colour and some of the best stripes and dots out there. (It’s due to arrive in stores any time now – keep an eye on Sarah’s blog for updates).

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If you’re a quilter, of any level, be it beginner or well established confident pro – Quilting From Little Things is a book you simply cannot be without. Add it to your Christmas list, or go buy it right now for yourself. You will not be disappointed, that’s for certain!

Enter the code QUILTLITTLE at checkout for an extra $5 off Quilting From Little Things at Martha Pullen while stocks last (offer expires 7/31/12)

Keep following the blog tour this week for more peeks into projects and details of the book.

November 28th – here! and Amy Ellis/Amy’s Creative Side

November 29th – Thomas Knauer

November 30th – Tia Curtis/Camp Follower Bag Lady and Ryan Walsh Quilts

December 1st – Monica Solorio-Snow/The Happy Zombie and Lissa Alexander/ModaLissa

December 2nd – Amy Lobsiger/Mrs Schemnkman Quilts and True Up

December 3rd – Pink Chalk Fabrics and Pam Kitty Morning

December 4th – Sew Mama Sew and Pat Sloan