Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Not Just Another Pretty Face…

The Postman came bearing gifts yesterday!!  It is SEW exciting to get a parcel in the mail…from a stranger!  It was a Give Away gift from a blogger by the name Pamina and she writes Quilts On the Way

If you know Pamina and her blog, then you know that she writes it half in French and half in English…but  no country is listed in her profile.  I have always assumed that she lived in France or Quebec…someplace very French and romantic!  How exciting to see a Swiss Postage Stamp!

AND even more exciting…look at what was inside the parcel…wrapped in a gorgeous fat quarter of Lou Lou Thi…


..‘Quilting from Little Things…’ by Sarah Fielke.  Now you may remember Sarah’s name…she co-authored two of my favourite books..EVER…Material Obsessions (which I own) and Material Obsessions Two (which I don’t own :o()  This book has the same artistic look, same sort of eye candy, same feel, same high quality to the paper and cover…

P1150210 …oooohhh and do you see the Lindt Swiss Chocolate at the bottom of the page!!  YUM!! What quilter (and husband) doesn’t LOVE chocolate…I think it’s a given that they go hand in hand!

‘Quilting from Little Things’ is a little different from Sarah’s other two books, in that Sarah covers a showcase of quilting techniques.  She designed ten beautiful quilts ~ each providing a lesson in one or more of these quilting techniques.  By making these exquisite quilts you would acquire the practice and hopefully the skill in learning the method that Sarah is teaching… such as creating wedges, inset piecing, feather piecing and deconstruction piecing…YIKES there’s a lot to learn in this book!!


Ohhhh and the eye candy is out of this world…this quilt pattern will teach me all about bias appliqué…BRING IT ON!!

P1150212The photographs make me drool…LOVE IT!!!


Inset Piecing is what I will learn if I ever get up the nerve to make this beauty!!  WOW!!  AND Sarah does big stitch hand quilting!!  There is a whole section on Hand Quilting….


So as you can see this book is more than just a PRETTY FACE…it’s a teaching book…covering a wide range of quilting techniques…with the end result being GORGEOUS quilts…not to mentions that it is VERY easy on the eyes!  It is right up there with Material Obsessions! 

Thank you so much, Pamina of Quilts On the Way!  I love this book…the chocolate was yummy and the fat quarter will definitely find an place of honour in my stash!!

Have a Terrific Tuesday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Oh I love that book - I have it too, Jenny sent it to me, I'm going to get started with the lessons as soon as I'm done with Kaaren's quilt!

  2. All that eye candy and chocolate too. What a wonderful day.

  3. What a win! This looks like a great book, I'll have to look for it. Love that quilt on the cover.

  4. Great win and a terrific book by the look of it , have fun and enjoy the chocolate too !

  5. Wonderful goodies, congrats on your win!


  6. Wow, this is perfect for me. I need to learn French before Sept 2012hoping to go on a quilt trip to France with Jeanne of BackPorch in PG. I'm gonna check out her site.

  7. I always love reading your blog...you are so entertaining :)
    You need to make a trip down and we can go shopping together :)

  8. Hi Paulette, i'm very happy to know that the book has safe arrived and that you like it ! Happy stitching !

  9. Wonderful goodies, congrats on your win! Debbie