Today I am super excited to be sharing with you Little Itty Bitties a quilt from the Paper Pieced Modern: 13 Stunning Quilts – Step-by-Step Visual Guide by Amy Garro. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Amy she is the blogger behind 13 Spools, an incredibly talented quilter, a paper piecing genius, as well as a wife and mother to three young boys.
When I first heard Amy was writing a book I was thrilled! Her designs tend towards masculine (which in my opinion, is an under-served market in the quilting world), but they aren’t the typical boring designs that I see so many people use for men. They are fresh, modern but can still be used for anyone – (fabric choice makes all the difference). Then, when she contacted me to be a part of the blog hop and receive a copy of the book, and give away a copy (edit: giveaway is now closed), I was stunned (and over the moon with excitement)! Of course I said yes and then spent the next hour pouring over photos deciding which one was my favorite. Note: I might have had like 13 favorites…
Now onto the quilt! Let me introduce you to Little Itty Bitties. A gorgeous 42″ x 42″ quilt that is as Amy put it “Not that difficult, just time consuming with all those seams!”
Amy’s thoughts on the quilt:
I adore this quilt, and I think there is so much that can be done with this just by playing with the fabrics and placement. For instance, instead of using a solid pink like the photo, I think it would be really fun to gradate the background fabrics and make almost an ombre effect, or even alternate sections of background colors.
P.S. Don’t you just adore those Library photos? The setting for this quilt was just too perfect.
|Photo by C&T Publishing|
GIVEAWAY: C&T Publishing are generously offering up a copy of the book for a giveaway! (Physical copy available for US winner, an e-copy for international winner). Edit: Giveaway will be open for one week and I will announce the winner next Sunday Feb 15! Good Luck!
Giveaway is now Closed. Thanks to all who entered.
You have 2 possible entries into the giveaway (leave a separate comment for each entry).
1. Leave me a comment telling me what colors or fabrics you would make this quilt in.
2. Followers of 13 Spools get a second entry so head on over and follow and come back here telling me you did so! If you are already a follower just leave me a comment telling me so!
If you want more chances to win be sure to stop on by the other blogs on the list below for another possible chance to win!
Checkout more of the blog hop:
Feb 5th – Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews
Feb 6th – Charlotte @ Displacement Activity
Feb 7th – Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Feb 8th – Elise @ Lovelea Designs
Feb 9th – Amy guest posting @ C&T Publishing
Feb 10th – Darcie @ The Seam Allowance
Feb 11th – Christa @ Christa Quilts
Feb 12th – Amy guest posting @ Craft Buds
Feb 13th – Amy @ 13 Spools
Feb 14th – Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Feb 15th – Amy @ During Quiet Time
Feb 16th – Wrap-up post back at 13 Spools