My very clever friend Peta Peace of She Quilts Alot (and she most certainly does) has just release her first book - A Piece of Cake - Sweet and Simple Quilts from Layer Cake Squares published by Martingale.
How many of you have a Layer cake or three sitting around looking just pretty on the shelf. I am definitely guilty and this book is the perfect way to put them to good use to make some beautiful quilts, Table runners and more.
Peta's patterns are fresh and have varied levels of piecing so that no matter whether you are a beginner or a seasoned quilter there is something in this book for you. I love that many of the designs are quick to go together and also can be quite unisex in their design.
For ages I have been meaning to make a Table runner for my Glass coffee table from my stashed "Slow and Steady" by Tula Pink and this presented the perfect chance.
I chose to make the "Square Peg Mini Quilt" but knowing I wanted a Table runner I just trippled the requirements so that I would have essentially three mini quilts to sew together.
I coloured grouped the crosses to give a less scrappy look to the project and with some simple line machine quilting following the crosses was able to make this in a short period of time. And this binding is probably one of my favourites to use from the range.
Hubby even commented on how much he liked the Runner on the Coffee table!
Peta shares all her great tips for sewing, pressing, piecing and quilting along the way in this book. It has some great quilt designs that would make perfect handmade gifts to make special occasions as well as quilts - just because.
Stop by and check out the work by the rest of the lovely bloggers joining in the Blog tour here:
14 Aug Sedef - Down Grapevine Lane
15 Aug Jemima - Tied with a Ribbon
16 Aug Samantha - Aqua Paisley Studio
17 Aug Andy - A Bright Corner
18 Aug Kirsty - Bonjour Quilts
19 Aug Lisa - A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
20 Aug Alison - Cotton Factory
21 Aug Carrie - Moda Fabrics
22 Aug Nadra - Ellis and Higgs
23 Aug Angie - Gnome Angel
24 Aug Tara - Tara Sews
25 Aug Jules - The Creative Retreat
26 Aug Kristyne - Pretty by Hand
27 Aug Kimberly - Fat Quarter Shop
28 Aug Lissa - Moda Lissa
29 Aug Amy - Diary of a Quilter
31 Aug Jane - Modern Makers Retreat
1 Sept Kate - Never Enough Hours
2 Sept Jodie - Vintage Ric Rac
3 Sept Sharon - Patches Indooroopilly (in store & online!)
4 Sept Amanda - Material Girl Quilts
5 Sept Amber - A Little Bit Biased
6 Sept Xanthe - Wife Made
7 Sept Rachel - Family Ever After
8 Sept Jenny - Martingale
9 Sept Amy - Nana Company
10 Sept Peta - She Quilts A Lot
Congratulations Peta on a beautiful book - so very proud.
Jemima x x