Welcome to my stop on the Quilting On The Go: English Paper Piecing* Book Tour! This brilliant new book from Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane Creations is published by Tuva Publishing (who is also publishing my own book!).
When Sharon asked if I wanted to help her celebrate the release of her book, I was thrilled to join in. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I am really enjoying English Paper Piecing! And this is Sharon’s absolute area of expertise. So it’s only right that she created a book sharing all of her tips and tricks, to teach us how to create amazingly intricate and beautifully fussy cut paper-pieced quilts and more!
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‘Quilting on the Go’ is a wonderfully presented, large, bright, glossy, craft book that is filled with gorgeous English paper pieced projects. Sharon’s signature style is featured in her beautifully intricate quilt designs. But if you’re looking for a little project to get you started with hand piecing or fussy cutting, there’s lots of other lovely pieces to sew.
Practical items like a cushion cover, table runner, diary cover, needle book and placemats, will always be popular. But I also love that Sharon included some extra special designs like the fully operational Hexagon Clock, and the Zipper Pouch with rose gold accents!
I loved the Techniques in Sharon’s book, especially the section on Fussy Cutting. Being fairly new to fussy cutting, I wanted to really give this technique a try. So I decided to start with the ‘Linen and Lace Fussy Cut Pincushions’ on page 109.
The Aussie fabric wholesaler 2 Green Zebras had recently sent me the latest Tilda fabric range ‘Harvest’ to play with. And I knew that the floral patterns would be perfect for fussy cutting. So I created the ‘Pincushion 1’ design, which is completely hand pieced. I think the fabrics work beautifully for this project. (You can read more about the Tilda Harvest fabric on my stop of the Blog Hop.)
I had also been longing to try walnut shell as the medium for stuffing my pin cushions. I knew this design would be ideal for it. The walnut shell gives the pin cushion a beautiful weight and it fills the shape nicely too. I love how it turned out so I’ll definitely be using it again!
Now there’s not much point having a lovely pin cushion without a matching needle book, so I also made the ‘Sew Sweet Needle Keeper’ on page 96. It’s only tiny (just over four inches square), but the fabrics really help the design stand out!
The inside has pockets which are perfect for storing little hexagons!
And the wool felt sheets inside will carefully store and protect needles and pins alike.
Even the back cover is made pretty with some careful fabric placement!
The blog tour started back on the 1st of July, so you’ll be able to look through the list below and go and see what the other talented designers and makers have been creating from Sharon’s book. You’re sure to be inspired!
And if you’ve been wondering whether to buy Quilting On The Go: English Paper Piecing* then I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Happy English paper piecing, Lauren x
|July 1||Sharon Burgess||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|July 2||Martina Bahre||@avaandneve||www.avaandneve.com.au/blog/|
|July 5||Sharon Burgess||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|July 8||Alex Luenz||@ALEXOUQ||www.instagram.com/alexouq/|
|July 10||Weekly round up||@ilabellelane||lilabellelanecreations.com|
|July 12||Rita Hodge||[email protected]||www.redpepperquilts.com|
|July 13||Elise Baek||@eliseandemelie||www.eliseandemelie.com/|
|July 14||Jennie Pickett||@cloverandviolet||www.cloverandviolet.com/blog|
|July 15||Angela Hamilton||@alittlepatchwork||www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com|
|July 17||Weekly round up||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|July 18||Heidi Grohs||@buttonsandbutterflies||www.buttonsandbutterflies.com|
|July 19||Carlie Lincoln||@quilty_carlie||www.instagram.com/quilty_carlie/|
|July 20||Jess Finn||@paperpiecesepp||www.paperpieces.com|
|July 21||Alison von Bibra||@cotton_factory||www.cottonfactory.wordpress.com|
|July 22||Anorina Morris||@SameliasMum||www.sameliasmum.com|
|July 23||Kristyne Czepuryk||@prettybyhand||prettybyhand.com|
|July 24||Weekly round up||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|July 25||Amy Smartfirstname.lastname@example.org||www.diaryofaquilter.com|
|July 26||Nadra Ridgewayemail@example.com||www.ellisandhiggs.com|
|July 27||Lauren Wright||@mollyandmama||www.mollyandmama.com.au|
|July 28||Giuseppe Ribaudo||@giucy_giuce||www.instagram.com/giucy_giuce/|
|July 29||Jodi Godfrey||@talesofcloth||www.talesofcloth.com|
|July 31||Weekly round up||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|Aug 1||Amira Ameruddin||@amira_littlemushroomcap||thelittlemushroomcap.com|
|Aug 2||Melody Daly||@melodymatilda||thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com.au/|
|Aug 3||Sedef Imer||@downgrapevinelane||www.downgrapevinelane.com|
|Aug 4||Martina Bahre||@avaaandneve||www.avaandneve.com.au/blog/|
|Aug 5||Samantha Green||@fortheloveoffabric||www.fortheloveoffabric.net|
|Aug 6||Alisha Orlando||@ministryoffabric||www.ministryoffabric.com.au|
|Aug 7||Weekly round up||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|Aug 8||Minki Kim||@zeriano||minkikim.com|
|Aug 9||Carlie Lincoln||@quilty_carlie||www.instagram.com/quilty_carlie/|
|Aug 10||Alex Luenz||@ALEXOUQ||www.instagram.com/alexouq/|
|Aug 11||Mathew Boudreaux||@MisterDomestic||www.MisterDomestic.net|
|Aug 12||Anna Cromie||@spanzy||www.instagram.com/spanzy/|
|Aug 13||Elise Baek||@eliseandemelie||www.eliseandemelie.com|
|Aug 14||Wynn Tan||@zakkaArt||www.zakkaArt.blogspot.com|
|Aug 15||Final wrap up||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|