It’s always fun when someone you follow writes a book. It’s even more fun when someone you actually know writes one.
I’m so happy that my real-life friend Peta’s book is now available! Welcome to my stop on her book tour.
A Piece of Cake has 14 beautiful and easy-to-sew projects that use layer cake (10″) squares.
My 11 yr old was in need of a table-topper for her bedside table, to match her yellow log-cabin quilt. I handed her the book and told her to choose her favourite pattern (I was planning to adapt it to mini-size if she chose one of the full-size quilts). Lucky for me, she loved the Spin Pillow pattern, which meant very little size adjustment was required.
Together we chose some yellow (Karen Lewis) and light grey (Alison Glass) fabrics to match her quilt, and then she left me to it.
I love these Karen Lewis Blueberry Park fabrics – so saturated and with just enough pattern to keep them interesting, but not overpowered.
I sewed up the block very quickly, and swirled the centre seam to help it sit nicely.
I kept the border the same as the background fabric and reduced the width by about half an inch so the panel would fit my daughter’s bedside table.
I quilted this one with wavy lines using my walking foot and with only the seam lines as my guide. It’s such a therapeutic pattern to quilt – very relaxing!
And finally, I used a thin binding (my binding strips are only 2″ wide) in the darker mustard yellow.
I love how it turned out – very cheery and pretty, but understated as well. And best of all, my daughter loves it too. Phew.
The book tour is only just getting started – don’t forget to check in with all these lovely quilters to see more goodness from Peta:
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 <—- You are here 🙂
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
And don’t forget to buy yourself a copy of her book – available at all fine book and quilt stores!