Welcome to my stop on the Quilting on the Go book tour!
I was super excited when Sharon Burgess from Lilabelle Lane Creations announced on Instagram she was releasing an English Paper Piecing book with Tuva Publishing because her ability to fussy cut and paper piece is incredible. So you can only imagine my excitement when she asked me to join the book tour celebrating her book, Quilting on the Go, English Paper Piecing!
I have been practicing English Paper Piecing for the past two years, and I mean practicing. There is still so much I have to learn but thanks to the fantastic step by step details written by Sharon I learnt quite a few more things within the first few pages. I particularly liked the information on fussy cutting patterns to create your own new pattern. I am now looking at fabric prints in a whole new fussy cut light.
The hardest part of any blog tour is choosing which pattern to showcase. Sharon’s book features so many gorgeous blocks as well as projects to use them for. I choose to make a mini quilt using the block from the Summer Star table runner.
With a nod to Sharon’s ability to use and combine colours from all parts of the colour wheel, I decided to move away from my usual pink palette and instead used blues and greens as my main colours.
I hand stitched the paper pieces together using Aurifil thread in 80wt, it is such a fine thread your stitches practically disappear. I then added hand quilting using various 12wt Aurifil threads including a Green Lana Wool. It was the first time I had used the woollen Aurifil thread and I loved the texture it added to my block.
I absolutely adore the final result and will definitely be making a few more Summer Star blocks to decorate my family room wall.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and make sure you visit Sharon’s blog as she is doing a weekly recap of all the projects being completed. Its a great way to see the various projects in the book while also having a look around Sharon’s inspiring blog.