A Stitch in Time is Sharon Burgess’ latest book with Tuva Publishing. Sharon from Lilabelle Lane Creation has written a book that is a wonderful celebration of needle craft featuring 18 different projects, and it is perfect for those who have never stitched to those like me who stitch most nights. The first 33 pages has all the hints and techniques you’ll need for hand quilting, embroidery and adding those personal touches to your projects to make them truly unique! Sharon has included lots of detailed instructions and pictures for each of the steps.
I also love that Sharon has used Tilda Fabric throughout her book, and the collections she’s used are still readily available (so no need to spend hours hunting for out of print collections or wondering what fabric she used).
The first project I made was the vintage pouch.
A sweet spin on a simple pouch design and would be a great first project for someone new to sewing.
Making 1 inch hexes from Tilda Fabric in Bird Pond and Devonstone solids I embellished my pouch not with a vintage doily like Sharon did but instead following her steps at the front of the book stitched lazy daisies using 12wt aurifil thread. It was the first time I had tried creating lazy daisies but Sharon’s instructions guide you through every step and are all accompanied by clear illustrations.
The next project I made was the All My Love baby doll quilt. A lovely paper piecing project that would be a perfect gift for any child who loves their doll or softie. I accidentally ordered the wrong size paper pieces from Tales of Cloth (1 ½ inch not 1 inch jewel pieces) but followed Sharon’s piecing instructions to ensure my points would all align. This time I used a combination of linen and Tilda Apple Butter.
Apple Butter is released next month and I love the playful 1940s style of colours and prints. And while I was making the doll quilt I decided it was too sweet not to be hung up in my house and instead turned it into a mini quilt for my lounge room.
If you have a friend interested in learning to stitch or if you want to sew up a few new projects that are a perfect combination of pretty and useful then I highly recommend A Stitch In Time!
You can also see more versions of projects from the books made by a great range of inspiring bloggers by following the hashtags #astitchintimeepp and #stitchintime or #tuvapublishing! Always a brilliant way to see how different fabrics can change the look of different projects!