Monday, February 3, 2014

Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects - And Giveaway!

*the giveaway has ended*

First off I wanted to thank all of you who left comments on my last post about achieving success.  It took me quite a while to respond to everyone because there were so many really thoughtful replies you all had.  It feels more like we are all in there together, just not all in the same place on our journey.  It's a topic that I know I'll be continuing to dwell on, so if I have any other insights or you do for me, then we should all share them and keep this conversation going.


Now, that being said, please don't think me disingenuous when I now proceed to tell you about a book that I'm a part of! lol  This is what we call irony. ;)

But I'm really proud to a part of a compilation book, Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects compiled by Tacha Bruecher.  It's available now!

Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects


This book is really filled with some amazing pieces.  And I have no shame in saying that I am on the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to paper piecing designers.  There are women out there who have a PASSION for this and create the most delightful designs.  My projects are probably some of the easier you will find in the book ;)


I was asked to be part of the calendar quilt and chose the month March.  I can't think of March without going straight to St Patrick's Day.  I do live in South Bend with Notre Dame University aka The Fighting Irish.  So inspiration came in the form of a leprechaun hat!

Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects


Tacha took all 12 monthly blocks and cleverly put them together in a calendar quilt that is pretty darn epic. I had no idea how she was going to make all of our blocks work together...we had complete freedom over our designs and fabrics.  But she pulled it together beautifully.  (And this would be an awesome bee quilt...just saying)

Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects

By the way, true story, Tacha and I met in our very first online bee on Flickr.  We were in three bees together and numerous swaps.  But she is the very first person I made friends with on Flickr.  And now she's written multiple books and is a founding member of the Fat Quarterly.  I always loved getting mail from Germany too!

We also all have a project included with our block that utilizes part or all of our paper pieced design from the calendar.  I used just a portion of mine (the sashing and buckle) but took it from a hat and placed it on the perfect Irish Apron!

Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects

I still really love my choice of Anna Maria Horner's fabric for the main body of the skirt...updated but historical somehow.  And the apron is made with pleats that are very reminiscent of a kilt.  I've already gifted it to one of my best friends who is about as Irish as they come.  

Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects

And then there are the other projects in the book...not just the calendar ones and matching projects.  Really this book is FULL of great projects and fabulous designers. Above is just a sampling! If you have an inkling at all to do some paper piecing then I would jump at this book.  I'm saying this with no attachment to the fact that I happen to be in it.  That just means I already have my copy of the book. ;) Otherwise I would be buying this is in a heart beat.  Go on...you know you want to...

Oh and I have a copy of the book to giveaway too!  US only please because I'm shipping from my house (unless you want to pay international shipping, then feel free to enter).  To enter for a copy of the book just leave a comment below!  Winner will be announced here back on this post later.

*the winner is Marcia RFebruary 4, 2014 at 12:48 PM
I'm loving everything I'm seeing about this book. Guess I'll just have to buy it, huh? Also, I didn't respond to your previous post, but I do want to say that your blog was one of the first I started following, and I consider you highly successful in the crafting/sewing/quilting industry. Just sayin'.*


100 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being part of a book! If you are having a blog hop, count me in!

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  2. Congrats! This looks like a great book to add to my crafty library. :)

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  3. There are so many fun projects. Congratulations!

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  4. I love seeing all the different designers come together in one book! Thanks for doing the giveaway

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  5. Thanks for sharing info about this book. It looks fabulous!

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  6. Billie and I could share the book, we live so close, what a wonderful chance this would be! thank you

    aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

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  7. Your apron is beautiful. I love the belt and buckle. I've seen this book everywhere and would love, love. love to win! Thanks so much.

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  8. This book looks like such fun! Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  9. What a fun book. I haven't tried paper piecing, but it's on my "learning" list.

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  10. Congrats on the book! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  11. The book looks full of great projects and congrats to you as well. Please enter my name in your giveaway. :)

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  12. this is such an awesome giveaway! Congrats to you!!! :)

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  13. Your book looks SO awesome! I'm not very good at paper piecing, so this would be great to add to my library! Thanks for the chance! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  14. Looks like a fun quilting book. I love paper foundation piecing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Looks like fun... it's so amazing how the internet has changed SO MUCH of everything... write a book with someone you run into on Flickr? cool! :)

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  16. Angela,I did not comment on your post about success. But, I have not been able to get it off my mind.I plan to come back and re-read it often. I need the reminders. Thank you so much for your wonderful essay.

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  17. Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I am new to quilting and am just learning the different techniques. I would love to work on some of these projects.

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  18. Lovely book, lots of inspiration

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  19. Yay! Nice work! I'd love to win a copy to start me on my paper-piecing journey. Plus, I'm a red headed Sullivan, so ... maybe that will give me some luck. Thanks!

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  20. Congratulations on your cute project! This book looks really fun! :)

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  21. Looks like a fun book! I'm anxious to try paper piecing and this looks like it would be a great pkace to start!

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  22. Congrats! I love your lepracaun hat! Oh and that mail holder!

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  23. Very cute! I love the snow flake! And I LOVE your hat!

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  24. Loverly! Please put this Texas girl in the drawing. Love paper piecing.

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  25. This looks like a great book! I love to paper piece! Thanks for the chance to win

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  26. I was tickled when this book was first announced - just love paper piecing! Thanks for your generosity.

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  27. It looks like a fabulous book. I sure would love to win as paper piecing is so intimidating to you and I could use all the help I can get. Thanks for a chance.

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  28. Congratulations on being part of this book. Love the apron (of course with AMH you can't go wrong) and the leprechaun hat I've looked for it but have yet to find it at JoAnns or Barnes and Noble. It looks like it has a lot of fun projects.

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  29. Wow, how exciting to be part of a book! I've never tried paper piecing but have been looking into it. I'm a newer quilter so paper piecing is a bit intimidating! Maybe this book would be a good start for a smaller project. Thanks for a chance to win! shopgirl7232(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I like your Irish design and that apron is adorable. Thanks for the chance at the book.

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  31. What a great book! Congratulations!

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  32. One of my goals this year is to paper piece. This book looks like a great place to start! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. Beautiful book, great projects! Just added it to my Amazon wish list.

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  34. Looks like a great book and your designs are wonderful.

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  35. Oh, Angela, congratulations on being in the book and such a cute looking book it is, too. I love your Leprechaun hat and that apron is just delightful! As usual, you are doing beautiful work! Please enter me for an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the new book, hint hint! :) Thanks for the chance to win, too!

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  36. I'd love to get more practice with paper piecing. Thanks for the opportunity!
    mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

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  37. I'm sooo excited about this book! And I actually didn't know you were a part of it, but now I want to get my hands on it even more!

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  38. It looks like a really cute book, and I enjoy paper piecing a lot. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  39. This is so funny! I wanted to start a new project today and I have about four paper piecing books next to me now. Can always use a new one. Thanks, connie
    c.teasley@yahoo.com

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  40. oh this would be so awesome to win, thanks so much for the chance!

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  41. Congratulations on the book. It looks like so much fun.

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  42. congrats on being published. Your month of march is adorable. I have found paper piecing and have fallen head over heels. I love the simplicity and the accuracy. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  43. The book is an awesome prize to win. Thank you for sharing. akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  44. For those of us who don't write paper piecing patterns...those don't look simple. I am impressed with the fun ones you came up with. Thanks for the fun review.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  45. This book popped up on my Amazon recommendation list 3 or 4 weeks ago and I immediately added it to my wishlist. It looks likeit would be a great addition to my library!

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  46. Paper piecing is definitely something I would love to learn more about. Is there a section on learning patience too? LOL!

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  47. I'm loving everything I'm seeing about this book. Guess I'll just have to buy it, huh? Also, I didn't respond to your previous post, but I do want to say that your blog was one of the first I started following, and I consider you highly successful in the crafting/sewing/quilting industry. Just sayin'.

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  48. Wow this book looks amazing and St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. As a part Irish girl, I'm happy you picked and shared the March block w/us! Thanks!

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  50. This looks like a great book and some great things to make. I would love it.

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  51. I started a huge paper pieced quilt about 11 years ago! I'm thinking starting small might be the way to go

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  52. I love the KJR you used for your March calendar. My grandma lived by South Bend and went to the girls school near Notre Dame :)

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  53. congratulations from another Hoosier

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  54. i did not know you are in south bend- i grew up in granger! i really enjoy your blog. as a new quilter, i love all the tips. cheers! -kim

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  55. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    Thank you for the review and the giveaway! The book looks beautiful

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  56. Congratulations! I hope to have a chance to read your book… :)

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  57. Congratulations! Looks like a great book.

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  58. Congrats on being part of a book So exciting. Thanks for the chance to win

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  59. Congratulations! Looks like a great book. I'd love to own it.

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  60. What an honor to be part of a book, simple projects or not. :)

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  61. The book looks super! Your additions are adorable. Thanks.

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  62. Congratulations on being part of such a wonderful book! I'm just learning how to do FPP and this book looks like it has some great projects. Thank you for sharing!

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  63. I want to learn more about paper piecing. This looks like a great book to help me do this. Thanks for the chance of winning this book.

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  64. Congratulations! The book looks great and your project delightful.

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  65. It looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance.

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  66. This book looks like so much fun! Your March pattern is very cute. Congratulations!
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail.com

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  67. I love paper piecing, but, I've never made a pattern of my own. I did lots of paper piecing in January. Now to finish my Harry Potter quilt.

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  68. what a sweet giveaway! thanks for the chance!

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  69. CONGRATS!
    THANKS FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY !

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  70. I love your calendar quilt, it's beautiful! I thought your apron was inspired! Count me in, thanks for a chance.

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  71. This does look like there are a lot of fun projects! Thanks!

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  72. There alot of books out this month, is it usually this way. I have become a Pp Fan so I would lovve this one..I am Pp my mom a quilt from Quiet Play BOM....... Congrats now and in the future..

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  73. I would love to learn how to paper piece. What better way than jumping in with a new book. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  74. Congratulations. This book looks soooo interesting ! Count me in.

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  75. Congratulations!!! and love the calendar quilt

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  76. I love paper piecing and this book looks like it has some great patterns!

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  77. I would love to win this book, I haven't done a lot of paper pieced projects, but I am working on Alison Glass's Feathers quilt, which is paper pieced.

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  78. This book looks fantastic! I could use a little paper piecing help, lol!

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  79. Congratulations. Sometimes I make random paper pieced blocks to use up my scraps but I have never ventured into paper piecing anything not a square

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  80. I am dying to try paper piecing. I think this book would be a good place to start!

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  81. your leprechaun hat is so cute, and the quilt from the book using all of the monthly calenders is awesome! i'd love to win a copy of the book. thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  82. So cool to find you!! I am near Plymouth, south of South Bend....I longarm....and have a bit of fabric....hoping to offer classes whenever our lane ever melts!!....I have been quilting for 3 weeks now!!....Glad to see a South Bender succeed!! Congrats!! I will book mark you and put you on my blog list!! Glad to meet you!!

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  83. This book looks like so much fun! Thank you for the giveaway! (And I'm happy to pay the shipping to Canada if I win!)

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  84. Congratulations!! I have been pondering quite a bit on your thoughts on success. It's surprising and awesome to find that we're all in it together after all :)

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  85. This looks like so much fun! Thank you!

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  86. Congratulations and thank you!

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  87. Looks like a great book, I actually started looking into paper piecing recently so this is fairly new to me. love the little mail bags, I would most definitely do that since mail keeps getting lost around here lol

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  88. What a fun book! Congratulations on being part of it!

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