Little Bits Quilting Bee: 20 Quilts Using Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and Fat Quarters by Kathreen Ricketson is packed with fresh, modern ideas for using pre-cut fabric packs.
As the founder of WhipUp.net, Kathreen has a keen view of online quilting trends and activities going on around the world. The book includes a forward section on Community Quilting covering friendship quilts, quilt alongs, swaps and virtual quilting bees.
Organized by type of pre-cut, the book includes twin to king-size quilts, wall hangings, crib quilts, and throws along with a difficulty level assigned to each project.
Constructivist is my FAVORITE quilt in the book, I love how several of the triangles fall out of line and the quilt pattern mimics the woodgrain print! and it’s made with Charm Squares, fabulous!
Rhombus is a fun use of 2 1/2″ strips.
Dress Circle features layer cakes in two ways – both as a background and as applique circles. There were several projects in the book that utilize that technique and it got me thinking creatively about the color and texture that approach adds to a project.
The final chapter features some fabulous quilts made with Fat Quarters.
Little Bits Quilting Bee is a lovely book with colorful images and great ideas for using pre-cuts that many of us have in our stash or could easily create from our scrap bins. It’s sure to inspire your use of these small bits of fabrics in new and creative ways.
Kathreen has a round up of all the blog tour stops at WhipUp.net. The post also includes images of the completed Friendship Quilt she talks about in the book. Very inspiring!
Leave a comment sharing your favorite type of pre-cut or tricks you have for creating your own. I’ll announce a book winner on Saturday.