The Paper-Pieced Home Blog Tour & Book Review

If I wasn’t living with the biggest Ohio State fan known to man and had our house to myself, I would choose to decorate every square inch with projects from The Paper-Pieced HomeInstead of hand painted signs with a large O adorning my walls, I would have these delicate and fun paper-pieced projects framed in cool, funky colors. One can dream…

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The Paper-Pieced Home, by Penny Layman, was inspired by Penny’s love to paper piece objects from her home. In fact, that is how she learned to paper piece. She has compiled a book that covers paper piecing from start to finish. The first two chapters discuss all the supplies you will need for paper piecing and the skills you will need, from y-seams to fussy cutting.

The fun begins when Penny walks through how to make different paper-pieced blocks that coordinate with each sector of the house. Her personality and retro style shine throughout. This isn’t a computerized voice talking about paper-piecing. This is your best friend teaching you to paper piece and having a glass of champagne along the way.

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My favorite part? The fabric! Oh, the fabric. Textile prints, 70′s prints, geometric prints. They pop off the page.

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To be completely honest, paper piecing scares me. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes practice. But, I have faith in this book. The diagrams are detailed, a very important piece of the puzzle in paper piecing. I think my biggest problem will be choosing which block to start with, and convincing my sports fan that these need to be displayed!

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Don’t just take my word on this book. The Paper-Pieced Home is enjoying the spotlight on a blog tour through many well-known and trusted quilting blogs. This blog tour is packed with giveaways, more quilters’ reviews of the book and real quilters making the blocks from the book. Save this blog post and check each new page!

3/16       McCall’s Quilting

3/17       Love of Quilting

3/17       Sandi Sawa Hazlewood  of Crafty Planner

3/18       Quilty Pleasures

3/18       Imagine Gnats

3/20       Verykerryberry

3/21       Artisania

3/23       Where the Orchids Grow

3/24       Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt

3/24       House on Hill Road

3/24       Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced

3/26       Pink Penguin

3/26       A Happy Stitch

3/27       Bijou Lovely

3/27       Two Little Banshees

3/27       Charise Creates

3/30       Karen Lewis Textiles 

3/31       Poppyprint

3/31       One Shabby Chick

3/31       During Quiet Time

4/06       Pat Sloan The Voice of Quilting

Go forth and paper piece!

Rachel

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11 Responses to The Paper-Pieced Home Blog Tour & Book Review

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  2. Tara says:

    the patterns I’ve seen are adorable! I can’t wait to check this book out!

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  4. Kathy Rose says:

    it is very useful and a wonderful book that provides me confidence to yry out something new and innovative.

  5. Terry says:

    This book is on my ‘must have’ list…what fun projects that can be made using one or more of these great blocks!!

  6. NancyB from Many LA says:

    This looks like a fantastic book!

  7. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I “relearned” paper piecing recently with the Mini Madness Kaffe Houses quilt. Now I am hooked – although my poor first effort has been renamed “Shanty Houses” for obvious reasons. These patterns are adorable and you are right, the fabric choices are spot on!

  8. Deb says:

    Yes, I agree, paper piecing scares me, too. I need a book like this to help me!

  9. Penny says:

    Wow! Your review has captured the essence of what I was trying to accomplish by writing this book. Your words, “This isn’t a computerized voice talking about paper-piecing. This is your best friend teaching you to paper piece and having a glass of champagne along the way.” Made me cry! Thank you so much!

  10. LINDA says:

    HELLO, thank you for sharing your projects!
    Happy Stitching!

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