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Quilting by Sarah Fielke is a showcase of ten quilting techniques and styles. Mastering the variety of quilting techniques can be a Quilting by Sarah Fielke is a journey of discovery. challenge, and this vibrant and beautifully photographed book, It can be challenging master many different brimming with Sarah's insiderto tips, providesthe the quilter with an accessible way to try out new methods, textures and colours, and quilting techniques and this book provides an in the process build upon their skills.

how, from little things, big and exciting things can grow.

Sarah has co-authored two hugely successful quilt books—Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Designs, and Material Obsession Two: Shared Inspiration. Follow her popular blog, www.thelastpiece.net

Quilting from little things...

accessible way to try out new colours, textures and Sarah has designed of quilts that each provide lesson methods, andten in pairs the process build upon aquilting in quilt-making. By first constructing a small dolly quilt, the quilter skills. The ten pairs of quilts featured are designed gains confidence in the techniques that enable them to make its to becompanion like little lessons: a dolly quilt — small, so-named larger quilt. These beautiful quilts, big and provide the opportunity to practise traditional quilting techniques such as a because it is small enough to cover a doll — and creating wedges and flying geese blocks, and experiment with new, larger quilt made techniques learned less conventional methodsfrom such asthe deconstructed piecing. Sarah in the also shares her needle-turn appliquéDiscover and hand-quilting techniques, construction of the dolly. how, from little which give her quilts their contemporary and unique style. Discover things, big and exciting things can grow.

Quilting from little things...

best-selling author

Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke is a quilter, teacher, designer and author. She has co-authored two hugely successful quilt books—Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Designs, and Material Obsession Two: Shared Inspiration. In these books, which have been published in four languages, she inspires quilters to be more creative, find their own style and step outside their comfort zone.

Includes pattern sheets Take a small idea and develop it into something wonderful

Sarah publishes patterns for magazines around the world, including Down Under Quilts, Quilters Companion, Quilting Arts, Quilters Newsletter and Quiltmania magazine. She appears regularly in quilting features in international home magazines and is the creative editor of www.sewn.net.au, a website for all things sewn. You can find her at www.sarahfielke.com or on her popular blog, www.thelastpiece.net.


Contents Introduction 8 Choosing fabrics 12 Before you begin... 18

Projects Row by row construction

Inset piecing

Diamond Chips.................................................... 34 Botanical Gardens............................................. 38

Peaks and Troughs............................................ 96 Stars in Your Eyes............................................. 102

Strip piecing

Needle-turn appliquÉ

Rebel with a Rotary........................................... 46 Sandwich Short of a Picnic............................ 50

A Little Silhouette............................................. 114 A Wing and a Prayer....................................... 120

Deconstructed piecing

Using wedges

The Woodpile........................................................ 58 Dandelions............................................................ 62

Fanfare.................................................................. 134 Hanging Lanterns............................................ 138

AppliquÉ with bias strips

Step-down piecing

Spring....................................................................... 70 Whirligig................................................................. 74

A Step Down........................................................ 150 The Night Garden............................................ 154

Flying geese and foundation piecing

Feathered blocks

Geese Around the World................................. 84 North by North East.......................................... 88

Reflections in a Lake....................................... 164 Flock Together................................................... 170

Quilt basics

Quilt layout and assembly

Sewing techniques

constructing your quilt

Foundation piecing......................................... 184 Appliqué................................................................ 186

Adding borders................................................. 190 Layering the quilt............................................. 191 Basting.................................................................. 193 Quilting................................................................. 194 Binding................................................................. 197

Glossary 200 AcknowledgEments 209 Resources 210


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Quilting by Sarah Fielke is a showcase of ten quilting techniques and styles. Mastering the variety of quilting techniques can be a Quilting by Sarah Fielke is a journey of discovery. challenge, and this vibrant and beautifully photographed book, It can be challenging master many different brimming with Sarah's insiderto tips, providesthe the quilter with an accessible way to try out new methods, textures and colours, and quilting techniques and this book provides an in the process build upon their skills.

how, from little things, big and exciting things can grow.

Sarah has co-authored two hugely successful quilt books—Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Designs, and Material Obsession Two: Shared Inspiration. Follow her popular blog, www.thelastpiece.net

Quilting from little things...

accessible way to try out new colours, textures and Sarah has designed of quilts that each provide lesson methods, andten in pairs the process build upon aquilting in quilt-making. By first constructing a small dolly quilt, the quilter skills. The ten pairs of quilts featured are designed gains confidence in the techniques that enable them to make its to becompanion like little lessons: a dolly quilt — small, so-named larger quilt. These beautiful quilts, big and provide the opportunity to practise traditional quilting techniques such as a because it is small enough to cover a doll — and creating wedges and flying geese blocks, and experiment with new, larger quilt made techniques learned less conventional methodsfrom such asthe deconstructed piecing. Sarah in the also shares her needle-turn appliquéDiscover and hand-quilting techniques, construction of the dolly. how, from little which give her quilts their contemporary and unique style. Discover things, big and exciting things can grow.

Quilting from little things...

best-selling author

Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke is a quilter, teacher, designer and author. She has co-authored two hugely successful quilt books—Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Designs, and Material Obsession Two: Shared Inspiration. In these books, which have been published in four languages, she inspires quilters to be more creative, find their own style and step outside their comfort zone.

Includes pattern sheets Take a small idea and develop it into something wonderful

Sarah publishes patterns for magazines around the world, including Down Under Quilts, Quilters Companion, Quilting Arts, Quilters Newsletter and Quiltmania magazine. She appears regularly in quilting features in international home magazines and is the creative editor of www.sewn.net.au, a website for all things sewn. You can find her at www.sarahfielke.com or on her popular blog, www.thelastpiece.net.


Quilting From Little Things