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What I’m reading: Little Quilts by Sarah Fielke & Amy Lobsiger

I promised myself I would spend more time on my hobbies and am trying to finish off lots of sewing projects before I start any more. However when a copy of Little Quilts by Sarah Fielke & Amy Lobsiger landed on my doorstep there was a project I just had to make straight away.

Craft books are a major weakness and indulgence and Little Quilts is my kind of book. I love making little quilts for Little Sis to play with and I’ve already made a couple.

Little Quilts features 15 step-by-step projects for small quilts using traditional and contemporary patchwork and quilting techniques. I find little quilts fun to make and as they are achievable in a couple of evenings they suit me perfectly. I chose to make the Honeycomb quilt by Sarah Fielke. My son is studying mini beasts at nursery and they seem to have taken over every aspect of our lives!

Honeycomb quilt

The Honeycomb quilt came together in a couple of evenings and I enjoyed every step of the process from choosing a selection of fabrics to embroidering the bee and practising my sewing skills.

Honeycomb quilt

The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The only slight difficulty I had was with transferring the design to my fabric. I made my own light box with a light and a clear tray which helped!

Honeycomb quilt

Due to the size of the quilt it has been the perfect project and come everywhere with me. The original pattern is designed for the Honeycomb to be oval but I want to display my doll quilts down our staircase so I added a few hexagons and my finished quilt is a rectangle. I’m really pleased with it, I love the spring colours and the embroidery gives it an added dimension.

Honeycomb quilt
Little Quilts by Sarah Fielke & Amy Lobsiger is published by CICO Books in July 2014 and is available from Seven of the quilts have been designed by Sarah Fielke and seven by Amy Lobsiger, the final quilt is a collaboration. Techniques include hand and machine quilting, traditional piecing, paper piecing, applique and embroidery.


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    Keri Jones
    May 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I love this & your bee is beautiful! I would love to have a go at quilting again- tried it when I was younger but didn’t have the patience -_-
    If I take up another hobby my husband might feel a bit left out though, lol! Regardless, I’m going to sneak this book on my Christmas list 😀 x

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    Lisa Prince (@BEAUTY_IIAO)
    May 19, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    ok now that is one gorgeous item, i would love to be able to do that x

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    mellissa williams
    May 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    The quilt looks amazing. I am in awe of someone that can make something as beautiful as that. I am new to sewing and starting a new course to make clothes soon 🙂

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    Kate Thompson
    May 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    That looks beautiful! I tried quilting once, a bit fiddly but easy when you get the hang of it, but very time consuming!

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    May 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Wow – looks bee-rilliant!! The last time I ever quilted something was when I was about 11 years old – eek!

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    Jen aka The Mad House
    May 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Wow, that is amazing. Well done you. An heirloom piece if I ever saw one

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    May 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Your embroidered bee is perfect for the honeycomb.

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    Victoria Mylittlel
    May 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    oh it looks really nice, shame im not into sawing

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    May 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    This is lovely! I still have loads of baby grows to make into a quilt for Baby x

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    Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade
    May 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve never tried quilting but it looks like something I could like 😉 Yours looks amazing!

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    Donna @OrdCyclingGirl
    May 19, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Spending time on something you enjoy doing is so important so it’s great to hear you managed to find some time to go through this lovely book. I am so impressed with the bee! It looks amazing!

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    Jo Middleton
    May 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    The bee is beautiful! I would never be able to make something like this

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    May 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Now that is lovely. I like the bee/honeycomb link with the hexagon shapes, that’s nice. A piece of quilting to be proud of! x

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    May 19, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Gosh, this really is lovely – the sort of thing that could stay in a family for generations. I wish I was better at sewing and making!

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    Mums do travel
    May 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    That is very pretty, clever you! When I was little my great-aunt was a fantastic seamstress and she helped me make a quilt like yours for my dolls.

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    May 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    What a gorgeous quilt – I remember making one similar at school (obviously a different design/pattern).

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    May 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I love that quilt and the bee is gorgeous. I’d really like to make patchwork so this looks like a great way to start out.

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    May 20, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I love homemade quilts and your bee is amazing.

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    Fritha Strickland
    May 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    this is so beautiful! love the bee x

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      May 21, 2014 at 7:58 am

      Thanks, sometimes it’s nice to challenge yourself. The pricked fingers were worth it 🙂

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    May 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    What a very clever lady, I had a go and wasn’t very good

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    May 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    How gorgeous, and what an amazing keepsake! I wish I could quilt!

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    May 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    This is amazing!! You are so talented. I have wanted to do quilting for ages x

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    Charly Dove
    May 21, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Oh wow you are so talented, what a wonderful quilt. I wish I had the time (and patience no doubt!) to do this. Just fabulous 😉

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    Sarah Bailey
    May 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

    What a gorgeous quilt, you are so talented 🙂 x

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      May 21, 2014 at 7:56 am

      Thank you, it was fun to put together.

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    May 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Wow, this is so pretty!
    My gran used to make similar handmade items… I have two left hands 🙁

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    May 21, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    This is stunning – I love, love, love your bee!

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      May 22, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Thanks so much. I really enjoyed learning some new stitches 🙂

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    May 21, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I am new to quilting. My next project is a dolls quilt, I think the Little Quilts book would be a wonderful inspiration.

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      May 22, 2014 at 8:47 am

      I love making doll quilts, I think they are a really manageable size. Plus they’re so small I don’t lose interest!

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    Looking back over 2014 -
    December 13, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    […] lots of quilts this year, most have been quite small and hang on my quilt gallery wall, like the Honeycomb quilt and the Ticker tape doll quilt. I’ve completed all four Wild Olive Stitching club projects and […]

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