Friday, April 22, 2011

Jennifer Paganelli and Girl's World

Have you seen Jennifer Paganelli's new book, Girls World? I got a sneak peak when Jennifer sent us a few for giveaways at the Quilt Market Meetup.  This book is gorgeous. And I am not even being overly dramatic when I say that. It's such a beautiful, colorful book. Even the pocket for the patterns is really pretty.
 Let me give you a sneak peak as well.
This book has 21 sewing projects to make for or with little girls, such as dresses, aprons, bags, headbands, quilts, and an adorable puppy. The photos, design and projects are so beautiful and inspiring. Even if you only make a hand full of these projects, you'll love this book just for the color, inspiration and sheer joy that it exudes. (Nice word, eh?)  But trust me, there are so many good projects, you'll find many you want to try. (That is an important quality for me when investing in a new pattern book = multiple patterns that I will use.)
 This is something I'd love to make for my own girls - I've always loved those pretty memory boards.
 And a few of these cute pillows. (Another great photo, right?)
I especially love all the details in this book, including Jennifer's signature Casey Scroll print.  I was first introduced to the Casey Scroll fabric by my friend, Aunt Spicy (who is a Jennifer Paganelli die-hard) when she made her own adorable Union Jack pillow. (This is actually when I first knew that Aunt Spicy and I were long-lost kindred spirits.)
In a gesture of extreme love and sacrifice, Aunt Spicy even gave me a little piece of her beloved Casey Scroll stash. And so of course, I had to pay homage to her original Union Jack. I'm think this one is one of my favorites.
Girl's World: Twenty-One Sewing Projects to Make for Little Girls
Thanks again Jennifer Paganelli for sharing your wonderful new book with us. We will have 3 copies to give away the night of the meetup!  But if you can't win a copy, I still highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of Girl's World.  It will be released next Wednesday. You won't be disappointed.


  1. What a beautiful book ! Love the Memory board idea! I should revamp my old memory board in the hallway!

  2. I'm really excited to get my pudgy little hands on a copy! My little girl is at just an age that she is becoming interested in, and able to, start learning to sew and create. Fun times together!

    On another note, I LOVE your blog! Your is the only blog that I look forward with anticipation to every single post. And, I followed along (after the fact) with your beginner quilt to complete my first pieced quilt last year. Thank you!!

  3. That looks like such a great book Amy! Jennifer has sure inspired with it. Too bad my name won't be in the draw for the book at meet-up :(

  4. I'll have to get my hands on one of these books! It looks like fun! I'm always on the lookout for things to make with/for my granddaughter. I think she would love this book.

  5. I've been in love with Jennifer Paganelli's designs since Casey Scroll as well. I'm even planning on making my very first quilt in her Honey Child line. I'm just too scared to cut into the stuff! ~ Krystal klbdrd{AT}att{DOT}net

  6. This makes me wish I had a little girl!

  7. Love JP's book! She was fantastic to meet and interview for my podcast. What a sweetheart and full of inspiration! She is just fabulous for sending three books to be given away. Such a talent.

  8. This book looks divine! So many beautiful colors and patterns. Can't wait to see the whole thing!

  9. Oh gosh. First I am blushing a bit, you are too kind! second I am now going to have to rush out and buy that book, I was holding off but it looks amazing! I do love anything JP designs!

    ps. are you up for a late-night run for ice cream friday or saturday?

  10. Love love love the flag with Jennifer's fabric.


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