I was asked a few weeks ago by Corey Yoder (who you may also know as Little Miss Shabby) if I would like to review her new book Playful Petals. I am a fan of Corey and her talent so I was excited to read Playful Petals.
This book is full not only of beautiful patterns and inspiration, but also some really great skills and information. All of the 9 quilt patterns (+9 mini quilt patterns) are created using the ‘petal’ motif, but there is a great variety of designs.
I’ve always loved this shape in the traditional ‘orange peel’ quilts, but it was so fun to see Corey’s unique designs and twists using this simple shape.
Corey goes into a lot of helpful information about and options for fusible applique. Her information is very detailed and useful. If you are looking for a good resource on fusible applique this book is great! Also helpful instruction on quilting basics, binding, using precuts effectively, and how to make a pillow in a variety of sizes.
Want to hear a confession? It’s a crazy week around here and I originally was just planning to review the book alone. But as I read it, I was so inspired by the projects and motivated by Corey’s instructions and encouragement that I suddenly had the intense desire to play with some petals of my own. I had a little mini Miss Kate charm pack and started to town cutting out pretty petals.
Here’s my little mini quilt, inspired by the Corey’s patterns. It was so fun and so quick! I totally see myself making more of these petal projects! I need to make more mini quilts in my life. They’re such a fast, satisfying finish.
I stitched down the petals when I did the quilting to make it even faster. So many fun options!