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Playful Petals Quilts

Playful Petals by Corey Yoder : Fresh Lemons Quilts
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!
Corey also has an adorable free mini-quilt pattern called Mini Buds she just released on her blog. Had I seen than be fore I made my own, I would have used it. Love it!

Be sure to visit Corey’s blog Little Miss Shabby for links to other stops along the Playful Petals blog tour as well as a chance to win a copy of the book. You can find Playful Petalson Amazon or from your favorite local seller of find quilting books.

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18 Comments

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    Needled Mom
    September 19, 2014 at 7:55 am

    The petals are so addictive. Yours look wonderful and I love Corey's projects today.

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    Melissa Corry
    September 19, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I love your mini Amy!!! So cute πŸ™‚ Those petals are totally addictive πŸ˜‰

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    Linda
    September 19, 2014 at 11:17 am

    HI, Love your Mini!<br />You have such an art of putting together fabric colors ! Thanks for sharing!<br /><br />msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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    Qnique Quilter
    September 19, 2014 at 11:44 am

    We absolutely love your design. How long did you take to make it. Did you use a quilting machine like the <a href="http://www.qniquequilter.com&quot; title="qnique quilter" rel="nofollow"><b>Qnique Quilter</b></a> or blockrockit?

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    Sonia
    September 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Aw, your mini is gorgeous! I still need to finish off the petals I started in Brioni&#39;s class at Retreat, so maybe I&#39;ll do some mini petals after that!!!!

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    OhioLori
    September 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Looove your sweet little Mini!! I love the projects in this book! Is on my Wish List too… πŸ™‚

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    A Quilter's Mission
    September 20, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Great colors and fun! I do love a cute mini.

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    TS Quilter
    September 20, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I definitely want this book. Gorgeous!

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    retriever
    September 20, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Lovely design,<br />Greeting from Belgium.<br /><br />* http://retriever-louisettesblogs.blogspot.com <br /><br />* http://louisette.eklablog.com/-p842116 <br /> Mons in Belgium My city<br />

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    Vicki H
    September 20, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Love your mini. I am putting this book on my wish list.

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    Katy Cameron
    September 20, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Cute wee mini :o)

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    Joan
    September 20, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Love your sweet mini! So pretty!

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    Anne Hayward
    September 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Adorable mini quilt great colours I love the petal designs so pretty Quilty hugs

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    randi--i have to say
    September 22, 2014 at 6:42 am

    This looks like a great book!

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    Pamela
    September 25, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I have this book and LOVE it!!! Made a totally adorable baby quilt using the cover photo quilt and Mo Bedell&#39;s Hothouse Flowers fabrics – it turned out to be my favourite quilt ever, Love your mini. Totally gorgeous.

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    Cori
    September 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Love the pillow ideas, what a great book

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    Sandy Reeves
    October 10, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Really enjoy seeing your projects, it gives me some ideas.

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