A few weeks ago Heidi Staples sent me a copy of her latest book, Patchwork USA – 24 Projects for your Handmade Journey and asked if I’d like to make a project and share the book with all of you. I’m so glad I said yes! Read on to see the pillow I made with her new book!
If you’re not familiar with Heidi, let me introduce you. Heidi is the creative genius behind the Fabric Mutt blog and Instagram handle. She comes up with some of the most inspirational projects I’ve seen.
She has a gift for coming up with the cutest little projects such as this Floss Mini Quilt
or this adorable little zipper Penny Pouch. So many of her projects are not only practical, useful, and doable, but Heidi’s inspiring fabric choices and gift for fussy-cutting just the perfect piece will inspire your own creative juices.
Patchwork USA has multiple patterns for various sizes of bags and pouches as well as quilts and pillows.
In addition there is a helpful (and beautifully inspiring) chapter about tools, techniques, and Heidi’s awesome tips for choosing fabric.
This book has so many great ideas for handmade gifts – if you’re looking to create handmade gifts this Christmas – or it would be a great one to put on your own Christmas wish list.
I can’t wait to make more of these projects! For my first project, I needed a fun, quick finish, so I chose to make this cute little Patchwork Road Trip pillow.
Liberty of London Quilting Cottons
I recently got my hands on some of the new Liberty Quilting Cottons from their upcoming Flower Show Spring collection and new they would be perfect for some scrappy patchwork.
I paired them with a classic woven linen fabric for contrast to show off the floral prints as well as some added texture to the project.
It’s the sweetest patchwork pillow – perfect for a back bolster or quick nap on a road trip – or to just sit and look charming.
These prints are classic Liberty florals and they’re printed on cotton making them less expensive than their Tana Lawns. These prints will be available in the US in January. I’ll be sure to share where you can find them as soon as they’re available. I think I’ll be making more projects with these in the coming weeks. 🙂
Patchwork USA by Heidi Staples is available now, hopefully at your favorite local quilt shop! If not, you can find it available online.*
And, thanks to Heidi and her publisher Lucky Spool, I’ve got a copy to give away to one of you! And to sweeten the deal, I’ll include a bundle of Liberty Flower Shop squares to use in your own patchwork.
To enter to win, leave a comment. If you want, share something that you’re planning to make this Christmas. Or, just say Hi. 🙂
To leave a comment click on the little word bubble with a number in it to the right of the post title. I’ll randomly pick a winner by the end of the week (11/ 16). GIVEAWAY CLOSED
LESLIE SCHMIDT November 11, 2019 at 11:32 pm
I’ve always enjoyed Heidi’s designs. She has a flair for whimsy combined with class. I have a couple of Christmas presents to finish (table center quilts) plus the felt ornaments I make for my grown children every year. I think I may finish in time for a change!