A new book: A Piece of Cake

Do you know Peta Peace? If not, then I highly recommend you get to know her. She is a pure gem. You can get to know Peta on her blog She Quilt’s A Lot. And when Peta asked if I’d like to review her new book, A Piece of Cake*, I was delighted to say yes, because I know what a creative person Peta is, and I couldn’t wait to see all that would be in her book!

Images from A Piece of Cake courtesy of Martingale Publishing


The premise of A Piece of Cake* is 14 quilt patterns based on using pre-cut 10″ x 10″ squares. (I love precuts because you can get an awesome variety of fabric prints, without having to buy a lot of yardage!)

I’ve seen lots of patterns based on pre-cuts, but I feel like Peta has some fun, new inspiration for putting those precut squares to work. Here are a few of my favorites. This fun quilt is called Modern Spools – I love this fresh take on spool quilts. And it’s such a good design for showing-off big novelty prints.

I think this is my favorite quilt in the book, called a Square Peg in a Round Hole. I’m a sucker for cross quilts and I love this fresh way to approach one, adding the circle element.

This take on a classic pinwheel block is called, Spin.

And it is also the block I chose to play with!

I’ve been looking for just the right project for this bundle of Blue Carolina, Christopher Thompson (aka The Tattooed Quilter)’s debut fabric collection.

Here are my growing blocks. I love the way the different fabric combinations subtly change each block. I’m excited to pull  more of these together in this classic, blue palette.

To see more pictures and projects from A Piece of Cake*, check out the other stops along the Blog Tour. There’s some great inspiration!

14 Aug Sedef – Down Grapevine Lane
15 Aug Jemima – Tied with a Ribbon
16 Aug Samantha – Aqua Paisley Studio
17 Aug Andy – A Bright Corner
18 Aug Kirsty – Bonjour Quilts
20 Aug Alison – Cotton Factory
21 Aug Carrie – Moda Fabrics
22 Aug Nadra – Ellis and Higgs
23 Aug Angie – Gnome Angel
24 Aug Tara – Tara Sews
25 Aug Jules – The Creative Retreat
26 Aug Kristyne – Pretty by Hand
27 Aug Kimberly – Fat Quarter Shop
28 Aug Lissa – Moda Lissa
29 Aug Amy – Diary of a Quilter YOU ARE HERE. 😉
30 Aug Kerry – Kid Giddy & Cat – Hello from Cat on Instagram
31 Aug Jane – Modern Makers Retreat
1 Sept Kate – Never Enough Hours
2 Sept Jodie – Vintage Ric Rac
3 Sept Sharon – Patches Indooroopilly
4 Sept Amanda – Material Girl Quilts
5 Sept Amber – A Little Bit Biased
6 Sept Xanthe – Wife Made
7 Sept Rachel – Family Ever After
8 Sept Jenny – Martingale
9 Sept Amy – Nana Company
10 Sept          Peta – She Quilts A Lot
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  • Reply
    Kathie L
    August 29, 2017 at 6:05 am

    I’ve enjoyed this blog tour. It looks like a terrific book.

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    August 29, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Oooo – I love that Square Peg quilt, too. Your blues sure are pretty.

  • Reply
    August 29, 2017 at 8:36 am

    This book looks so fabulous!

  • Reply
    August 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    HI,this is such a neat Tour! Book looks so interesting! Thanks for your sharing!

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    Little Quiltsong
    August 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    So enjoying the Tour of Peta’s new book. Beautiful patterns. Love your blocks and the fabric you used for them!

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    Pat Anderson
    August 29, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    As soon as I saw this book, I had to buy it. It’s worth every penny!

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    Juliet T
    August 30, 2017 at 2:09 am

    This truly looks like a charming book. I’ve seen it around on the internet, it’s so bright and fresh, it’s really eye-catching!

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    Hedy Hahn
    August 31, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Your blocks are perfect, lovely piecing. Her book looks great.

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