About the author
Sarah Fielke is a quilter, teacher, designer and author. She has authored three hugely successful quilt books: Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Designs, Material Obsession Two: Shared Inspiration, and Quilting: From Little Things. Her work appears in magazines around the world, including Down Under Quilts, Quilters Companion, Quilting Arts, Quilters Newsletter, Mollie Makes and Fat Quarterly. She has designed three international quilting fabric collections and regularly teaches classes on making her unique style of quilts at craft shows and in quilt shops around the world. Find her at www.sarahfielke.com or on her popular blog, www.thelastpiece.net.
The author is based in New South Wales, Australia.
Doll-sized quilts are a wonderful tool for modern quilters. They can be completed relatively quickly and inexpensively, and then made into pillows, runners, or wall decorations.
Passionate quilters Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger first met online: a mutual obsession with quilting, a similar sense of humor, and an admiration for one another’s work brought them to each other’s attention. They discovered a shared love of small quilts and began swapping ideas and designs. Patterns, photos, and inspirations flew back and forth between Sarah in Australia and Amy in the USA, and the result is this charming book. Cute Little Quilts features 15 step-by-step projects for doll-sized quilts. Sometimes the quilt is just one block, sometimes they comprise several blocks, but all have been designed with the same attention to detail as a full-sized quilt. There are seven quilts designed by Sarah and seven from Amy, and the final quilt is a collaboration—with Amy making the central circle, then sending it to Sarah to turn it into a finished quilt.The techniques used include traditional piecing, paper piecing, hand appliqué, and embroidery, plus an array of expert tips and time-saving shortcuts. These charming small quilts will tempt you to try a new sewing technique or a new design concept, and you can either follow the instructions or use them as inspiration for your own quilt design. And with 15 very different quilts to choose from, you’ll find yourself returning to this book time and again.