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 can be completed relatively quickly and inexpensively. They can be made into pillow covers, runners, or wall decorations, or used as a lesson or as a trial for a larger project; and they can be swapped, gifted, or posted. In Little Quilts’ 15 step-by-step projects, sometimes the quilt is just one block, sometimes several blocks, but all have been designed with the same attention to detail as a full-sized quilt. Seven quilts have been designed by Sarah Fielke and seven by Amy Lobsiger, 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. Techniques include hand- and machine-quilting, traditional piecing, paper piecing, appliqué, and embroidery. The size of the quilts (nothing larger than 24 x 24 inches) 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.