Introducing my new quilting book | Little bits quilting bee

by kath_red on 01/09/2011

in Features, Little Bits Quilting Bee, Quilting

Wheeeeee. So excited about this book finally hitting the shelves – almost 2 years after its beginnings. Thank you to Chronicle Books and Photographer John Paul Urizar and Stylist Stephanie Powell for making this book look so gorgeous. Thank you to my husband Rob for drawing all the lovely how-to illustrations throughout. And thank you to four lovely ladies who helped with some sewing. Andi, Fiona and Kate each sewed a quilt top for me and my neighbor Chris sewed two.

And of course my two gorgeous Kiddos, my inspiration! Thank you for your patience. A year of sewing, listening to that dang noisy quilting machine going day and night in the middle of the lounge room (amidst cries of ‘please turn it off just for a little while’) and fabric and threads all over the place – I have a very patient and lovely family. But it was worth it in the end. We have a book bloggy tour running late in October so watch out then for more about the book – but for now here are some sneak peaks of just some of the photos and quilts you will find in my new book.

Little Bits Quilting Bee is now available to order at Amazon and will be coming to a book shop near you very soon!

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1 Heather Lynne O. September 1, 2011 at 6:36 am

Can’t wait to see this book! It looks so yummy! Congratulations!


2 Destri September 1, 2011 at 7:03 am

Oh they are all fabulous, but the one with the kids on the bed, can’t wait to get a close up! Congratulations, to you and your family, sounds like it was a family effort!


3 Siobhan September 1, 2011 at 8:00 am

Wow! looks like a nice mix of patterns, love all the colour


4 Jodi Anderson September 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

Oh, girl, you know you’ve done good when you make me think about taking up quilting. I have never in my life considered it, thinking that it’s one of those crafts for other people. But, damn. This is amazing. Congratulations on such a beautiful book! xo


5 Melissa W September 1, 2011 at 9:00 am

What a gorgeous looking book! I grabbed your Mini Quilts book as soon as it came out and I think I will be doing the same with this one. :)


6 Michelle September 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

Beautiful! Can’t wait for it to be released! Perhaps you could be a guest speaker at one of the evening meetings for Canberra Quilters. It would be so interesting to hear about your creative process.


7 kath_red September 3, 2011 at 1:35 am

oh do email me and send me the details.


8 Regina September 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

Oh wow. I love the one with the rainbow of solids and the floral applique. I guess I have a new book to buy.


9 Francesca September 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

Beautiful and unusual quilts – congratulations Kathreen!


10 Susanne September 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE-Want to see the full design on that quilt under the two girls jumping on the bed! The photographer did such a nice job bringing life and a sense of ease/livability (if that is a word!) into your quilts. Bravo! :-)


11 kath_red September 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm

oops thats a boy and a girl! Don’t tell my son you said that:)


12 Margie September 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm

This looks amazing!! I’m off to pre-order!


13 Lori Kay September 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I spotted this book at a bookstore in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, yesterday afternoon. It took me by surprise because I hadn’t seen anything in blog-land about it yet – how can that be when I spend so much time on the internet? Happy to know that it landed just a day early to this whipup posting. The book looks fabulous!


14 Sharonnz September 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Looks stunning. Well done. Will be asking at my wonderful textiles bookstore for this AND your kid’s ones too!


15 Weeks Ringle September 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Congratulations Kathreen! It looks wonderful.


16 ruth singer September 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

What wonderful colours! It looks brilliant, many congratulations!


17 Carrie September 1, 2011 at 5:41 pm

What a great sneak peak! Those quilt colors are incredible! I’ve added it to my amazon wishlist and hope to find it under the Christmas tree.


18 Kate September 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Was my absolute pleasure!

Congratulations Kathreen x


19 Jenny September 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Congratulations Kathreen! It looks lovely, can’t wait to check it out.


20 Tea Rose Home September 2, 2011 at 1:08 am

Hi Kathreen!, I am soo excited to read your new book! I love the photos you posted, BEAUTIFUL! :)


21 kath_red September 2, 2011 at 1:14 am

Thanks everyone for the book love. So appreciate everyone’s kind words and wishes. xx


22 megan enright September 2, 2011 at 1:25 am

Kathreen, the book looks beautiful. I really need to expand my quilting skills and your book looks like the perfect place to go to for that. Well done you!


23 Kirsty September 2, 2011 at 4:54 am

Oooooh this looks lovely Kathreen.


24 Pascale September 2, 2011 at 10:59 am

You are amazing, Kathreen! When do you do all of this?!
This looks like another great book! I’m a beginning quilter and I’m deeply impressed.
I love the colorful ‘dynamic’ pictures you posted!!


25 kath_red September 3, 2011 at 1:35 am

Thank you lovely friends!


26 Suzanne September 2, 2011 at 11:10 am

Wow, gorgeous quilts and the room your kids are playing in is so cute too. What a talented and patient person you are!


27 kath_red September 3, 2011 at 1:36 am

The house where the photo shoot was – was amazing!


28 Elizabeth September 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

It looks beautiful. Congratulations!


29 Kirsten N September 3, 2011 at 12:56 am

Love the look of this!!


30 joanie September 4, 2011 at 2:46 am

I’m not a big quilter but your new book looks wonderful and more than inspiring. Wow! How did you squeeze the time in? Fantastic!!!


31 Tia September 5, 2011 at 10:31 am

How exciting! I don’t know how you do so much. Yet another awesome book. I can’t wait to read it!


32 lisa :: the red thread September 7, 2011 at 7:40 am

It looks lovely! Congratulations Kathreen!
You are an inspiration… I don’t know how you manage to fit so much in to your days!


33 so we added chickens September 7, 2011 at 9:48 am

Bravo! These are beautiful! I am going to have to stalk my bookstore until I find this!


34 cate September 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

this is just WOW!!!!! Gorgeous!!! I wish I had everything you made!!!


35 nicole September 15, 2011 at 12:58 am

LOVE the photography and styling. congrats kath xo


36 corrie September 16, 2011 at 8:46 am

what a gorgeous book! can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! gorgeous and quilts I’d really want to make and enjoy!

well done:)



37 Jowyn Jenson September 21, 2011 at 7:35 am

Lovely pics. I have this on pre-order can’t wait to receive it. Well done.


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