whipup mini quilts

*Cough* now this is my quilt from Kath’s book and the only reason I’m doing this post is that she’s gallivanting around Melbourne at the moment. Thanks Julie and The Storque for posting my quilt! My design is definitely tongue in cheek, but it is also directly related to an incident with nanna’s false teeth and my cardigan pocket…Link to pattern.

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Film in the fridge has reviewed my book on the blog tour - lovely things she has said and is giving away a copy too.

[picture of the circus quilt by Alix McAlister]

The blog tour continues: [with lots of chances to win a copy]

June 1 - Craftzine – essential quilting tools
June 2 - Crafty Pod – book review + giveaway
June 3 - Chronicle Books – Behind the making of the book
June 4 – Indie Fixx – Designing your own mini-quilts
June 7 – Craft Sanity – Piped binding tutorial
June 8 – Hand Made by Alissa chatting about mini quilts
June 9 – My Love for You Background on Mini Quilts
June 10 - Film in the Fridge review
June 11 - The Haystack Needle Decorating with mini quilts
June 12 – West Coast Crafty

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Introducing more of the contributors, whose mini quilt patterns appear in Whip Up Mini Quilts, published by Chronicle books

Yesterday I introduced you to the cover gals: Alexandra Rasmussen, Lisa Solomon, and Kellie Wulfsohn.

Today I want you to meet the three European based gals: Alix McAlister, Ruth Singer and Kajsa Wikman.

Alix McAlister, is a UK based collector and story teller, I love her folky magical aesthetic.

Ruth Singer is an author, stitcher and textile historian. She has an exquisite ability to manipulate fabric.

Kajsa Wikman is Finnish artist with a playful approach to making – her children are a major inspiration in her work.

More makers will be introduced to tomorrow: Australian based makers Alison Brookbanks, Shannon Lamden, Kristine Lempriere, Nicole Vaughan and me! And US based makers Betz White, Sherri-Lynn Wood, Lisa Call, Boo Davis, Malka Dubrawsky, Victoria Gertenbach, Lizette Greco, Liz Harvatine, Jude Hill, Lucinda Jones, Alicia Paulson, Meg Spaeth and Sarah Steedman.

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