Quilting: From Little Things – Blog Tour

Hi Friends!  I’m excited to share Sarah Fielke’s new book with you today!

Quilting: From Little Things is a fabulous book full of inspiration, and great lessons too.  In the book Sarah has included 10 small projects to learn a new technique or method, and then 10 larger counterparts that allow you to put the method to the test.

The projects include applique, flying geese, foundation piecing, feathered blocks and inset piecing – each one is known to be a challenge, but when used or learned in a small project it isn’t so overwhelming!  Brilliant!

Did I mention wedges earlier?  Hanging Laterns is stunning, and a fun way to use dresden petals in a  new way.

For the novice quilters there’s also lessons in row construction, and strip piecing.  Don’t you love how Sarah puts color together?

I’m so enamored with these feathered stars – named Flock Together.  Those tiny HST units add so much dimension to the quilt!  This one is on my someday list.

I really wanted to take the time to put a lesson into practice, knowing that I will always have lots to learn, and so I made a doll quilt from the Step-Down Piecing section.

I fussy cut the birds and laid out all the pieces, because the pieces don’t line up, it forces you to sew partial seams.

BUT the directions are very clear, and after sewing the first 5 pieces, it was simple to continue on, and finish piecing in one setting.

I also enjoyed hand quilting around the birds, while football was on yesterday.  While I have lots to work on, having a small finish feels so great and completely worth the time and effort put into it.


Do you have your own copy of Quilting: From Little Things, yet?  

If not, there’s a great deal over here.

Use promo code QUILTLITTLE to get your exclusive savings (an extra $5 off!).

Details: Promotion expires 7/31/12. Sale and bonus offers are for “in stock” items only, while supplies last. Martha Pullen Company reserves the right to correct pricing errors.


I hope your week is off to a great start!  I’m working on a couple deadlines, and excited to see my plans come together.  What are you working on?  I think we need a “One Thing Challenge” before Christmas.  Up for a challenge?



ETA – I almost forgot!  There’s lots more stops on the tour, check out these blogs this week for more about Quilting: From Little Things –

Monday, November 28th: Fat Quarterly and Amy Ellis

Tuesday, November 29th : Thomas Knauer

Wednesday, November 30th : Camp Follower Bags and Ryan Walsh

Thursday, December 1st : The Happy Zombie and Moda Lissa

Friday, December 2nd: Mrs Schmenkman Quilts and True Up

Saturday, December 3rd: Pink Chalk Fabrics and Pam Kitty Morning


Sunday 4th December: Sew Mama Sew and Pat Sloan

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:29+00:00 November 28th, 2011|review|20 Comments


  1. Kathy November 28, 2011 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Love the Hanging Lanterns new use of Dresdens. I haven’t seen that done before.

  2. Sue November 28, 2011 at 4:36 am - Reply

    The book is fabulous, isn’t it? I have all her books and love them! The birds in your quilt look great.

  3. Sue November 28, 2011 at 4:37 am - Reply


  4. Darlene B November 28, 2011 at 6:05 am - Reply

    This looks like a great book!

  5. Suzanne November 28, 2011 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Hadn’t heard of this book yet so I enjoyed your introduction. It’s a great idea to have small and large projects focusing on the same technique.

  6. Jacque November 28, 2011 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Her use of color is stunning…looks like a wonderful book!

  7. Sandy N November 28, 2011 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I need one of your challenges for sure!=)

  8. Rachel November 28, 2011 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Fabulous looking book! Thanks for the look inside…and I have to ask…what fabric(s) are the birds? You did a great job with them!

  9. Peg November 28, 2011 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Looks like a great book – love your bird quilt!

  10. Pétra November 28, 2011 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I love your step down quilt! That looks like a good book to improve skills I think I’ll have to add it to my Christmas list!

  11. Mary C in WA November 28, 2011 at 9:54 am - Reply

    I have Sarah’s two Material Obsessions books. I would love to have this one to add to my collection! I might have to go over and order one fro my secret pal too, since it is cyber Monday…

  12. Staci November 28, 2011 at 10:00 am - Reply

    This looks like a great book! I can’t wait to see a copy in person.

  13. lee November 28, 2011 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Thanks for the review~this books looks wonderful!

  14. Linda November 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Just bought Modern Basics. Couldn’t be without a copy any longer. Love the quilts so much.

  15. Beth T. November 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Wow, the quilts in this book are great. Thanks for the peek!

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  17. Cheryl Arkison December 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    That’s what you were up to that day! It looks great.

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