I was lucky enough to meet Amy Butler a couple of years ago at Anna Maria Horner’s Craft South in Nashville. Amy radiates kindness, creativity and love. She’s a special person who was born to inspire others, and talking to her for a few minutes makes you understand that our creativity can unlock a world of peace, balance and joy.
So it goes without saying that I am elated that Chronicle Books invited me to host the blog tour for Amy Butler’s new book – Piece Keeping. If you’re visiting my site today for the first time, welcome! I hope you find some of how-to posts and videos you like, and stick around. For those of you whom I haven’t met yet, you can read a little more about my journey HERE.
Piece Keeping is a beautiful book, filled with creative, bohemian-inspired patchwork projects; it is a feast for the eyes.
This summer, I’ve been working long hours with my creative team, preparing to go to print on the 2017 Quilter’s Planner. This has been a thrilling and energizing experience, but it also means that I have less time to dedicate to the growing piles in my sewing room. I know this is a short-term challenge, so I’m just patiently allowing my list of Must-Make Projects to grow.
At the top of my list now?
Amy’s Tribal Cuffs.
My always fashionable, artistic, free-spirited daughter Sophie borrowed Piece Keeping to flip through the pages while I made dinner a couple weeks ago. She stopped at the page featuring the Tribal Cuffs and yelled, “Mom!” “We HAVE to make these!!”
These chic, bohemian, paper -pieced cuffs fall right into the type of sewing I love. Small, unique, and beautiful. I love applying my quilting skills to craft sewing projects that are outside the norm. 2016 has been the year of honing my paper-piecing skills, so this project will fit right in with my goals for myself (and it is Sophie-approved, so I’m all over it).
If you’re curious about the other projects that can be found in Amy’s book, follow along with these blog posts. Each blogger will also be offering a giveaway.
Piece Keeping Blog Tour
- July 11 – Chronicle Books
- July 12 – The Root Connection
- Project: Charming Garland
- July 13 –Suzy Quilts
- Project: Pyramid Pillows
- July 14 – Rock Paper Scissors
- Project: Dreamweaver Wall Art
- July 15 – 100 Billion Stars
- Project: Statement Necklaces
- July 16 – Carrie Bloomston
- Project: Talisman Necklace
- July 17 – Late Night Quilter (ME!)
- Project: Tribal Cuffs
- July 18 – Crimson Tate
- July 19 – A Gathering of Stitches
- Project: Embellished Infinity Scarf
- July 20 – Heather Jones Studio
- Project: Improv Pillows
- July 21 – Make It In Design
- Project: Illuminated Lamp Shades