Animal Quilts by Juliet van der Heijden is a masterpiece of foundation paper piecing. It’s no secret that foundation paper piecing and I do not always see eye-to-eye. I love the results, but I’m loathe to spend the time on the construction method. Animal Quilts might just be the book to change all of that for me. Juliet’s skill at paper piecing pattern creation and her ability to teach through her words shines through in this book. Juliet has combined the art of making quilts with a platform for people to develop the skills they need to be life long foundation paper piecers.
Animal Quilts contains 12 paper piecing patterns and they’re amazing in their detail. The use of colour and print to convey movement and depth in the quilts is on point and it makes me long for the patience to make one of these for myself. My favourite quilt has to be the swan and I’ve added it to my must make list.
I am far from an expert when it comes to foundation paper piecing and so I really loved that Juliet covers everything from fabric selection, use of prints, scale and the basics of how-to foundation paper piece. It’s a great resource for those that are looking to either start foundation paper piecing or cement their skills with this technique.
I love that this book is so simply and cleanly styled. The book design works really well to help people focus in on the information they need and doesn’t overwhelm the reader. It’s a great book to give as a gift or to keep for yourself.
Win a Animal Quilts eBook
One lucky reader can win an ebook copy of Animal Quilts by leaving a comment on this post telling me what you love or fear about foundation paper piecing. Entries are open internationally. Give-away closes Tuesday 21 November. Winner will be announced in Gnome Gnews on Monday 26 November. You can subscribe by clicking here.
Because I love you all and I think that no quilter should be without a copy of Animal Quilts by Juliet van der Heijden I’m giving you a chance to win an ebook copy. Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you love or fear about foundation paper piecing and you could win a copy (a bonus way to enter can also be found on my Instagram account by clicking here – look for the book cover). Competition is open internationally. Competition closes 11:59pm 21 November. Winner announced in the 27 November edition of Gnome Gnews (click here to subscribe).
Where to Buy Your Own Copy of Animal Quilts
Blog Hop Dates & Links
Juliet has put together a fabulous list of bloggers and influencers to review her book and make projects from it. You can pop around the internet and find out more about her book and see some amazing projects via the links below.
- Monday 6th November – Juliet from The TartanKiwi
- Tuesday 7th November – Annabel from Little Pincushion Studio
- Wednesday 8th November – Chris from Made by Chrissie D
- Thursday 9th November – Quilting Daily
- Friday 10th November – Matthew from Mister Domestic
- Monday 13th November – Kate from Quilt with Kate
- Tuesday 14th November – Kristi from Schnitzel and Boo
- Wednesday 15th November – Angie from Gnome Angel <- You are here
- Thursday 16th November – Paul aka Evildemondevildog
- Friday 17th November – Sarah from Sariditty
Disclosure: F&W provided an electronic copy (eBook) of Animal Quilts to GnomeAngel.com. Juliet also provided me with a signed hard copy. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by the businesses involved. For further information about my disclosure policy please click here. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn a very small commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link, in fact in some cases I can offer you a better price via an affiliate link. I will not recommend something that I do not use myself. These commissions help me keep being able to provide you with great content for free. Thank you, in advance for your support!
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