Wednesday 12 June 2013

Quilting On The Go ~ blog tour

 Hey readers
most of you will know that I love epp
(English paper piecing)
and that I am not one for courting sponsors and the like...
However when I was asked by Jessica from Life Under Quilts
if I would like to have one of my quilts in a book about epp.
well who wouldn't jump at the chance right?
Roll on a year and here we are on the blog hop tour for
 Quilting on the Go.
Whats more
two lucky readers will get to own their own copy
by entering giveaways hosted by Lesley @  Stitch Literate
and Lucy @ Charm about You
(see below for dates)
For me it's all about the top of page 48!
For you it's a fabulous book 
with EVERYTHING you need to help you learn
or further your epp skills.
I met Jess after she invited me to join her diamond epp flickr group,
I was at the tail end of my summer of love quilt
(what no pictures)
so was glad to meet likewise quilters.
I didn't even know that what I was doing was called epp!
 So what do you get?
140 pages of awesomeness!
So many inspiring ideas
with great fabric combos.
Really clear photos and step by step instructions on 
getting started
creating a travelling sewing kit
quilting methods
fussy cutting
fabric ideas
making labels
Oh and let me not forget the projects!
I rarely see book projects that I want to make,
so when I received my copy 
I was surprised how I
fell in love with epp all over again
thanks to Jess's ten stunning projects
from the ever popular hexagon cushion,
to her signature memory quilt.
One of my favs is this cute pincushion.
  You may think that I might give a biased opinion
but I really do think the book is a triumph.
If you've fallen in love like I have click a button
and find more awesome reviews
overseas readers

UK readers below
you may find the book in the UK has a different cover.

The lovely people at paperpieces
 are offering readers 20% off their entire shopping cart,
 no minimum purchase, with the code UNDER20 throughout the entire book tour.
What better way to get you started
than with the hard work cut out!!

 So here are the dates for what looks like a very 
exciting blog hop.
This was my first blog hop so
I'm feeling quite chuffed to be part 
of such a great ensemble!

June 11    Lesly at Stitch Literate 
June 12    Clare at Selfsewn        
June 13    Christina at A Few Scraps
June 14    Victoria @ Bumblebeans
June 15    Amanda Jean at Crazymomquilts
June 16    Laura at Quokka Quilts      
June 17    Lucy at Charm About You  
June 18    Katy at I'm A Ginger Monkey
June 19    Ara Jane at What Ara Jane Loves
June 20    Kathy at Pink Chalk Studio Blog
June 21    Jessica at Life Under Quilts      

I hope you felt my love for 'Quilting on the go'
Don't forget to enter the giveaways!!
* please note that my rose star tutorial
doesn't feature in the book,
but is available here on my blog.


  1. Congratulations Clare on your inclusion in the book AND your first blog hop! It is well deserved! Here's to many, many more features!

  2. Congratulations on being featured in this lovely book Claare, and being part of the Blog hop!
    I have just ordered it based on what I saw and read here,as I too am loving epp at the moment and just know I'm going to be inspired!
    Gill xx

  3. Well done Clare, so great to see you work in what looks to be a really fab book. Stunning quilt, of course. I think I need the book...
    Hen x

  4. I love EPP. I would love to win this book. It's on my to buy list.

  5. Congrats on the feature, page 48 looks great!

  6. I'm so excited about the book and that one of my favorite people (you) is in it! I'm off to buy it as I don't want to take any chance that I won't have a copy!!

  7. Well done you or being in a proper published book!
    Such an exciting achievement.
    Lisa x

  8. congrats on your inclusion in the book.

  9. Congratulations on being in what looks to be a gorgeous, helpful book!

  10. Congratulations for being in the book and in this lovely blog hop. This book looks like a really good book. I also enjoy EPP so much.

  11. How exciting for you! I'd love a book full of all your lovely quilts! Well done Sweetheart! :) x

  12. Congratulations Clare - this looks like such a great book. I love your blog - your hand piecing inspires me :-)

  13. I would love to win the book so I can use it for reference once I get my fabric all cut out!

  14. Imagine getting your quilt in a book! sigh! What an honour!! Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance!!

  15. Congratulations on the book's release. It's full of some lovely quilts, and I would enjoy making a number of these. I've bumbled along doing my version of EPP, and would dearly love to win a copy of this book so can learn true EPP from experts (for more than just hexagons). Thanks for introducing me to the quilting on go blog tour. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. This looks a great book - I love the pincushion!

  17. Congrats! The book looks like a lot of fun. I definitely want to try your rosé star--it's absolutely beautiful.

  18. Gorgeous quilts. have done some EPP, but not a lot. This is inspiring. Thanks for sharing

  19. This looks like a wonderful reference book. I put it on my Amazon wishlist, but I would love to win a copy. I love portable projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Lovely stuff! I really enjoy handwork & would love to win this. Thanks!

  21. I would love to really learn to do epp. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. This looks like a lovely book!

  23. This books looks fabulous. I've done a lot of EPP but can always learn something new!

  24. A fantastic book for us EPP lovers. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. I sure would like to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Looks like a fabulous book...and all adaptable to my go-to method of Inklingo! I print the stitching and cutting lines and my fabric and I'm good to go!

  27. Clare, I am so behind on my blog reading! But I am so glad I went back to take a look! This is so exciting....the book and page 48!!! The best page in the entire book :) You are simply amazing...congrats! This looks like a fantastic book....I will be looking for it.

  28. Congratulations!!! Has to be such an exciting experience to be in a book!!

    The whole book looks awesome too, would definitely be well used at my house!!

  29. Congrats again! The book looks so cool, and I'm so thrilled to see your beautiful handiwork featured :-D


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