The colourful photographs, vibrant fabrics, and charming vintage-modern styling give this book a warm and inviting feel
. - Ellen Luckett Baker Kathreen has produced a book full of original, interesting and diverse designs that don't look like pre-cuts at all. -
Sarah FielkeBeautifully written and charmingly hand illustrated. [Little bits quilting bee] begins with a look at the community aspect of quilting, from quilting bees and swaps to guilds and charity quilts. ... [The quilts] are fresh, fun, modern and inspiring. Put together but not too put together if you know what I mean. -
Aneela Hoey Along with being super informative, if I had to use one adjective for the book, it would be cozy. There's just something about the photography and the great hand drawn illustrations that make reading this book a comfy way to spend some time! -
Alissa Haight Carlton
From the Author
When I first began designing the quilts for the book, I drew upon my art and photography background to research ideas, mixing tradition and contemporary together - taking in colour, contrasts, shapes and patterns from different cultures and handmade traditions such as Japanese Shibori, Latvian embroidery, Indian architecture and Mid-century fabric design. I knew I wanted my personal style (vintage/modern and cosy) to shine through strongly - while at the same time creating young, vibrant and graphic designs - I hope I succeeded and I hope you enjoy the book!
Making 20 quilts in a short space of time is quite physically demanding - so I devised a method of sewing standing up which really saved my back. Mentally it was a challenge too - all that math! And yes I quilted all the quilts (with the exception of one) myself at home on a mid arm quilting machine.
Big lovely thank you to my husband Rob Shugg who is the genius behind the hand drawn illustrations, my two cheeky children who appear angelic in the book. And of course the fabulous photographer and stylist who made the quilts look so charming and cosy.