Playful Precut Quilts Book Tour

Friday, October 16, 2020

 One of my quilting besties published her first book!
Amanda Niederhauser recently published Playful Precut Quilts, 
a beautiful book that includes 15 projects that each feature 12" blocks -
making it easy to mix and match blocks from different patterns!

There were so many cute patterns in this book but I chose to make Flower Basket.
It's a basic patchwork pattern that uses a unique piecing technique, sewing partial seams.
I had never used that technique before.  I was a little nervous to try it but also wanted to 
push myself to learn something new!  And it was actually really easy and really fun!

Flower Basket is a 2-1/2" wide precut strip friendly pattern.
I don't have a lot of precuts in my stash so I decided to do a scrappy
blue and white version using varying shades of blue from my stash.  

Blue is the color I have the most of in my stash
and it was so fun using some of my favorite blue prints.
I put a very small dent in my blue stash but it felt good.

I even had a bolt of the blue chambray I used for the back and
the binding was leftover from a recent finish (my new pattern, United)
so this quilt was made 100% from my stash.
I LOVE those kinds of quilts!

This quilt finishes at 60" x 72" but it would be really easy to make
the pattern bigger or smaller depending on your needs.

For the quilting, I chose a new-to-me edge-to-edge pattern called Terracotta.
My friend Jen Ostler in Lehi, Utah quilted it for me.
I love the way it turned out!

I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt and can definitely see
myself using this pattern again!

There are so many other cute projects in this book
and I love the idea of mixing and matching blocks to make
each quilt your own.  So many possibilities with this book!
You should definitely run out and grab a copy!

Even though Amanda lives in California and I live in Utah,
we get to see each other now and then.  We had a spontaneous
lunch date the other day when she was in town and you bet your bottom dollar
that I had Amanda sign my copy of Playful Precut Quilts.

Congratulations to my friend Amanda on a fantastic book, as well as, 2 darling fabric lines
with Riley Blake Designs.  I'm so happy for her and thankful to be able to call her a friend!

You can visit Amanda's blog HERE for a list of all the other makers
that participated in this book tour.  There are so many inspiring projects representing
a big variety of projects from Playful Precut Quilts.

Have a great day you guys!


  1. Sounds like the book is well thought out for whatever you have available to sew with. Big bonus in this time of slowed shipping and limited in person shopping. Your version of this is lovely. I just love a blue and white quilt.

  2. Looks like a book I may need to get. Love your colors you used for the flower basket.
    Lucky you getting her to sign your book.


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