'A Piece of Cake' Book Tour

I am so thrilled to kick off the book tour for my lovely friend and fellow Aussie designer Peta Peace's first book, 'A Piece of Cake', published by Martingale. It's a lovely book full of some of the best quilt patterns I have ever seen (like, seriously), and all of them can be made from layer cake (10") squares. What a clever book concept, and the perfect book name to go with it!

I met Peta via quilty social media a few years back and then finally in person at the spring quilt market last year. She has become one of my best quilty buddies since then and has been a huge support in more ways than one. It was high time she published a book, and I am so happy to join her and a group of incredible sewists in celebrating the launch of her first book! I'm saying 'first' book as I have no doubt she will publish many, many more, the rising star that she is.

For my project on the tour I simply had to make THAT quilt on the cover, which is called 'Playing Around Again'. What a simple but effective pattern -  I had the whole quilt top cut and pieced in just over a day. A new record for me!

We've had glorious sunny weather here the last few days, but because I had a quilt to photograph today in the garden, it had to be pouring with rain, and with blustery winds (grrr). This was the best picture we could manage in the garden, where you can see 'almost' the entire quilt. Just imagine the quilt flapping about as I was taking photos non stop. Most of the other photos featured my husband's legs and the quilt backing more prominently than the front! We finally gave up on the garden shoot, and took the rest of the photos indoors.

The fabrics I have used are of course my Sweet Prairie collection for Riley Blake Designs, which is now out in the US and soon hitting the shelves in Australia and Europe too. The pink bias stripe binding is from my Sweet Orchard collection, and for the backing I used Riley Blake Le Creme Swiss Dot in Gray.

Here's the schedule for the rest of the blog tour, if you would like to see more wonderful quilts from this book! Enjoy!
14 Aug Sedef - Down Grapevine Lane
15 Aug Jemima - Tied with a Ribbon
16 Aug Samantha - Aqua Paisley Studio
17 Aug Andy - A Bright Corner
18 Aug Kirsty - Bonjour Quilts
20 Aug Alison - Cotton Factory
21 Aug Carrie - Moda Fabrics
22 Aug Nadra - Ellis and Higgs
23 Aug Angie - Gnome Angel
24 Aug Tara - Tara Sews
25 Aug Jules - The Creative Retreat
26 Aug Kristyne - Pretty by Hand
27 Aug Kimberly - Fat Quarter Shop
28 Aug Lissa - Moda Lissa
29 Aug Amy - Diary of a Quilter
30 Aug Kerry - Kid Giddy & Cat - Hello from Cat on Instagram
31 Aug Jane - Modern Makers Retreat
1 Sept Kate - Never Enough Hours
2 Sept Jodie - Vintage Ric Rac
3 Sept Sharon - Patches Indooroopilly
4 Sept Amanda - Material Girl Quilts
5 Sept Amber - A Little Bit Biased
6 Sept Xanthe - Wife Made
7 Sept Rachel - Family Ever After
8 Sept Jenny - Martingale
9 Sept Amy - Nana Company
10 Sept Peta - She Quilts A Lot


  1. Looks like a wonderful book. Will be on my Christmas list.

  2. HI,Thanks for sharing this great BOOK! Eager to own it!

  3. It is beautiful!! Yes, it would have to rain on the day you especially need the sunshine :) - but you did beautifully!!

  4. Absolutely love the look of your quilt Sedef! I'm not a quilter who normally looks out for quick an easy but with christmas looming fast I'm starting to look out for some quick quilts projects that offer a little extra zing! Will check out piece of cake because I'm hunting for pretty and fun too! Thanks for sharing. I've just subcribe to some of the other quilters of your group to see what they are doing for a while to motivate me to having more fun in my life. Ta

  5. gorgeous quilt!! And I've got to find your fabric: What a beautiful line!! Hugs, H

  6. I just found this blog hop but wanted to tell you how gorgeous your quilt is! I love your fabric!

  7. This is Chris from Medford, Wisconsin USA How do I order the bk "Piece of cake?"

    1. Hi Chris you can order it at your local quilt fabric store or from Amazon.com :)


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