Quilting Through a Book

A few weeks ago I read a blog post on Blue Elephant Stitches website talking about Quilting through a Book and knew I had to take up the challenge.  I even immediately knew which book I wanted to work through.

When Amber Johnson from A Little Bit Biased started showing the quilts from her book Vintage Vibe last year I found myself ‘oohing and ahhing’ over every single quilt.   I pre-ordered the book locally and wasn’t disappointed when it arrived.   I remember telling a friend that I wanted to make every single project and then….. nothing, I haven’t sewn a single thing from the book yet!   I’m so grateful for the idea to quilt through a book because it has provided me with the motivation I need to get it done.


I can’t promise that I’ll be fast but I would like to have every project done in 18 months time.  I also can’t promise that I’ll make a full size version of every project but I do promise to make each and every one in some form or another.

And… I really want to use up these cute little scrap strips Amber sent me along with her Cross Stitch pattern some time ago.   I have made the Cross Stitch quilt, it one of my favourites and is right now on my bed.


But, my original plans for the scraps changed so I’ve decided to try to incorporate some of them into each project I make from the book.   Lets see how I go with that one!


First cab off the rank is Scrap Jars Quilt, its my 2nd favourite from the book, (I’ll leave you guessing for now as to which one is my favourite), and is probably the easiest one to incorporate some of the scraps in to so was an easy first pick.


Is anyone else taking up the challenge to Quilt Through A Book?   I’d love to hear if you are and which book you’ve chosen 🙂

Happy quilting!


5 thoughts on “Quilting Through a Book

  1. Hi Peta, love this idea. Can’t wait to see your makes from Amber’s book. It looks like a beautiful choice to work through. I haven’t seen her Cross Stitch quilt pattern before. Your version shown above looks gorgeous! Did you use one fabric collection/range to make it, or is it a mixture from your stash?

    1. Thanks Kelly, I’m really looking forward to it :). I made the Cross Stitch quilt with Bonnie & Camille’s Miss Kate minus the Navy prints and some of the reds. I’m fairly sure I had enough from one layer cake minus a couple of pieces I was able to pull from my stash.

  2. You’re tempting me! It sounds like such a fun idea! I love this book and have already made one of the quilts, so maybe I’ve started?

  3. Great idea! But it would mean I’d have to buy a quilt book! Oh hang on, I have Jen Kingwell’s…..but that may just be a little optimistic that I’d get all her quilts made! 😉

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