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Adventures in Paper Piecing & Design Blog Tour Wrap-Up!

Posted by Sarah Elizabeth Sharp on Jan 28th 2019

Hello friends! Sarah Sharp here, author of Adventures in Paper Piecing & Design! The past few weeks I've been totally thrilled to share the adventures (virtual) book tour over on Instagram (#adventuresbooktour), and today, we are so excited to share this round-up post here on C&T's blog! 

At the risk of sounding like a broken record... the book is my attempt to touch on each stage of my FPP process—from piecing technique to pattern design—in three sequential parts. The tour tracks the book from beginning to end, starting with Plant Lady (Parts I and II, which cover everything you need to start sewing on paper (Part I) and designing your own patterns (Part II)), all the way through the seven design prompts (Part III... aka where the adventure begins!)

Part III is workbook-style, divided into seven design prompt/project pairings to get your creative juices flowing:

Learning by the Letter (Snooze)

Traditional with a Twist (Prickly Path)

Objects (Voodoo Feather)

Creatures (Folksy Friends)

Think Outside the (Square) Box (Fireflies)

Repeat Designs (Jungleview)

Single Foundation Paper Piecing (Double Diamond Wedding Ring)

The brief design directives are brought to life with gorgeous collage images (photographed by @ericlubrick and styled by @annamarisa) intended to spark design inspiration of your own. The projects (my “takes” on each prompt) are more of what you might expect from a traditional craft book—project instructions complete with patterns to make the book sample. 

If you're on Instagram and happened to miss any of the tour posts, you can find nearly all the guest posts under the #adventuresbooktour hashtag. For those of you who don't use Instagram, feel free to leisurely scroll through the guest posts below to catch up on everything from day 1!

P.S. Throughout the tour, our guest designers and makers have been offering autographed copies of the book to those following along. And as of Monday morning, there are still a handful of giveaways open! Check out my Instagram profile (click on the "giveaways" highlight) for the ones still up for grabs :)



Monday January 7 - Plant Lady

Heather Givans (@crimsontate |

Featured Quilter: Marion McClellan (@myquiltdiet)

Monday January 14 - Design Prompt No. 3 - Objects

Alison Robins (@littleislandquilting)

Tuesday January 15 - Voodoo Feathers

Jennifer Sampou (@jennifersampou |

Wednesday January 16 - Design Prompt No. 4 - Creatures

Anne Sullivan (@playcrafts |

Thursday January 17 - Folksy Friends

Raquel Olivo (@raquelsews)

Featured Quilter: Kathleen Riggins (@kathleenquilts)
Interview with Kathleen Riggins available at adventures book tour: Folksy Friends

Friday January 18 - Design Prompt No. 5 - Think Outside the (Square) Block

Cath Hall (@wombatquilts |

Saturday January 19 - Fireflies

Sarah Lauzon (@cera.bee |

Featured Quilter: Rachael Dorr (@rachaeldorr)
Interview with Rachael Dorr available at adventures book tour: Fireflies

Sunday January 20 - Sunday Book Review!

Sarah Ashford (@sarahashfordstudio)

Tuesday January 22 - Design Prompt No. 6 - Repeat Designs

Allison Dutton (@allisonsews |

Wednesday January 23 - Jungleview

Merran Fryer (@123bluejumper)

Thursday January 24 - Design Prompt No. 7 - Single Foundation Paper Piecing

Jamie Swanson (@jamiemswansonquilts)

Friday January 25 - Double Diamond Wedding Ring

Elisabeth Hardy (@elisabew |

Featured Quilter: Andrea Munro (@practicaldazzle)
Interview with Andrea Munro available at adventures book tour: Double Diamond Wedding Ring

Saturday January 26 – Recap and Photography