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Chronicle Craft: Whip Up Mini Quilts Blog Tour

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This week marks the start of our Whip Up Mini Quilts Blog Tour! Check out the full schedule below and follow along if you can.

1-Jun CRAFT
2-Jun Crafty Pod
3-Jun Chronicle Books Blog
4-Jun Indie Fixx
7-Jun Craft Sanity
8-Jun Handmade by Alissa
9-Jun My Love for You
10-Jun Film in the Fridge
11-Jun The Haystack Needle
12-Jun West Coast Crafty

I love the range of projects offered up in Whip Up Mini Quilts. I’m a big fan of the quilt as art piece and these projects feel so much less intimidating than embarking on a major quilting project. Below are some of my favorite quilts from the book. Author Kathreen Ricketson also answers some quick questions on creating her lovely new book.

What was the most surprising thing to you about creating Whip Up Mini Quilts?

The whole process has been surprising – it’s my first book and the long lead time and the numerous editing processes was interesting and a big learning curve. I loved working with the different contributors and I guess the most surprising thing was the trust that the contributors put in me to showcase their project to its best.

What was your favorite thing about working on this book?

Again it was all the amazing creative endeavors from the contributors – each project is so different and original. Each one has something about it that is surprising – the fabrics the new techniques – interesting elements. I found something to love in each and every quilt. I especially loved when the quilts arrived at my house and I could see them and touch them – I love the care and love that went into creating them.

Any words of wisdom for aspiring craft authors?

I don’t really consider myself expert enough to give others advice – except perhaps to follow your passion and see where it leads. Work hard and keep trying – don’t give up.

And on a different note!

If you’re planning on heading to Brooklyn Renegade this weekend be sure to stop by and make some tote bags with Chronicle author Lotta Jansdotter!

Check out more Chronicle Craft posts.

Christina Loff
Craft Publicist

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