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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

It's Finally Here!

Hey there, friends!  If you're looking for Needle and Thread Thursday, I will post it tomorrow morning, but this announcement deserves its very own post!

I am SO very excited to let you know that my latest book, Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs is finally available for preorder!  Technically, the release date isn't until June 21st, but as the author, I'm expecting to get my copies a little bit earlier.

I'm so, SO proud of this book.  If you're a regular around here, you know that I love making pieced quilt backs for my quilts.  Sometimes they're very simple and sometimes they're a little more intricate, but I always, always piece my backs.  It allows me to keep my scraps in check, and I know that my back will coordinate perfectly with the front of the quilt.

So, I wanted to write a book that made pieced quilt backs accessible for everyone.  So, those of you who stare at your pile of leftovers and aren't quite how to use them, this is your book.  You quilters who worry that a pieced back is too much work and your brain just doesn't want to expend the effort to figure it out, this is your book, and for those of you who have tons of fabric in your stash, but end up buying more for quilt backs because you think you don't have enough of the "right" fabrics, this is your book.  It's even for those of you who make pieced quilt backs regularly but feel stuck in a rut of always making the same design!  Here's a rundown of everything this book has to offer-

*30 (!!!) unique pieced quilt back patterns-

     15 patterns use scraps from the front of your quilt.  These are organized by scrap size so you can easily find a pattern that fits the leftovers you have available.

     15 patterns use stash and yardage.  If you don't have any leftovers, you can choose a quilt back that uses fabrics that coordinate with the front.  These are organized by the number of fabrics used.

*EACH quilt back pattern is written in three sizes, lap, twin, and queen.

*Full quilt finishing instructions, including how to keep your pieced quilt back straight and in-line with the front of your quilt while basting.

*18 (!!!) FREE bonus quilt patterns!  These lap size quilt "front" patterns coordinate with the pieced quilt backs, and are downloadable directly from the publisher with the book purchase.

So, where can you get it?  I'm happy to report that Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs is available from all the usual places you might buy a quilt book- Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Connecting Threads, Missouri Star, and maybe even at your local quilt shop.  If they don't have it in stock, please ask about it!

Also, you can get a signed copy of the book from my Etsy shop HERE.  I'm expecting my books in mid-June, so go ahead and get those orders in, and you'll be one of the first to get yours.  Thanks so much, friends!


  1. Congratulations on the publishing of your new book, Kelly! I'm so excited to be part of the launch for it. I'm finishing up my project this very week! Looking forward to sharing it soon.

  2. Congrats on your new book! Looks interesting!

  3. Congratulations Kelly! This sounds like an interesting concept, love the idea of using those leftovers form the quilt front and making a complimentary quilt back.

  4. This is a super wonderful book! I'm working on one of the free quilts and the back for it and another! I feel honoured to be part of the launch!

  5. Hi Kelly, congratulations on your new book! Will it be available in one of the e-book formats?

  6. Your new book sounds like is packed full of great ideas and patterns. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

  7. Many, many congrats! That is so awesome!

  8. Yay you! Congratulations! Love knowing that you published through Landauer, "my" hometown (Des Moines, Iowa) publishing company that's now owned by Fox Chapel Publishing.


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