In her new book, Sliver Quilts, Lisa O’Neill has a great way of adding slivers of color and texture to quilts, runners, pillows, and more. Her technique also allows you to get perfect points on even the tiniest wedges. In her Spokes quilt above, look at how perfect the points are. And the color…I just love it.
In Petit Fours, Lisa uses her slivers to make mini four-patches, which are then used to make bigger four-patches. How clever!
Can you imagine inserting all these tiny strips of silk in Silk Knots? With Lisa’s technique, it’s a snap. Click here to see a few more project quilts in our Flickr gallery. Then go to your local quilt shop and ask for a sliver…no calories, just fun!
Now for the giveaway…one lucky person will win a copy of Sliver Quilts! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite time-saving quilting or sewing technique.
For a second entry, log in to your Amazon account and “like” this book, then come back here to leave a second comment saying you did so. And for those of you Pinterest addicts…you can get a third entry by following our new Pinterest boards! Be sure to come back here to leave a separate comment saying you followed.
Deadline to enter is Sunday, 4/15/12. One comment will be drawn at random to win…the winner will be contacted via email and listed here as an update to this post. Good luck!
4/18/12 update – congrats to our winner, Melissa!
“My favorite time saving technique for sewing is my new best friend the glue stick. I use it to replace hand basting or pinning. It is great for zippers.”