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2015 Summer Book Club: Raspberry Parlour by Sue Daley

Good day everyone! It’s time for another 2015 Summer Book Club pick. If you’re a fan of English Paper Piecing (EPP), then you will LOVE Sue Daley’s book, Raspberry Parlour.
Not only is Raspberry Parlour full of EPP projects, it incorporates needleturn applique and traditional hand piecing methods. Can we just say that Sue’s applique and EPP tutorials are some of the best out there. The book also includes Sue’s favorite Raspberry pie recipe. 
Parlour Box
Raspberry Tea Quilt
With all of the adorable projects in the book, it was hard for Kimberly to settle on just one, but she chose to make the Raspberry Parlour Block book for her favorite pink notebook. She used Lecien Fabrics’ upcoming collection Minny Muu. Cute right? 

If you’re just getting into the groove of EPP or would like to try this craft, we created the English Paper Piecing kit (curated by Sue’s friend, Jen Kingwell) for you to get started. WARNING: EPP is extremely addicting, so be sure to power up with some caffeine before you start.  

Now for our 2015 BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY! We are giving away a stash of our favorite books and some surprise prizes to one lucky winner. Today, we are doing the contest a bit differently. For a chance to win, here is how to enter…
1. Visit our COMING SOON page and let us know in the comments section of the blog, which fabric collection you would LOVE to use for your next EPP project. 
2. Winner will be announced September 5, 2015

Thank you so much everyone and have a great week! 


  1. This looks like a terrific book. I would love it!
    I have it on my list now
    I am greatly looking forward to buying Hazel fabric, and also Hello Darling♥️

  2. Great book. I would love to do EPP using Little House on the Prairie by Andover Fabrics. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. I love the Halloween kit. For some reason or other the minions do not appeal to me at all. Fingers crossed!!! Thank you.

  4. I have EPP on my to learn list. Thank you so much, now I know exactly what book to get! I would love to use Fig Trees Farmhouse for a EPP first project. : )

  5. I'm torn between the Katy Jones blogger's choice bundle and Tula Pink's coloring book. I may be digging into my birthday money….

  6. The book looks enticing…such fun projects!! I would use Sweetwater's First Crush for a modern "lovely" look.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. This book looks awesome – love paper piecing!! I can't wait to get my hands on Riley Blake's Blackbeard's Pirates to make a new dress for my granddaughter!!

  8. Love your Coming Soon page. All of the fabrics look so rich and yummy making it sooooo hard to choose! I like the Prairie line by Corey Yoder.
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

  9. looks like a great book – I have never tried EPP — I need to get that adorable little kit. I also love the new fabric strawberry fields coming out — that is the fabric I would choose for my EPP project.

  10. I love the muted tones of Alice's Scrapbag. The colors would look great in my home.

  11. looks so fun. I think Basic Mixology would be fun to work with as an EPP project, great brilliant colors and love tone on tone fabrics

  12. I'm afraid this book would add too many projects to my 'to-do' list, but I want it anyway!! I'd love to use Gooseberry by Lella Boutique for some EPP projects!

  13. I really enjoy EPP and this book looks like it has quite a few projects I would like making. Although there are several collections I would love to use for my next paper picked project, my favorite today is Sunflower Song by Kansas Troubles. Thanks for the chane to win.

  14. So many great new fabrics are coming but I'm most looking forward to Tiger Lily for my next EPP project. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I only got through a couple pages and found too many choices!! Apricot & Persimmon could present an interesting palette. Basic Mixologie would be awesome, and Canyon has some luscious colors. Too many good things!! Thanks for the chance to play along.

  16. I'd have to choose Bloom and Bliss by Nadra Ridgeway. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!!

  17. It's not easy to choose only one! I think I would start with Brenda Riddle's Windermere. Thanks for a chance to win!

  18. I would love to use the Color Daze Prints by Laundry Basket Quilts. I think that the range of color contrast would make a wonderful EPP project. Thank you!

  19. I would use Flower Sugar for the wonderful looking EPP projects in this book.

  20. Oh, my! What an inspirational delight!!…
    Sue Daley's book, Raspberry Parlour, looks like it's exactly what I need to get seriously deeper into EPP!!
    (That Raspberry Tea Quilt is *beautiful*!!)…
    … And that EPP Kit by Jen Kingwell looks wonderful! (Well, anything by Jen Kingwell is impressive!!)
    I found SO many new and "Coming Soon" fabrics that I want to get my hands on!!… I think first on my list for EPP would be what Kimberly chose: Minny Muu by Lecien!
    … But, almost tied with first is L's Modern Basics, also by Lecien! (awesome!!)
    Next on my short list, is Tiger Lily by Heather Ross (love!), Lucky by Lotta Jansdotter, and Simply Colorful II by V.&Co. (Wonderful fabrics coming!!)
    Thank you for the inspiration and fabric dreams!!

  21. My next EPP project is with clamshells and I would love to do it in Basic Mixologie or Hello Darling to give it a modern look. Thank for sharing and for offering this giveaway.

  22. This looks like a great book! I would love to use Canyon Yardage by Kate Spain for my next EPP project. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  23. Love the Bohemian Bali because of our Czech Ancestry, Alice's Scrapbag because of the colors, and the Minion collection because my autistic grandson and his two brothers love the Minons. But I think I would love to do an EPP project from the 30's Playtime 2015 Collection.

  24. I would love to do an EPP project with any of the Bloom and Bliss fabric. I am definitely interested in the Raspberry Parlor book for my next EPP project. I need to finish my Patchwork of the Crosses blocks first.

  25. I'm just starting into EPP and love Sue Daley's new book.
    I think American Jane's Bread N Butter would be precious in
    EPP so I can't wait until it's available.

  26. Love the book. Granddaughter is doing her new apartment in a beachy theme, so I need to check out Bohemian Bali Pop Hoffman Fabrics.

  27. Honestly I want pretty much all of them. I can't wait for my Frivols club packages to start showing up! But I think the thing I'm most excited for is the Minion Mayhem kit because I can't wait to make it and give it to my niece and hear her chirping Minyin Minyin!

  28. Wow… I really love the Sue Daley quilt featured on your blog!!! I hope you make it into a BOM with the colors/fabric featured or you could use some of the upcoming new fabric lines? Some of my favorite, upcoming collections are Farmhouse by Fig Tree Quilts For Moda Fabrics, Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics, and Vintage Market by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs. Your shop is always the go to shop to find all these beautiful fabrics, just wish my local shop would carry all these fabric collections.

  29. For an EPP I would use the Farmhouse petite print. The flowers are so sweet and if I could fussy cut them just right it would be darling.
    Thanks for the chance.

  30. I think , after much thought, that "Ardently Austen" would make a beautiful Epp project (and I love fhe nofebook cover), s

  31. There are really a lot of great collections releasing soon. I'd like to make my next EPP quilt with New Bedford by Denyse Schmidt. She has that "instant heirloom" quality about her fabric designs.

  32. The Bloom and Bliss caught my eye and stayed there! Love it…
    mabay1981 at gmail dot com

  33. I love EPP already! I love the Porcelain Blue by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Fabrics because my kitchen is blue. I think a table runner would be great in this fabric combination

  34. City Sunrise is the fabric collection I would LOVE to use for my next project. Love the colors! It was a really hard choice as there are some beautiful must have fabrics in your "coming soon" section!

  35. Why, Ardently Austen, of course!

    BTW, I had to stop looking; My grandsons want Minions, Blackbeard's Pirates,and From the Ground Up; grandgirls 'need' Faraway Forest and anything from Me & My Sister; and I need the Tula Pink coloring book…
    PLUS my daughters' names are Catherine and Charlotte!!

    What Does This Mean?

    Maybe I will spend more time than usual at FQS?

  36. How could I possibly choose just one favorite or "to get". The list I made through page 8 has 8 – one per page!
    If I HAD to choose just one it might be "Cheddar and Indigo" from Penny Rose ….but then again, Fig Tree, French General, Sharon Holland,Blackbird… Too many choices oh my!

    Cheddar and Indgo would float my boat though…for awhile anyway !

    I love this new EPP book from Sue Daley too..,I finished her "Smitten" quilt so I have room for a new one!

  37. I would love to try English Paper Piecing! Love the Minny Muu and of course, Canyon by Kate Spain, as well as Apricot & Persimmon!! All the new fabrics are beautiful.

  38. Wow…hard picking only one…but think will choose "Prairie Flowers"
    (Little House on the Prairie) for my first EPP project! Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way! 🙂

  39. 30's playtime. I am currently working on a quilt with an antique pattern and these prints compliment it perfectly.

  40. WOW, what a wonderful looking book. I love the color raspberry. Makes me happy. I think I will choose to use Hello Darling by Bonnie and Camille, but there are others that I have my eye on too. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Got everything crossed that I can cross/

    bettyharden at charter dot net

  41. I would love to use Bloom and bliss for an EPP project but I am also waiting for Alice's Scrap Bag. It's so yummy!

  42. Oh my, I am overwhelmed with all the new fabric choices!!! But I think my first choice because I am a traditional or primitive quilter would be Betsy Chutcha……..'s Elizas Indigo. I have actually been waiting for that. But I also like Barbara Brackman's new lines Old Cambridge Pike followed by Alice's scrapbag.

  43. It's so hard to pick one! I just can't! My top two would have to be Bright Sun and Hello Darling for an EPP project 🙂

  44. I've not done much EPP but would love to try it again with 30's Playtime 2015 – I really think its a great line. Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  45. Stonehenge Gradations! Also, Modern Background (both Ink and Paper) from Zen Chic! Can't wait until they're available!!

  46. I would love to use Polka dots and Paisleys for an EPP project. It just looks yummy! Sue's book looks lovely and I adore raspberry pie :0)

  47. I would love to use the artisan line in my next EPP project. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

  48. I would love to use Dot Dot Dash because it make me smile. Anything with that would be a happy piece.

  49. I really want this book and the raspberry parlor fabric lol, I would also use the cheddar and indigo for a epp project.

  50. Oh do we just have to choose one??? I love the colors and patterns of Lavender Market 2, and the same goes for Hello Darling. The fresh colors are so attractive and make you want to start sewing. Awesome!

  51. I think Audrey by Color Principle for Henry Glass Fabrics has lots of potential for fussy cutting swirls and flourishes. And since it's coming out in August, I wouldn't have to wait too long! ljbisme at msn dot com

  52. I would love to play with April Rosenthal's new fabric line- Meadowbloom. I recently started my first EPP project…and I'm already planning the next! Very addicting!

  53. Love EPP! Would love to see the book! Thank you for the great giveaway!
    I three choices: 1) Bloom and Bliss
    2) Mini Muu
    3) Flower Sugar
    All three would be great for EPP especially Bloom and Bliss.

    Have a super great day!!

  54. Wow there is a lot "coming soon" to choose from. Loved many of them for this project, but thought Windermere by Brenda Riddle Designs for Moda Fabrics would look really nice.

  55. I would love to have the Tweed Quilt Kit Featuring Basic Mixologie by Studio M because I want to make a quilt for my son and this pattern and fabrics will be perfect!

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

  56. Wow! I think Windermere by Brenda Riddle or FIG TREE FARMHOUSE cannot wait for these new fabrics. English paper piecing is very addictive!

  57. So many choices — I might just buy scads of charm packs. But Color Daze looks like a good starting point — nice colors and lots of different fabrics.

  58. Love the book and I lust after the new Jen Kingwell fabric collection would be great to do her Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt which I have on my list to do.

  59. I think I'd have to say Canyon by Kate Spain. Or maybe I mean Eden by Tula Pink. Flower Sugar would make a pretty EPP project also. So would… Yeah, too many awesome choices to narrow it down!

  60. I would use Ardently Austen by Amanda Herring for my next EPP project. I think Jane Austen herself might have done some English Paper piecing!

  61. I've been making blue and white EPP hexies for a "tile" quilt for quite some time now. Charlotte would be welcome addition to this project. Thanks for consistently introducing me to new books and fabric lines as well as designers to round out my quilting experiences.

  62. There is always far too many fabrics to choose from, why does it have to be soooooo difficult. First I thought I would like Hello Darling because I seem to collect Bonnie & Camille fabric, then I loved Charlotte (and still do) but then I found Windermere…. that is what I would love to make my next hexi quilt from.

  63. Scrolling along through the coming throughs and then gasped when I saw Charlotte by Kensington Studio. Guess I'm a sucker for blues, but that collection would be spectacular in an EPP project.

  64. I'm drawn to Barbara Brackman's Old Cambridge Pike and Laundry Basket's Sticks and Stones. But I'd love to use a pink and red fabric collection to make a quilt using EPP. I love red! Thanks very much.

  65. i would love to use the Farmhouse collection by Fig Tree Quilts. Also, I know that I could also love anything made with fabrics such as Jo Morton's Catherine.

  66. There are several that I like, Gooseberry, Farmhouse, Hello Darling and Canyon. This would be a great book to have!

  67. Looks like I would really like Bloom & Bliss for an EPP project. It looks fresh, fun, and delightful! Love Sue Daley's projects.

  68. I would love to use the 30's Playtime 2015 Half Yard Bundle Reservation Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics for an EPP project!

  69. Tula Pink's Eden looks like it would be wonderful for fussy cutting. I currently have three EPP quilts and I get a lot done on a road trip (unfortunately two long ones in the last month!). Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful prize!

  70. I just started EPP this week and I think I'll be addicted. In looking at ALL the new fabric, I would love to try some EPP w/Tula Pink's "Eden". 🙂 Marlae kampbostenatgmaildotcom

  71. I like
    Dot Dot Dash by Me and My Sister Designs;
    Dream and a Wish by Sandra Workman;
    Eden by Tula Pink;
    2015 Grunge Basics by BasicGrey;
    Prints Charming by Sandy Gervais.

    I hope I didn't have to choose just one!

  72. Oh my! I thought, okay, just hop over to the coming soon section and pick my favorite. It is definitely not that easy! There are so many gorgeous new fabrics coming up.

    Eden by Tula Pink
    Dewdrop Basics
    Cycles of Life
    Miniature Gatherings
    Mille Couleurs

  73. Looking at your "Coming Soon" fabrics, the 1930's Farmer's Wife Sew Along fat quarter bundle has got some pretty colors that look to coordinate very well.
    So many darling fabrics coming out!

  74. Oooo, so many pretty things coming! I had a hard time deciding, but Canyon shouted loudest at me. I love the botanical with retro-feel colors.