Quilting a Book, Words and Fabric

I began writing ROYAL STREET in October of 2008. Not coincidentally, I last worked on a quilt in…yep…October of 2008. Now, instead of thousands of tiny pieces of fabric arranged in a visual feast, I try to piece thousands of letters, words, and punctuation marks into something at least pleasant to read.

It’s not such a different process, when you think about it, since my “specialty” is a technique called paper-piecing, which allows you to use really tiny pieces of fabric and create intricate “pictures” with them. A tiny, throw-pillow-sized quilt top can easily have more than 1,000 separate pieces of fabric. (Yeah, yeah, I’m OCD. I know.)

Found some of my quilt pix while digging around last night, and thought I’d share them. There probably won’t be anymore for a while…except the ones pieced together in words.

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

3 thoughts on “Quilting a Book, Words and Fabric

  1. Thanks, guys! Wendy, I hope to get back to quilting one of these days but between day job and writing and eldercare, something had to give!