Sunday, September 25, 2016

Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Today is the last day of the blog tour for my book Lovely Little Patchwork, published by Tuva Publishing!  I'm so honored that so many lovely and talented friends joined in to be part of it.   I loved seeing all their creations from my book!

One of my favorites still is the sweet vintage planter pincushions.  I made a pincushion and set it in this cute deer with a tulip cart.  I think it is so cute!

But then I also got this sweet girl planter recently so had to try it out in her.  I'm having a hard time deciding which one it should live with.  It may have to take turns.  :)

First on the blog tour was Sarah of A Little Happy Place.  She made this adorable cross stitch needle book!

Another sweet needle book was made by Heidi of Fabric Mutt!

Look at the adorable strawberry backpack Megan of Quilt Story made!!  I love it!!  The fabric is perfect for it!!

Cheri of Tinker with this made this lovely Apple Tree pillow!  Mine is hanging up in my classroom right now as a mini quilt as we are studying apple this month.  :)

This darling deer pillow was made by Ange of A Little Patchwork!  Isn't it the cutest!?!

Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane made my lemonade jug rug into the sweetest pillow!  I love seeing my creations turned into something else!!  I love how she used her new fabric collection!  Also, make sure to check out her newest blog post about her new book, Quilt Petit.

Next on the blog tour was Kimberly of Fat Quarter shop and the Jolly Jabber!  She made the patchwork heart coasters and hers turned out so cute!!

Samantha of Aqua Paisley Studio made this lovely patchwork star pillow and the needle book!  I love them both!!

Ayda of Cafenohut made the applique apple tree pillow and the darling cherry potholder!!  They both turned out so sweet!!

Check out LeAnne's of Everyday Celebrations super sweet creations!  Another version of the apple tree pillow, and these super darling pixie dolls she created from my Little Red Riding Hood pattern.  They are so cute!!

I think I need to make a pair of pixie dolls for Christmas too!!

Sharon of Lilabelle Lane made the Deer and Mushroom wall quilt!  She also made the back to school pencil pouch!!  I love the bright colors she chose!  It turned out so lovely!!

Next up was Laurn of Molly and Mama!  She made the Cherry Potholder into a cute little mini quilt!  I love her fabrics!!  And the cute button she added to the leaves are a perfect touch!!

Kate of The Homemaker Blog turned the cross stitch needle book pattern into a sweet pillow!  It is darling!!

Isn't Debbie's (of Happy Little Cottage) Apple Tree Pillow and Patchwork Sailboat Pillow to die for!!

They both turned out so cute!!

Wynn of ZakkaArt made the most darling Strawberry backpack out of Apple Farm!!  It turned out so cute!!  I adore it to pieces!!

Kim of Retro Mama made this darling bunny vintage planter pincushion!!  She found her planter on Etsy.   She also make the cute heart patchwork coasters!!

Next in the blog tour was Jennie of Clover and Violet!  She also made a couple of darling items...a tulip drawstring bag and a pumpkin and maple leaf pillow.  I love the creative take on both of these!!

Veronica of Vivid Felicity made a Cherry Potholder!  It turned out so cute!!

Next, Nadra of Ellis & Higgs made these sweet patchwork coasters!  I love the lace she added instead of the ric rac!

Minki of Minki Kim's made the adorable Lemonade Jug Rug, and she added a little of her own touch to it.  I love it!!

Next, Sharon of Daisy Cottage Quilting made an adorable needle book!  I love the fussy cut chick she put in the middle!

Peta of She Quilts Alot made a patchwork pumpkin place mat!  So perfect for Halloween!

Sarah of Piccolo Studio made a fun Deer pillow from my Deer and Mushroom quilt!!   I love how it really pops!

Kristin of Goobadesigns made the Deer and Mushroom Quilt!  I love how it turned out!  The solids with the floral corner stones are perfection!!

Yesterday, Erin of Why Not Sew? posted her patchwork pumpkin & maple leaf place mat!  I love the fall fabrics!!  It is perfect!!

I truly love each project that was made by all my sweet talented quilting friends!  Thanks to all of you for taking the time to participate and putting your heart into sewing each item!  It was fun to see all the variations.

Also, thanks for taking the time to scroll through the entire post.  Wasn't it eye candy!!  Now it's time for the giveaway!  I'm giving away a free signed copy of my book Lovely Little Patchwork.  Just post a comment and let me know what you'd want to make.  I'll select a winner at random Wednesday evening.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Lovely Little first book!!

I'm so excited to share some exciting news!!  Last year I started working on my first book through Tuva Publishing.  When they contacted me asking if I'd be interested in writing a book I was excited, nervous, scared but most of all so honored they'd choose me out of the tons of talent out there.  I still have knots in my stomach as the April release date becomes closer.  Hoping and wishing the book is loved by everyone.  I have put my entire heart and soul into the book and each project. 

The projects are all ones that I designed and put a lot of thought into...sharing what I love to make and what I thought you would also enjoy making.  Some are favorites from my past like my Little Red Riding Hood doll and my sweet Vintage Planter Pincushions.  There are also pillows, a pot holder, quilts, tote/back pack, a placemat, and many more.

Here are a few more pictures of some of the projects...

Cozy Cottage Sewing Machine Cover...

 Vintage Planter Pincushion...

Garden Apron...

Cross Stitch Sewing Book...

Pretty Pinwheels on Point Quilt...  The quilting is done by the talented Vickey of Studio V Quilting.

The quilting for the pinwheel on point quilt is done by the talented Vickey of Studio V Quilting.

 Patchwork Strawberry Backpack...

Scrappy Sailboat Pillow...

Market Day Tote...

Pumpkin & Maple Leaf Placemats...

Deer & Mushroom Quilt...

 The quilting  for the deer & mushroom quilt is done by the talented Vickey of Studio V Quilting.

I can't wait for the book to be released in April.  It seems like just around the corner! If you would like to pre-order Lovely Little Patchwork you can through Amazon here.