Monday, November 7, 2011

sew to hop!

Today I get to share with you another exciting book I was able to contribute to!! The fun thing about this book is it is all about swaps!! With running quite a few swaps on flickr this book has a special meaning to me, as I really love swaps!!! Being able to get to know other crafters that have the same passion as I do, is one of the best parts. I also love that I get to make something that is most of the time a little out of my comfort zone, and probably wouldn't have made it if it wasn't for the swap. It is always fun to me, the stalking, the creating, and then the sending and waiting to see what their response will be. And then in return, being so excited to receive that special item in the mail that was created just for me!!

The book...Sew to Swap was written by Crissie Grace, illustrated by my dear friend Ariel Eldridge and published by F+W Media. The book was fabulously written and has all the information on how to make a quilt from start to would be wonderful for even the beginner quilter!

A pretty stack of quilts that are in the book!!

Here are some lovely pictures of some of the different collaborative swaps that are in the book!!

From the Super Small Swap section, the Hexie Table Runner. These three grandmother flower gardens are from Heather, Tasha and I. This one I put together and quilted, and it is on the cover!! Yippe!! :)

Also, from the Super Small Swap Section, the Selvedge to Selvedge String Pillow
Made by Chrissie

The Curvy Block Swap is from the Marvelous Medium Swap Section! Lovely blocks all with curves. I love how this one turned out, so modern and vibrant with the Tufted Tweets!! My block in this one is a dresden plate. :)

The Invisible 9 Patch Swap is in the Gorgeous Gigantic Swap section!! I really do love 9 patches, and the colors of yellow and grey are sure pretty!! This one Tasha and I quilted!! It was fun to work together on quilting this one!!

The Wonky Siggy Swap...wonky stars and all the contributors signatures!! I love how this one takes the modern wonky star, but then adds an old tradition of doing a signature quilt. Also you gotta love the colors, red, aqua, and pink!! :) In this quilt each one of the contributors did one block.

I really wanted to also include one of Ariels illustrations!! She did such a fantastic job!! She is so talented, and I have to say that I am so lucky that she designs for my shop!!

Aren't those some spectacular quilts, and that is just a small portion of them!! F+W Media is offering to any of our blog readers a special discount during the blog tour if you'd like to purchase the book. Just use promo code SEW2SWAP.

Also, here is the schedule for the blog tour, if you'd like to follow along~

November 7 Lovely Little Handmades

November 8 Stitches & Scissors

November 9 Cluck Cluck Sew

November 10 My Three Sons

November 11 Twin Fibers

November 12 Stitchy Quilt Stuff

November 13 The Creative Juices of Ariel

November 14 Texas Freckles

November 15 Quilt Dad

November 16 Artsy-Craftsy Babe

November 17 Little Miss Shabby

November 18 A Cuppa and a Catch Up

November 19 A Quilt is Nice

November 20 A Little Sweetness

November 21 House of A La Mode

November 22 I’m Just a Guy Who Quilts

November 23 Little Bit Funky

November 27 In His Grace


  1. I was excited to try the promo code, but it didn't seem to work.

  2. I had it in wrong, it is sew2swap. I just checked and that code works. :)

  3. sweet projects- awesome job!

    Huge congrats!!

  4. I'm very interested in this book! Thanks for all the photos you showed today. So many pretty things!

  5. I saw this book a while back on Amazon, you all did a great job!

  6. Great book!! Can't wait to see it in person.

  7. Looks like a fantastic book with some awesome projects.

  8. wow, Kerri! congratulations! You've been a busy girl, eh? I love this and Cathy Gaubert's book, they book look awesome! xo amy

  9. great work! congrats. the book looks wonderful!

  10. Wow, that book looks so fun! Congratulations!

  11. This book looks like great fun and inspiration!

  12. Your blog is so cute!! I was cruising around looking for wonky star quilts and happened upon your blog and so glad I did. It's 2 in the morning and I really should get some sllep but I've bookmarked you so I can check out your projects in detail. And I LOVE your music!!! Terrylee


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