Welcome Welcome. I am honored to be one of the stops on the tour along with such talented people. Sweet Celebrations features projects from 21 designers or as we call them chefs.
Chef is code word so that our families think we are spending more time in the kitchen than in the sewing room.
Why I am on the hop? Because I had the honor of compiling this project. However I did not do it alone. I had lots of help from Angela Yosten and Jenny Garland who helped hatch the entire project.
I also wanted to give a shout out to Chelair Etter who took care of making sure each chef had the ingredients necessary to complete their project. Thanks also to the great crew at Stash Books for putting together such a great book that can be used throughout the year.
The book was started a year and a half ago so to see the actual book and the great projects inside is such a great surprise to see how it all came together.
Throughout the hop you will see a few of the projects in the book so I am not going to duplicate those images. However I am going to show you the pages titled, Celebrate the Designers. That is really what this blog hop is all about, celebrating the designers and all the work they put into this project. I am lucky enough to have my hands on an early copy of the book. I also have many pages flagged for the projects that I want to make!
If you are a storeowner, you can meet some of the chefs at market. They will be there doing a book signing in the United Notions booth.
If you are coming to Quilt Festival in Houston, there will be a Moda Bake Shop booth, showcasing some of the projects from the book as well as all the projects online at the bakeshop.
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite part of quilting is and I will draw a winner for this little bag of treats that includes 8 different 2 1/2″ charm packs called Moda Candy.
My recipe is from a friend of mine, Debbie Outlaw. The recipe has been around for so long no one knew what it’s original name was…………so I took the liberty to rename it, Outlaw’s Pumpkin Muffins.
here is a link to the recipe.
Hop on over to Little Miss Shabby to see what she is saying today about Sweet Celebrations.
My favorite part is the sewing and putting th blocks together. Hate the ironing. Thanks for the chance!
I think my favorite is developing a concept and then sitting at the sewing machine.
It is fun to see an idea become a real thing.
The part when you put the finished quilt on the bed and settle down for a long sleep. Before that, hard to choose between choosing the fabrics, hand applique or hand quilting, but I think hand quilting wins.
My favorite part is matching the fabrics with my favorite patterns. SEW fun!!!
Picking the fabrics is my favorite part. I have yet to see any of those cute little Moda candies in person, but I would sure love to.
My favorite part of quilting is the final stitches of the binding! HA! Actually, I really enjoy choosing fabrics; trying to decide what goes where and how you want the quilt to look!
I love choosing the fabric and the sewing. And ten, honestly, my tops tent to lay around a while before I quilt them … let's just say my quilting skills are upgradeable;-) Thanks and greetings from germany, Hildy
I love binding….it's the cherry on top and the last mile of the road. And you get to snuggle the new quilt while you're doing it;-)
I love seeing the designs come together. After choosing the fabrics, I always think I know what something will look like, but it's almost always better! And completing the blocks is so satisfying.
My favorite part is cutting and piecing, because I love playing around with all those tidy little stacks of fabric.
My Favorite part of Quilting is stash diving.
My husband tolerates me, but every
bit of avaiable surface area is
covered in fabrics so can be
assureed just the right ones are
used and so i can make a list of additional fabric I need to buy.
I love the designing of the quilts. Pulling fabrics together is a blast. I can put fabric together that people would never think of using.and people just love them.
Picking out the fabrics – there are always so many beautiful choices!
I love the coming together part! And choosing fabrics, and finishing that binding, I think what I enjoy is free motion quilting. Mmmmm there is quite a lot I like about quilting!
I love picking the fabrics best.
My favorite part is picking the design and the perfect fabric to go along with it. There are just so many possibilities!
I love the design process: choosing a pattern/block(s), picking and fondling fabrics…ahhhh
Planning is the most fun, I think! I love just imagining how different patterns would look in different fabrics– have lost many hours of sleep doing such "imagining"! LOL
Thank you so much for this fun hop! I'm loving all the yummy recipes– both edible and not! 🙂 Outlaw's Pumpkin Mini Muffins sound delicious– and I love that they're so quick and easy to make! I'm saving this recipe– I think it will be my contribution to our family's Thanksgiving dessert table this year! 🙂
My favorite part of quilting besides the actual motions of doing so, is the satisfaction I get when I'm able to say, "I did that." I created that beautiful quilt that could possibly last for generations. But also because quilting is therapeutic for me, I find solace in the petting and cutting of beautiful soft fabrics, and the hum of my sewing machine.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win!
Your recipe sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it!
My favorite part of quilting is hard to name because I enjoy the whole process. I'm designing a baby quilt right now around fabric that my daughter chose. I loved shopping with her. And I'll enjoy putting it together and quilting it. I just like the whole process!
Thanks so much for the recipe and giveaway! I've been on the hunt for a new pumpkin recipe, and who doesn't love things in "mini!" My favorite part of quilting is watching the idea go from my head, to design wall, to real thing! LOVE watching it all come together!
I love piecing the best!
My favorite part is pulling the finished quilt out of the dryer. Nothing better than that crinkly goodness!
I have two parts that are my favorite. First the creative aspect of it. Then it's the comradery of the quilting community.
My favorite part is piecing!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for all your hard work, and the team, for creating this book. It's so nice to know you support the designers and the work that you all do.
Whatever part I'm working on at the moment tends to be my favorite part–except the cutting I'm not a huge fan of. I also enjoy the relaxing-ness of hand quilting.
Minha parte favorita,é escolha dos tecidos e a cada bloco pronto é uma festa.Mas gosto muito de ver pronta.Obrigada.firstname.lastname@example.org
My favorite part of quilting is hand piecing. I love to stitch the pieces together while I am watching television in the evenings. I also love color combinations and just looking at all of the lovely fabrics. I could easily become a fabric hoarder. EASILY!
My favorite part of quilting is getting that first block finished. Then I can see if my color and pattern choices are going to give the results I was hoping for. Sometimes I'm surprised by what shows up
I enjoy the piecing. Nothing better than hearing the hum of my sewing machine.
My favorite part of quilting is piecing.
Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to see the Sweet Celebrations book.
I like all the process of quilting but what I really love is planning a quilt… drawing it and calculating the measures of each part of each block… it's fun!
Thank you for the giveaway!
My favorite part of quilting is all of the friends I've made. We've become a very close group!
I love cutting the fabric and sewing it back together.
I think my favorite part of quilting is the piecing together of a quilt. I like seeing a quilt come together piece by piece. Thanks for the giveaway and the recipe.
My favorite part of quilting is the process of cutting up pieces of fabric into little pieces only to sew them back together into something wonderful! It is so relaxing and for someone that has a stressful job sewing is the best medicine!
My favorite part of quilting is seeing yards of fabric become a beautiful quilt. It still amazes me every time I finish a quilt.
My favorite parts of quilting are the beginning (choosing a pattern and selecting fabrics) and the end (admiring and enjoying the finished project). Of course, I also enjoy the I between!
I would say my favorite part of making a quilt would be at the point where you really get to see how the quilt is going to come together.
Honestly, my very favorite part of the quilting process (after the shopping!) is the quilting. I am a machine quilter and I love to quilt.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I love all parts of quilting, but my absolute favorite is hand sewing on bindings. I find it very relaxing and it means the quilt is almost ready to use! 🙂
Well got to admit the best part is getting an idea and then shopping for the fabrics for it! Least amont of work! But do like the rest of it too, its supposed to be fun not work and most of the time is. So many great fabrics out now, too much to choose from. Love the book, thanks for the chance.
I think my favorite part of quilting is the variety. When I tire of cutting I can sit and piece for a while and then quilt if piecing begins to wear on me. That's why I have several projects going at once in various stages of development! I love Moda and would love to be entered in the giveaway!
My favorite part of quilting is the finished product – the steps leading up to the finish are necessary but the finished product is the best!!
My favorite part of quilting is how on the days my body allows me to sew, the very second I walk into my sewing room to start working on whatever is on the agenda that day, or fondle a new fabric, or just absorb myself in looking at patterns, every trouble, all the stress of life, everything that has to do with the Scleroderma that has taken up residence in my body…is forgotten. I completely relax and I never look at a clock, nor worry about time. I don't need pain meds, or meds to settle down the battle going on inside me. I just pull out parts of my meager stash (I've only been quilting 4 years, since I lost the ability to do the intricate handwork I loved so much)) and dream of projects I will do with the fabrics I have. It is my refuge from the little vicissitudes of life as I know it and I love every thing about it. Big hugs and I have to wish good luck to everyone because we are all hoping and to win some of this wonderful quilting treasure and no matter who it goes to, it will bring some "Happy" with it! Thanks for the chance. Big Hugs…
I like to pick my next pattern and the fabrics, but I love using my sewing machine! Guiding the pieces through gives me peace and satisfaction.
I love getting to see the recipient's reaction. Most recently was my 3 year old who received her quilt that had been in progress for 2 years. She was ecstatic!
My favorite part is binging, for sure. Thanks for hopping!