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 of quilting that's easy I LOVE everything about quilting EXCEPT trimming threads! I admit, I do like selecting fabrics best of all! 🙂
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Mmmmm…. Pumpkin muffins! My favorite part of quilting is sewing on the binding. I love to see everything come together!
Gosh, it's hard to pick a favorite part, but I'll say piecing the blocks. This looks like a great book and I'm enjoying the blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win some treats!
I love picking the fabrics and pattern that suit the recipient. In that way I can make sure that my "girly" friends and my more "modern" pals each get something that they will love!
my favorite part of quilting is piecing it together. I love watching how all the small pieces fit together make such a beautiful design! Muffins look good!
My favorite part of quilting is putting the binding on and seeing the finished creation.
My favorite part of the quilting is the actual quiltting itself, that too I love free-motion quilt. I could just do that for all day :-).
Love these candies from Moda.
Difficult to say what I like most, I think it's because you do so many different things (choosing fabric, a pattern, cutting, sewing, quilting) that I like quilting. I like everything! Okay, except sandwiching.
My favorite part of quilting is planning what I'm going to make and buying the fabric.
My favorite part of quilting is the "done" part. I like playing with the fabric, cutting & piecing, everything but the sandwich. But when you put the last stitch in the binding, pull it out of the dryer, smooth it out so you can see the whole thing DONE. What a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction.
My favorite part of quilting is shopping for the fabric! I'm a newer quilter and haven't had the opportunity to buy much beyond what I need for the current project. I also love the part where I get to gift the quilt to someone!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
My favorite part is cutting out and sewing that first block. Such anticipation.
I new to quilting and don't have a completed quilt yet, but right now my favorite part is dreaming of all of the quilts I want to make! Thanks for sharing your recipe and for the giveaway!
I know this is a bit weird…but I really love hand stitching the binding on after attaching to the front. It's when I can curl up in the chair and be quiet.
I like looking for just the right fabrics for a project & then enjoy the piecing, too. I just made Speck by Miss Rosie & am anxious to get some more candy charms so I can make another one.
I love when the quilt starts coming together and then… when it's even better than you imagined it would be! 🙂 The new little candy pre-cuts are so cute!
My favorite part of quilting is the piecing! I love watching the design come together. firstname.lastname@example.org
I enjoy building up my stash with the beautiful fabrics 🙂
I think my favorite part of the quilting process is picking out the fabric and then watching it turn into what I hoped it would be!!!!
My favorite part of quilting is choosing which fabrics will enjoy getting together to grace my new project. I would like to design them someday as I really love changing the colors around and I see the difference each color makes. The new project is always a huge draw. I'm excited to see the new Moda Candy packs, too.
Great compilation of projects. Thank you for all the work putting it together! And those muffins look yum! My favourite part is definitely quilting the top – I have far too many completed quilt tops waiting to be finished!
My favorite part of quilting is picking out the fabric.
Those muffins look yummy. Thank you for the recipe. I look forward to making them.
I really enjoy all phases of quilting, but I really like to "celebrate" finishes. So, I'll say the finishing is the best.
My favorite part of quilting has to be selecting the fabric for a quilt idea. I love to be in a quilt shop–feeling the fabric, mixing colors, talking with others about choices–just to be "transported" from the everyday.
Thanks for organizing the blog hop. I look forward to adding Sweet Celebrations to my library.
my favorite part is sewing the pieces together!
My favorite part of quilting is picking out the fabric.. I am totally obsessed with fabric and I can just imaging something beyond cute coming from whatever I pick out.
I enjoy the quilting the best. I mostly hand quilt.
And I enjoy picking the fabric. (I could never do your job, Lissa, too many beautiful choices!)
Hi Lissa. I would love the chance to win the Sweet Celebrations book along with some of the hard to find Moda Candy. I hope the Moda Candy becomes easier to find around here. I'd love one of everything! Thanks for the great blog tour too! Hugs!
I love all aspects of quilting, but my very favorite part is choosing the fabrics!
My favorite part of quilting is when it putting the top together and seeing it come together and seeing what it is going to look like, piece by piece. The excitement builds:)
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Piecing and seeing the blocks come together is my favorite part!
I love quilting when I see the pieces coming together and the design and colors work their magic. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!
I enjoy the planning first, what fabric to use with what pattern, will we change the pattern?
I love the whole process, from choosing a pattern, then fabric, then piecing, and finally quilting. It is really an accomplishment to make a quilt from start to finish.
I love hand applique. Thanks for the giveaway!
I like piecing the blocks the best. Your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway.
I like the giving of a gift of something I made for someone special.
I like the piecing the best, followed closely picking out the pattern and fabrics. Thanks for the great give away!
I really really like the piecing, and the ironing/pressing, but the best is the binding! 🙂
Finishing a block – they always look so darn cute! Of course the planning and buying fabric part is fun too!
I really enjoy each part of quilting, but when I am hand stitching the binding on and finally seeing the finished quilt is probably my favorite part. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book. I have the first one and I plan on adding this book to my library. 🙂
My favorite part is probably making the blocks and seeing it all come together. Second favorite is finishing the binding, because that means I'm finally done!
The handwork, whether that's stitching down the binding or hand quilting (which I don't do that often). Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)
My favorite part of quilting is the planning – letting fabric or a quilt pattern speak to me and tell me how it wants to look when I'm done. (Oh who am I kidding – I truly love ALL aspects of quilting!)
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I enjoy making the blocks but my favorite part is looking at the finished quilt as I feel it's quite an accomplishment. Thanks for the chance to win.
Choosing designs and fabrics. I am still working on my first ever quilt but I already have fabrics and designs coming out of my ears. I am sure I will never live long enough to make all the things I am inspired by in my lifetime
My favorite part is designing my own patterns. While I love to use other people's patterns, I like to design my own when the quilt is going to a special person. I think it makes it more of a personal gift when my creativity goes into the whole project. I draw the line at making my own thread & fabric though. Gotta get real at some point.
My favorite part is piecing. I like watching the quilt come together.
Thank you so much for a chance at the give-away. My favourite part of the quilt is the piecing. I love "construction" of all sorts so this the bee knees for me!