Sweet Celebrations blog hop

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.


  1. Beulah says:

    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! 🙂

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

  2. Lisa Marie says:

    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!

  3. Amy Martin says:

    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!

  4. pkrueger says:

    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!

  5. Malini says:

    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.

  6. MarjavdN says:

    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.

  7. Cindi says:

    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.

  8. Cassandra says:

    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!

  9. ELNM says:

    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!

  10. Kay says:

    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.

  11. Sarina says:

    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!

  12. MamaLadyBug says:

    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.

  13. Kate R says:

    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!

  14. Sorcha girl says:

    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.

  15. Estelle says:

    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.

  16. Anonymous says:

    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!)


  17. Kim Walus says:

    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!

  18. sandyb says:

    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:)

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  19. Judith says:

    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.

  20. Cecilia says:

    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. 🙂

  21. gale says:

    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!

  22. RSHudson says:

    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)

  23. Joan J says:

    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!)

    joanoh at cinci dot rr dot com

  24. Jodi says:

    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

  25. 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.