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.
I love watching each square come together and the top gradually growing. The recipe looks delicious. I'm definitely going to make that one. Thanks for the chance to win!
I like hand quilting, but I like putting on the binding because it means I'm almost done and can start using the quilt. Thanks for the givaway. raybanfandango at hotmail dot com
I enjoy the piecing the most – its very relaxing!
My favourite parts of anything are picking the fabric and when I finish and can hold it up and look at it as a whole!
I enjoy the piecing of the quilt.
Favorite part…whichever part I'm currently doing. I have to admit I like doing smaller projects and would never tackle a quilt with a zillion half square triangles like some friends have…so I stick with projects I know I will firstname.lastname@example.org
So far my favorite part is putting all of the fabrics together! I love seeing the prints ans solids come together to make something so pretty!
I like the binging because then I know it's done…
I love when I get that last piece attached to the top and holding it up to see how it looks! Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂
my favourite part? translating the design into reality. cutting up pieces of fabric and reassembling them into something that is more pleasing. fun!
It's a toss-up between tacking down the binding and cutting fabrics for a new project.
Laying out the complete blocs into the rows and seeing what the finished quilt is going to look like!
My favorite it seeing my creation hanging on a wall or covering a bed. It makes me happy every time I walk by.
My favorite part is picking out the fabric and piecing. I don't like the cutting!
can you have just ONE favourite part of the quilting process??? mmmmm….stitching the last bit of binding on and the quilt label??? and handing it over to the appreciative recipient! but really…..I love it all!
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I love to piece the quilt top, quilting afterwards is ok and then comes my nemesis: nbinding… Thanks for a chance!
I love to piece the quilt top! Putting all those beautiful fabrics together makes me happy :-)!
I love piecing the top best of all. I only quilt it so I know I made all of it. Thanks for the sweet recipe and the chance to win!!!
Both piecing and hand quilting are very relaxing activities for me, I would find it hard to choose between them.
I like the cutting. Thanks
I love the piecing process. Love everyones recipes.
I am a fabric junkie, so the fabric selection and design are my favorite part, but the sense of accomplishment and enjoyment of seeing it come together are a close second.
My favorite part of quilting is piecing the top of the quilt. Love putting together fabrics and seeing the pattern come to life.
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My favorite is picking out the fabric. When I have a pattern in front of me, I am blank until I search for the perfect fabric. Thanks for sharing…Judith, Texas
My favorite part is the quilting. It's so rythemic and your almost done! Thanks for the chance to win! email@example.com
My favorite part is the piecing itself! The quilting might be second now – I am enjoying it more and more. Congratulations on the wonderful book and thanks for the chance to win!
I like the machine quilting part the best. For me it is almost medatative.
I like piecing the best, although there is great satisfaction in snipping the last thread and pulling the quilted quilt off the frame and see the whole thing in its quilted, 99%-done state for the first time!
my favourite part of quilting is the design process and then when I get to go running to my husband with the finished quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!
I think I like planning the best, getting out my fabrics, looking online for new fabrics, playing with my stash. It's all about the fabric!!
Making the top – from selecting the fabric, to cutting, to sewing. I hate quilting it, thank goodness for longarm quilters.
My favorite part is coming up with the quilt design and then starting it-finishing said project is a much more difficult task 🙂
My favorite part of quilting is cutting the fabric and assembling the quilt top. I get so excited, I usually cannot stop and work way too late into the night!
I love picking out fabric and love love love precuts. Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm a new quilter so I enjoy picking out the different colors of fabric.
My favourite part is hand sewing the binding and it's then a finished quilt
Cutting and piecing all the pretty fabrics is my favorite part! (But there isn't a part I don't like 😉 )
I'm a binding nut. I would skip everything else just to bind the finished project.
My favorite part of quilting is choosing the fabrics
My favorite part of quilting is hand sewing the binding. There is something wonderful about feeling the fabric all put together and looking closely at all the little pieces. Using a needle and thread and thimble reminds me so much of my sweet grandma. Most of my quilts are machined pieced but they are all bound by hand!
My favorite part of quilting is the piecing, picking the colors and putting the together.
I think that I love the quilting the most. But I'm still really new to it, so there's not a whole lot of variety in my quilting…straight line and stipple with some loops for good measure!
Fav part of quilting is sewing that first block …..
I actually enjoy hand sewing the binding down….possibly because I believe it looks way nicer than machine stitched but mainly because that really is the home stretch…lol
My fav part of quilting is the actual quilting. I love stippling and I have recently begun to broaden my free motion quilting designs and I'm LOVING it!
My favorite part of quilting is definitely the fabric selection/hoarding! It's probably easiest to say my least favorite parts, which would be basting and then binding.
Thanks for the recipe! They look good. My Irish DH can't understand the fascination my kids & I have with all things pumpkin–I told him it's an American thing. 😉
Oh Moda how I love thee…thanks for another fun hop! Lisa in Texas
My favorite part of quilting is cutting the pieces. I love using my rotary cutter.
I'm new to quilting, and most of my designs are fairly simple; but my favourite part about quilting so far is when I lay out blocks side by side and I can start to see the finished product!