Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sweet Celebrations Book Tour + giveaway

Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs
Welcome to my pit-stop on the Sweet Celebrations Blog Tour!  In case this is your first introduction, Moda Bake Shop has compiled a book of all new patterns, Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bakeshop Chefs, with inspiring sewing creations to celebrate your favorite seasons and holidays throughout the year.
Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs
Here are a few sneak peak pictures of the variety of projects found in this book. I was beyond excited to be invited to contribute. I have three projects in the book, including this Love Notes wall hanging (above).  (You can see little snippets of my other projects here. I'll share more about them in the months to come.)
Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs
As part of this tour, Oda May of Moda Bake Shop fame, has asked us each a few questions. Here are some of my responses:

What is your favorite part of quilting – fabric selection, piecing, quilting, binding – and why?
Wow. I have so many favorite parts of quilting. I really enjoy the cutting, piecing and even binding, but if forced to pick a favorite, I would have to choose the fabric selection process. Picking the color palette and fabrics, laying out the contrasting prints and textures - I just love that part.

What sewing accomplishment are you most proud of?
I would have to say, finishing my Union Jack quilt this summer. It's been a long time work-in-progress and I'm so happy it's done. I'm glad I had the London Olympics as my deadline motivation.
What have you gained from the online quilting/sewing world?
I can't adequately sum up all that I have gained from the online quilting world.  I've been a closet quilt-lover most of my life, but always felt a little dorky telling people about my "granny" hobby. Discovering the online sewing world about 5 years ago was like finding a bunch of new best friends who shared my love of petting pretty fabric, and then cutting it up into small pieces and sewing it back together.  As a result of that discovery I have been able to connect with many real life friends who share that same love. Not to mention all the beautiful inspiration available and readily shared by so many talented people!
Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs
As part of this tour, I've been asked to share a favorite family recipe connected with the holiday of my favorite project in the book. Well, my favorite project I contributed is a Gratitude Quilt where I embroidered the names of many of the people, places and events that I am most grateful for. It's something I've always wanted to make, and I'm so excited to be able to share the pattern in this book!  Pictures of that quilt coming soon!  

In connection with that project, the recipe I am sharing a recipe is from Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays. One of our new Thanksgiving traditions is to brine our Turkey. (I shouldn't say "our" I should say "my husband's" new favorite tradition, since he does all the work. I am merely the beneficary of his efforts. Wow. SO GOOD.)
But since that tradition is still evolving I thought I would share one of our very established Thanksgiving traditions: my Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie recipe (not pictured). This pie is a light, fluffy, chilled version of a classic Thanksgiving flavor. My grandma passed away 9 years ago and my mom has continued that tradition every year. One of these days I need to make one myself so that I can carry on the tradition.  Here is that recipe. Even if you're not a traditional 'pie' person (I'm not either) you might like this one!



And now the really fun part! I get to give away a copy of Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bakeshop Chefs to one of you as well as well as one of the latest collections of Moda precuts!

To Enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post. Anything you want to say. If you're feeling stumped, tell me your favorite holiday to sew for.

And the good news is that you can enter to win at any of the stops along the tour! All giveaways are open until the end of October 14. Giveaway CLOSED.

Winner  cherylj said...
That looks like a great pumpkin pie recipe. Pumpkin pie is my favorite and I always love to try new ones.
October 1 - StashBooks and Moda Cutting Table 
October 2 – Melissa Mortenson and Melissa Corry
October 3 – Mary Lane Brown and Natalia Bonner
October 4 – Lissa Alexander and Corey Yoder
October 5 – Jane Davidson and Angela Yosten
October 6 – Jo & Kelli Kramer and Stefanie Roman
October 9 – Katie Blakesley and Aneela Hoey
October 10 – Amy Smart and Angela Pingel
October 11 – Vanessa Christenson and April Rosenthal
October 12 – Moda Bake Shop 

Good luck! And if you're new here, thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

364 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway - I love sewing gifts for Christmas - I feel homemade is so special!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love Moda precuts. My favorite season to sew for is Halloween. Christmas is a close second.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your projects for the book are amazing. I love to make gifts to give as Christmas presents. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That looks like a great pumpkin pie recipe. Pumpkin pie is my favorite and I always love to try new ones.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love to sew and always have a hand project with me when away from home. If I don't have at least 3 projects lined up to do I get a little panicked!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the work you do! It's always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Can't wait for this book to be out soon. I like to sew baby quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like sewing for Christmas as it means each child gets at least one thing that love went into the making of.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for the recipe. I love pumpkins !! My favorite holiday to sew for is halloween and christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I always love to sew quilts but I especially love to sew them as gifts for my friends and family at any time of the year . Thanks for the recipe I love pumpkin pie, we just had thanksgiving up here in Canada. Love your Union Jack Quilt so beautiful. Blessings Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm very intrigued by the Love Notes quilt. That might be on my to-do list.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I LOVE your Union Jack quilt! Your Gratitude quilt is cool too - I just might have to make one of those.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your Gratitude Quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love to sew and craft for Christmas. Every year I give everyone in my family a handmade ornament. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love reading your blog. It is so inspiring. I am eager to see the directions for the leaf quilt. Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love your blog! Thanks so much. I am eager to make your leaf quilt. Too cute!

    ReplyDelete
  18. We love anything pumpkin so I am going to give the recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love the projects in the book and the pretty colors in the fabrics! What a great giveaway!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I do love to sew for my beloved ones´ Birthdays. Love to chose a project, pick the fabrics and sew with them in mind. Tks fr the wonderful chance!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love the idea of a gratitude quilt. I can't wait to see it in the book!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would love to win! I'm going to make the pie for the group of widows at our church that have a lunch once a month. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'm really interested in the gratitude quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love your blog! It is so inspiring. I can't wait to make your leaf quilt. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love to sew any time of the year, but I do the most sewing for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I really need to get upstairs and sew right now- or at least before Tuesday... I owe someone some blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Amy!!! Congrats on being in the Sweet Celebrations book! I'm so happy for you! Also, Thanks for a chance to win a copy! My favorite holiday to sew for is ALL of THEM!!! Although, I sure wish I had time to sew for all of them!!! hahaha.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I had to laugh when you talked about not telling people about your "Granny" hobby because I too have felt that way.Belonging to all the blogs that I do you get over these feelings and develop new "friends" who are of all ages and you feel you have something in common.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks for the recipe! I like so sew for "just because" rather than a specific holiday - less pressure means I am more likely to enjoy the project and actually finish things!

    (so ... baby quilts are sometimes shower presents, or "birth" day, and sometimes don't get delivered until the little one is much older!)

    My summer project was lots of tote bags - some to keep and several to give away as birthdays or "just because" comes up. (I'm also too impatient to wait for big holidays to present a finished gift to someone!)

    Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love to quilt for any occasion, it is a year round hobby and so addictive that I keep cranking out big and small! awolk at rogers dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Every year I think I will make a Halloween quilt but it creeps up on me. Maybe next year!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. My most favorite thing to sew for is celebrating a new baby. But as far as holidays, Christmas is my most favorite and thankfully I have a family that loves things someone has made for them which is awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I really like the fall quilt that is shown what a neat way to do the autumn leaves. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I really like the autumn leaf block, what a clever way to set them. Thank you for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  35. My favoritite time to sew is Christmas. I start in September to make gifts for everyone. I really enjoy putting my love into a project for someone I love.

    ReplyDelete
  36. love the book thanks for chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Am going to tuck this one away for later. :P
    I have made so many friends over the internet through quilting groups too. Some I have actually met, others, I probably never will, but I know if I have a quilting problem or a "life" issue, they'll be there with answers and support!

    Sandy A

    ReplyDelete
  38. Pumpkin chiffon! I had no idea other people made that!!! It has always been in my family. Until I was 25 I never actually got any, my brothers ate it all. I had always been content with chocolate but now, holy cow why did I wait 25 years before insisting I try some!

    ReplyDelete
  39. The book will be going on my Christmas wish list for sure!!! What cute quilts

    ReplyDelete
  40. I so need this book--please draw me!! My favorite thing to sew for is me--I'm not being selfish cause i give my projects away--but i do it for the fun of it.

    ReplyDelete
  41. feel like I am getting a cavity reading about all these tasty sounding recipes!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I quilt throughout the year. I enjoy making gifts to give for Christmas, though the last thing I sewed FOR Christmas was stockings in 1989. It's time for new ones, now that we have a new son-in-law.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I think Thanksgiving is my favorite. I love to do my binding while snuggling under a soft warm quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I quilt throughout the year. I enjoy making gifts to give for Christmas, though the last thing I sewed FOR Christmas was stockings in 1989. It's time for new ones, now that we have a new son-in-law.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I am anxious to try your Pumpkin Chiffon Pie recipe. I love anything pumpkin and just made my first Pumpkin Angel Food Cake this past weekend. It was so good!! Thank you for the great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Every year I like to make something for Halloween whether it is a wall hanging,table topper or small quilt. I love all the new Halloween fabric that comes out every year.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love sewing Christmas things for gifts and a few things to sell. Your Union Jacks quilt is awesome! Thank you for a chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  48. The Sweet Celebrations book looks so great! Since I'm relatively new to sewing, EVERY season and holiday is fun to sew for!

    ReplyDelete
  49. I love the craft community online! Your Union Jack Quilt is amazing!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win...

    ReplyDelete
  50. I am a beginner quilter and some of the project look like the right size to hone my skills on.

    ReplyDelete
  51. This book sounds great! My favorite holiday to sew for is Halloween with Christmas coming in as a very close tie.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I think this book looks really fun. Thanks for the chance to win it. I like to sew for Fall. The cooler weather just makes me want to snuggle under a new quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I had to laugh at your "granny" comment. When I was in my late 20s I was getting lots of mail from AARP. My now husband (but wasn't then) said "It's probably because of all of those quilting magazines you get". Even with that comment, we got married and are still married!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love your Union Jacket quilt. I just started quilting this summer and I'm enjoying every minute of it.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I love making Christmas quilts, wall hangings, and gifts.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Oh I will take any holiday as an excuse to sew, though I do like sewing things for Christmas gifts!

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  57. My grandma made pumpkin chiffon pie too--her recipe is far less detailed than yours--just a list of ingredients. Since she died in 1932, we've been carrying on the tradition for decades (although some years we use a different recipe). I love Thanksgiving--it's a great time to trot out family memories.

    (Great Union Jack quilt. I could look at it for hours!)

    ReplyDelete
  58. This is my first time on your Blog and have enjoyed seeing your quilts. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    ReplyDelete
  59. I love sewing for Christmas. I make pillowcases for my
    Nephews

    ReplyDelete
  60. Ive been enjoying some last minute fall and Halloween sewing. I loved your Halloween quilt with all the strips and did my own version for our couch and just finished hand sewing the binding on a fall table topper! This is my favorite time of year.

    ReplyDelete
  61. The love notes wall hanging is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  62. I love to sew in the fall and winter. Somehow it comforts me more so than other times of the year.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Your Union Jack quilt is great! I like to sew all year round, but especially for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I'm excited for the book & a chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  65. I sew any time I have more than a 1 hour chunk of time...

    ReplyDelete
  66. I hope I win this time! Book looks fun. Your quilts are awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Wow! I Love your love notes quilt!! I am always proud to say that I'm a quilter even if people think its a granny hobby, there are more and more young people getting into it and I do my part to help them along so they can be addicted just like me!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win!! BTW you should come to my retreat getaway sometime the next one is in Jan, not sure of the day yet!!! Thanks again for the chance!!!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I can't wait to see this book. I hope I win it, so I don't have to wait for it. I love your quilts, they're so original.

    ReplyDelete
  69. What a great givaway! So sweet! Many thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  70. What a great givaway! So sweet! Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  71. I love to sew year round...it is my relaxation time at the end of the day :)

    ReplyDelete
  72. I've become a comment junkie today.....what more can I say? I love entering in giveaways, and reading all the blogs/sites I get to visit...some I've been to before and others are new, so a very exciting tour for me all round. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs
    Naomi

    ReplyDelete
  73. My DH & I have been talking about brining our turkey one of these years. Everybody raves about it--definitely something I must try!

    The book looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  74. This is such a wonderful blog hop and opportunity to win Sweet Celebrations! Thank you to all you talented gals and Moda! I seem to sew and quilt more around the winter holidays for gift giving, but sometimes that brings on stress meeting deadlines.....I'm a terrible procrastinator. So the time between holidays are really the most fun for me!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I like sewing for Christmas.....there's always one special quilted gift each year that makes me happy when the recipient opens it. Thanks for the chance to win the book - a gratitude quilt.....what a terrific idea! Have a nice day....

    ReplyDelete
  76. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love Christmas fabrics so I love sewing Christmas presents. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  77. I love to sew fall quilts and table runners. I love Christmas too but it seems that I just don't get around to sewing Christmas quilty things. By the time I think about it, Christmas is already here! Beautiful Union Jack quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  78. A gratitude quilt sounds like a wonderful idea! Ithink I would find the motivation to be more grateful everyday with a gratitude quilt.....life sometimes brings you down to a horrible negative space......need positives 'in our faces'....great idea for a quilt! I'd love to snuggle into one of those positive, inspirational cuddle of love!
    thanks so much
    Wendy :O) xox

    ReplyDelete
  79. I love to sew for Christmas! Not only for myself but also for all those last minute gifts!!:) Love your work and your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  80. I love to sew for others anytime of year :)

    ReplyDelete
  81. My favorite holiday to sew for is easily Christmas. Lots of gifts to make and fun projects. This year I'm working on a new Christmas tree skirt.

    ReplyDelete
  82. Can't wait to see more about your gratitude quilt! Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Thank you for the chance to win a great book! =)

    ReplyDelete
  84. great giveaway AND pie recipe! I'll have both, please. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  85. wow I love that fall leaf quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Love all the fabric choices in your quilts. I am a beginner & have so much to learn!

    ReplyDelete
  87. Love pumpkin pie! We'll definitely try it. And I love the Union Jack quilt. Soooo nice!

    ReplyDelete
  88. ooooooh, I love the gratitude quilt idea. I'm going to have to make one of those!! :)

    Abigail

    ReplyDelete
  89. I love the quilt with the leaves! I am ordering this book and I think I will buy 3 more for Christmas presents.

    ReplyDelete
  90. That Valentine wall hanging is adorable! Thank you for sharing that delicious sounding recipe as well!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  91. Phew, you took some tracking down! I love that valentine's wall hanging!

    ReplyDelete
  92. I love sewing for Christmas there are so many wonderful fabrics to choose from.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  93. Can't wait to try the pie recipe! Thanks Amy for all of your amazing contributions and giveaways!

    ReplyDelete
  94. I particulary like to sew for Valentine's Day. soparkaveataoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  95. Thank you so much for the giveaway! My favorite holiday is a new baby.. not quite a holiday but a joyous occasion all the same :)

    kelli{dot}sanders{at}comcast{dot}net

    ReplyDelete
  96. I'm really enjoying this tour, so many interesting people; thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

    ReplyDelete
  97. Thanks for showing some pictures. I love the Etchings quilt! I can't wait to see this book in person! Great giveaway. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  98. Although I loved beginning to sew and quilt this summer I am really looking forward to sewing more things for Christmas since I'll get back from Italy on the 15th of December!

    ReplyDelete
  99. Looking forward to the upcoming Gratitude Quilt!
    This will be great time to use up the many fabric scraps I've been saving to make a 'memory' quilt! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Looking forward to the upcoming "Gratitude Quilt"! Sounds like a great time to use up the many fabrics saved for the someday memory quilt! Love it already!

    ReplyDelete
  101. Looking forward to the upcoming Gratitude Quilt!
    Love the idea already!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  102. The Fourth of July! I love different shades of red, white, and blue coming together :)

    ReplyDelete
  103. Ooh, I need a good pumpkin pie recipe to try :) And I love that Union Jack quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  104. I love making quilts with a color scheme from the 4th of July - I just love those colors :)

    ReplyDelete
  105. I love that Union Jack quilt, too!

    ReplyDelete
  106. It's sew easy to sew for Christmas that this year, I'm sewing for Halloween. Thanks for the chance to win. Can't wait to see the whole book.

    ReplyDelete
  107. Thank you for the give away! I love to sew at Christmas time. Everyone wants a homemade present.....

    ReplyDelete
  108. just found your blog and of course i'm in for a giveaway! nice things, nice to read!

    ReplyDelete
  109. just found this blog, and very nice one! yeah of course i'm in for a giveaway. nice to read your blog by the way and thanks for the chance to be in
    bea

    ReplyDelete
  110. I don't sew holiday themed quilts, but I do love the colors of autumn, so that is the time of year I would associate most with my taste.
    I am a relatively new fan of the moda bake shop "sweets". I could become a layer cake hoarder if I'm not careful!

    ReplyDelete
  111. Love your designs! Amazing tutorials!
    Its cold here, but your designs warm me up! =D

    ReplyDelete
  112. Congrats on the book and thanks for the yummy sounding recipe!
    I haven't really sewn for holidays before but am planning on making my daughter something for Halloween using Ghastlies :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  113. I'm working on my first quilt right now with my mom. HOping to have it finished by the end of the year!

    ReplyDelete
  114. Right now I am gearing up for Christmas...I have new stockings to make and a new quilt for the couch. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  115. i love to make quilts and thanks for the chance to win

    ReplyDelete
  116. I love to sew small quilts, but right now I am addicted to a pattern called the ten minute tablerunner! I love Moda and all their beautiful lines of fabric! Pre-cuts are the best1

    ReplyDelete
  117. I love your Love Notes wall hanging and the Union Jack quilt (one of my favs), so pretty. I love quilting all seasons of the year and wish I had more time to sew, so many wonderful patterns. Thanks for the recipe, sounds yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  118. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday to sew and do crafts for. With no kids anymore, it isn't quite as fun, but I am entertaining myself this year by making a quilt for each season/holiday, placemats for each season/holiday and now...a quilt for each of my grand children for their christmas present!

    ReplyDelete
  119. I think Christmas is my favorite-there are so many possibilities with it. Tree skirts, table runners, wall hangings, gifts, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  120. Those pies are so tempting! I'm an all seasons quilter and pie eater. Thanks for the recipe and chance to win sweet celebrations. Your Union Jack quilt is so pretty. I'm a follower too.

    ReplyDelete
  121. My mom makes pumpkin chiffon pie, too. I ampretty certain she uses a graham cracker crust instead of 'regular' crust

    ReplyDelete
  122. This book looks wonderful. I love Christmas though it is most stressful with all the sewing I plan and then end up doing at the very last minute!

    ReplyDelete
  123. I'm working in a Christmas quilt right now using a Moda jelly roll. Would love to see all the other holiday quilts in the book!

    ReplyDelete
  124. Thanks for a great receipe. I love sewing for fall and all the holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  125. Yay for you Amy! Looks like a great book, can't wait to see it! I absolutely love to sew for Christmas -- I love making things for my loved ones. I always hope that I can make some beautiful things and save some money, but I always seem to use up my entire shopping budget anyway! :/

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    ReplyDelete
  126. My favorite holiday to sew for is...birthdays! Usually they happen all through the year, so it's lower pressure than Christmas or Halloween, for instance.

    ReplyDelete
  127. Your blog is the first quilting blog I ever subscribed to. Many others have followed, but I still look forward to your posts as much as ever. I love your projects and tutorials and appreciate your generosity in taking the time to share with us. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  128. Love the union jack quilt, the colors are awesome!
    ...I sew for all of the holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  129. I'm not u huge eating things pumpkin fan. It always looks good and fun with all the pies and cakes and cookies. It even all smells good. I think that recipe sounds great. Like a pumpkin "light" flavor with an old fashioned charm. Might just be right up my alley, thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  130. your blog is on my google home page. :) great job. I also refer to Moda Bake Shop often for patterns. I would love to have this book! I'm so glad it's been created!

    ReplyDelete
  131. I love to sew for Christmas!! I am hoping that most of my gifts will be handmade this year!
    clfiedler5@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  132. That book looks great, love the pattern you made! I don't have a favourite season to sew for, but right now I am making a very sunny quilt in red, orange, pink and yellow.

    ReplyDelete
  133. I'm really new to quilting, like really new. I've made 8 of one type of quilt, the "simple as pie" with the raw squares sewn on as a grid on a big square (or table runner) and that's the extent of my quilting. I've been sewing all my life, won the Home Economics award twice in high school and minored in clothing and textiles at BYU, but haven't been brave enough to try quilting. I just made your "lazy mom cape" for my son's Thor costume and bookmarked your pinwheel quilt to stare at, admire and aspire to make someday. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  134. I don't sew for a specific holiday, but I love making quilts for my friends and family!

    ReplyDelete
  135. Recipe loos yummy! Can't wait to try?

    ReplyDelete
  136. Thank you for the chance to win and your awesome blog! I have learned so much from reading your posts and have used most of your tutorials. I just purchased your hour glass pattern and can't wait to get started on it this weekend. Loving my "granny" hobby!

    ReplyDelete
  137. I do like to give handmade gifts though I'm not very good at getting things done for particular occasions. I do manage to finish kind of randomly, though, so I've developed a bit of a reputation for giving gifts more "out of the blue" than when I'm supposed to. It's how I roll ... apparently.

    ReplyDelete
  138. I hope to become a really great quilter like you one day :) I love your quilts. The heart quilt at top is too cute but the union jack is pretty awesome! :)

    ReplyDelete
  139. Brined turkey is the best, isn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  140. I used to love sewing for Halloween, because where I used to work I had to be at work all day long and late into the night. I would miss the whole trick or treating so my making the Halloween costumes was my way of being a part of Halloween night!

    ReplyDelete
  141. I especially love to sew Christmas projects. Its such a special time of year.

    ReplyDelete
  142. Thanks for the chance to win, I love sewing holiday gifts and wedding presents for people it is so rewarding to give a gift that will be cherished for years to come.

    ReplyDelete
  143. I enoy quilting in the fall, it's nice to be hand sewing the binding as fall arrives!

    ReplyDelete
  144. This book, and especially your projects, look so awesome. I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas so I don't know if that's going to be a big sewing time for me but I love the idea of sewing for Valentines. I'm new to sewing and quilting but love it and want to do it for everything!

    ReplyDelete
  145. I would love the book! As we just celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada, I appreciate the pie recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  146. I'm working on a pattern for my first quilt. I'm excited and selfish - I'd rather be home working on it than anywhere else. :)

    ReplyDelete
  147. This post has three things I love: Fabric, a Contest and PIE! I can't wait to try out your recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  148. Any holiday is a good reason to sew. I enjoy sewing for birthdays.

    ReplyDelete
  149. Love all your quilts. I love sewing for birthdays!

    ReplyDelete
  150. Any holiday is a good reason to sew. I enjoy sewing for birthdays.

    ReplyDelete
  151. I TOTALLY!!! LOVE!!! your Union Jack Quilt! I went to London this summer for the olympics to watch my niece swim, and I'm completely in love with London. Your quilt is so inspiring. I want to make one!!

    ReplyDelete
  152. I don't tend to sew for holidays because I want to make things that will be useful year-round, but I do sew a few reusable gift bags for Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  153. Granny hobby - love it! Pretty quilt, too!

    ReplyDelete
  154. My favorite things to sew are dresses for my granddaughters and baby quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  155. I like to sew for Halloween! It's fun to make costumes for my kids. :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

    ReplyDelete
  156. I love the idea of quilting throughout the year with the holidays in mind!

    ReplyDelete
  157. Your blog tour day is my birthday! Love this month of October!

    ReplyDelete
  158. I haven't quite been sewing a year yet... LOL so they're ALL my favorites... However, I like Christmas the best so far. I love giving hand made gifts to my family.

    ReplyDelete
  159. I absolutely love Moda Bake Shop. I recently left the "work world" and finally have more time to pursue my passion for sewing and quilting after 30 years of working and raising 4 children. It's would be an awesome prize. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your comments - they make my day! I try to respond to as many as my 'mommy' time allows, but life sometimes gets in the way. Please know how much I appreciate each of them.

I apologize for the current comment settings that require a registered user account. They are the only way that I don't get tons of gross spam. I'm hoping Blogger will make a way where people who are not registered users, but would like to leave a comment can do so. Please, Blogger! In the mean time, thanks for your patience.

I also love to respond to questions. If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave an email address so I can get back to you. Or you can email me directly: amy @ diaryofaquilter.com. Thanks!