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.


  1. says

    Love your blog and I check it daily! You are an inspiration. The book looks wonderful—full of great ideas! I guess Christmas would be my favorite holiday to sew for.

  2. says

    I have to agree that finding the online quilting community has brought so much inspiration and so many wonderful cyber friends. I've been quilting, on and off, for about 25 years, but connecting with quilters from all over the world has been awesome. I think that I enjoy quilting for the Fall season as I love the warm rich colors that radiate Autumn. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  3. says

    Halloween is my most favorite holiday, and it's also my favorite to sew for. It's less stressful than sewing for Christmas, because that usually involves deadlines for gifts. But Halloween stuff is just so laid back!n Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. says

    My favorite holiday to sew for is Christmas! I love Christmas! I love seeing the faces of the recipients, especially the grandbabies!<br />

  5. says

    I&#39;m new to sewing so I haven&#39;t really sewed for any season yet. I did however finish my very first quilt for my daughter. I&#39;ll have to post some pictures. Thanks for the chance!

  6. says

    The book looks wonderful, and I love your Union Jack quilt. Since I saw yours it&#39;s been on my (very long) to do list. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  7. says

    I love your Union Jack quilt – it&#39;s so very colorful! Thanks for the delicious recipe (I&#39;ll be sharing that with my husband who does the cooking around here!!)and for the chance to win the book and some of my favorite fabric in the whole world … Moda!

  8. says

    Oh, man. Pumpkin pie. YUM. Can&#39;t wait for the holidays to roll around!<br />I love to sew for Christmas, and I know they&#39;re not holidays, but my favorite celebrations to quilt for are birthdays.<br />Thank you for hosting the hop and thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  9. says

    Your recipe looks awesome – I am in the pumpkin mood, I have been drinking pumpkin spice coffee for weeks now that it&#39;s getting colder here in Wisconsin. Thanks for the terrific give away!

  10. says

    I hope I win that book because your Love Notes Quilt NEEDS to be added to my ever growing to do list so that I might finally have a valentines theme quilt/wall hanging!!<br /><br />Thanks!!

  11. says

    I love to sew for any holiday, but I always seem to finish after the holiday has passed . . . Maybe because I don&#39;t start sewing until just a few days before! Thank you for the chance to win.

  12. says

    Yum, I love anything pumpkin, so I will give your recipe a try–thanks! Our quilt guild donates place-mats that are given out with Christmas Day Meals on Wheels–a bit of holiday cheer for shut-ins. It&#39;s fun to come up with a design to make someone else&#39;s day a little happier.

  13. says

    Well, my WIP pile would suggest that I love to think about sewing for Christmas . . . now to get some of them finished. 😉 Beautiful contributions. Thanks for the chance.

  14. says

    I try to give everyone in my family a handmade Christmas ornament each year, so I tend to do my handwork for Christmas (starting back in the summer, so I can get it done on time!) Sometimes they are not sewn…this year, oddly enough, I am knitting christmas light ornaments. :-) They also make great cat toys!

  15. says

    I love to make quilts for others – that&#39;s my favorite holiday sewing – birthdays, &quot;I hug you&quot; quilts, Christmas, graduations, &quot;just saw this fabric and thought of you&quot;,…

  16. says

    Family traditions and recipes are the best, and we love pumpkin anything, so I look forward to trying yours! Thank you for the giveaway. Our trees are just now losing their leaves and this makes me look forward to the holidays even more!

  17. says

    I adore the little peek of the Hanukkah quilt! I have never seen anything like it and think I have to make one….quickly!<br /><br />Thanks for the great giveaway.

  18. says

    I love quilting anytime. Just whenever the inspiration hits me. So, it can be all years around. Any and all of the seasons. I quilt because I love it and it makes me feel good about giving a quilt to a loved one anytime of the year. Moda&#39;s Sweet Celebration is one book that has captured everyone&#39;s heart. So, thank you for the chance to win and I am sure that all of us has a project in

  19. says

    I love sewing/piecing (I have yet to try to do my own machine quilting) any time of year, but especially through fall and winter. The weather is colder, my family is less busy with all of the summer activities having come to an end, and it just seems like a great time of year to bake and sew. :)

  20. says

    Your union jack quilt is just gorgeous, I can see why you are so proud of it.<br />Love the colors, it is so nicely done. Thanks for sharing your pumpkin pie<br />recipe, it looks to be very similar to the family recipe my mother makes at<br />holiday time. Have a wonderful day and thanks for the chance to win.

  21. says

    I can&#39;t wait to see your gratitude quilt. I love that idea and want to make one for myself! It is always good to remember what we are thankful for. Thanks for the lovely give away.

  22. says

    I love to sew for birthdays! This last year I made lap quilts for my mothers birthday and mother in law. I love giving handmade. Thank you for sharing this post! I would love to win- I have this book on my Christmas wish list :)

  23. says

    I love making Fall and Christmas quilts best…maybe because I love these times of the year!! Your Union Jack is perfect and I also love the blue quilt in the box! Thanks for the chance to win this book!<br />Paulette

  24. says

    This is my first Christmas as a quilter and I can&#39;t wait to make my Christmas quilt! But then I will need to make a new one for spring and then another for summer…need I say more?! Making something to reflect the seasons is so special, and I love that bringing quilts out for particular holidays or seasons will be part of our family&#39;s traditions. Thanks for your inspiring and helpful

  25. says

    Will have to try your gramma&#39;s pie, it sounds wonderful. When our winter weather comes it will be a great time to learn something new. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. says

    Thanks for participating in the Moda blog, Amy. It is a good way for me to explore the world of &#39;Blog&#39;. Your Union Jack quilt is very stylish and I love the mix of color.<br /><br />I love to sew quilts for babies. Smaller in size, they are easier to machine quilt here at home. I&#39;m looking forward to reading the new Sweet Celebrations!

  27. says

    I have actually sewn a lot for Halloween! But, I always make sure there is a least one gift for Christmas that I made for my kids. Sometimes I sew and sometimes I crochet.

  28. says

    You have a great day for your stop – today is my youngest granddaughter&#39;s first birthday! And I&#39;m working on a baby quilt for another daughter&#39;s next arrival.

  29. says

    This is so FUN! Thanks for participating – I can&#39;t wait to try your pie, it sounds DELICIOUS!! I love to sew for all seasons. In the spring I find myself in the mood to use brighter colors and in the fall I lean more toward deep reds and browns and then, of course, at Christmas it is impossible to pass up all the cute Christmas-y fabrics out there!! Thanks again!!

  30. says

    What a fantastic giveaway – thanks for the chance to win. I love sewing for Christmas and I think that this book will help me come up with some great ideas! =)

  31. says

    I;ve been sewing for ALL the holidays! My DS &amp; DDIL bought a huge dining room table &amp; requested a large tablerunner for EVERY holiday &amp; season. So I&#39;m working on Halloween right now but going to make it reversible so I hit Thanksgiving too. Pumpkins on one side &amp; witches &amp; bats on the other!. Great blog hop – thanks for participating.

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  33. says

    I love to sew for Christmas! It&#39;s my goal to give at least one handmade gift to each of my children every year. Sewing for boys can be tough. And then it&#39;s hard to narrow it down for girls.

  34. says

    I always find your blog so inspiring! I recently built up a stash of vintage looking Halloween fabric and I can&#39;t wait to start my Halloween quilt. Yes, I&#39;m a little behind but I need to finish my current WIP first.

  35. says

    My mother always made pumpkin chiffon pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas and I haven&#39;t had it since she passed away 19 years ago. It is my favorite pie for the holidays and now I may have to make it this year. It is so different from traditional pumpkin pie, yum!

  36. says

    Although I was a 4-H&#39;er as a kid, I&#39;ve only recently begun sewing again – some quilting (gifts for new babies has been popular with me)and things for my home (curtains, wall-hangings and the like). I&#39;m getting ready to start a Christmas gift, so I suppose that would make my favorite holiday to sew for Christmas, as I&#39;ve never sewn for any other holiday.

  37. says

    Thanks for the recipe and giveaway! Since I&#39;m currently awaiting my newest order of Christmas fabric, I&#39;d have to say it&#39;s my favorite!! (If only because it means I get to pick out a new selection of fabric!!!)

  38. says

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays too. I love spending time with my family, eating delicious food, making a list of all the things I&#39;m most thankful for.

  39. says

    The more I see of this book the better it looks! I like to sew for Christmas, so many fun projects to give as gifts. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway.

  40. says

    Pumpkin Chiffon Pie!!! I&#39;m not a real &quot;pie person&quot;, but this sounds Heavenly!! I have got to try this recipe– it&#39;d be perfect to take to my Mom&#39;s for Thanksgiving! My grandma &#39;s traditional Thanksgiving dish was her cornbread dressing, which my Mom took over when Grandma was no longer able to do it.. There is no recipe– and I&#39;ve watched and tried to duplicate

  41. says

    Thanks for being in a fun blog hop. I&#39;ve enjoyed every day. Wish it could go on forever. This looks like an amazing book. I like to sew for fall. I think the colors of fall just grab me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. says

    I&#39;ve only sewed for one holiday so far. It was Christmas and I made personalized place mats, quilt block ornaments, and stockings. AND I managed to finish them all before 12/24!

  43. says

    hanksgiving is my favorite holiday also, if for no other reason than because it has not become &quot;merchandized&quot; like all the other big holidays. It doesn&#39;t hurt that pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite pie and I love turkey and dressing/stuffing also. I&#39;m ready for some right now!<br /><br />

  44. says

    I love to sew gifts for all holidays. I also make some holiday table runners and such, mostly for Christmas and fall holidays, but also for July 4th. I&#39;m looking forward to this book!

  45. says

    I don&#39;t really have a favorite holiday to sew for, but I love sewing/quilting for other. Making a friend a baby&#39;s quilt, a quilted table runner for a family member, or a quilted throw for a wedding gift. I love giving something quilted or sewn as a gift any time of year.

  46. says

    I just began sewing in August, so I have not made anything holiday related. I do think that I would really like sewing Christmas related items, stockings look like a lot of fun to make :)

  47. says

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love anything pumpkin flavored so that&#39;ll definitely be added to my &quot;to bake&quot; list. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. says

    This quilt in the box looks really good … can&#39;t wait to see the whole quilt;-) Thanks and greetings from germany, Hildy<br />hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

  49. says

    That chiffon pie looks like a winner. If my MIL wasn&#39;t already on pie duty, I might make this for Thanksgiving this year. Do births count as holidays, because they should. But they/baby showers are my favorite occasion to quilt for.

  50. says

    Congrats on the projects in the book! Looks wonderful. I am working on my second quilt to gift to two special people. Sewing will probably continue right on up to Christmas Eve.

  51. says

    I&#39;m excited about this book and the projects! Right now I&#39;m so new to the scene that I most enjoy watching the new fabric collections released so regularly. I&#39;m trying to do a litte project for each season and then maybe I&#39;ll start bigger seasonal quilt projects eventually …

  52. says

    Just having a few minutes here and there to sew/quilt is my love. My son-in-law&#39;s grandma asked me when I find the time to quilt — I told her I have to make the time. I have all the supplies to make your dresden quilt–it reminds me of peppermint candies and would be great for Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win and I love your blog and read it faithfully~

  53. says

    I like to make table runners for each holiday. Now I&#39;m working on a summer one for several friends. Yes, I&#39;m a bit behind as it is fall here.

  54. says

    I enjoy sewing quilts for all of the holidays and seasons. Christmas and Halloween are probably my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win – the book looks great!

  55. says

    The book looks amazing and of course i&#39;d love to have it! The wall hanging is so pretty, it would be the perfect christmas present for my little niece. Thanks for the giveaway and the yummy recipie!

  56. says

    I like fall colors, my house is basically in the fall color palette and I&#39;d say this could have something to do with missing fall here in sunny/hot Florida. The book looks like great fun.

  57. says

    That pie looks divine! I love to sew for Christmas. I just taught myself to sew on a machine this July. I used videos and awesome blogs like yours. I just made a long list of Christmas gifts to make! I better get started. Christmas is around the corner!

  58. says

    I love to sew for Christmas, but I always seem to run out of time before I get everything done.<br />Thanks for the chance to win. The Sweet Celebrations book looks great!

  59. says

    Looks like a great book. I just finished a couple of Halloween wall hangings. I guess that&#39;s what happens when you don&#39;t have costumes to sew anymore.

  60. says

    I truly enjoy following your blog. Your recipe made me think of an afghan that I&#39;m currently working on. It&#39;s the color of pumpkin pie with a strip of cream.

  61. says

    I love that this isn&#39;t a baked pie. Question: The sugar to go in the egg yolks mixture, is that the brown sugar? Do you use all of the white sugar in the egg whites?<br />Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. says

    I have made sewn things for every holiday! I most enjoy making special Christmas things (usually to give as gifts), and I treasure the handmade items that friends have given me over the years.

  63. says

    My favourite parts of quilting are browsing the books and magazines and websites, dreaming about the next project to start. Then I like to do hand quilting. Those are my two best parts.

  64. says

    I wish I had some cook me a yummy dinner! And it&#39;s a good thing your Mom knows how to make that yummy pie but you are right. Don&#39;t let the recipe get away from the family! <br />hulseybg@gmail.com

  65. says

    Pumpkin Chiffon pie sounds great! I wish I had time to make all the things I have &#39;collected&#39; from online inspiration! Quilts, cookies, dresses, purses, pies…

  66. says

    Hi, <br />Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Quilting Community? Our members will love it!<br />Members include: Quilters, Quilting Enthusiasts, Experts, Professionals, Bees, Circles and Clubs.<br />It&#39;s easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. You can also share Photos, Videos and Articles if you like.<br />Email me if you need any

  67. says

    I love family traditions and am always interested in what other people do – I like that your Mum has continued to make your Grandma&#39;s pie and that you also plan to continue that, perhaps your children will also continue in the years to come. Thanks for the chance to win.

  68. says

    I love the turquoise and grays in the quilt that&#39;s pictured in your post. I can&#39;t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book. I&#39;m a big fan of the Moda Bakeshop, so much inspiration, and so many fun projects. Congrats on being included.

  69. says

    am trying to make for all the holidays, runners and mats, mug rugs and coasters, small projects for allthe seasons and special days and am enjoying this project. thanx for your pumpkin recipe!

  70. says

    Greetings from the UK! I love your Union Jack quilt and I plan to make a Union Jack cushion or a lap quilt soon. I also love your colour spectrum HST quilt, plan on making one myself too, but I have a feeling that it will be a long process as I have a super-king size quilt in mind!

  71. says

    I&#39;ve only been quilting now for a couple of years but I love it and I now find myself not only building up my stash but collecting books that have lots of fun and amazing patterns to make. So getting this for me would be one more wonderful thing to add to my growing collection.

  72. says

    I&#39;d really like t win this &amp; try some of the pretty patterns for smaller things. I&#39;ve been making bed quilts that take forever.

  73. says

    I am really enjoying this blog hop and all the opportunities to be able to win this really wonderful book!!! The projects look so fun! I love seeing just how many creative people are out in blogland. It is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  74. says

    My favorite holiday to sew for is Halloween because I get to sew costumes for my nephews. It is so gratifying to see them having so much fun in my creations!

  75. says

    I have just discovered the beauty of quilt blogs and am so grateful for all of the girls on this blog tour. You all have taught me so much. I have been quilting for years, never really knowing what the heck I was doing. My life is much easier now that I found ya&#39;ll!<br />jpshirley@ymail.com

  76. says

    I love to make Halloween quilts and Thanksgiving/Fall table runners. It&#39;s my favorite season, I just love all the colors of Fall. ;-&gt; Toni Anne<br />

  77. says

    I love to sew for birthdays (the original birthday, is my favorite) I like to put in my card to mommy…&quot;this is intended to get dirty, be spit on, pooped on and used every night until its worn to shreds!&quot; Then I will make you another!

  78. says

    I love fall and thanksgiving, which is actually a tradition we began when we moved to the US from Belize. We never celebrated it before, since it is an american tradition and I grew up in German Mennonite community.

  79. says

    I&#39;m in the UK, we only really celebrate Christmas, halloween isn&#39;t all that big over here generally, so I would have to say Christmas! I sew a little for birthdays too, but definitely more for Christmas.

  80. says

    Hmmm, my back is killing me from standing over my cutting table for most of the day. I wish I could figure out a set-up that allows me to dot down, but I can&#39;t seem to get the leverage I need to keep my ruler from slipping. That&#39;s all. Happy Wednesday!

  81. says

    I&#39;m ready to sew quilts when the weather gets cool so I&#39;m getting geared up now. I have fall quilts to work on!<br />Thanks for the chance to win that great new book!

  82. says

    I love to sew surprise gifts for friends. Things that they were not expecting. Not for a holiday or a birthday, but just because I want to surprise them and maka a day super special for them.

  83. says

    I love to sew quilts for people. The last quilt I made for someone for a a friend that had been battling breast cancer. When I top quilted it I put hidden words throughout the quilt like &quot;strength, family, courage, survivor&quot; She absolutely loved it! <br />

  84. says

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I love to sew quilts any time of the year. I can&#39;t get my head around quilting at a certain time of the year.

  85. says

    I love to sew and always have a hand project with me when away from home. If I don&#39;t have at least 3 projects lined up to do I get a little panicked!

  86. says

    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

  87. says

    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!

  88. says

    Hi Amy!!! Congrats on being in the Sweet Celebrations book! I&#39;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.

  89. says

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

  90. says

    Thanks for the recipe! I like so sew for &quot;just because&quot; rather than a specific holiday – less pressure means I am more likely to enjoy the project and actually finish things!<br /><br />(so … baby quilts are sometimes shower presents, or &quot;birth&quot; day, and sometimes don&#39;t get delivered until the little one is much older!)<br /><br />My summer project was lots of tote bags

  91. says

    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.

  92. says

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Am going to tuck this one away for later. 😛 <br />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 &quot;life&quot; issue, they&#39;ll be there with answers and support!<br /><br />Sandy A

  93. says

    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!

  94. says

    I so need this book–please draw me!! My favorite thing to sew for is me–I&#39;m not being selfish cause i give my projects away–but i do it for the fun of it.

  95. says

    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&#39;s time for new ones, now that we have a new son-in-law.

  96. says

    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&#39;s time for new ones, now that we have a new son-in-law.

  97. says

    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!

  98. says

    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.

  99. says

    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!

  100. says

    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.

  101. says

    I had to laugh at your &quot;granny&quot; comment. When I was in my late 20s I was getting lots of mail from AARP. My now husband (but wasn&#39;t then) said &quot;It&#39;s probably because of all of those quilting magazines you get&quot;. Even with that comment, we got married and are still married!

  102. says

    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&#39;ve been carrying on the tradition for decades (although some years we use a different recipe). I love Thanksgiving–it&#39;s a great time to trot out family memories.<br /><br />(Great Union Jack quilt. I could look at it for hours!)

  103. says

    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.

  104. says

    Wow! I Love your love notes quilt!! I am always proud to say that I&#39;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!!!

  105. says

    I&#39;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&#39;ve been to before and others are new, so a very exciting tour for me all round. Thanks for the chance to win.<br /><br />Hugs<br />Naomi

  106. says

    My DH &amp; I have been talking about brining our turkey one of these years. Everybody raves about it–definitely something I must try!<br /><br />The book looks great!

  107. says

    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&#39;m a terrible procrastinator. So the time between holidays are really the most fun for me!

  108. says

    I like sewing for Christmas…..there&#39;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….

  109. says

    I love to sew fall quilts and table runners. I love Christmas too but it seems that I just don&#39;t get around to sewing Christmas quilty things. By the time I think about it, Christmas is already here! Beautiful Union Jack quilt!

  110. says

    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 &#39;in our faces&#39;….great idea for a quilt! I&#39;d love to snuggle into one of those positive, inspirational cuddle of love!<br />thanks so much<br />Wendy :O) xox

  111. says

    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!

  112. says

    My favorite holiday to sew for is easily Christmas. Lots of gifts to make and fun projects. This year I&#39;m working on a new Christmas tree skirt.

  113. says

    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 :)<br /><br />kelli{dot}sanders{at}comcast{dot}net

  114. says

    Although I loved beginning to sew and quilt this summer I am really looking forward to sewing more things for Christmas since I&#39;ll get back from Italy on the 15th of December!

  115. says

    Looking forward to the upcoming Gratitude Quilt!<br />This will be great time to use up the many fabric scraps I&#39;ve been saving to make a &#39;memory&#39; quilt! Love it!

  116. says

    Looking forward to the upcoming &quot;Gratitude Quilt&quot;! Sounds like a great time to use up the many fabrics saved for the someday memory quilt! Love it already!

  117. says

    It&#39;s sew easy to sew for Christmas that this year, I&#39;m sewing for Halloween. Thanks for the chance to win. Can&#39;t wait to see the whole book.

  118. says

    just found this blog, and very nice one! yeah of course i&#39;m in for a giveaway. nice to read your blog by the way and thanks for the chance to be in<br />bea

  119. says

    I don&#39;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.<br />I am a relatively new fan of the moda bake shop &quot;sweets&quot;. I could become a layer cake hoarder if I&#39;m not careful!

  120. says

    Congrats on the book and thanks for the yummy sounding recipe!<br />I haven&#39;t really sewn for holidays before but am planning on making my daughter something for Halloween using Ghastlies :)<br />Thanks for the giveaway.

  121. says

    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

  122. says

    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!

  123. says

    Christmas has always been my favorite holiday to sew and do crafts for. With no kids anymore, it isn&#39;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!

  124. says

    Those pies are so tempting! I&#39;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&#39;m a follower too.

  125. says

    Thanks for a great receipe. I love sewing for fall and all the holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas.<br /><br />Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.<br /><br />usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  126. says

    Yay for you Amy! Looks like a great book, can&#39;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! :/ <br /><br />Thanks for the chance to win!!

  127. says

    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!

  128. says

    I&#39;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 &quot;light&quot; flavor with an old fashioned charm. Might just be right up my alley, thanks for sharing!

  129. says

    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&#39;m so glad it&#39;s been created!<br />

  130. says

    That book looks great, love the pattern you made! I don&#39;t have a favourite season to sew for, but right now I am making a very sunny quilt in red, orange, pink and yellow.

  131. says

    I&#39;m really new to quilting, like really new. I&#39;ve made 8 of one type of quilt, the &quot;simple as pie&quot; with the raw squares sewn on as a grid on a big square (or table runner) and that&#39;s the extent of my quilting. I&#39;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&#39;t been brave enough to

  132. says

    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&#39;t wait to get started on it this weekend. Loving my &quot;granny&quot; hobby!

  133. says

    I do like to give handmade gifts though I&#39;m not very good at getting things done for particular occasions. I do manage to finish kind of randomly, though, so I&#39;ve developed a bit of a reputation for giving gifts more &quot;out of the blue&quot; than when I&#39;m supposed to. It&#39;s how I roll … apparently.

  134. says

    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!

  135. says

    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.

  136. says

    This book, and especially your projects, look so awesome. I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas so I don&#39;t know if that&#39;s going to be a big sewing time for me but I love the idea of sewing for Valentines. I&#39;m new to sewing and quilting but love it and want to do it for everything!

  137. says

    I TOTALLY!!! LOVE!!! your Union Jack Quilt! I went to London this summer for the olympics to watch my niece swim, and I&#39;m completely in love with London. Your quilt is so inspiring. I want to make one!!

  138. says

    I haven&#39;t quite been sewing a year yet… LOL so they&#39;re ALL my favorites… However, I like Christmas the best so far. I love giving hand made gifts to my family.

  139. says

    I absolutely love Moda Bake Shop. I recently left the &quot;work world&quot; and finally have more time to pursue my passion for sewing and quilting after 30 years of working and raising 4 children. It&#39;s would be an awesome prize. Thanks!

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