Yet again, my gifty galore project for this week is another project from Ayumi Takahashi's Patchwork, Please! As I've said before, this book
is full of wonderful projects. This time I chose the "Breakfast, Lunch
& Dinner Towels." This being one of the first projects in the book,
it quickly made its way onto my to-do list after the first time I
flipped through. Bright colors + text + linen = I'm sold. Since the
project was kitchen-oriented, I picked Nana's Pantry
as my collection of choice for this round. I love the vibrancy and
versatility of this collection and found it fun to mix and match prints for the different letters.
Thank you to everyone who entered our Quilts Made with Love giveaway! As heartfelt as this book is, it was so touching to read all of your wonderful comments and hear whose lives you would make a little better with a quilt from this book. I want to remind you that if you aren't a winner, you can still pick up a copy of the book at 40% off right now thanks to our book sale.
Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners.
Comment #315 - Annette Barnaby
I delight in supplying warm huge in the form of quilts for friends and family members. Especialyl for my Granddaughter Sydney who moved a little farther away from Nana.
Comment #91 - Terry Estes
I would make quilts for my four children and six grandchildren. I made sure about 15 years ago each of my children had quilts from each of MY grandmothers (I have three). There is no feeling like snuggling underneath a blanket made by someone who loves you. You get to experience the memories and love all over again.
Comment #298 - Leslie Fox
My mother-in-law would love to receive a quilt made from a pattern in your book. I have been looking for a special pattern to make for her since my father-in-law passed away. She needs the warm comfort of a quilt lovingly made. The last pattern in this post looks perfect!
Congratulations to our winners, and thank you again for entering!
Winners - be sure to check your inboxes! We need to hear back from each of you within a week or a new winner will be selected.
This was a hard review for me to start writing because, in all honesty, I
struggled to narrow down all that I want to say about this book and its
author. Rachel Griffith, the author of the new Quilts Made with Love, is
an amazing person to know, and an absolutely fabulous quilt designer.
I've known and worked with Rachel for a couple of years now, and through
the stress of maintaining a blog,
keeping up with her four kiddos, and writing a book (!), she always
remains positive, motivated, and utterly inspiring. Rachel has a knack
for designing quilts that can be used for really every occasion. She
understands that the sentimentality that goes along with the gift of a
quilt speaks loudly in times of happiness or sadness. One of my favorite
things about this book is that it is divided into two different themes: Quilts to Celebrate, and Quilts to Comfort.
Because I love this book so much, I was eager to get it in the hands of
as many people as possible. You know what that means, right? It's
Spritz Cookie Ornaments
I was looking for a project
that was portable and could be done in my lap while watching Karate and
cheerleading practices. I also wanted something that didn’t require
buying too many new supplies or would take too long to complete. Inspired by Tiny Obsessions
by Vicki Bellino, I decided to give English Paper Piecing (in
miniature) a try. Rather than adding a split loop to the Keychain
project, I thought a loop of invisible thread would turn these into
terrific Christmas tree ornaments.
Judy and I decided to collaborate on a Gifty Galore project, since I love to embroider and she loves to sew. It was a win win situation! For Gifty Galore, the staff here at CT typically just chooses a project out of one of the new books that we are going to showcase. For this project though, we chose a project from a book and paired it with a pin cushion pattern we carry.
When we flipped through “S is for Stitch” by Kristyne Czepuryk we fell in love with the simplicity of the embroidery designs and when we came across the spider web, we thought it was perfect to incorporate with my new Rest In Pieces collection. Judy suggested we make a joint project by using the pin cushion pattern “Pretty Little Pins – Oct-Nov-Dec” by Sherri K. Falls. This pattern is great because it showcases a cute embroidery on the front. So we made up two…one with the “W is for Web” embroidery design from “S is for Stitch” and one with the existing pumpkin embroidery design from “Pretty Little Pins”.
For the spider web embroidery, we chose Haunted Grounds in Curry & Pumpkin Toss in Black.
For the pumpkin embroidery, we chose Ghosts & Ghouls in Lt. Carrot & Pumpkin Toss in Plum.
The embroideries were quick and easy and Judy whipped them up into the cute little pin cushions they are! Definitely a fun gift for someone!!