28 November 2012

sweet celebrations

I've got a couple of book reviews to round out my month of not much blog activity ! I have been sewing a little but obviously not as much as I should be - I think I might already be winding down into pacific ocean cruise mode ! not long to go now :)

I received a couple of fabulous books from C&T Publishing this month ... the first one is Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs.

Moda’s Lissa Alexander has put together a wonderful collection of projects by some well known and awesome bloggers.

The projects all have a theme of celebration that covers holidays as well as milestones.

The book is set out with holiday projects suitable for the four seasons and milestone events are covered with projects for beginnings (wedding and baby), school days, as well as family.

The 35 plus projects include fabulous quilts along with bags, an apron, baby layette, table toppers, lunch bags, pillows and gifts.

All of the projects use the versatile pre-cuts from fat quarters to charm packs.

There is a section on finishing touches which includes general how-to info along with pattern sheets for all projects.

I also love that there is a section introducing the designers featured in the book which has a photo and a little information along with their on-line address so you can visit them.  As the title of the book suggests, the designers also have projects at the Moda Bake Shop so make sure you check them out there as well.

I'm really excited to see fellow aussie Jane Davidson (quilt jane) in the book - Jane has a fabulous blog and a great little on-line quilt shop that has pre-cuts at great prices.  Jane is also very active on twitter and attended Quilt Market recently - lucky girl.  Jane has two quilts featured in the book and her gorgeous  "Let it Snow" quilt is amazing - especially as she lives in Brisbane where it never snows !

I'm also really happy to see Ellie Roberts in this book - Ellie blogs at craft sew create and we were both in the same swap a few months ago - Ellie made me this really awesome needle book !

Ellie has a autumn (fall) wreath project, very cute baby shower layette projects, as well as a lunch sack and messenger bag which are all just fabulous.  I have a friend who has just had a baby so I think Ellie's bib and burpie set from the baby shower layette might be my first make from this fabulous book.

With so many projects for all occasions, it’s the kind of book you’ll reach for again and again :)

I'll be back tomorrow with another great book on free motion quilting by Natalie Whiting Bonner who also happens to have amazing projects in the Sweet Celebrations book :)


  1. Nice reviews! Looking forward to the next one.

  2. Always lovely o see bloggers in print rather than authors. I really like the reunion quilt, thanks for sharing

  3. Isn't it lovely to see people you know in a book?!


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