(Read the whole thing to find out how to enter some GIVEAWAYS!)
OMG have you seen this new sewing book for cat lovers?
It's called Purr-fect Patchwork by Pamela Jane Morgan, which you can buy right from her website (signed even). It's by C&T/Stash Books, the very same company that I worked with on my Making Faces book!
Look at this Blooming Curiosity quilt from the book:
You know me, I am not usually one for patterns, but I have to at least make the center medallion part, right? Well I started! That's right, I ACTUALLY SEWED. From measurements. Following instructions! I guess I can do it when I really want to.
AND I REALLY WANTED TO because:
Look I made my cat!
Blue Kitty is not impressed.
"AM I A JOKE TO YOU, MOMTHER?" - Blue Kitty, probably.
The background fabric looks bubblegum pink in some pics and orange in others but in reality it is salmony. Guess I went a little crazy with the saturation boost.
This was really fun to make!
Pieces cut out:
(also hey, that black fabric is one of my own from the Yummies line I did with Hoffman a few years ago!)
And yes those wonky little half-square triangle units on the right are made from the cutoffs because i am a scavenger and i can't throw anything away.
I'll incorporate them somehow. This will probably become a pillow that differs from the medallion in the quilt by a fair amount, because that's how I use books! I might take bits and pieces of instruction/information and then do my own thing with it.
That's what's fun for me about buying craft/sewing books! And Purr-fect Patchwork is a great one for all the quilty/cat eye candy you could want. Like that cover quilt - so good.
Cat parts sewn together:
Next I'll make one of the flowers. Auditioning fabric is as far as I've gotten, but I enjoyed working on this!
Of course the colors I chose seemed familiar and then I realized it's because it looks similar to this giant Poppy Cats quilt I started laying out at the beginning of the pandemic. I'll have to revisit that.
What's better than cats and quilting. VERY LITTLE. Purr-fect Patchwork is inspiring me to get back to sewing!
Checkout the giveaway details below to find out how you can win an e-book copy or the Grand Prize of an awesome bundle of sewing goodies!
ps i miss blogging. i should do it more.
Wanna win an e-book copy of Purr-fect Patchwork ? Just comment on this post and you're entered to win!
But do you want to win the GRAND PRIZE? Yes you do because it's sponsored by (which means STUFF FROM) a bunch of quilty businesses (INCLUDING MINE, yummygoods.com)! And of course the Grand Prize includes a physical, real live book copy of Purr-fect Patchwork.
To qualify for the Grand Prize, you need to visit all of the blog hop posts and leave a comment ON EACH POST. Comments will be open until 11:59 PST, Aug 28, 2021. Winner will be announced Aug 29, 2021. Both giveaways are open to readers worldwide!
Purr-fect Patchwork Blog Tour Schedule:
Fri. August 20:
Pamela Jane Morgan (the author!) | pammiejane.com/blog | IG: @pammiejane
C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/ | IG: @ctpublishing
Sat. August 21:
Sherri Noel | https://www.rebeccamaedesigns.com/ | IG: @rebeccamaedesigns (Chasing Dreams Quilt)
Shannon Fraser | https://shannonfraserdesigns.com/ | IG: @shannonfraserdesigns (Stabby Tabby Pincushion)
Sun. August 22:
Lorna McMahon | https://sewfreshquilts.com/blog | IG: @sewfreshquilts (Get Your Paws Off the Tablerunner)
Tracy Brittain Loyek | https://www.purplekatzquilting.com/blogs/news | IG: @purplekatzquilting (Purr-fect Pocket Tote)
Mon. August 23:
Natalie Santini | https://sewhungryhippie.com/blogs/tutorials | IG: @sewhungryhippie (Hiss and Make Up Bag)
Kaitlyn Howell | https://knotandthreaddesign.com/blog/ | IG: @knotandthread (Ziggy Kitty Quilt)
Tue. August 24:
Audrey Mann | https://www.theclothparcel.com/blog/ | IG: @theclothparcel (Just Kitten Around Pillow)
Charisma Horton | https://charismascorner.com/ | IG: @charismahorton (Feline Floral Quilt)
Wed. August 25:
Mollie Johanson | http://blog.molliejohanson.com/ | IG: @molliejohanson (Tale of Two Kitties Needle Book)
Corinne Sovey | https://www.corinnesovey.com/home/blog/ | IG: @corinne.sovey (Tuxedo Cat Wristlet)
Thu. August 26:
Melissa Averinos (hey, that's me!) | https://yummygoods.com/blogs/yummy-goods-blog | IG: @melissaaverinos (Blooming Curiosity Quilt)
Jeni Gaston | https://woolenwillowdesigns.com/blogs/jeni-s-blog-at-woolen-willow-designs| IG: @jenifergaston (Whisker Away Quilt)
Fri. August 27:
Tonya Alexander | http://stashlabquilts.com | IG: @stashlabquilts (Cat Nap Pillow #1)
Nichole Vogelsinger | https://wildboho.com/ | IG: @wildboho (Cat Nap Pillow #2)
Sat. August 28:
Stacey Day | http://www.staceyinstitches.com | IG: @staceyinstitches (Laser Cat Quilt)
Amanda Niederhauser | http://www.jedicraftgirl.com | IG: @jedicraftgirl (Self Pawtrait Softie)
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Turned out great, your cat looking surprised to see himself reflected!
Looks like a great book!!
I love that you made your own kitty (and that black fabric is super cute)! Great colors.
love how these cats look in the quilts!