Saturday, September 2, 2017

A Piece of Cake or why I am not your best choice

I will attempt not to ramble. 
My mate Peta Peace wrote a book  - it is an EXCELLENT book. (Much like Peta herself). I only ever get to see Peta at quilt show type things 'cause we live at opposite ends of the country but Peta is the kind of person who would be the same, whether you rocked up to her door for a coffee or you were sitting at some posh dinner party with her. She is ace bananas all the way !!! She is one of the most genuine people in craftland.

Months and months and months ago Peta asked if I would like to join her blog hop.... I must have been under the pump at the time because I remember flippantly responding "sure, just so long as I don't have to actually make anything" (maybe I knew that future me would have broken her sew).

A Piece of Cake – Sweet and Simple Quilts from Layer Cake Squares

So the blog-hop starts and everyone looks like they are having a ball and making cool stuff and I start to feel like a cow for not wanting to make something... and yet my sew is completely ratshit...
However I do have stay at Sewjourn planned, so that would be the perfect time to make a project for the book would it not ?

Don't get me wrong, there are loads of super things to choose from in the book. I particularly love the Modern Spools and the Square peg mini quilt. Peta has 14 patterns in her book – including quilts, mini quilts, a table runner, and pillows. There is even a quilt using my bunnytrail fabric !!!  
The book is super clear, easy to understand and has loads of diagrams (which I love). 

   So I decide to make the square peg mini quilt and get out my cutter sizzix bizzo and cut some squares and throw some linen in the bag and head off to sewjourn, where I realise I forgot all the grey squares which were going to be in the centre.  

So you need to look at this photo and just pretend is somewhat similar to the one in the book... they both have squares at least.
For the record I also forgot to take matching thread to quilt this, my bobbins, my stuffing and any pins. It kind of became hilarious to see just how many things I didn't take with me for a sewing weekend.

If you would like to follow along the rest of the blog hop and see things that actually look like they were made from the book you can catch the last week of the blog hop with the links below.

1 Sept Kate - Never Enough Hours
2 Sept Jodie - Vintage Ric Rac
3 Sept Sharon - Patches Indooroopilly (in store & online!)
4 Sept Amanda - Material Girl Quilts
5 Sept Amber - A Little Bit Biased
6 Sept Xanthe - Wife Made
7 Sept Rachel - Family Ever After
8 Sept Jenny - Martingale
9 Sept Amy - Nana Company
10 Sept Peta - She Quilts A Lot

Book Details:Publisher: That Patchwork Place, Martingale
IBSN: 978-1604688573


  1. Well it doesn't need to be exactly like the picture does it? I love the fabric, love the prints and that marvellous mustard colour! Well done. I once went off to a sewing day with the machine and not the foot pedal that makes it work!

  2. being publicly declared "ace bananas" by Rockstar Jod is the highest of accolades.

    did you pack clean undies?

  3. You have put 'your own interpretation' on the original pattern and there's nothing wrong with that.

  4. I bet you didn't forget your awesome personality and talent though 😁

  5. Jodie, you always make me laugh! Glad you managed to reheat your sew long enough to stitch this mini top. Love the colors. I've seen pics from Peta's book and agree its terrifically full of great designs.

  6. Every crafty author needs a friend like you to point out that even when stuff goes wrong you can still make something beautiful. They of course would have to have your flair with language so everyone would be laughing, but I think it works.

  7. Maybe you need a bigger machine Jodie! Cute though, Nice straight stitching.

  8. One of those lovely links has a post about your particular problem.
    I hope this helps.

  9. Love your result. You made a cute little top. Sometimes less is more!
    Hope you find your sew soon.

  10. HI,Thanks for sharing! Book looks so neat!


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