Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Quilt Petite

You might be thinking this has turned into a book review blog but I assure you it hasn't - I just seem to know a lot of 'book writing'  type people these days.

Sedef of Down grapevine lane has written the CUTEST book - 18 sweet and modern mini quilts and more. Her blog hop has been going great guns and you can join in and back and visit all the great projects that people have made from the book.

November 6: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane 
November 7: Wynn at Zakka Art
November 8: Sarah at A Little Happy Place
November 9: Bridgette at The Family Hearth
November 10: Heidi at Fabric Mutt
November 11: Minki at Minki's Work Table
November 12: Ange at A Little Patchwork
November 13: Lauren at Molly and Mama
November 14: Michelle at Cole & Taffy
November 15: Nadra at Ellis & Higgs
November 16: Amy at Nana Company
November 17: Faith at Sarana Ave
November 18: Debbie at Happy Little Cottage
November 19: Erin at Why Not Sew
November 20: Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl
November 21: Melissa at Oh How Sweet
November 22: Stacy at Stacy Olson Design
November 23: Ayda at Cafe Nohut
November 24: Peta at She Quilts A Lot
November 25: Amanda at A Crafty Fox
November 26: Keera at Live Love Sew
November 27: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane
November 28: Kate at The Homemakery
November 29: Jemima at Tied With A Ribbon
November 30: Jodie at Ric Rac
December 1: Anorina at Samelia's Mum
December 2: Alisha at Ministry of Fabric
December 3: Xanthe at Wife-made
December 4: Cheri at Tinker With This
December 5: Kristyne at Pretty By Hand
December 6: Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
December 7: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
December 8: Shari at Doohikey Designs
December 9: Jina at Jina Barney Designz
December 10: Emma at Emma Jean Jansen
December 11: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane 

I love Sedef's book but I had a hard time choosing a project- lots of quilty things and some EPP  ( which I do not speak at all). There are place mats, pot holders, sewing organisers, cushions and table toppers.  There are a few different techniques in the book as well;  foundation paper piecing, regular patchwork, three different methods of applique, hand-embroidery and hand quilting. The projects are all very and sweet and whimsical and I tossed up a few and procrastinated a lot before I set myself the challenge of making a gift from the book and gave myself only a morning to do it.

When I saw this project I immediately thought of a friend and knew that she would adore something like this. I also knew that this (for me at least) was not going to be a quick project so I used the templates for the bakery and made the cutest linen tea-towel ever !!!

This project was so much fun to make and so super quick that I have cut out the other two buildings and my friend will soon be the recipient of a little tea-towel trio. I also added my friends name to a little sign above the door !!!

I have a copy of Quilt Petite book to give away to one of you lucky people - to enter go for a sticky-beak on line and tell me which project you would like to make from the book. You can see heaps of great projects on the other blogs. Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner at random by the end of the week!

There is also a great giveaway on Sedef’s blog,  that is open until the end of the tour –  the winner will be announced on the final day.
Big cheers friends.


  1. Whilst I adore the cover of the book because those red shoes are just killing me with cuteness, I think the best pattern would have to be the Placemats with the little insert pocket for utensils. In fact, I think my kids need those placements in their lives, it would save meal-time madness in my house!!

  2. I love those placements - I am thinking Xmas ones... thankfully it is just me and hubby this year for Xmas so I could possibly even get them made in time! :)

  3. I can never have too many cushion covers and the cute factor on Sedef's Bonjour Cushion makes it top on my list of must makes.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy, Jodi! Loving the tea towel - lucky friend!

  4. I would start with the Bonjour cushion cover so I could use my 'collection' of Liberty fabrics. Thank you Jodie for the chance to win this lovely book.

  5. I love the cushion on the front cover but I really love the little doll sleeping bag. I know a couple of little girls who would love at least one of those for their dollies.
    Must say Jodes, I am disappointed that you went with this project, surely you could have found a mugrug to sew and use in your office. 😜

  6. Ohhh I have admired this book for a long time. I would love to make the cute little bakery on a tea towel as well..... perfect for me as working in the bakery! Plus those place mats and a cushion or 2.... awww shucks the whole damn book is full of cuteness I can't decide.... If I have the book I will make one of everything! ��������

  7. So many adorable items to make and it's wonderful to see what all these talented people have made! Not easy to choose, but I'd start out small with the cute little pinwheel quilt and I'd love to have end up with a goal of the little bakery and make a pillow. Thank you for the chance to win a beautiful book!

  8. So hard to choose, but I love the pinwheel quilt! I also love your tea towel project tho!

  9. Wow! You sent me down a rabbit hole with that list of gorgeous blogs to look at. I would love that book and would need to make the pillow cover on the front because it has Liberty fabric, free motion embroidery and it says 'Bonjour' what more could I ask? In fact, if I don't win it, I'm putting it on my Christmas list which means I won't get it because every year, I get asked for a list and every year it is wilfully ignored.
    Love your t-towel projects too.

  10. What a neat book and your bakery is the cutest! I would love to make a tea towel project!

  11. I've been looking at this book and dreaming what project I would try first. But then I saw your idea of tea towels! I have collected tea towels for years and now know this would be my first project. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this sweet book.

  12. So cute. I love the Liberty nine patch wall hanging and the little coasters to match, so many really adorable projects.

  13. Gorgeous book - a must have!!! Thanks for sharing your bake shop - very cute!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. What a gorgeous book and love the idea of doing the teatowels! Although this years presents all sorted am already mentally listing makes for next year and teatowel with definitely be on list ��

  15. Lovely things - all of them... I particularly like the Petal Burst Table Topper - and the version completed by "Jedi Craft Girl" who turned it into a cushion cover. Beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to enter... and to dream...


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