Monday, August 29, 2016

Lovely Little Patchwork Tour: Cross Stitch Sewing Book


I'm living in the land of secret projects these days. There are so many things I've been working on that I wish I could share but just can't yet. It's so hard to keep secrets!


Thankfully, today I can show you my project for the Lovely Little Patchwork blog tour. Kerri has written an adorable book full of patchwork sewing for the seasons. It was on my must-buy list even before she sent me a copy for this tour, and it's full of all the vintage colorful patchwork goodness that I love so much.


I chose the Cross Stitch Sewing Book for my project and decided to try making a simplified version, replacing the cross stitch panel on the front and the hexagon panel on the inside for pieces of my feature fabric print, Polly Goes to Paris. I also switched out the fabric ties for an elastic/button closure, one of my favorite options. Though I usually like to use a full spectrum of color for my projects, this time I stuck to a fairly strict palette of white, black, pink, and green (with a tiny hint of ice blue in that strawberry print on the front). It was a fun challenge for me, but I loved the simplicity of the Polly print and felt that a tight range of colors would let it shine.


The inside of the book is full of space for notions and works in progress. Just for fun, I used a print featuring rows of houses for the inner right lining panel, as if Polly was cycling through the streets of Paris. This book is just begging for a striped binding, and I went with classic black and white. I decided to gift this to my mother who is the queen of cross stitch. It will also be a perfect storage space for the occasional felt projects she sews.


There are so many other sweet projects in Kerri's book that I would love to try. The Strawberry Patchwork Bag and Back to School Pencil Pouch are at the top of my list.


There will be cuteness galore on this tour over the next month. Here's the lineup:

Date
Participant
Instagram
Blog
   27.08.2016     
28.08.2016
Amanda Niederhauser
Sarah Edgar
29.08.2016
Heidi Staples
30.08.2016
Megan Jimenez
02.09.2016
Cheri Lehnow
03.09.2016
Ange Hamilton
04.09.2016
Sedef Imer
05.09.2016
Kimberly Jolly
06.09.2016
Samantha Dorn
07.09.2016
Ayda Algın
08.09.2016
LeAnne Ballard
09.09.2016
Sharon Burgess
10.09.2016
Lauren Wright
11.09.2016
Kate May
12.09.2016
Debbie Homick
13.09.2016
Wynn Tan
14.09.2016
Kim Kruzich
15.09.2016
Jennie Pickett
16.09.2016
Veronica AM
17.09.2016
Nadra Ridgeway
18.09.2016
Amanda Woodruff
19.09.2016
Minki Kim
20.09.2016
Sharon Yeager
Instagram
21.09.2016
Peta Peace
22.09.2016
Sarah Scott
23.09.2016
Kristin Cobb
Instagram
24.09.2016
Erin Cox
25.09.2016
Kerri Horsley

Kerri will be giving away a copy of her book at that last stop, so be sure to stop by!

Happy sewing, friends!

6 comments:

  1. Your sewing book is just adorable!! I love the colors that you have used, they work great together. After I read your posts I always want to make what you have made, so cute every time!

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  2. Your little embroidery book is so cute!! I love all the little pockets: I've been looking for a sewing book pattern and this one just might fit the bill! I'll bet your mother just loves it!! Hugs, H

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  3. I love the way you replaced the cross stitch with fussy cutting, looks great and perfect for those of us who are hard core quilters - but great for those that manage to enjoy other crafts equally!

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  4. Very lovely patchwork project. Thanks for sharing!!!

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