Welcome to my stop on the Moda Sweet Celebrations blog tour! I am so honored to have been able to contribute to this amazing project! The book will be out later this month, and I'm looking forward to receiving my copy! Hint: my project is a 4th of July quilt that I just adore!
To go along with the blog tour, Oda May sent along some questions for the Bake Shop Chefs to answer; I picked a few that I thought might help you to get to know me just a little better.
1. What is your favorite part of quilting--fabric selection, piecing, quilting, binding--and why?
Now seriously, I don't know why I picked this question because it's a hard one for me to answer--I love absolutely every part of the quilting process. I'm going to answer fabric selection, though, because I absolutely love fabric! The day I turned 16 I applied for a job at a fabric store...really...how many 16 year olds do that! My Mom and my Grandmother both sewed for me, and I've had a love affair with fabric since I was a young girl!
2. Are you holding on to a particular fabric that you just can't bring yourself to use?
Well...I love precuts...and I have a hard time sewing with them because they look so amazing on the shelf! I've been known to purchase charm packs or a layer cake just so that I don't have to break open a fat quarter bundle that I'm smitten with! It's been really hard for me to use my Marmalade --one of my all-time favorite lines of fabric! (photo shamelessly borrowed from Camille)!
3. What sewing accomplishment are you most proud of?
This one was easy...and it's a recent finish. I absolutely loved the journey of making my Farmer's Wife quilts. I made a smaller Christmas version using Kate Spain's Flurry collection and a scrappy Fig Tree version with all 111 blocks!
4. If you could have a quilt shop spree, which items would you snag off the shelf?
Another easy question...I'd grab as many books as I could (I love the inspiration in quilting books) and also take any pre-cuts I could find--they save so much time!
5. What have you gained from the online quilting/sewing world?
I have gained both incredible knowledge and amazing inspiration from the on-line community of quilters who are so willing to create and to share their knowledge of this wonderful art! I could never have imagined how exciting the journey would be a few years ago when I started my blog! Because I live in a small town, the availability of a group of on-line quilters has been especially wonderful.Thank you everyone!
Now, since my project is a summer project, I thought the perfect recipe to share would be our favorite family summer treat! Actually, this recipe is my mother-in-laws, and we've used it for bridal showers, baby showers, and birthdays in our family. Since it's so hot here for much of the year, it's a go-to dessert for our family and friends all summer long. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do! Also, note, that you can substitute any flavor of sherbet for the raspberry sherbet included in the recipe!
And...to download my recipe, click here!
Thanks so much for stopping by--just leave a comment on this post letting me know your favorite fabric collection to be entered to win a copy of Sweet Celebrations...and be sure to stop by all of the other Chef's blogs to enter their giveaways and collect their recipes (a list of the schedule and blog links can be found here)!
Meagan and Heather are also posting today!
Edit: Congratulations to Heather who was my winner!