Make It, Take It Blog Hop

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Make It, Take It Cover

My friend, Krista Hennebury of Poppyprint, has published a book and I’d like to tell you a little bit about it today. I first “met” Krista online back in 2010 when we both were finalists in the Sew Mama Sew Valentine’s Day contest. That was shortly after I had started blogging. I will actually get to meet Krista for the first time at quilt market next month and I am looking forward to that!  It’s been wonderful to build this community of support on line. Even though we haven’t all met in person, we have been sharing our creative journeys and supporting each other. Krista runs a successful sewing retreat business and decided to publish a book about retreats. The book includes stories about retreats as well as projects that you can make in order to pack for retreat/prepare for retreat and then some that you can sew while on retreat. Krista asked me to design a couple of projects for her book along with a number of other friends in this wonderful, supportive community I just referred to. The book has turned out to be a compilation of projects by some of my favorite people. I hope you will take the time to stop at all their blogs during this blog hop!

Now for my projects!

Posy Pillow by Amy Friend

I designed this paper pieced Posy Pillow that you can see on the cover of the book. I chose bold colors and text prints for my version but you could take this block and go in so many directions with it! I look forward to seeing some other interpretations.

2013-09-10 posy quilt mockup

Here is a mock up of a quilt done in the block. I think it would be pretty amazing!

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I also designed a Double Scissor Keeper. This is such a fun project. The larger compartment holds your regular sized scissors and then the front pocket holds embroidery scissors or button hold scissors. The scissor keeper prevents your sharp ended scissors from causing any damage in your bag….something I always worry about! This project is quick and satisfying. It makes a great gift for a sewing friend or something useful for yourself. Anna recently shared a review of this book and project on her blog if you want to take a peek.  I have been delighted to see lots of these popping up on IG in the past month.  It’s so rewarding to see that.  I’m glad you are all enjoying the pattern.

Small Patchwork Bag by Ayumi sewn by Amy Friend

Many projects in the book appeal to me. I found time recently to make one of them, the Small Patchwork Bag by Ayumi. I used Art Gallery Fabrics new collection called Maker to make the bag which I have sitting on my sewing table holding “stuff” in an attractive manner.

Martingale is offering a free digital download of this book if you would like to enter to win! Seacoast Modern Guild members will have a chance to win a copy of the book at retreat later this month too. Good luck everyone!

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Here is the blog hop schedule:

Friday, April 3 Blog hop kick-off: Krista at Poppyprint

Monday, April 6: Berene at Happy Sew Lucky and Amy at During Quiet Time

Tuesday, April 7: Leanne at She Can Quilt and Felicity at Felicity Quilts

Wednesday, April 8: Martingale Inc. at Stitch this! (check out their Rainbow Round the Cabin staff party!)

Thursday, April 9: Krista at Spotted Stones and Krista at Krista Withers Quilting

Friday, April 10: Lynne at Lilys Quilts and Cindy at Live a Colorful Life

Saturday, April 11: Ayumi at Pink Penguin and Krista at Poppyprint

Sunday, April 12: Kristie at OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder and Christina at Sometimes Crafter