When Pat asked if I wanted to be part of her book tour, I took about 3 seconds to decide that the answer was “YES!” Who wouldn’t want to be part of the fun that surrounds Pat Sloan?
Then, when I actually set down and read the book, I was so glad I had agreed to participate. Teach Me to Machine Quilt is just amazing. Chock-full of tips, techniques and projects to have you quilting away right at home.
If you follow me, you know I am a total cat person so of course, I was immediately drawn to this project in the book:
It’s a perfect size to practice both your applique skills and your machine quilting skills. My friend, Dolores whipped up this version of the quilt:
You can order a kit to make this version of the kitty here.
Of course, I wanted to experiment with my own kitty but as usual, time got away from me. I did manage to draw out my own kitty with some help. Nora never met a project she didn’t want to be part of.
And, I picked out my background fabric. My kitty is made from my upcoming Dandy Days fabric line for Marcus Fabrics.
I’ll post a photo of the finished project when I get it pieced & quilted.
For now, be sure to go check out Pat’s blog & visit all the other designers who are part of this incredible event. On Tuesday, the line up includes:
- Debby Brown in the “Beautiful” Hudson Valley of New York, visit higheredhands.blogspot.com
- Jane Davidson in Australia visit quiltjane.comand instagram.com/quiltjane/
- Linda Thielfoldt in Michigan visit lindathielfoldtthequiltedgoose.blogspot.com
- Janet Clare in the UK visit janetclare.co.uk/blog/
- Baby Lock in St. Louis Missouri visit them at http://www.facebook.com/babylocksewing and instagram.com/babylocksewing/
Pat’s giving away tons of cool stuff so be sure to visit her & register for the prizes.
I’m giving away a box of Pat’s Aurifil thread to match her Sweet Life fabrics.
Enter to win by commenting on this post & telling me if you have a special “helper” that always helps with your sewing projects. You can receive additional entries by following me on Facebook and on Instagram and liking my posts about this blog tour on each of those forums.