I’d like to think that Pamela Morgan asked me to participate in the Purr-fect Patchwork Tour because she knows that I am not the best at following rules or patterns and I kind of go my own way when it comes to all things stitchy! At least, that is what I told myself as I stitched up one of the patterns from her brand new book, Purr-fect Patchwork by CT Publishing!
We first met each other a few years back when Pamela signed up to take one of my embroidery classes at QuiltCon in Pasadena, CA. She had such a zest for creating and was so much fun to have in my class!
When she told me a later on that she had been writing a book combining cats and quilting, I was privileged to have the opportunity to look through her early draft copy. I’m so happy that her book is finally in print (read about her journey to publication on her website!) She wore both the writing cap and the photography cap for this project and the photography is really what stands out to me. Such beautiful pictures of beautiful projects!
(P.S. What would a blog tour be without a giveaway?! This is probably a good time to mention that there will be a giveaway…be sure to read all the way to the end for details!!!)
And now on to my project! She picked out a project from her book for me to work on: the Cat Nap Pillow #2 and I took her pattern, mixed it all up and did something completely different with it! To me, that is the fun of a pattern like this: it’s interchangeability (that’s a word, right?!)
You can stitch up the pattern into a pillow (like you’re supposed to!) or you can come to the dark side with me, put a flower here, a cat here, throw another flower here and there and come up with something that is uniquely you!
Here is what the adorable Cat Nap Pillow pattern is supposed to look like:
And there here is my mixed-up, stitched-up hoop-y version of it!
If you aren’t sure where to start with embroidery, I have a Craftsy class that will help you create a piece of hoop art with embroidery and beads (like this Cat Nap hoop project!) from start to finish!
I also have lots of embroidery videos on my YouTube channel!
And if books are your thing, check out both of my Boho Embroidery books!
And be sure to check out all of the other stops along the tour!
And let’s have one more look at that gorgeous photography I was talking about!
PURR-FECT PATCHWORK TOUR SCHEDULE
Fri. August 20:
C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/ | IG: @ctpublishing
Pamela Jane Morgan | pammiejane.com/blog | IG: @pammiejane
Sat. August 21:
Sherri Noel | https://www.rebeccamaedesigns.com/ | IG: @rebeccamaedesigns (Chasing Dreams Quilt)
Shannon Fraser | https://shannonfraserdesigns.com/ | IG: @shannonfraserdesigns (Stabby Tabby Pincushion)
Sun. August 22:
Lorna McMahon | https://sewfreshquilts.com/blog | IG: @sewfreshquilts (Get Your Paws Off the Tablerunner)
Tracy Brittain Loyek | https://www.purplekatzquilting.com/blogs/news | IG: @purplekatzquilting (Purr-fect Pocket Tote)
Mon. August 23:
Natalie Santini | https://sewhungryhippie.com/blogs/tutorials | IG: @sewhungryhippie (Hiss and Make Up Bag)
Kaitlyn Howell | https://knotandthreaddesign.com/blog/ | IG: @knotandthread (Ziggy Kitty Quilt)
Tue. August 24:
Audrey Mann | https://www.theclothparcel.com/blog/ | IG: @theclothparcel (Just Kitten Around Pillow)
Charisma Horton | https://charismascorner.com/ | IG: @charismahorton (Feline Floral Quilt)
Wed. August 25:
Mollie Johanson | http://blog.molliejohanson.com/ | IG: @molliejohanson (Tale of Two Kitties Needle Book)
Corinne Sovey | https://www.corinnesovey.com/home/blog/ | IG: @corinne.sovey (Tuxedo Cat Wristlet)
Thu. August 26:
Melissa Averinos | https://yummygoods.com/blogs/yummy-goods-blog | IG: @melissaaverinos (Blooming Curiosity Quilt)
Jeni Gaston | https://woolenwillowdesigns.com/blogs/jeni-s-blog-at-woolen-willow-designs| IG: @jenifergaston (Whisker Away Quilt)
Fri. August 27:
Tonya Alexander | http://stashlabquilts.com | IG: @stashlabquilts (Cat Nap Pillow #1)
Nichole Vogelsinger | https://wildboho.com/ | IG: @wildboho (Cat Nap Pillow #2) ←You are here
Sat. August 28:
Stacey Day | http://www.staceyinstitches.com | IG: @staceyinstitches (Laser Cat Quilt)
Amanda Niederhauser | http://www.jedicraftgirl.com | IG: @jedicraftgirl (Self Pawtrait Softie)
And what would a blog tour be without a GIVEAWAY?!
I am giving away an eBook version of this brand new book to one of my readers/commenters! Be sure to comment here on this post and I will randomly choose a winner! And for the Grand, Grand prize, which includes a signed copy of the book and lots of other goodies, comment on every post for this blog tour!
**Note: some of these are affiliate links, which means that I receive a small commission if you choose to buy from the link!
20 thoughts on “Purr-fect Patchwork Tour”
Looks like a fun, FUN book!!
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Love your take on this project. Love the great embellishments.
Lots if great projects being shared on this blog tour.
WOW – such detail – so beautiful — thanks for sharing
Thanks for giving me the chance to win. The book looks packed full of fun.
What wonderful embellishments! It makes it truly unique. Thanks.
Your hoopy fun version of the cat nap pillow is brilliant! This has been such a fun book hop!
I love your version! It makes me want to break out my beads next time I embroider.
What a neat embroidery project! I have not yet tried adding beads, I will have to play with that. The photos have been really beautiful to see, I am excited to get a copy of the book!
I don’t want the book, i want THIS pillow. It’s stunning! I really love it!
I like both versions of Cat Nap 2! Your embroidery and beading kick it up a notch!
I do love the beading – sew cute!! Lovely projects!!
I like both versions, but I think the beading is pretty cool.
I love your hoop-y version, with beads and everything.
Love all of your embellishments!
Her designs are just adorable! Thanks!
Your embroidery is amazing!
Nichole, your version of the cat nap pillow is cutiepatootie! Thanks for a chance to win.
Ruth-Ann! Send me a message with your email…you are the eBook winner!
Wow, both versions of the cat nap “pillow” are beautiful! Both have such lovely details.
Love your version of this project.