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:
Sat. August 21:
Sun. August 22:
Mon. August 23:
Tue. August 24:
Wed. August 25:
Thu. August 26:
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Fri. August 27:
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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!
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