Text It! Blog Hop and Book Review

Text It! Blog Hop and Book Review

Sherri from Rebecca Mae Designs has just released her first book Text It!: Quilts and Pillows with Something to Say and I am thrilled to be joining her Blog Hop! If you’ve found your way here as part of the tour, welcome! It’s lovely to have you.

‘Text It’ contains 10 different quilty projects that all feature appliquéd text. Each of the mini quilts, larger quilts and pillows all explore different sewing techniques and styles. So there’s a project for everyone. And it also contains seven full alphabets so you can personalise your creation with your own text too. Clever, right?

I chose to make the Sewing Machine Mat featured on page 55. It’s something that’s been on my sewing list for a long time and I really liked Sherri’s design. I did decide to make a few changes to her suggested dimensions though. My sewing table is fairly small, so I adjusted the size to fit my table. I also wanted to patchwork the top. I’ve been receiving a monthly bundle of Liberty fabrics from The Strawberry Thief as part of their Love Liberty Club. This project was the perfect opportunity to mix and match some of my favourite prints and feature them in this project. And I got to use this beautiful striped binding that I have been hoarding for ages.

I appliquéd the word ‘sew’ onto the front pockets of the mat using wool felt, secured with blanket stitch on my sewing machine. I love how it turned out! And those little pockets are so practical. Very clever!

Here’s a little view of it with some of my favourite sewing supplies, including my Miss Molly pin cushion. You can find her pattern in the store as part of the ‘Miss Molly and Friends Pin Cushion Trio’ PDF.

Look at all that glorious Liberty! You can tell that tiny florals and pretty pastels are my thing, right?

Head over to Rebecca Mae Designs for a book giveaway and more. And if you’d like a signed copy of the book from the author herself, please use this link.

Be sure to look back over the list of bloggers below to see what everyone has been making over the last couple of weeks. It’s organised by project which is really handy! And Sherri will round up everything on her blog Rebecca May Designs tomorrow.

MONDAY MARCH 4 – BEE HAPPY

PAMELA JANE MORGAN –MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES                      

SHARON LILABELLE LANE – LILABELLELANECREATIONS

TUESDAY MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt

LAURA PILAND – SLICEOFPIQUILTS

LEANNE PARSONS – DEVOTEDQUILTER

KATIE MUTER STARCHER – KATIEMAEQUILTS

WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK

KATE COLLERAN – SEAMSLIKEADREAM

CHERYL DAINES BROWN – QUILTERCHIC

DORIE HRUSKA – FOREVER-QUILTING

THURSDAY MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt

JEN SHAFFER – PATTERNSBYJEN

TARA MILLER – QUILTDISTRICT

LYNN KANE – PUPPYGIRLDESIGNS

FRIDAY MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging

ELLEN AULT –HANDMADE3D

SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS

MONDAY MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt

DEANNE EISENMAN – SNUGGLESQUILTS

RAEWYN BARGE – STITCHINGFARMGIRL

SUSAN PELLAND – SUEPELLANDDESIGNS

TUESDAY MARCH 12 – HOME PILLOW

JOANNE HARRIS – QUILTSBYJOANNE

PATTY DUDEK – ELMSTREETQUILTS

ANDY KNOWLTON – ABRIGHTCORNER

SANDRA STARLEY – UTAHQUILTAPPRAISER

CINDY PIETERS – STITCHINATHOME

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging

BECCA FENSTERMAKER – PRETTYPINEY

KATIE BOCK – SEWINGWITHKATIE

ALLA BLANCA – RAINBOWSBUNNIESCUPCAKES

THURSDAY MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW

TERRI BANDEN BOSCH – MEANDERINGSALONGLIZARDCREEK

WILLOW OLSON – BEARPAWDESIGNBLOG

ERIN SAMPSON – AURIBUZZ

FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT

LAUREN WRIGHT – MOLLYANDMAMA

SANDRA HEALY – SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS

CHERYL KRISEL LYNCH –CHERYLLYNCHQUILTS

SATURDAY MARCH 16 – WRAP UP

SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS

Thanks for being here to share the fun. Happy stitching, Lauren x

This post was written by Lauren Wright and appeared first on Molly and Mama https://www.mollyandmama.com.au

30 Comments

  • by Jenny Hooker
    Posted 15 March 2019 2:21 pm 0Likes

    As usual, Lauren, beautiful

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:59 pm 0Likes

      Thank you so much Jenny.

  • by Cindy
    Posted 15 March 2019 8:36 pm 0Likes

    Love the soft pretty fabrics you used!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:59 pm 0Likes

      I love the pastel florals too thanks Cindy.

  • by Christi
    Posted 15 March 2019 11:33 pm 0Likes

    I love your fabric choices. Very nice. Liberty is amazing fabric.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:58 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Christi. Liberty really is the prettiest fabric and so lovely to work with!

  • by Beth T.
    Posted 16 March 2019 12:15 am 0Likes

    Oh my gosh–how pretty! Your fabric choices are so sweet and the stripedy binding just makes it.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:58 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Beth! I do love my pretty florals.

  • by Cathy L Wilson
    Posted 16 March 2019 12:21 am 0Likes

    Beautiful, Lauren!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:57 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Cathy!

  • by Donna F
    Posted 16 March 2019 1:06 am 0Likes

    That is just beautiful. I like the smaller pockets they would work better on my sewing table as well.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:57 pm 0Likes

      Aren’t we lucky we can make these changes and adjustments. Thanks for your comment!

  • by sandra m
    Posted 16 March 2019 1:51 am 0Likes

    Gotta love everything about this sewing mat. Liberty fabrics, pink stripe binding, wool felted lettering. I especially like the way the letters stand out and create that texture. Thanks for sharing.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:56 pm 0Likes

      Thank you for your lovely feedback Sandra. It means so much.

  • by LINDA DOUGLAS
    Posted 16 March 2019 2:05 am 0Likes

    THANK YOU so much for your lovely Blog! Such an inspiration to all of us quilters/seamstresses!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:48 pm 0Likes

      That’s so kind of you to say Linda. I appreciate it!

  • by Susan the Farm Quilter
    Posted 16 March 2019 11:14 am 0Likes

    Your sewing mat is wonderful!! I have one and I don’t know what I did with all my stuff before I made it!!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:46 pm 0Likes

      I’m loving using it already! Thanks for leaving a comment.

  • by Sharon Aurora
    Posted 16 March 2019 2:52 pm 0Likes

    Very pretty sewing mat. Thank you for posting.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:46 pm 0Likes

      Thank you for your kind words Sharon

  • by Tammy Spencer
    Posted 16 March 2019 3:59 pm 0Likes

    I absolutely love the padtels and flowers in this project. Did you use a flannel for the word?

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:45 pm 0Likes

      Pastels and florals are definitely my thing! I used wool felt for the appliquéd ‘sew’ word.

  • by Ali
    Posted 17 March 2019 10:46 pm 0Likes

    Beautiful mat – great fabric selection!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:44 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Ali. I do love working with Liberty!

  • by Sue D
    Posted 18 March 2019 10:45 am 0Likes

    This is so pretty!
    USA

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:44 pm 0Likes

      Thanks Sue. I really enjoyed making it!

  • by Raewyn
    Posted 19 March 2019 4:07 am 0Likes

    I love your version of the patern – so pretty!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 25 March 2019 5:43 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Raewyn. It was such fun to sew!

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