Perfectly Pretty Patchwork Book Tour

Monday, February 3, 2020

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Perfectly Pretty Patchwork Book Tour.  
I have admired the author, Kristyne Czepuryk for many years.  
In fact, I even asked Kristyne to guest post on my blog back in 2012 where  
she shared her lovely sewing space in a series I called Sew Inspiring Rooms.  You can 
check it out HERE.  Kristyne is a wife, mother, fabric designer for Moda, 
two-time author, the designer of numerous other patterns for quilts, pouches, 
bags, stockings, etc., and has been featured in several magazines!  Kristyne you amaze me 
and this book is another wonderful accomplishment!

For the book tour, I chose to make a rather small, but sweet item from Kristyne's book.  
It's something I've wanted for a long time so this was just the push I needed!  I made the 3" Needlebook and it was such a fun project!  In fact, I made TWO!  One for me and one for a friend.

 Quilters...we're in the business of making pretty things.  
So why shouldn't our Needlebooks be cute too?!?

I love Kristyne's pattern because it was very customizable.  She had great ideas for 
adding lots of fun details but I kept mine somewhat simple and I still think it's adorable!

I really enjoyed getting outside of my comfort zone and trying something different.
In fact, I was able to learn something new with this project!
Have you ever tried a single-fold binding?  I hadn't!  But it's the perfect kind
of binding for a tiny project like this.  It was easy and it felt good learning something new. 

I finished both of these needlebooks in one afternoon and now I'm excited to give one 
to my quilty friend for her birthday!  I might throw in some of my favorite needles, 
thread and possibly a handmade pouch or bag!

Perfectly Pretty Patchwork has 16 projects in it - 8 quilts and 8 smaller projects such as a 
pillow, a pouch, and a pincushion (just to name a few!)

It is such a beautiful, inspirational book Kristyne!  
Thank you for asking me to be a part of your book tour! 
I sure hope the rest of you will check out the other makers on this tour 
and try to get your hands on this lovely book!


  1. Love this - so pretty and the adorable fabric too! What fabric line is it? I don't remember seeing it before. Thanks so much for sharing all your lovely sewing projects!

    1. Hi Susan. I'm not sure exactly what line it's from but I know it's a Tilda fabric. I love Tilda fabrics and am kind of obsessed with this blue and white print. Thanks for your kind words! Have a great day!


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