Purr-fect Patchwork Blog Tour

Well, here we go! Welcome to my stop on the Purr-fect Patchwork blog tour featuring the projects you will find in my friend Pamela Morgan’s delightful new book Purr-fect Patchwork with C&T Publishing!

Full disclosure, I am not a current cat owner – but that didn’t disqualify me from joining the blog tour! (I do have a golden doodle named Winston and cats like me, so maybe I was just grand-fathered in or something.)

Whether you’re owned by a cat or just know someone who is, this book is full of adorable projects. One of the things I love about this book is the mix and variety of projects – quilting, appliqué, and embroidery. When it came time to pick one, I was thrilled to get to do one featuring wool appliqué because, well, Modern Wool, what can I say?

Here’s Pam’s version of the Cat Nap Pillow I chose, it’s delightful. Pam is multi-talented and she did all the photography in the book herself and it really is beautiful. Just imagining her setting up the photo shoots for all the projects is beyond me. When you see some of the settings you’ll see what I mean!

Cat Nap Pillow #1, photo courtesy of Pamela Morgan
Cat Nap Pillows 1 & 2, photo courtesy of Pamela Morgan

So The Cat Nap Pillow #1 it was! The scrappy low volume background was right up my alley of course and I had fun pulling those fabrics. And then when choosing my wool, I stuck with Pam’s original colors but went a bit brighter/darker only changing the color of my kitty. We have a neighborhood orange tabby visiting our yard so I went with two shades of orange for him.

There’s a Cat Nap Pillow #2 also but you’ll have to check out my fellow blog hostess Nichole Vogelsinger to see that one!

Here are my two quick tips for wool appliqué: first, when using fusible, group all the pieces you plan to cut from the same color close together when you trace your shapes like this…saves wool and helps keep you organized.

My second tip is to arrange your prepared wool pieces on the background on your ironing surface. This way you don’t have to risk your pieces shifting while carrying it from a table to your ironing board before they’re fused into place!

O.k., here it is! I think it turned out pretty good and it looks like it might have been made just for this spot in my studio. It matches that chair pretty purr-fectly! (I couldn’t resist.) I might just keep it there!

My version of the Cat Nap Pillow #1

A blog hop isn’t complete without some PRIZES so let’s get to it!

2 WAYS TO WIN

  1. To win an e-copy of Purr-Fect Patchwork, please leave a comment below telling me where you’re from and your cat’s name – or make up a good name for your hypothetical cat if you were to suddenly get one! ( No worries, the prize is an e-copy of the book, not a real cat!) Winners will be announced and contacted after the end of the Blog Tour, by August 30th.
  2. For a chance to win a grand prize bundle from Pamela Morgan you must visit each of the blog tour stops and comment. Pam has a grand prize bundle of goodies for one lucky winner! Including her book and a bunch of sponsor goodies you won’t want to miss!

Want to buy your own copy of Purr-Fect Patchwork? Shop Here!

Purr-fect Patchwork Virtual Tour Schedule

Fri. August 20:

C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/ | IG: @ctpublishing

Pamela Jane Morgan (that’s me!) | 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)

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)

So that’s it! I hope you’ll click through all the stops for your chance to win some great prizes from Pam! This project was so fun to make, the book is beautiful, and I’m sure you’ll love it!

Happy stitching,

Tonya

My version of Cat Nap Pillow #2, little knit mousy made by my friend Val!

23 thoughts on “Purr-fect Patchwork Blog Tour

  1. Hello, I’m Lonni from Bellingham, WA. Love the pillow and the modern wool colors. I had a kitty named Zion, but recently had to say goodbye to him after 16 years. I’m excited to see other projects in the Purrfect Patchwork book.

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  2. I do have a cat either but love them. My niece has the cutest kitty and this book is full of cute projects! I love your cat nap pillow!

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  3. hey, my tuxeo cat’s name NURI. she has a “more black than white” brother – so we tought about Blanca… Nuri is for White, Fire, Light. And it’s purr-fect for our little German cat ❤

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  4. Hi Tonya! Brandy from Walla Walla, WA here! My cats are Belle and Thomas O’Malley. I love how your pillow turned out, it really is purrfect for your studio!

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  5. I’m from Calgary, Alberta. We have two cats, Eve and Lily. Your pillow looks great! I like the cotton and wool combination.

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  6. Thanks so much for being on the blog tour! I’m learning about so many designers I didn’t know existed! I am in love with this new book, as a cat lady it’s a MUST have! If I don’t win an ebook I will purrchase the book cause there are so many cool things which will make purrfect gifts for my cat lady friends. Hugs from NC, KittyAnn

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  7. Thanks so much for being on the blog tour! I’m learning about so many designers I didn’t know existed! I am in love with this new book, as a cat lady it’s a MUST have! If I don’t win an ebook I will purrchase the book cause there are so many cool things which will make purrfect gifts for my cat lady friends. Hugs from NC, KittyAnn

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  8. From Arkansas! My kitty is Riker, a sophisticated Russian Blue. 🙂 I absolutely love this pillow! Quilting, applique, embroidery and cats!

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  9. I’m from central NC and my cat is Tucker. The pillow that you made is adorable- I love the bright colors that you chose!

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