Sunday, August 28, 2011

August Dinner Party Wrap-Up and Winners

Wow, thanks to everyone who linked up to the Bloggers' Dinner Party this month! I had fun hosting it for Kate while she was away and seeing all the fun stuff you guys have made for your kitchens.

The two lucky giveaway winners, chosen by are:

Winner of the Small Hexagons Kit from Sew Sara:
#10 Hoosier Toni, who whipped up these cute pot holders and more!

Winner of the fabric from Lindsay's Stash
#11 Leanne, who submitted this awesome retro apron

Here are a few more of the projects that were submitted during the party this month! As you can see, you all really outdid yourselves.

Dinner Napkins with Mitered Corners Tutorial 

Hot Mama Quilted Placemats 

Paper Pieced Hexagon Potholders 
by Kirie at Shape Moth

Sewbbatical Girly Apron 
by Kendra at Misknitta's Studio 

Where's my contribution to the dinner party this month? Well, I did get around to sewing something culinary, though it's not a finished project. But I did try my first paper-pieced block using Ayumi's teapot block tutorial!

Paper pieced teapot

I liked her method of working with freezer paper, and I'll definitely take the suggestion to enlarge the original pattern the next time around! I think that's why the top of my lid looks a little wonky, because I could not easily iron the seams open when the pieces are so small.

Missed the Party?
That's okay! Look for another round of the Bloggers' Dinner Party, which will be hosted by Michelle at City House Studio during September. You can also enter at Needle and Spatula.

Bloggers' Dinner Party


  1. What fun projects! I wanted to participate but will have to try for next time.

  2. Fun to see all of the great projects entered! I didn't have time to whip anything up this month (girls birthdays + summer + vacation = little sewing time)! But I'm all set for September - this will be fun!

  3. What great projects! I am feeling very inspired!!! : )

  4. My fabric prize arrived in the mail today, and I'm doing a little happy dance! Thanks, Lindsay! Love your fabric choices.

    LeAnn aka pasqueflower


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