Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour


The moment Kerri Horsley's Lovely Little Patchwork arrived in my mailbox I could see that it was quintessentially Kerri: 18 projects bursting with her signature style--lots of lush aqua and red, and completely adorable--just like her blog and Instagram. I couldn't wait to get started on my project for the blog tour!

 Lovely Little Patchwork
 Lovely Little Patchwork book
When I found this sweet bunny planter on Etsy (@ VintagePrairieHome) I knew instantly that she was perfect for a pincushion. Hop in my cart, little bunny, we've got hexagons to sew!

 Vintage bunny pincushion
 Vintage bunny pincushion
 Vintage bunny pincushion
Half-inch hexies were the perfect size for this planter, and it turned out super cute! Probably the biggest challenge of this project was digging through my stash to find fabric prints with a small enough scale to fit in such a tiny space. I printed my hexagons on cardstock, punched little holes in the center of each one, and used a tiny crochet hook to remove the papers when I was finished.

These patchwork Heart Coasters were calling to me too (monochromatic color scheme and ric rac? Yes, please!), so I jumped right into a second project from the book. Despite having a large collection of ric rac, I didn't have any in a 3/4" width. I happily discovered, however, that Riley Blake makes thoroughly gorgeous trims that are just the right size.

 patchwork heart coasters
Though I've never done stipple quilting before, this turned out to be a great first stippling project. After much practice and a few mistakes (shhhh!), I had a darling set of coasters, and my tea mug is thrilled to have a pretty new resting spot!

 patchwork heart coasters
 patchwork heart coasters
(itty bitty tea infuser from TheTinyHouseFarm)

For more Lovely Little Patchwork project inspiration, be sure to visit each stop on the blog tour and search #lovelylittlepatchwork on Instagram!

27.08.16 Amanda Niederhauser Jedi Craft Girl
28.08.16 Sarah Edgar A Happy Little Place
29.08.16 Heidi Staples Fabric Mutt
29.09.16 Megan Jimenez Quilt Story
02.09.16 Cheri Lehnow Tinker With This
03.09.16 Ange Hamilton A Little Patchwork
04.09.16 Sedef Imer Down Grapevine Lane
05.09.16 Kimberly Jolly Fat Quarter Shop
06.09.16 Samantha Dorn Aqua Paisley Studio
07.09.16 Ayda Algın Cafenohut
08.09.16 LeAnne Ballard Everyday Celebrate
09.09.16 Sharon Burgess Lilabelle Lane
10.09.16 Lauren Wright Molly and Mama
11.09.16 Kate May Homemakery
12.09.16 Debbie Homick Happy Little Cottage
13.09.16 Wynn Tan zakkaArt
14.09.16 Kim Kruzich Retro Mama
15.09.16 Jennie Pickett Clover and Violet
16.09.16 Veronica AM Vivid Felicity
17.09.16 Nadra Ridgeway Ellis and Higgs
19.09.16 Minki Kim Minki's Work Table
20.09.16 Sharon Yeager Daisy Cottage Quilting
21.09.16 Peta Peace She Quilts A Lot
22.09.16 Sarah Scott Piccolo Studio
23.09.16 Kristin Cobb Gooba Designs
24.09.16 Erin Cox Why Not Sew
25.09.16 Kerri Horsley Lovely Little Handmades

 Lovely Little Patchwork blog hop
Happy Stitching!


  1. Kim, your post is oozing with sweetness! That bunny planter is absolutely adorable toting a hexie pin cushion. Great stippling too on your heart coasters! The ric rac gives the perfect touch for a refreshing drink.

  2. Your bunny pincushion
    is so adorable and would
    be fun to use! Lovely
    work on all the projects.
    Carla from Utah

    1. Thank you Carla! I peeked at your blog and your cards are just stunning!