Urban Scandinavian Sewing Bloggers Book Tour

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Welcome to the Urban Scandinavian Sewing Bloggers Book Tour

Today is my stop on the Urban Scandinavian Sewing Bloggers Book Tour! 

The book tour runs for two weeks through Monday, August 31, and I along with some other talented sewing bloggers will share Kirstyn Cogan’s new book, Urban Scandinavian Sewing, available for purchase at C&T publishing and Amazon.

Modern Handcraft // Urban Scandinavian Sewing Bloggers Tour

There are some lovely minimal and modern projects (my favorite) in the book along with some yummy Nordic recipes and traditions.

The project I chose was the Bread Warmer Tea Towel, and well....I decided at the last minute to change it up a wee bit. I loved the design of the tea towel so much I wanted to make sure I could enjoy it a bit more than just in my kitchen, so I made a mini quilt using the same design.

Modern Handcraft // Urban Scandinavian Sewing Blog Tour

For my fabric combo I went with some picks from Cotton and Steel's new line Lucky Strikes by Kimberly Kight on a Cream Chambray from Andover Fabrics. There is a small embroidery detail that is part of the pattern, I think it adds a bit of nice texture along with the matchstick quilting. I used a cream aurifil thread for the main quilting and added a fun triangle of  a blush colored auriful thread (2375) that matches the fabric line beautifully. The matchstick quilting takes some time, but on smaller projects like a mini quilt I think it really makes a big impact and goes along with the Scandinavian theme of the pattern.

Modern Handcraft // Urban Scandinavian Sewing Blog Tour

Modern Handcraft // Urban Scandinavian Sewing Blog Tour

Modern Handcraft // Urban Scandinavian Sewing Blog Tour

Here’s the schedule for the next two weeks:

WEEK OF AUGUST 17

Nicole from Modern Handcraft

Hilary from Young Texan Mama

Nicole from Snips Snippets

WEEK OF AUGUST 24

Jennie from Clover & Violet

Tessa from The Sewing Chick

Alli from More Please Thank You

Be sure to also visit Kirstyn’s blog, http://www.kirstyncogan.com/blog/ over the next two weeks, as she’ll be sharing round-ups of all the stops each week so you’ll be sure not to miss a thing!

Enter to Win A Copy of Urban Scandinavian Sewing!

As part of the book tour, Kirstyn is giving away copy of her book and a FQ bundle of her new fabric line, Urban Scandinavian, that is shipping to fabric stores near you next month, to two lucky winners! Enter below in the rafflecopter giveaway, open through August 30th.

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Thanks for stopping by today friends, and I wish you all good luck with the drawing!
-Nicole