Sunday, July 5, 2009

Patisserie Kindle Holder


Happy 4th of July (a day late)!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, whether you celebrated or not. We laid low this weekend -- had some friends over for a cookout last night, and went over their place for dinner tonight. Mrs. Quilt Dad made the cake pictured above in celebration of the holiday ... from scratch! And it was goooooo-ooood. It's a Barefoot Contessa recipe that she got from The Pioneer Woman. She says that Quilt Dad is her favorite blog, but I know I can't even hope to compete with the force of nature that is The Pioneer Woman.

Oh well ...

On Thursday, we decided on an impromptu overnight trip to our favorite beach spot in North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach. The kids had a blast ... it's always fun to experience the thrill and novelty of staying in a hotel through the eyes of a child.



I also managed to get a bit of sewing done this weekend. I recently bought my wife an Amazon Kindle for her birthday-slash-Mother's Day-slash-anniversary-slash-Christmas (need I go on? It's not cheap!) Of course, I had to make another Bookkeeper from the Moda Bake Shop for her to carry it around in. I love this pattern. Plus, I've got to protect my investment!!


This time I made it using a mini honey bun of "Patisserie" by Fig Tree Quilts. It came out much better than my first two attempts ... and more quickly, too!


I showed it to our friends who were over for dinner last night. One of them asked if I would make one for her to gift to her mother, who also just got a Kindle. I had enough Patisserie left to make an identical one to my wife's ... and whipped it up in about an hour last night. I think I've mastered the Bookkeeper!

P.S. There is no question that Roger is a true champion, but I was really pulling for Andy today.

16 comments:

  1. We were pulling for Andy in our house also. hey, btw - I'm in Wake Forest and was wondering if you have been to Wish Upon a Quilt in Raleigh and if so is it worth it for me to drive out there (fabric-wise)?

    Where do you buy most of your stuff? (My apologies if you've explained in another post)

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  2. I LOVE my Kindle, but I think if I had a case like that I would even love it more. I must make one quickly! :)

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  3. in an hour... nice job! and i love your wife's cake!!

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  4. hey John...lovely cake...please compliment the Mrs. Really like the fabrics you used for the kidnle case thingie. Love your work always!

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  5. that last set was a killer - Andy is so gracious though - he did us proud :)

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  6. I have no desire for a Kindle (I like the feel of a book in my hands) but I *do* desire one of these holders! I spy the very cool bandana tablecloth I found at Target!

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  7. Beautiful cake! And I love the Kindle holder. Great top-stitching details!

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  8. I LOVE Wrightsville Beach. My dad lived there for a few years, and I took my daughter there on vacation about 7 years ago. One of the most prettiest places I have been!! I sure would love to go back someday. Even though he moved away from there.

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  9. Love the kindle holder. We've been watching a lot of tennis over here (rooting for roger) - and playing a lot too! I even found shady tennis courts. Great looking cake!

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  10. Great little Kindle reader. The fabric is great. I love Moda.

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  11. LOVE the bookkeeper. And an hour? Can't get better than that. That cake looks yummy!

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  12. I just got a charm pack of that line the other day. I really love it, as I see you do too.

    You guys surely made the most of your 3-day weekend!

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  13. Wow, you certainly had a fund AND productive weekend.
    Were rooting for Andy over here as well but Roger definitely deserved the win. Those aces!

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  14. Your kids are adorable! I made that same cake for my family over the weekend too, I agree, it was delicious :)

    Love the kindle book keeper. It looks great.

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  15. What a neat little bookholder! I kinda wish I had a Kindle. But I think I'd miss the smell and feel of the book itself... At least with a Kindle the kids can't lose my place, right?

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  16. Some of my favorite fabric! I'm still waiting for my Kindle! (You're right, expensive!)

    Mrs. Quilt Dad did a great job on the cake!

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