White Chocolate Raspberry Bars

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the new Sweet Celebrations book!!  I am so honored to have contributed a project to this great book!

The book hits the shelves this MONTH!! I am so excited to see it, I will be stalking my postman every day until I get my copy.


One of the reasons that I am so excited about this book is that it includes a variety of sewing projects based on Celebrating ALL YEAR LONG!  I know that I personally love to sew quilts, aprons, bags, pillows etc… and this book includes patterns for all of those plus more.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the projects in the book:
Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs

Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs

Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs
For the Blog Tour the girls at Moda thought up a fun little way for you to get a little “treat” as you visit all of the blogs on the tour.

Each of us was asked to provide a recipe that coordiated with our project in the book, and Moda created a very special recipe card that you can download yourself!  Visit each blog on the tour to collect all of your recipe cards.

Since my project was for Valentine’s Day,  I decided to share with you a fun sweet treat that I love to make every February.

For my contribution to the book, I made this fun and fancy retro inspired Sweetheart Hostess Apron… and guess what? It’s reversible!!


I love these raspberry bars!  So much that I don’t let myself make them very often, because I’ll eat the whole pan.

Here’s the recipe — click here to download a copy for yourself.


You can visit each of these blogs on the tour to collect a recipe card and  enter for a chance to win YOUR own copy of the Sweet Celebrations Book along with a Moda Pre Cut!

October 1 – StashBooks and Moda Cutting Table

October 2 – Melissa Mortenson and Melissa Corry

October 3 – Mary Lane Brown and Natalia Bonner

October 4 – Lissa Alexander and Corey Yoder

October 5 – Jane Davidson and Angela Yosten

October 6 – Jo & Kelli Kramer and Stefanie Roman

October 7 – Sherri McConnell and Megan Jimenz & Heather Andrus

October 8 – Angela Mitchell and Ellie Roberts

October 9 – Katie Blakesley and Aneela Hoey

October 10 – Amy Smart and Angela Pingel

October 11 – Vanessa Christenson and April Rosenthal

October 12 – Moda Bake Shop


Okay now for the giveaway part!

Leave a comment here to be entered to win

-A Copy of the Sweet Celebrations book


-A Fat Quarter Pack (since it’s my favorite Moda Pre Cut!)

Deadline to enter is 10/08/12.  The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win the actual book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version.


Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


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