White Chocolate Raspberry Bars

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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.



  1. Olivia Hascher says

    Thanks for the yummy food recipe, fabric recipe (as soon as I can get my hands on the book), and giveaway! Can’t wait to try it all!

  2. Susan says

    I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks for the opportunity to win without having to have a special account.

  3. Lisa Marie says

    I enjoy books that include projects from several designers — such great variety in the projects! Can’t wait to see this book, thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Ellen M. says

    I need that apron – I keep spilling things on myself! I’ve already printed out the dessert card. I’m looking forward to seeing this fun and festive book – thanks for the chance to win it!

  5. Margaret R says

    I am so wanting to own this book. And since the give away ends on my birthday I think this would be an awesome gift. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Rose says

    I really enjoyed cruising your blog and can’t wait to see your book. I love the idea of a seasonal approach.
    Also waiting for my next excuse to use your recipe ; Chocolate and raspberries… yumm.

  7. Marja van de Nes says

    I think I will be making the chocolate bars before I will make the apron! Thanks! Love the vintage look of the apron in modern fabric!

  8. says

    Love the apron and all the other pictures of the projects. Your recipe looks fabulous…no way I would make it though…cause I too, would eat the whole thing….then I would need to make a bigger apron….thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Linda Sandusky says

    wow….i love every project that is pictured above & the cookies look like ones i’ll need to add to my christmas baking!!! thank you for the giveaway!!

  10. Gwen says

    The raspberry bars look delicious, and just love the apron styling. Thanks for sharing with us and
    being part of the giveaway.

  11. Jackie says

    I’m definitely going to try the Raspberry Bars, thanks for the recipe. I know my daughter would love to make the apron and I would love to try some of the other projects. Hopefully I’ll win and we can share the book.

  12. says

    Hi Melissa,
    I’m super excited to buy the Sweet Celebrations but it would be even cooler to win it. Thanks for the chance! I love the apron you made and look forward to seeing more of the projects in the book. Congrats on being part the book too!

  13. Debra Rolfe says

    Love the apron and love the recipe. Fat quarters are also my favourite size. Would love my own copy of the book.

  14. Susan says

    LOVE that apron! And the recipe for the raspberry bars looks absolutely scrummy! I love anything raspberry! Thanks for the chance to win! (My favorite pre-cut is a fat quarter bundle too! You can make anything with those, sometimes many things with one bundle!)

  15. Sandra Timmons says

    Your reversible Sweetheart Hostess apron is so cute. I can see myself wearing this apron as well as making another one for my mom. Great idea. Thank you for the chance to win this fantastic book and, of course, tbe Moda pre-cut. AND you get a recipe as well. What a nice MODA giveway.

    Sandi T.

  16. Linda says

    That is one recipe I have to try. Love anything Raspberry. Would love to win the book and the fat 1/4s. Thanks for a chance to win

  17. Gwen Windham says

    LOVE the apron! Congratulations for making the cover! And thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe! These sound SOOOOO delicious! I definitely am adding this to my “TO DO” recipe file! :-) Thank you so much for the chance to win this book and some beautiful Moda fabric!!! My fingers are crossed!!! :-)

  18. Susan C says

    The raspberry bars look delicious, will definitely make some. Thanks for the recipe & chance to win this great new book.

  19. Kay Mc says

    The Raspberry bars look scrumptious. My husband loves anything raspberry, so I’ll have to make them for sure. I’m anxious to get my own copy of this great looking book.

  20. Libby says

    Looking forward to this book tour ~ Thanks for the recipe and and a chance to preview this book ~ looks like it’s gonna be a “must have”. And thanks for the opportunity to win.

  21. Deb H. says

    The raspberry bars look yummy. I may have to make the apron to wear while I bake some of them! But, I need to win the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. says

    That recipe looks so very good!

    I have not tried a fat quarter precut. It would be fun!

    And the book would be a very welcome addition to my library

  23. Dalyne Easley says

    I love Moda Bakeshop. I am a new quilter and appreciate the examples and tutorials for the many quilts. I looked up one of the blogs you posted above and even found some very good, beginner instructions for machine quilting. Thanks so much! Happy Fall.

  24. VickiT says

    How fun that your apron is reversible. It’s a great looking apron. The recipe looks really good. Definitely one to try soon. And this book? I cannot wait to get my won. It defintely is one to have.

  25. says

    What an adorable apron! Reversible so you can hide the stains on one side when company comes over…
    Thank you for the delicious recipe & chance for the fabric & book giveaway/

  26. Joan Rodriguez says

    Luv the apron and thanks for the cookie bar recipe. I’m thinking of substituting the fig jam I canned this summer…yum. :)

  27. sandyb says

    I just love this book. It looks like so much fun. Your cookie bars look decadent.

    Thank you for sharing.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  28. says

    Love the apron and to be on the front cover – how exciting. Love your blog, it’s always fresh with great ideas. Thanks for the chance.

  29. says

    Love the apron and what an honor to be on the cover of the book. Love your blog too with all your beautiful projects and ideas. Thanks for the chance!

  30. Liza S. says

    ooh it looks delicious! My husband will even be excited about this hop because there’s food. The book looks like another must have! Thank you.

  31. Bonnie Larson says

    Love the apron. It’s goprgeous. the raspberry bars look great, too. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw.

  32. says

    I would LOVE, love, love to win the beautiful book full of sewing projects and the Moda precuts! I’ve been a follower for a couple of years now and really enjoy your blog! Thanks!

  33. WandaFish says

    Yum, I can see this is going to be a very fattening blog hop! Thanks for the recipe and congrats on the latest book – I’m looking forward to seeing more :)

  34. Bruinbr says

    Mmmmmm…. Thanks for the recipe! (Not that our house is ever low on sweets!) the book looks great and thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Maryellen says

    The bars, the apron, and so many of the designs you showed all look wonderful. I hope I win a book, but if not, I’ll be buying one. Thanks!

  36. Ann in NC says

    Cute apron. The raspberry bars sound wonderful! Definitely printed that recipe! Looks like some fun projects in the book.

  37. Lacey R. Newski says

    What a cute apron!! Looks like the book is full of amazing projects :) Thanks for the delish sounding recipe…I always LOVE trying out new recipes.

  38. Misty West says

    I am very excited about the book coming out! I love raspberry anything so I will be trying this recipe soon!

  39. says

    I love all kinds of precuts. Fat quarters are nice cause they’re big, but I like jelly rolls too. Layer cakes are the ones I buy the most. Big bang for the buck there.

  40. Sandra Alvarez says

    I really like your apron and your recipe seems yummy, mmmm, white chocolate! I also love moda pre-cuts and collect them, while they are waiting for me to do all those projects you propose in the book – even if, in my case, it has to be an e-book! :)

  41. amy losordo says

    I’m a winner with all these delicious recipes….yummy, chocolate and raspberries. Many thanks for a fun blog tour

  42. Lori Morton says

    OH!! Love the sneak peeks…recipe sounds Yummy!…..and I would Love to win!! Thanks for the chance!! :)

  43. says

    The White Chocolate Raspberry bars look delicious. The projects in the book look fantastic, including the apron! Would love a copy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. jmniffer says

    Your apron is almost too pretty to actually use! The raspberry bars look yummy. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  45. Maureen says

    Thank you so much for a chance at the give-away! I love your apron, & like you, if I made those Raspberry Bars I would eat the whole pan!

  46. Cecilia says

    What a pretty apron and your Raspberry bars look delicious! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  47. says

    love the moda bake shop patterns and enjoy browsing through them on their web, but this book packs a whole lot of good stuff … it’s nice to have a book at hand to browse. nice recipe; sounds delish!

  48. Jodie says

    Would love to win the book, the sneak peeks are adorable and the bars look delicious, can’t wait to try them.

  49. Estie says

    Your recipe is making me drool….The sweetheart apron is adorable. I hope I win the new book and fabric too.

  50. MarciaW says

    Thanks for sharing your project and the sweet recipe too. Congratulations on your project being included in the book.

  51. becky derry says

    First off I’m glad I am not the only one to stalk the mailman.Love your apron cannot have enough aprons.I know my husband and my self maybe my son if we let him have a taste will enjoy your white choclate raspberry bars which will be baking as soon as I run to the store for 1 ing.Thank-you for sharing and the give away chance.Becky

  52. Theresa says

    Hi Melissa! I love the apron!! I want to make it for my sons’ girlfriends as I know they will love it. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I’m looking forward to sitting down, relaxing and looking through the “Sweet Celebrations” book.

  53. Susanne says

    Just picked and made homemade raspberry jam this weekend. Will definitely try out your recipe.I would love to win a copy of this new book–need some inspiration. I agree that your apron is adorable!

  54. Sorchagirl says

    What a good recipe!! I enjoy making dessert for the quilt guild potlucks and this one looks like no leftovers to bring home.

    Looking forward to the Sweet Celebrations book. Your apron is cute!!

  55. Sarina says

    Cute projects! Can’t wait to see the rest! I too LOVE fat quarters. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

  56. patricia says

    Sweet Celebrations looks as delicious as your raspberry bars. What a fun blog hop! Thank you for the opportunity to win the book and snag a great recipe too!

  57. Malinda says

    Those raspberry bars look terrific – what a great idea to celebrate with something yummy and something quilty!

  58. Annmarie says

    Yummy! I’m not waitng until Valentine’s Day to make those bars!!! Thanks for sharing. Sweet Celebrations looks yummy too!

  59. Judith says

    The book looks awesome! And I am picking our own organic raspberries right now in MI. Hope to make your bars soon…delicious!

  60. Rebecca says

    Love the recipie but think will not wait for Valentines–be great for Christmas too! This book sounds like so much fun–if I don’t win I’m putting it on by DEAR SANTA list.

  61. melle e says

    wow. love the apron… the pillows… the wall organizer using walk thru the woods…

    making those bars this weekend… LOL

    gonna need this book. obviously…


  62. says

    I am definitely buying a copy of this book if I don’t win one. I love all of the projects you posted! Also I am adding your blog to my google reader.

  63. cathy victor says

    Love the apron and a fat quarter bundle would be great, congrats on the book!!! and thanks for the chance to win.

  64. Jean Burke says

    The bars look sinfully good – thanks! This book has so many cute projects. Thanks for the chance to win. Take care….

  65. Jackie says

    Mmmmm i love giveaways, even if I don’t win, I know someone will be happy somewhere…. Those bars looks real good, will have to try them.

  66. Lyn says

    Great pics…particularly liked the maple leaf quilt on the wall. And the recipe …. omg, makes me wish I wasn’t allergic to dairy!!!!

  67. Jodi says

    I just love your apron. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw the cover. Thanks for sharing, hubby & mum love white chocolate so I will have to make this for them : )

  68. Joy says

    Oh, wow…great recipe! White chocolate is one of my favorite treats. Thanks for sharing it and for the giveaway chance.

  69. Jane says

    What a great giveaway…thanks! I lived in Louisville for about a year. Never made it to the derby but I remember being in a store and watching ladies come in to pick up the outrageous, frou, frou hats they’d ordered. It was fun!

  70. Yvonne says

    The book is on my Christmas wishlist, thanks for the chance to win it! I love raspberries, will have to try out the recipe when berries are back in season next summer. ;)

  71. Wendy says

    Ohhh…yummy! Raspberries and white chocolate! Will definitely have to try it. Right now my fave is white choc, cranberry oatmeal cookies. Can’t wait to see the book. Thank you!

  72. says

    That recipe looks and sounds totally decadent. Thanks for sharing it with us, the opportunity to win the book and a Charm Pack, I love those too.

  73. Mac says

    My favourite combination is raspberry and white chocolate. Will be trying out the bars. Thanks for the give away.

  74. Linda (manybooks) says

    Fat quarters are my favorite too :) and white chocolate is my favorite! Thanks for the peek, the recipe and the chance to win!

  75. Brenda Hulsey says

    Humm, those chocolate raspberry bars sound wonderful! I guess that where I get my “fat quarters” from!LOL!

  76. says

    I *heart* that apron … I’ve been drooling over the cut and look of that since I saw the first previews! Can’t wait to get my hands on the pattern and play with fabrics to make it MINE :)

  77. carol broughton says

    I can’t wait to make the white chocolate raspberry bars, they look scrumptious! Would really love to win this book the projects are fantastic!

  78. says

    mmm mmmmmm…..can’t wait to try that slice! Yummeee!!!!! and to get a taste of that book!!!! It’ll be on my list of books to get, for sure!
    thanks so much :O)

  79. says

    Ok I’m officially confused….on the Fussy Cut blog, it says we have until Midnight 14th October to enter the giveaways on ALL the blogs, but you’ve given a different cut off date :o(


    P.S. I love (no pun intended) those darling cushions

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