Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Guest Designer: Jacquelynne Steves


I would like to introduce Fruitful Hands, my fabric line which will be in the stores this summer! I just love the juicy, luscious colors in this liine. The inspiration for this line was the artwork that I did for a book I wrote with the same name, Fruitful Hands [published by Kansas City Star].


The book has 13 projects and 12 yummy recipes. Today, I am sharing one of the recipes with you. We have Pineapple Bread Pudding every year for the holidays. One year I didn't make it, and my brother actually got angry with me because he was so looking forward to it!



For this and other samples pages, please click here.

I did a lot of artwork for the book and liked it so much that we expanded it into a fabric line.



The fabric line has a panel which comes in two color ways.



Since we don't have actual fabric yet (they are busy, busy, busy at the mill getting it ready for us). I "whipped" up a few projects in Photoshop to show you. You could use the panel to make a quick wall hanging, or you could cut the squares apart and use them to make pillows or as quilt blocks. What about using the squares for potholders?

Aprons are so popular right now. Use your favorite pattern (I know you probably have at least 1 or 2 in your sewing room) to make something cute for yourself or for a friend. (It's not too early to start thinking about holiday gifts ...) Cooking will be fun while wearing something like this:


And, of course, we have to make some quilts, don't we? I just love pears AND cherries! This pattern is called Grandma's Pantry because I think it has a cute vintage feel and it reminds me of all the canning that my grandma used to do. You can make the quilt with either the pear or the cherry motifs. This pattern will be available on my website soon.


Don't forget the other rooms of the house. I am looking forward to giving new life to an old arm chair by re-covering it with this yummy pear print:


To see more of this fabric line, and to download 2 FREE PATTERNS, click here.
If you are interested in my book, you can purchase it on my website.

HG: Thanks for the amazing and gorgeous post, Jacquelynne! Readers, not only was this post a treat, Jacquelynne gave us an autographed book to give away to one lucky reader. All you have to do is tell us what your favorite holiday dessert is! That shouldn't be so hard right?

Leave your comment by midnight Friday, May 11, 2012 to enter this fabulous giveaway!

62 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love the pineapple quilt and the recipe. I use pineapples a lot and always looking for new recipes to make.

Debbie

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

Red velvet cake! i make the best. lisaursino@msn.com

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love this fabric! My kitchen needs some pears in it! ;-) I would be in trouble with my family if I didn't have cranberry salad at the gathering. Thanks for the chance!

betty said...

Pumpkin pie of course and I have a recipe that has a nutty streusel on top....to die for! Can't wait to see your new line!

robin said...

Nanaimo Bars. :)

Raquel Birch said...

chocolate chip Cherry cupcakes with chocolate frosting!

Eileen Hull said...

Jacquelynne- your book and fabrics look amazing! Congrats- how exciting!

Lee said...

It harder than you think to pick just one holiday dessert but I think I need to go with my favorite birthday cake - which is double coconut fridge cake! thanks!

May Britt said...

Chocolate mousse.....yummy yummy.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So much to love in the book and the fabric line. I also Liked Henry Glass on FB

iluvmybugs said...

What yummy fabrics! My favorite dessert to make(and eat, of course)for holidays or any time are chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for the chance and look forward to this new line of fabric.
~Terry~

Martina said...

My most loved dessert is Tiramisu.Love the book and patterns. And the fabrics looks so fresh and still sweet!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, your fabric is adorable:)
Love it. My favorite dessert would
be pumpkin pie with lots of whip cream! :-}

Chandice
brunetteinnoaz@yahoo.com

ps... love your embroidery patterns :-}

Mike Pearson said...

My favorite holiday dessert is pecan pie with semi-frozen Cool Whip (not whipped cream!) :)

Kate Brown said...

My all time favorite is pumpkin pie :)

Tina said...

I love this book and can't wait to get one!

Bonnie said...

Trifle is always a family favourite.

Cecilia said...

My favorite holiday dessert is Pecan pie. Thanks for the chance to win.

rina said...

Our favorite dessert is apple pie. I also use a lot of country fabric with apples to make place mats, pot holders, etc.

Donna said...

Coconut Cake is hands down my favorite holiday dessert.

Mimi said...

My favorite holiday dessert would have to be Black Forest Cake - hands down!!!

patricia said...

We have a family dessert, thanks to ny sister-in-law. She calls it Lemon Cake, but it's not a cake. Layers of nut crust, cream cheese, lemon pudding mixed with something, and Cool Whip. My description may sound terrible but it's wonderful good!

Lisa Cox said...

My favorite holiday desert is gingerbread. I haven't had it in years, but just the thought can bring on the yummy smell and great memories.

Pat K said...

Cream puffs! Love your pear designs

Cheryl said...

The holiday desert most special to my heart (and tummy) is my family's "Christmas Eve Cake", simply a chocolate cake baked in a heart shaped angel food cake pan. After taking out of the pan and cooling, I cut out paper stars, place them on the cake and sprinkle powdered sugar over it. Simple and beautiful, (and it's chocolate) !!! Not lots of effort at a busy time, but a tradition that we continue every year. Your book and fabrics are lovely!

Carol in E TN said...

White cake with white buttercream frosting! Wish I had some now! Thanks for the giveaway.

Joanna said...

What lovely fabric. Pineapple bread pudding is a new one for me. I am a pumpkin or mincemeat pie girl.

Deb said...

I love this fabric line and the book, too! My favorite dessert would be fresh coconut cake for Christmas dessert--a family tradition.

Sandra said...

Thanks you for the chance to win such lovely prize.

The Woolen Cellar said...

I'm a follower and really like your new fabric line. I always love anything cheerful! Hope to see your new book soon.

Quilting with Jannette said...

My favourite holiday dessert is Pineapple Meringue. The recipe came from my father's boss in the late '50s or early '60s... and I'm in trouble if I don't bring it!

Judy1522 said...

I definitely think making aprons with this fabric is a great idea! My favorite holiday dessert is a chocolate peppermint trifle that I make for Christmas. I would love to win this book.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Chocolate cake with peanut butter icing! Yum!!!

Beautiful work! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Diane H said...

I love trifle. Thanks for the free pattern links and the chance to win this lovely book.

Gill said...

Aprons would look fantastic! I love the pears!
My favourite dessert is Eton Mess!

Carrie P. said...

My favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin cheesecake.

barb said...

I'd love to make a wallhanging for my kitchen with these fabrics and designs! Love it!

Snoodles said...

Love Jacquelynne's designs! I can think of so many things that I could do...I'd love to win an autographed book! I'd be in serious trouble if I didn't make peanut butter balls at the holidays!

Diann said...

Pecan pie, always for Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Bronwyn said...

Our family Christmas pudding is my favourite holiday treat. The recipe is a family heirloom. It is over 100 years. Mum has the original hand written one. Mum has the responsiblity to make it each year. It is so full of fruit and flavoured with rich alcohol, it makes for a fun Christmas dessert.

chefpa said...

My favorite holiday dessert is mincemeat pie...yum! Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

ferne said...

Pears and Cherries...great artwork here can't wait to devour the book!

Jackie said...

Oooh I would love to have the book.. I love a grape salad for a holiday meal....Yummy!

Renee G said...

My favorite Holiday desert is pumpkin pie. I am the designated baker for our holiday gatherings, so I always add a pumpkin cutout from my pastry to the top.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

Anonymous said...

Your new fabric line and all your fabric lines are just so cute!! Also, I would love to have your book!!! My favorite desert for the holiday is a no-bake cherry cheesecake pie! Always a big hit and so easy!

Dee
FamousOG@aol.com

hueisei said...

Hmm..cheese sticks!

Marcia W. said...

My favorite dessert is pecan pie - made by my mother.

Kelly Dee said...

Such sweet new fabric

Mandy Currie said...

What an intriguing book and what a delicious line of fabric, I would be thrilled to win your giveaway. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

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Mary Grace McNamara said...

A simple chocolate pudding pie is a favorite around here...and easy too! Lovely fabric and book!

MGM

Kristen said...

My favorite dessert is a sugar-free apple pie I make. It is all natural and tastes great! :)

laurie in texas said...

I'd be honored to win this lovely book. My favorite holiday dessert has to be all the different holiday cookies that come out at Christmas time =:D

Karen said...

Has to be pecan pie!

DebrafromMD said...

Favorite holiday dessert - pumpkin cheesecake.

Anonymous said...

My favorite dessert, holiday or not, is Tollhouse pie.
Evelyn...soparkaveataoldotcom

Anonymous said...

My new favorite holiday dessert is pecan pie. I learned to make it while assisting an elderly couple over the last couple of months and they asked me to make it. I did and now I'm in love!!

Lindy E
lcenlow@sit-co.net

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

My favourite holiday dessert is Tuscan Plum Tart, yum yum! Love your fabric line, very pretty!

SandyN said...

My favourite dessert is anything that has chocolate in it.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandyn

normansandra@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled with your patterns partly because of the stitchery. I embroidery and love to add stitchery to items I sew.
Cheryl @hotmail.comu

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book.
cak1306@hotmail.com

NoƩmia said...

I'm a very attentif reader of your blog and I admire the evolution of your career and work.
I'will be glad and proud to win your book...
And if I not win, it doesn't metter,I still want for you, the greatest success...:)