April Book Challenge: Stories to Stitch By
This month our challenge is….Award Winning April….which means choose a book to read that has won an award…any award…Newbery Medal, Edgar Award, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, etc.
Below I’ve put together a list of 10 choices…7 of these books I have NOT read but are on my to-read list and 3 of these books I have read and loved:
Pulitzer Prize Winners:
“All the Light We Cannot See” by Louise Doerr
“The Nightwatchman” by Louise Erdrich
“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy
“Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson
Newbery Medal Winners:
“Hello, Universe” by Erin Entrada Kelly
“When You Trap a Tiger” by Tae Keller
“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena
****Two of my all time favorite books are Newbery medal winners. If you haven’t read them and like Young Adult Fiction I suggest:
“The Higher Power of Lucky” by Susan Patron
“Holes” by Louis Sachar
…and as a bonus…this book is pretty adorable:
“The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread” by Kate DiCamillo
And as always…if you have any suggestions for good reads that fall into our challenge category for the month please share.
Now….for the stitching suggestions:
Since the theme is “award winners” our suggestions for April come from our most popular PDF patterns and tutorials:
The “Saturday Afternoon PDF Quilt Pattern” was very our first quilt pattern and has been our most popular.
It is a fun sew and is great for beginners and you can find the pattern HERE.
Our Quilted Potholders from Scraps Tutorial may be an older posts but is still going strong.
If you don’t have time for an entire quilt this month these are sure fun to make and you can find the full tutorial HERE.
Our next PDF Patter is our “Make it Over the Weekend Quilt“:
It is another quick sew that have been really popular….and we can understand why. It is fun to make and works with so many different kinds of fabrics. You can find the PDF HERE.
And then last but not least…if you are feeling like your stitching should be of the sewing sort this month this Starboard Skirt Tutorial has been one of our most popular tutorials of all time:
It looks cute on small ones, teens, and adults. And you can find the tutorial HERE.
So there you have it…a short list of a perfect pairing of pages and patterns!
Here’s to a month where we all have some time to read (or listen) and sew!