Monday, June 19, 2017

Weekend Quilting Book blog tour, my stop...




Today is my stop on the Weekend Quilting blog tour. Weekend Quilting is a great new book from Jemima Flendt of Tied with a ribbon. It is a great book with tons of projects, and many small projects which is great for me these summer days when I don't feel I can get big projects done. 

Weekend Quilting Showcase - Rectangle



I got my fabric from Willow Cottage Quilt Co, it is the new Tilda fabric line, Circus. The fabric is pretty precious, and it was a bit hard to cut into it. I am glad I did though!


My finished project! This darling little bunting. Just a sweet and easy project. Easy to follow instructions. And I LOVE all the flowers!



I've already hung it on the wall in the upstairs hallway. It is just sweet. I plan on making several more projects from this book. I was glad to be included on this tour. Below you will find links to several other bloggers, all made projects from this book. Serious eye candy!



To see all the inspiring stops along the Weekend Quilting Book Showcase, click the links below:
Mon May 29 ~ Lisa Cox -  A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
Tues May 30 ~ Robyn Shapiro - The Strawberry Thief
Wed May 31 ~ Melissa LeRay - Oh How Sweet
Thur June 1 ~ Emily Dennis - Quilty Love
Fri June 2 ~ Samantha Dorn - Aqua Paisley Studio
Mon June 5 ~ Nadra Ridgeway - Ellis and Higgs
Tues June 6 ~ Peta Peace - She Quilts Alot
Wed June 7 ~ Stacy Olson - Stacy Olson Design
Thur June 8 ~ Sedef Imer - Down Grapevine Lane
Fri June 9 ~ Elizabeth Chappell - Quilters Candy Box
Mon June 12 ~ Suzy Williams - Suzy Quilts
Tues June 13 ~ Rachel Howard - Family Ever After
Wed June 14 ~ Amy Sinibaldi - nanaCompany
Thur June 15 ~ Jodie Carleton - Ric Rac
Fri June 16 ~ Ange Hamilton - A Little Patchwork
Mon June 19 ~ Heather Andrus - Quilt Story
Tues June 20 ~ Elea Lutz - Elea Lutz Design
Wed June 21 ~ Lauren Wright - Molly and Mama
Thur June 22 ~ Claire Turpin - Claire Turpin Design
Fri June 23 ~ Jennie Pickett - Clover and Violet
Mon June 26 ~ Fat Quarter Shop
Tues June 27 ~ Alisha Orlando - Ministry of Fabric
Wed June 28 ~ Minki Kim - Minki Kim Sewing Illustration
Thur June 29 ~ Jemima Flendt - Tied with a Ribbon


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bella Skill Builders Part 3

Are you following along Fat Quarter Shop's Bella Skill Builders?

This month was PINEAPPLE BLOCKS! I was so excited to try pineapple blocks!


And now I want to make an entire quilt with them.


Pinks and blues and grays for this quilt. I'm really excited to see how this quilt will come together, so different than anything I've ever done.


It is rotary cut (no paper piecing) but I did use a special Pineapple Block ruler that I got from FQS. It's the only way I've made it but it wasn't hard so I'm saying it's the way to go!


You can look at the past few posts to see part 1 and 2. And check out Fat Quarter Shop to make your own!



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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A little Coney Island/new pattern sneak peak...

 Oh how I love this new Fig Tree and Co fabric line, Coney Island. The prints are just so pretty. Darling florals. And the colors, navy, coral, yellow, soft apple green, just go so well together!


I will not ever square up half square triangles without Bloc-loc rulers, and a rotary mat, a good spinning one like this, its called Matilda (no endorsements, just LOVE these products)


Don't you love these fabric combinations? And the pretty pretty flowers?



I should have a pattern ready at the end of April, I am really happy with this one!


Hope you like the sneak peak!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bountiful blog tour 2 new bags!


Welcome! Today is my stop on the Bountiful Fabric blog tour. The designer is Sharon Holland, and I LOVE this new line for Art Gallery Fabrics. I love her description of this line "Bountiful celebrates the beauty and natural resources of the Midwest America countryside through the use of soft brush strokes and fresh tones such as celery, sienna, teal, and slate gray."
I am was so excited to participate in this tour. I chose to work with this beautiful canvas fabric, and created 2 new bags.  My daughters have already claimed both of them!

 This first one is actually a bag upcycle. I purchased this black bag (it was all black at the time) it was on clearance for $10. I figured half the work was done for me, and I would pay that much for the zipper and straps anyway. I think it looks pretty great!

 Plus it looks like it took a lot of work/skill, but it didn't. I just unpicked that main panel and pinned everything back. I am going to keep an eye out for clearance bags in the future.

 The second is a quick tote I created. I combined a couple pinterest tutorials, and came up with this pattern and design.
 This was simple too, because the straps were just cotton webbing. (I think that is what it is called) and then I added this charcoal panel.  A pretty lace embellishment and it was done. It looks the same on both sides. The pockets are nice for phones, or little notepads or books.

A little close up on the detail.

Make sure you visit all the other stops, there are some cute projects going on in blog land. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my bags. I hope you love this new fabric line, Bountiful, as much as I do! 

Monday, April 3 
Heidi Staples 
Blog: fabricmutt
Instagram: @fabricmutt

Tuesday, April 4 
Emily Dennis 
Blog: quiltylove
Instagram: emily_dennis_

Wednesday, April 5 
Minki Kim 
Blog: Minikim
Instagram:@zeriano

Thursday, April 6 
Heather Andrus 
Blog: quiltstory
Instagram: quiltstory 

Friday, April 7 
Sharon McConnell 
Instagram: @colorgirlquilts 

Monday, April 10 
Silvia Sutters 
Instagram: @astrangerview 

Tuesday, April 11 
Elina Temmes 
Instagram: @elinatemmes 

Wednesday, April 12 
Kim Niedzwiecki 
Blog: gogokim
Instagram:gogokim

Thursday, April 13 
Katie Skoog 
Instagram: @SimpleLifePatterns 

Friday, April 14 
Cindy Wiens 
Instagram: @liveacolorfullife 

Monday, April 17 
Maureen Cracknell 
Instagram: @maureencracknell 

Tuesday, April 18 
Name: Lynn Harris 
Instagram: @LynnCarsonHarris 

Wednesday, April 19 
Anjeanette Klinder 
Blog : anjeanettek
Instagram: @anjeanetteklinder

Thursday, April 20 
Mathew Boudreaux 
Instagram: @MisterDomestic 

Friday, April 21 
Alexis Wright 
Instagram: @myysweetsunshine 

Sue Stone 
Instagram: @needleinafabricstash