Where Women Cook: Ooh La La Fresh & French

15 May 2015

Welcome to our 2015 Spring Quilt Market Blog Tour! Our first stop is with Jo Packham of Where Women Cook. Scheduled to arrive in August, Jo's brand new collection, "Ooh La La Fresh & French" features culinary motifs and pre-printed apron panels with a definitive classic french flair. We asked Jo about the inspiration behind her collection. She told us, "As Editor-in-Chief of Where Women Cook, I believe that food is our new frontier. Other than technology, food is the fastest growing market today. I believe the foodies can share much with the quilters, the fabric lovers and the DIY ... ...read more

TBT Modern: Jacob's Ladder

14 May 2015

It's time for another TBT Modern #tbt! I am having a blast sewing along with Bonnie's Traditional Block Thursday tutorials. Today I am showing off my modern version of Bonnie's Jacob's Ladder tutorial. If you have been following along with me, you know this is my first go at quilting. Up until now, I have always sewn clothing. Bonnie's tutorials have progressively been getting a little more challenging each week, so I must confess, at first glance, I was a little nervous about trying this one. I can tell you I had nothing to be ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Easy Fabric Ruffle Flowers

13 May 2015

sm fabric flowers 1

These fabric flowers are so fun and easy to make. They add such a fun finishing touch to so many projects. Here are the quick and easy steps! Material (12 in x 3 in strip). Love the happy colors of these Riley Blake Designs fabrics! You can cut your fabric longer for more ruffles:) Thread & needle, and something for the center, (jewels or buttons)  Step 1:Cut a 12 x 3 in strip from your fabric. Iron the strip folded in half the long way. Fold right sides up. Step 2: Thread your needle. Double knot at the bottom. Then ... ...read more

Color Stories: Orange

12 May 2015

Left Photo (left to right): Happy Haunting Orange Stripe, Summer Song 2 Orange Song Petals, Modern Mini's Orange Modern Texting, Happy Haunting Orange Haunting Damask, Summer Song 2 Yellow Summer Stripe, Play Ball Orange Ball Geo Top Right Photo: Orange Houndstooth, Orange Gingham, Orange 2 inch Stripe, Orange Quatrefoil, Orange Small Chevron ...read more

2015 Spring Quilt Market Blog Tour

12 May 2015

Join us for our annual Spring Quilt Market Blog Tour! Can't make it to Quilt Market? No worries! Follow along as we introduce you to our fabulous designers and get a sneak peakat their latest collections 5/15 - Where Women Cook5/18 - Becky Marie Designs8/18 - Pattern Anthology5/19 - Carina Gardner5/21 - Lori Holt5/21 - Tasha Noel5/22 - Lori Whitlock5/22 - Cinderberry Stitches5/23 - Eleanor Dugan  5/23 - Deena Rutter 5/26 - Simple Simon   5/26 - The Quilted Fish   5/28 - Melly & Me   5/28 - Elea Lutz   5/29 - Zoe Pearn   5/29 - Doohikey Designs   5/30 - Samantha Walker ... ...read more

Friday Finds: Military Max

08 May 2015

Need ideas for weekend sewing? Each Friday, we'll show you some fun projects and photos that will be sure to get you inspired! Today's feature collection is Military Max, designed by Bella Blvd. 1.FQ Bundle 2. Military Max Quilt 3. "In the Army" Free Quilt Pattern 4. Baby Blanket & Bib Tutorial 5.Daddy Diaper Clutch 6. Vendor/Half Apron ...read more

HMQS 12th Annual Quilt Auction

07 May 2015

Join us this coming Saturday, May 9th for at the South Town Expo Center! You will have the chance to view some amazing quilts which have been lovingly handmade for a great cause! Don't miss out on the auction for your chance to purchase one of these gorgeous quilts! ALL proceeds go to Family Promise of Salt Lake. www.fpsl.org. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Fat Quarter Baby Bonnet

06 May 2015

Make a baby bonnet from two fat quarters

One of my very first sewing projects after my little girl (almost 10 years ago...sniff...sniff) was born was making some little baby bonnets for her...they were always a simple sew and they were so cute for a special occasion. They are still a favorite sew of mine for baby gifts, since they are handmade and not something that most mamas would make for themselves. And the best part? THEY ONLY TAKE TWO FAT QUARTERS to make! Yep, 2 fat quarters and some ribbon and you have a darling little bonnet. This size that I am giving the ... ...read more

Gingham projects

04 May 2015

 We always enjoy Madame Samm's blog post on gingham. Look how adorable this pincushion is. Click here to view today's post on Sew We Quilt. Also featured last month, on Sew We Quilt, was this laminated gingham fabric umbrella.   Enjoy these projects and Happy Monday everyone! ...read more

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along

01 May 2015

  Cindy here, and I am thrilled to be on day 1 of the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along blog tour. This book is jam packed with adorable blocks and patterns in Lori's signature scrappy style. Make a few blocks or make them all and the end up with one amazing quilt.  (FYI Lori's original Farm Girl Vintage quilt featured on the cover will be displayed at our booth at Quilt Market in Minnesota and yes we will be giving 50 copies away of this book for free at quilt market- Saturday at 4pm). First Block on the Sew ... ...read more

TBT MODERN: Maple Leaf

30 Apr 2015

When I see a maple leaf, I think of maple trees, fall colors, maple syrup, our Canadian neighbors, and my favorite piano piece as a teen - The Maple Leaf Rag. So, I was excited to see that Bonnie's Traditional Block Thursday tutorial this week was the maple leaf! I knew I wanted to use 2 colors for this leaf, representing the beautiful color transformation these leaves go through each fall. For this block I chose to use: Riley Blake C100-73 Orange Peel Riley Blake C100-06 Skin Riley Blake C100-01 Clean White Bonnie's instructions were easy to follow. As ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Flat Front Skirts

29 Apr 2015

Sew Like My Mom | Flat front skirt

Hi Riley Blake readers! Melissa from Sew Like My Mom here with you again with another amazing tutorial! It's finally Spring and my girls LOVE skirts! I fell in love with this mermaid fabric the second I saw it but wasn't certain what I wanted to do with it. But it spoke to me, ever so softly, and it said, "flat front skirts."     They're so happy! Okay, okay, mostly they're happy to be outside and in the gorgeous weather. But they're also happy to do it in these precious outfits!     I just really love their ... ...read more
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