Bloom Sew Along: Block 7

29 Feb 2016

 

 Welcome to week 7 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! This week's block features a single flower in lovely shades of blue and yellow. Each block is made using Lori's Bloom Templates, which are sold in local and online quilt shops.   Cindy put together this sweet block, using hand applique and fabrics from Lori Holt's Calico Days collection. You can hand or machine applique the pieces to the block.  Amy Smart, from the Diary of a Quilter blog, made this version using fabrics from Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen collection. We love how she fussy cut ... ...read more

Friday Finds: Think Spring!

26 Feb 2016

 

 Okay, we know we're jumping the gun a bit, but how can we not think Spring when we are surrounded by these beautiful colors, patterns and floral prints? Aren't they fun? We have some fun picks to share with you today, so let's get started!  First off, we are still going strong as we follow along with Lori Holt and her Bloom Sew Along. Jina made the whimsical vintage-inspired block (pictured top), Shari from Doohikey Designs made a charming (bottom left) Farm Girl block, and Cindy made the sweet Calico Days block (bottom right). You can find ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Josie Mae Bonnet

24 Feb 2016

Josie Mae Bonnet Pattern from The Cottage Mama. Fabric is Farm Girl by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs.

Hi there! It's Lindsay from The Cottage Mama. Today I'm excited to share the Josie Mae Bonnet that I created from one of my current favorite fabric lines, Farm Girl by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs. I can't get enough of this line, every single print is just precious and perfect for so many different projects. I pretty much have all the prints from the collection (if you remember my On the Cutting Table post from last week). I was just telling my mom that I love everything that October Afternoon creates when it comes to ... ...read more

What's on YOUR Shelf?

23 Feb 2016

 

 Happy #ShelfieTuesday! We JUST unpacked this fun bunch of Novelty prints and had to share a sneak peak with you. They are still being sorted before they will actually make it to our shelves, but we just couldn't wait!  So what's your favorite print and what would you make with these? Be a part of #shelfietuesday! Share pictures of your fabric stash and share with us via Instagram or Twitter! #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 6

22 Feb 2016

 

Welcome to week 6 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We hope you are having fun creating your blocks each week and look forward to seeing everyone's finished quilts! For those of you who are new to the sew along, you can download the FREE PATTERN here. Stop by Lori's blog for lots of great tutorials and information about the sew along. This week's block is a sweet daisy. Cindy hand-stitched the applique pieces to her block. This can be time consuming, but if you prefer to have the stitches hidden, this is the way to ... ...read more

Friday Finds! 2.19.16

19 Feb 2016

 

Happy Friday!!! Every Friday we round up our favorite RBD finds - project ideas, finished goods, patterns and more! We have a stellar line-up for you today. Read on!   First up, we have this fantastic Teardrop Trivet made with Andrea Muller's fabulously retro Vintage Kitchen line. Samelia's Mum has the FREE TUTORIAL for this little square of cuteness on her blog! You can also find the FREE DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN for the matching table runner here. Speaking of cuteness, this one is killing us....the dress, the face, all of it! You can hop on over to Craftniess Is Not ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Vintage Petal Table Runner

17 Feb 2016


Hi there! My name is Anorina and I blog over at Samelia's Mum. I'm an Aussie mum, who loves to sew and design projects. You'll often see me hanging around Instagram (@SameliasMum) - sharing little teasers of new projects. Today, I'm introducing my Vintage Petal Table Runner project. I really hope you like it! If you saw my Teardrop Trivet post (and free pattern) yesterday, you'll know that I've been playing with Vintage Kitchen by Andrea Mueller for Riley Blake Designs. Oh my goodness, this range is such fun! The Vintage Petal Table Runner is ... ...read more

Shelfie Tuesday: Calico Days

16 Feb 2016

 

Happy #ShelfieTuesday! Today we're sharing a peek at our Calico Days and Ardently Austen shelf. Calico Days was designed by Lori Holt and features charming prints in mint, blue, yellow, brown, red & pink. You can use our free downloadable quilt pattern to follow along with Lori's Bloom Sew Along, which features the collection and incorporates her darling Bloom Templates.  Ardently Austen, designed by Amanda Herring, features cameos, teacups, lovely florals and Austen text, this collection is perfect for Austen fans everywhere. Be a part of #shelfietuesday! Share pictures of your fabric stash and share with us via Instagram ... ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 5

15 Feb 2016

 

Welcome to Week 5 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We have been sewing along each week with Lori, and today we're excited to share our cute little blocks with you. We love the simplicity and sweetness of this little block. The circle shapes were easy to work with, and they make adorable little flowers! The blue and green colors in this block are peaceful and soothing, don't you think? If you have been following along with us, you know that Jina has been making the blocks out of our fun, vintage inspired Penny Rose Prints. The ... ...read more

Friday Finds: 2.12.16

12 Feb 2016

 

  It's time for Friday Finds, where we round up our favorite projects of the week! Today we have a fun assortment of projects made by talented bloggers and talented sewists all over the world wide web, so take a look and enjoy! The force was definitely with Sweeter Than Cupcakes when she created this fabulous costume out of Riley Blake Double Gauze! The flowing drape of the gauze looks perfect for this little jedi! We literally squealed when we found this darling romper from Ellie's Handmade. The sweet bunny prints comes from the Wonderland fabric collection designed by ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Fabric Bookmarks

10 Feb 2016

How to Make Fabric Bookmarks // SmashedPeasandCarrots.com

Hi! It's Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots again! Today I wanted to share a quick and easy tutorial for how to make your own Fabric Bookmarks. I typically have at least 3 books on my nightstand at any time that I am reading through and lately I have been asking myself why I don't have cuter bookmarks. Usually I grab any scrap paper or receipt I find laying around and use that…well, no more! Starting now, I am going to have pretty bookmarks that make me happy to find my page again :-)   Here is what you ... ...read more

Shelfie Tuesday 2.9.16

09 Feb 2016


Shelfie: shel·fie /shelfē/ noun informal: A photograph one has taken of one's shelf, typically used to expose/share one's fabric stash and WIP's (works in progress) via social media. Happy #ShelfieTuesday! We've just unpacked these fabulous rolls of Greatest Adventure cottons designed by Cinderberry Stitches! This darling boy line features friendly rain clouds, adventure maps, tents, critters, text and arrows - perfect for the adventurous and imaginative little boys in your life! Greatest Adventure is scheduled to hit stores in March so pre-order yours today! Be a part of #shelfietuesday! Share pictures of your fabric stash ... ...read more
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