August 7, 2020

Cherished Moments Fabric Tour


Happy Friday!! Welcome to the Cherished Moments Fabric Tour!

I knew the moment I first saw this adorable fabric that I had to make a sweet baby quilt! I wanted a pattern that would show off the cute prints, and this pattern fit the bill.

My little sewing buddy is always available to help!


I used the pink and blue fabrics to keep it light and fresh. The text fabric is one of my favorites.

I couldn't resist whipping up a sweet little scalloped bunting banner to match!

This will be perfect for my next baby shower!

For more pretty Cherished Moments projects, check out these talented ladies!

Danielle Kessler
3-Aug
Anna Dineen
5-Aug
Debbie Homick
7-Aug
Jess
10-Aug
Lisa Garlick
12-Aug
Belinda
14-Aug
Erica Arndt
17-Aug
Dori Troutman
19-Aug
Lindsay Weight
21-Aug

May 15, 2020

Country Roads Fabric Tour



Hello! Welcome to the Country Roads Fabric Tour hosted by the amazing ladies at Poppie Cotton. This is such a strange time in our world, but it is fun to be part of a virtual tour. Especially one called Country Roads. For those of you of a certain age, this brings to mind a very popular song from the 1970's. In fact, lyrics from this awesome song are one of the prints!! I love the mix of pinks and navy blue, as well as the text prints and florals!!


I made two versions of my favorite kind of comfort sewing. Patchwork bags. I love mixing fabric with linen, and Country Roads was perfect a combo. I loved that this line had some stripes which are my favorite for quilt bindings and bag casings!!


I have also started a quilt but this will be a long term project over the summer. I am using the Bow Tie Flower Quilt pattern by Quilters Candy.


I hope you are all safe and well and soon we all can be traveling Country Roads!!

February 28, 2020

Daisy Mae Fabric Tour


Hi Everyone!
I'm back to share with you the super cute fabric called Daisy Mae by the super talented ladies at Poppie Cotton.

I think I used every scrap of fabric I had to make all kinds of cute things.

The first thing I usually do when using a new fabric is to cut some 2.5" squares and make a bag. There is something so satisfying to me about using those cute little squares.


I love the mix of the pinks and charcoal grays. So pretty.


Then I had to make another bag using all patchwork squares.



Next up is a quilt.  I chose to do some crosshatch quilting which I think looks pretty darn cute with these awesome hexies!!! I followed this tutorial if you want to try a hexie quilt of your own. It is really fun to make!!
It still needs binding, but I couldn't wait to use it!!


And I had to make a cute little bunting banner to match.


All the rest of the pink fabrics that are from Daisy Mae, Wanderings, Gingham Farmhouse and Prairie Sisters were put to good use to make this very girly Scrappy Heart Quilt. I made the baby size version which is so perfect as a kitchen table quilt.

I hope you found some inspiration to go get some cute Daisy Mae and get sewing!! xoxo

January 27, 2020

Perfectly Pretty Patchwork

Hello! I am so excited to be a part of the Perfectly Pretty Patchwork book tour. This perfectly pretty book by Kristyne Czepuryk is full of the cutest projects from quilts to pincushions. Kristyne has such an eye for the cutest detail and there is a project for everyone from beginner to advanced.


It was so hard to choose a project, but since I love making zipper pouches I decided on the Flying Geese zipper pouch. There are full size patterns included in the book so all I had to do was choose my fabrics.


I was totally influenced by Kristyne's fabric choices and went with a pretty red and green theme. The fabrics are from Farmhouse 2 by Fig Tree.

There are clear instructions on how to make the cutest little flying geese, and lots of illustrations on how to put the pouch together. There is a combination of machine and hand sewing so that you can achieve a perfect finish.


Kristyne challenged us to use her designs in our own way, so I decided to make another flying geese panel and turn it into a matching pincushion.


They both look so cute in my new sewing space and make me smile when I look at them.


Thanks to Kristyne for including me in the book tour! It was so much fun and I can't wait to see what everyone else makes!




October 31, 2019

Gingham Farmhouse Fabric Tour

Good morning! I'm excited to share a few projects with you as part of the Gingham Farmhouse Fabric Tour. This lovely fabric line by Poppie Cotton is so perfect for almost any project you can think of.

I was of course instantly drawn to the cute cottage print because I love happy little cottages! But the print I absolutely loved was this amazing floral print with gingham bunnies!! I knew that I wanted to make some kind of a bag so I could show off the cute design.

The pattern I used for this cute bag is called the Devon Pouch by Sotak Handmade. I love love love how the metal zippers give a modern touch to the bag!

The cottage fabric was a larger scale, so I made a large size drawstring bag to use as a knitting bag. It fits my latest sweater project perfectly.  And how cute is that orange peel print on the bottom?


This is my favorite print from the entire fabric line. It's just so soft and pretty. As you can tell I had so much fun sewing with these cute fabrics. Here is all the other amazing quilters and sewists who are a part of the fabric tour.
Happy sewing!!!

July 30, 2019

Wanderings Fabric Blog Tour



Good morning! I'm excited to share a few projects with you as part of the Wanderings Fabric Tour. This lovely fabric line by Poppie Cotton is so perfect for almost any project you can think of.


To get a feel for the pretty prints I started by making some key fobs. These are so easy to make and a great use for left over batting scraps. You can easily find the hardware at your local big box craft store or Amazon. There is a fantastic free tutorial here.


Next I made a cute pincushion for my sewing table. These are so fun to make using mini charms or just cut some scraps to 2.5". A fabric covered button finishes it off, and I love making fabric buttons!!
The tutorial for this sweet pincushion is here.


Following the 2.5" square theme, I stitched up a large bucket bag for my knitting. I modified the Finch Bucket by Stitch Mischief. Wanderings mixes perfectly with linen!

I hope I've inspired you to pick up a bundle of this yummy fabric and stitch up something cute!!


If you'd like to follow along, here is the list of talented ladies who are also part of the fabric tour!

Poppie Cotton
July 9th
Kelsey Evans
July 11th
Lindsey Weight
July 16th
Dori Troutman
July 18th
Sherri Falls
July 23rd
Andy Knowlton
July 25th
Debbie Homick
July 30th
Melissa Corry
August 1st
Amy Chappell
August 6th
Amber Johnson
August 8th
Poppie Cotton
August 13th

March 29, 2019

Prairie Sisters Farmhouse Fabric Tour

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Poppie Cotton's brand new fabric called Prairie Sisters. The fabric's soft vintage colors make it perfect for so many projects.

I was so inspired by this fabric and could not decide what to make. So I made lots of things!!!

First up was a project bag (or two or three).


The first one is a cute patchwork bag. The pattern is the Finch Bucket by Stitch Mischief. Really fun to make and so useful to hold lots of knitting projects.



This bag was made for my favorite knitter's birthday. I made a "log cabin" block and designed a zipper bag around it. I also made the cute drawstring bag you see in the back.


Next up was a chicken pillow. Doesn't this remind you of Peeps? I used a mix of the Mama Hen block pattern by Lori Holt and a tutorial by Sew Inspired.


My last project was a small quilt. The fabric is so vintage feeling that I wanted to use a traditional quilt block. I think this would be so cute in a little girl's room or on a table set for Easter lunch.

Big thanks to the ladies at Poppie Cotton for letting me play with their pretty fabric. I hope I have inspired you to order a bundle or two and get sewing!!