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!!

November 2, 2018

A Very Vintage Christmas - Week 2


I'm back for another fun week of the Very Vintage Christmas sew along celebrating Lori Holt's newest book Vintage Christmas.


My block for this week was Fresh Cut Tree and I knew instantly that I wanted to grab my scraps of Holly's Tree Farm and make a bag.


I decided on a larger drawstring bag with a pocket so I could show off the cute 6" block. It was the perfect size for the pocket!


I'm so happy with how it turned out and will love using it to hold my knitting over the holidays! I am in the process of making all the 6" blocks for a sampler quilt too!! I'll come back and show you next week.

Here are all the talented bloggers/quilters who are participating in week 2 of the sew along. Hope you will too!

Week 2 – Friday, November 2


October 26, 2018

A Very Vintage Christmas


I have been looking forward to Lori's new book all summer! I think I actually did a happy dance when it arrived in my mailbox!

There is so much cuteness in this book that it is hard to decide what to make. Of course there is the fun sew along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop that will result in the cutest sampler quilt just in time for Santa, but there are so many other projects that are must makes.


For the sew along, I made the Christmas Star block. I used some sweet Pixie Noel from my stash and made both the 12" block


and the 6" block.


Gingham just makes everything extra cute!!

Just as in all of Lori's books, there are step by step instructions for each block, along with Lori's tips and tricks to make us all feel like awesome quilters!!



There are lots of talented bloggers sewing along, so make sure you check them all out!!

Week 1 – Friday, October 26

I'll be back next week with another fun block.

Happy Sewing!!

July 14, 2018

Spelling Bee Saturday

Today's Spelling Bee Saturday is brought to you by the "at sign". I'm sharing today with the awesome Kristyne of Pretty by Hand who is making the ampersand. I think both of these are my favorite punctuation marks, along with the exclamation point!!! :)




You can find this cute block in the book Spelling Bee Saturday by Lori Holt. Once again, Lori has written a wonderful book full of super cute projects. But for me, the most important thing is how Lori writes her patterns. They are so easy to follow and almost fool proof. Even a beginning quilter can make a fun block!!




I made the 12" block and am thinking it might become a cute pillow to put on my office desk chair. It is such a cute reminder of how much fun I have on instagram where I use the @ symbol several times a day! I used fabrics from Lori's Sew Cherry and Modern Minis. The graph paper print is one of my favorites!


 There are so many projects that can be made with these cute letters and blocks! The book is available here. If you want to see lots of cute projects with these letters take a look here!




July 13, 2018

Seaside


Happy Summer!! I am so excited to be here to share the cute new fabric "Seaside" by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake. The colors and prints are so cute, and this summer I am loving all things red, white and blue!

It was so fun pulling out all the cute red. white and blue fabrics to work on a few fun projects. I knew the first thing I wanted to make was a knitter's size "weebrawbag". It is the perfect size to hold all my sock knitting projects and these fabrics make it perfect for seaside, or in my case, poolside knitting.

You can find the weebrawbag pattern here. It is so fun to make, and a great way to play with all the cute Seaside prints!!

The next little project I wanted to make was a cathedral window pincushion. I haven't made one in over a year and had to refresh my memory. So I went here for the tutorial by the super talented Go Go Kim!





I forgot how much I love making these, and fabric buttons are totally my jam!!



The last project I made was a cute little mug rug. The sails are actually pockets that you could tuck a tea bag in to send to a tea drinking friend. I also found it useful to keep track of my wonder clips while I'm quilting! I found the pattern here and modified it to make a small mat.

I hope you have as much fun sewing with Seaside as I did. You definitely need some of this cute fabric in your life!!