May 10, 2021

Farmgirls Unite Fabric Tour

 

Good morning! Welcome to the Farmgirls Unite Fabric Tour hosted by the talented team at Poppie Cotton. This fabric line is so fun and colorful, and perfect for making cute Farmgirl inspired projects.


I decided to take a basic zipper pouch and add as much cuteness as I could. Hexies have always been a favorite, but I am not a fan of all the hand stitching required. I decided to back my fabric  pieces with heat and bond, then trace using a 1" hexie template.  I cut them out and ironed them in a cute pattern on the pouch. Then I used a cute decorative stitch to mimic hand stitching to attach them to my pouch. I love how these prints look together!


 I added three cute hexies to the back.



I used the novelty print for the lining. It makes me smile every time I unzip the pouch. I hope I've inspired you to take a few hours and make something cute!



January 18, 2021

Dots and Posies Fabric Tour



 Happy Monday! Today is my turn on the Dots and Posies Fabric Tour, hosted by the amazing team at Poppie Cotton.

The fabric line is so adorable, with lots of, you guessed it, Dots and Posies. 


 

My favorite print is this cute "cheater" hexie print that needed to be made into a cute project bag.


 

I love the mix of florals and stripes, along with sweet little blue birds. I chose to mix this with a simple linen, and lined it with Dot and Posies coordinating stripes! I cannot wait to use this as a binding on an upcoming project.

 


I have so many plans for this cute fabric, and if you'd like to get more ideas here is the list of all the amazing members of the blog tour.

11-Jan    designer@blueribbondesigns.com
10-Feb    pandsf@frontiernet.net
18-Jan    happylittlecottage@yahoo.com
15-Jan    redfeedsack@gmail.com
20-Jan    http://www.abrightcorner.com/
22-Jan    lisagarlick@gmail.com
25-Jan    http://mywanderingpath.com/



Happy Sewing!!!

October 9, 2020

Woodland Songbirds Fabric Tour

Hello! Today is my turn on the Woodland Songbirds Fabric Tour!! I am so excited to share this adorable fabric line by the amazing team at Poppie Cotton.


 

The prints in this line are so pretty, and I really wanted them to be the "star".


 

I made a cute baby sized quilt using a tutorial I found on Pinterest called the Superstar quilt. This was really fun to put together, and I may have made another one already!! It is a great way to use any charm packs you may have, or you could size up the quilt by using larger squares cut from fat quarters or yardage.


 

I'm having a hard time deciding where to use this quilt as it looks really pretty almost everywhere I put it!! 


 

It was fun doing an off center grid pattern for the quilting. It took a little extra time, but I think the result was worth it.




 Be sure to follow along with more cute projects!!

Monday 10/5/2020

http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/

Friday 10/9/2020

http://happylittlecottage.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 9th

www.primrosecottagequilts.com

Wednesday 10/14/2020

https://thisandthatpatterns.typepad.com/

Friday 10/16/2020

http://www.abrightcorner.com/

Monday 10/19/2020

http://mywanderingpath.com/

Wednesday 10/21/2020

https://amerooniedesigns.com/

Friday 10/23/2020

http://theredfeedsack.blogspot.com/

Monday 10/26/2020

https://www.nannygoatquilts.com/

Wednesday 10/28/2020

 http://www.blueribbondesigns.com

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!