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!!

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Wednesday 10/28/2020


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
Anna Dineen
Debbie Homick
Lisa Garlick
Erica Arndt
Dori Troutman
Lindsay Weight

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!!!