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Riley Blake Designs Project Tour- Liberty Fabrics A Festive Collection

Good Morning!  Today I'm sharing the project I made for the Riley Blake Designs Project Tour for Liberty Fabric Winter Flower Show collection.  Liberty at Christmas!!  What a joy to work with these beauties!  A Festive Collection is beautiful line of holiday-themed fabrics in a “festive” color palette of red, green, blue, and cream

Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs
I said it before and I'll say it again- I love Liberty Fabrics!  And, since Christmas is my favorite holiday, these fabrics were extra special for me to work with.

I made Santa's Tree Farm by Wendy Sheppard.  You can find the pattern HERE.  Wendy is a super talented designer and I love everything she comes up with!  You should take a look at all of the beautiful patterns she has designed!  You can find her website HERE.

So, I used the Liberty Fabrics A Festive Collection for the main prints in my quilt.  For the backgrounds, I used one of the prints from the Liberty collection and I added in some Lori Holt Bee Backg…

My New Book!! Season to Taste- Quilts to Warm Your Home All Year Long

I can't believe this day is finally here!  Today I can share the cover of my book with you!  I've been working on this for more than a year in secret.  A few weeks ago I was sent the cover images and was told that I could share but I wanted to wait until the book was up for preorder.  I've been checking Amazon every day and today it popped up!!Let me tell you the basics about my book.  I wrote 12 quilt patterns- 3 for each season of the year.  I think the cover is a perfect snapshot of what you'll find inside.  However, with the exception of one or two quilts, the patterns can easily be made in other fabrics and hop seasons if you so wish.  I love making seasonal quilts and I think you will too!!I have tons planned to show you once the book is released (which will be in the beginning of December but the way).  I'm planning quilt alongs, giveaways, a book blog tour, and more!  You can PREORDER NOW on Amazon - HEREThank you so much for following along with me- I love…

Riley Blake Project Tour- Fleur

Good Morning!  Today I'm sharing the project I made for the Riley Blake Designs Project Tour for Fleur by Seder Imer.   I love all of Sedef's designs and this collection is another pretty one that she created!  While, at the moment, I'd say yellow is my favorite color, I left that one out because I was making this quilt for my daughter and I chose her favorites- pinks, purples, and blues.  I snuck in a little of the greens too ;)

Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs

Here is my quilt!

This was so fun to make!  I don't have the pattern written at the moment (there are only so many hours in the day!!).  I immensely enjoyed making this and I'm so happy with how it turned out.

I used all Fleur fabrics for the top in addition to Riley Blake Confetti Cottons in Riley White.  For the backing, I used Riley Blake's minky in Peacock.  For the batting, I used my favorite- The Warm Company Warm & Plush.
I pieced and quilted this quilt on my Janome M7 Continental.  I'm rather…

Moda Bake Shop: Summer in the Country QAL

Moda Bake Shop The most recent Moda Bake Shop Quilt Along- Summer in the Country- is coming to a close.  As always, I had the most wonderful time.
You can find all of the blocks for this quilt along on the Moda Bake Shop page- HERE.
For this quilt along, I used 'Backporch' by Me and My sister Designs.  I absolutely adore this beautiful fabric!
Here are the details of the quilt I made-
I decided to do a setting different from the ones that were offered because I was looking for a specific sized quilt.  I made 9 blocks, added sashing, and then added a few borders.  It is still a good size and finishes at 64 1/2" x 64 1/2".For the nine blocks in my quilt, I made-1. Pinwheel Parade2. Moonlight
3. Hay Baler

4. Evening Star

5. Lemonade - one of the blocks I designed for the QAL

6. Summer Basket

7. Millennium
8. Summer Kites

9. Cherry Pie - the other block I designed for the QAL
This quilt was so fun to put together!
And here is a look at the quilt top!  I love it so much!
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Riley Blake Designs Project Tour- Jane Austen At Home

Good Morning!  Today I'm sharing the project I made for the Riley Blake Designs Project Tour for Jane Austen At Home.  The fabrics in this beautiful, historic collection are reproductions after a coverlet that Jane, her sister, and their mother made.  There is also a print that has hand written music by Jane Austen, as well as passages from her personal letters.
Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs
When I received these fabrics, I found myself wanting to make some sewing trinkets that I would use regularly.  I decided on a needle book, a pouch to hold my supplies, and a basket to hold both the pouch and needle book.  I'm planning on keeping them on my sewing table so that I can always have easy access to them.

In the needle book, I made a scissor pocket, pages for all of my mostly commonly used needles, a spot for safety pins, and two pockets on the back page.  There is no pattern for this- I made it up as I went along.  I used 1" hexagons and EPP for the front cover.  On the i…

Riley Blake Designs Project Tour- Liberty Fabrics Winter Flower Show

Good Morning!  Today I'm sharing the project I made for the Riley Blake Designs Project Tour for Liberty Fabric Winter Flower Show collection.  Literally everything that Liberty Fabrics comes up with is SO gorgeous!  Winter Flower Show is a stunning collection.  For this collection, Liberty Fabrics has reproduced some vintage floral designs but updated them in wintry colors to reflect the changing of the seasons.  Here is a look at the prints in the collection-
Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs
I chose to make a quilt I have been wanting to make for a while.  It's called Due South and you can find the pattern in the quilt book called Miss Rosie's Farmhouse Favorites.

As soon as I saw this fabric, I knew this quilt was what I wanted to make.  My mind has been very particular like that lately.  I look through quite a few quilt books and patterns pretty regularly and my mind files away the ones I want to make in the future.  Then, I find that when I see a grouping of fabric, my …

Riley Blake Designs Project Tour- Blessed Beyond Measure

Hi, Everyone!  Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Project Tour for Blessed Beyond Measure by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin.
Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs
I love the all of fabric that Stacy West designs so I'm always excited to see each of her collections come out.
I decided to make something Christmasy with Blessed Beyond Measure by using the reds and creams from this collection and adding in a few things.
First, I added a green from Stacy's Buttermilk Basics Collection.  It's called C9186-GREEN.  
Next, I added some of the Stacy West Wool (also from Riley Blake) in two greens and a red- W120-Forest, W120-Moss, and W120-Brick.
Last, a gold Texture by Sandy Gervais (C610-GOLD) for the cardinal beaks.

I made this cardinal quilt.  I used the pattern called Winterberry Cardinals by Cheryl Haynes.  I bough the PDF of it on Annie's Catalog- here.

For the batting, I used The Warm Company Warm & Plush- a big time favorite of mine.
I used my Janome Continental M7 to p…