Saturday, August 13, 2016

High Tea Party! Blog Tour 18 Designers, 18 Days

Today I am very excited to be a part of the High Tea Blog and Instagram tour!  This beautiful line of fabric by Jera Brandvig of Quilting in the Rain for Lecien Fabrics is just stunning.  I used the pattern, "A Cuppa" by Brenda Riddle of Little Acorn Quilt & Gift Company.  I must say, this is one of my most favorite quilts to date.  The combination of Jera's fabric with Brenda's pattern is a wonderful pairing.  My favorite print in the line is the strawberry fabric in the blue which I used on the border as well as in the quilt.  This line is dreamy and you'll want to get some before it becomes hard to find! Jera has a wonderful quilt as you go book which can be found here.  My love affair with Lecien goes way back and they continually create gorgeous fabrics for our enjoyment.   A shout out to the wonderful quilting by Rhonda Loy of Quality Quilting.  Please see the schedule above for more wonderful creations with this beautiful line!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Holiday Wishes Blog Hop

It is my turn on the Fatquarter Shops month-long celebration of Holiday Wishes, a beautiful new book by Sherri Falls.  The book showcases twelve Christmas projects that can be adapted to other holidays based on the fabrics you choose.  I chose to make the Midnight Clear quilt which is featured on the cover.

I couldn't pass up an opportunity to showcase the beautiful Flower Sugar Holiday fabric line by Lecien.  The combination of greens, aqua and red give this quilt a playful and non-traditional Christmas vibe.  I love the backing fabric complete with roses and poinsettia. The quilting is fun Christmas cookie shapes, perfect for this fabric.

Be sure to head on over to the Fatquarter Shops blog, the Jolly Jabber, to check out the other bloggers and their creations.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Colors of Summer

Summer to me is all about the red, white and blue.  It brings to mind images of sand and sun, small town parades, ice cream and baseball.  One of my very favorite fabric lines is Cottage Romance by Maywood Studios.  The line debuted a few years ago and I bought a lot of it.  I found the fabric and pattern, the other day,  for the quilt in the first photo and quickly set out to make it.  I knew it would look great hanging next to it's sister quilt which covers the dining room table.

The rest of the house got some patriotic touches too.  My Mom made the cross stitch for me awhile back and it found it's place on the wall across from the entry way church pew.  I love walking by and seeing this everyday.  The mini quilt above the pew was a gift from Amy of A Quilting Sheep.  The quilt ties in so nicely with the pillows.

In addition to quilting I have been knitting up a storm.  This lace shawlette is for my Mom-in-love, a belated birthday gift.  Lace is not my favorite to knit but I certainly like the outcome.  I hope you are having a lovely week!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pretty Playtime Quilt Along


Pretty Playtime Quilts book by Elea Lutz by janum on Etsy

Good morning friends!  One of my very favorite designers,  Elea Lutz, for Penny Rose Fabrics has recently released her first book called Pretty Playtime Quilts.  For 16 weeks, the Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a blog tour featuring a new block each week from the Garden Fairy sampler quilt, found in the book and featuring her latest fabric collection, Strawberry Biscuit.  This delightful book has six patterns in addition to the fifteen block patterns for the Garden Fairy Sampler quilt.  I am hoping to make every pattern in the book!

This week is my turn on the quilt along and I sewed a block that is very near and dear to my heart, the bowtie block.  My husband wears a bowtie every day to work and I had fun matching up some of his bowties to Elea's gorgeous fabric! This block is super easy to make and is just so lovely when completed.  I would love to work my way through my scrap bin and make a whole quilt with this block!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great start to your week!  Be sure to visit the blogs below for pictures of their gorgeous Garden Fairy Sampler blocks!

Week 2 – Erin from Why Not Sew?
Week 3 – Wynn from Zakka Art
Week 4 – Anorian from Samelia’s Mum
Week 5 – Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Week 6 – Renee from Sewn with Grace
Week 7 – Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Week 8 – Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Week 9 – Debbie from Happy Little Cottage
Week 10 – Tina from Emily Ann’s Kloset
Week 11 – Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
Week 12 – Kristyne from Pretty by Hand
Week 13 – Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Week 14 – Brigitte from The Family Hearth
Week 15 – Lorrie from Sew Mod Designs
Week 16 – Kristin from They Grow Up Too Fast