Thursday, September 25, 2014

Playful Petals...

Good morning cute people!
Today is my day on the 


is a new book by my friend
and I'm "sew" happy to be
 telling you a little bit about it.

Don't you just love this cover photo?
It's comletely scrappy happy and 
you know how I love that!

Corey has written her book centered around 
  fun fusible appliqué 
by simply using one shape…the petal.

There are 18 adorable quilted projects 
showing you how versatile 
the petal shape can be!

In the book she details
 each step of fusible appliqué 
including 3 ways to 
finish with machine stitching.

I love that Corey has done 
9 great projects in the book 
and then added a mini project 
to go along with each as well
who doesn't love a quick project???

I have been following the blog tour and
here are just a few of the awesome projects made from Playful Petals.

I love this pillow that
made from Corey's book.
Isn't it so cute?

also made the same pillow
from the book.
I love both pillows
and how they look completely
different because of 
background color:)

Another super cute project 
that I love from 
the blog tour is this mini quilt made by 

And just look at this
 adorable little mini made by

There are so many pretty quilts 
in Corey's book
and I must say
 that I am especially crushing on
one called Daisy Fields.

I think the simple piecing 
combined with the
 appliquéd daisies 
using the petal shape
is simply adorable.

Another fun thing about 
Corey's blog tour 
that she has designed 
a few free patterns 
as a companion to her book

This one is called Tiled Blooms 
and again…
I love the simple piecing 
with the addition of 
the appliquéd petals.
to go to Corey's blog 
and download the pattern:)

Congratulations to Corey 
on such a great book!

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

"Flower Patch"…my latest fabric collection!!!

It has been such a crazy busy last couple of weeks
 but I just wanted to take a minute and tell you
 about my newest fabric collection that will be here soon!

Lori Holt
Bee in my Bonnet
Riley Blake Designs

Just like my last four collections…
Flower Patch also includes 
three Fat Quarter Panels.
Each panel consists of 4 fat quarters 
that are prints different than those on the bolt…
giving you 12 total extra prints in fat quarter size
that belong in my Flower Patch collection:)


There are 33 total prints in the line and
 you can see them in the above photo…
all 33 cut into fat quarters and folded
 inside my vintage refrigerator drawer:)

I designed flower patch because I am a gardener 
and I especially love to grow flowers:)

I am in the middle of redoing my bedroom 
right now...
so that it will match my new collection…
and as soon as it gets here in a week or so…
the decorating can begin!!!

As soon as it gets here…
 I'll let you know and also 
show you  close up photos of each print:)

Have a quilty kind of day!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Jelly Roll Jam 2 - A Free Tutorial!! ...

I made a super fun and easy
 jelly roll quilt over the weekend...

The pattern is by Fat Quarter Shop
 and is another awesome pattern
from thier YouTube 
Short Cut Quilts Series:)
This quilt is a sequel to the 
original and very popular 

I could hardly wait 
to get started on this one!

I chose to make my quilt 
with this new fabric line called
Milk Cow Kitchen
I am a farm girl you know:)

I downloaded the 
 Fat Quarter Shop…
and sewed my
 Jelly Roll Jam 2 together 
while Kimberly held my hand
 each and every step of the way
 via YouTube and my iPad mini:)
Hi Kimberly!!!

Thanks so much…
it was fun having you right
 beside me in my studio again:)

I quickly sewed my strips together
and made my wide blocks 
and narrow blocks
just like Kimberly told me too:)

I layed out my rows on the 
floor of my family room
which happens to be next to my table.

I discovered that if I added 
one more wide and one more narrow block
 onto the end of my three rows...

 my Jelly Roll Jam 2
 would fit the top
 of my table perfectly!

So mine is just a bit longer
( 36 1/2" wide x 48" long)

I just used my leftover 
jelly roll strips 
to make the extra blocks and it 
worked out perfectly because...

the backing and binding yardage
that Kimberly called for in the pattern
were just the right size:)

After I sewed my three rows together…
I quickly pin basted it
and did a little quick and easy
 straight line machine quilting:)

Final step was to 
add the binding of course!

Jelly Roll Jam 2
 could easily be used 
as a baby quilt
or a small lap quilt too.

It's such a great little pattern 
and a fun way to 
play with a jelly roll:)

I love the way it turned out
and the way it looks on my table.

A little peek inside my
  cottage wall cupboard:)

So join in the fun and 
go ahead and grab yourself
 a cute jelly roll...  
to download the pattern
and then
to have Kimberly visit 
in your sewing room...

while you make your very own
Jelly Roll Jam 2!

Have a quilty kind of day!

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