Thursday, September 15, 2016

Knock on Wood Blog Tour


Today is my turn on the blog tour for Deena Rutter's 
new fabric collection called "Knock on Wood."
The inspiration for this modern fabric collection 
was Deena's teenage boys.
I was super excited when Deena asked me 
to show these boy prints in a feminine way.


It was so hard to decide which prints to use. 
I chose 3 prints. 
The cream plus sign, the blue dot and the gray stripe.
Then I chose Billie's Best Dress Pattern


I love the low volume prints with the pop of blue.
The blue is mixed with a pinch of teal and a pinch of gray.
It has that deep dark ocean blue color that is just yummy:)


You can find the whole collection of fabrics 
here on Riley Blake Designs website.
Ask your local quilt shop if they carry "Knock on Wood" 
and they can show you the whole collection.

Knock on Wood by color Riley Blake

I love Amy from diaryofaquilter photo of the whole collection.
It gives a great feel for the colors and prints in this 
modern fabric collection.


My precious granddaughter, Nahla, 
loves to model!
She has the perfect moves 
and the looks on her face are priceless.


Isn't she so adorable!


The designs on these fabrics have a hand drawn look and feel.
They are small in scale and very easy to work with.


I added one more layer of underskirt 
to the Billie's Best Dress pattern so I could show off 
the cute stripe in this Knock on Wood collection.
The stripes are uneven and crooked, 
which give this design it's modern flare.


Up close you can see the funky, uneven plus sign design. 
It's my favorite piece in this collection.


This pattern has no buttons or zippers. 
It has a tie in the back. Super easy!






I enjoyed sharing my love of sewing and fabric!!! 
If you want to check out the other wonderful designers 
and their projects see the list below. 
Their projects are amazing!!!

Thanks so much Deena and Jennifer for 
including me in this fun blog tour!


  Happy Sewing!

Jina xox


9/12/2016
Deena Rutter
9/13/2016
Diary of a Quilter
9/14/2016
Stitched Quilting Co.
9/15/2016
Jina Barney Designz
9/16/2016
Jedi Craft Girl
9/17/2016
Deena Rutter















Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bittersweet Blog Tour

It has been so fun to see all the amazing projects 
that have been created using 
Sue Daley's Bittersweet fabric line!!!
I feel privileged to be part of the
Bittersweet Blog Tour.

Sue Daley has created beautiful designs with a brilliant, 
colorful, youthful, inspiring and fun color palette.
Bittersweet can be purchased here at Riley Blake Designs.



My favorite part about working with Bittersweet was the amount of design and color you can cut in a small piece. That's why I chose to do a mini churn dash block which measures 3" when finished. 



This new quilt pattern using Bittersweet is called "Prosperity".
The pattern will be available through 
Butterfly Kisses Pattern Company 
and is available at your local quilt shop.


This is the quilt center where you can see 
how tiny the 3" blocks are.

I used the gold swiss dot for the background fabric.


Needle turn applique is one of my 
favorite methods to applique. 
I added lots of borders with appliqued 
flowers, leaves and vines.


                                                                                
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I love using Sue Daley's glue pen and needles 
for my applique which you can also 
purchase at Riley Blake Designs 
or through Sue at Patchwork with Busyfingers.

I love how the rich charcoal and white stripe seems to ground all the bright and bold colors in this Bittersweet fabric line!


I even used the charcoal stripe for the binding cut on the bias.

The quilt finishes about 59" square.




I took a lot of photos trying to find the perfect 
photo for my pattern cover.

I'm only showing a few of the many that were taken...LOL



Thank you so much to Sue Daley and Riley Blake Designs 
for letting me be part of this 
Bittersweet Blog Tour  
with all the amazing designers below. 

You can see what they have created by clicking each link below.



Happy Sewing!!!

Jina xox

Below are the designers involved in the Bittersweet Blog Hop:
Post Date (US)
Post Date (AUS)
Name
Blog
8/28/2016
8/29/2016
Riley Blake Designs
8/28/2016
8/29/2016
Sue Daley
8/28/2016
8/29/2016
Amanda Herring - US
8/29/2016
8/30/2016
Anorina Morris
8/29/2016
8/30/2016
Carrie B
8/30/2016
8/31/2016
Sedef Imer
8/30/2016
8/31/2016
Marissa Rae Gun - US
8/31/2016
9/1/2016
Sharon Burgess
8/31/2016
9/1/2016
9/1/2016
9/2/2016
Deanne Coombes
9/1/2016
9/2/2016
9/4/2016
9/5/2016
Peta Peace
9/4/2016
9/5/2016
Pauline McArthur
9/5/2016
9/6/2016
Keera Job
9/5/2016
9/6/2016
9/6/2016
9/7/2016
Alison Von Bibra
9/6/2016
9/7/2016
9/7/2016
9/8/2016
Lorraine Lovell
9/7/2016
9/8/2016
Leonie Bateman
9/8/2016
9/9/2016
Leanne Ivanoff
9/8/2016
9/9/2016
Jina Barney - US

Sunday, May 29, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week 20 - Block 20

Welcome to Week 20 of the 

BLOOM Sew Along with

Lori Holt and 


 

This is the last week of the BLOOM Sew Along!

 

A cute flower block to finish off Block #20



I love all the petals that surround the center of the flower.


The leaves look like a sweet bow that ties around the stem.


I have finished all 20 Blocks and this is what my quilt looks like!!!
 I love how it turned out. 
I used all my scrappy 2 1/2" strips and cut them into 2 1/2" squares for the border. 
It finished the scrappy look that I wanted for this quilt.
It was my privilege to be with Lori Holt at the Extravaganza in Park City. 
She helped hold the other side of my quilt. Lori...thank you for your continued inspiration!!!


So glad you dropped in to catch up
with all the BLOOM Sew Along Happenings...


for the pattern and tools 
you will need to participate in this Bloom Sew Along.

This finishes the BLOOM Sew Along.
Please drop by the see what I will be working on next.

HApPy SEwIng!



Jina

Monday, May 23, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week 19 - Block 19

  Welcome to Week 19 of the 

BLOOM Sew Along with

Lori Holt and 


 

This Bloom Quilt is almost finished.
 
 
 This Bloom Quilt is almost finished.


Block 19 is a combination of circles and leaf shapes.


I love the Hope Chest 2 and Shabby Strawberry prints from 
Penny Rose Fabrics Collection.


So glad you dropped in to catch up
with all the Bloom Sew Along Happenings...


for the pattern and tools 
you will need to participate in this Bloom Sew Along.

HApPy SEwIng!

Jina

Monday, May 16, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week 18 - Block 18

  Welcome to Week 18 of the 

BLOOM Sew Along with

Lori Holt and 




How cute are flowers that bloom hearts?


This block has been so much fun!


We are getting so close to finishing this wonderful quilt!

So glad you dropped in to catch up
with all the Bloom Sew Along Happenings...


for the pattern and tools 
you will need to participate in this Bloom Sew Along.

HApPy SEwIng!

Jina

Sunday, May 8, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week 17 - Block 17


  Welcome to Week 17 of the 

BLOOM Sew Along with

Lori Holt and 



Block 17 this week. We are so close to finishing.  
Only three left.


I love this sweet Tulip Block. 


All the rain outside is making everything turn green quickly.


Spring is the perfect time to be making a tulip block.



So glad you dropped in to catch up
with all the Bloom Sew Along Happenings...


for the pattern and tools 
you will need to participate in this Bloom Sew Along.

HApPy SEwIng!

Jina