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Showing posts from November, 2012
Jina's Holiday Gift SachetJina from Riley Blake Designs spends some time with Cindy to show how to make a simple sachet you can give as a gift for the Holidays.

Embellished Sweatshirt Jacket

One of my favorite things that I used to make for my girls when they were little was a jacket made from a sweatshirt. It was usually made from the scraps of a skirt that I had made.

Believe it or not it was actually hard to find a white sweatshirt. I did find one finally, at Walmart. First you need to find the center of the jacket. All edges of the jacket are covered with a ruffled trim. I make the trim from ripping 1-1 1/2" pieces of scrap fabric. Join the strips of fabric together to create one long ruffled piece of trim.

Sew ruffled trim to all edges of the jacket: center of jacket, cuffs, collar and bottom of jacket. Ribbons can be added to the top of the sweater for tying the front closed. I like to fussy cut some of the fabric designs and then raw edge sew them to the jacket. Such a quick and easy project.

I used the Delighted collection designed by Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Designs. The pattern for the skirt is from my Butterfly Kisses Collection …

Winners for the 100 Block Magazine Vol #6

Here are the winners for the 100 Block Magazine Vol #6

Nancy Sue wrote:
This magazine is so packed with inspiration and ideas, that I have torn them apart and used them in a binder. I was dog earring them too much and started to look like a preschooler had gotten a hold of them! Well loved I should say! Congrats on your block being included!!!

Tami C wrote:
Love the soft colors you picked for your block. I've been collecting material for years, but made my first quilt just 2 months ago. This Blog Tour is my first & is opening my eyes to so much beauty! It would be wonderful to have a copy of 100 Blocks! So much to see!

Thanks for a chance to win Jina!

Congratulations to our winners!!! Enjoy the magazine.
Happy Sewing!

100 Blocks Quiltmaker's Vol. 6

I love being apart of this Volume #6 in the Quiltmaker's 100 Block magazine. I am always excited to share my block.

My inspiration comes from the wonderful shades from Riley Blake Designs. We have a variety of colors to choose from.

When combining colors I like the element of surprise with a subtle basic color to keep the colors from being too overbearing.

For the element of surprise color I chose the coral and lime and for the basic color I chose gray.

Of course, you have to have the light cream color to break up all the colors and give the eye a place to rest.

Thus the combination of bold brights and muted basics  creates a block that is pleasing to the eye and not too busy.

This block uses a half square triangle combination.  You can see the pinwheel block that the half square triangles create.

When making half square triangles I like to place 2 blocks with right sides together. Trace a line from corner to corner on the wrong side. Sew 1/4" on either side of the drawn lin…

100 Block Blog Tour

Come and Join me for the 100 Block Blog tour on November 7. 

I will be giving away 2 of these magazines. See more details November 7 when I blog about my block.

Happy Sewing!

Save the Date Las Vegas September 9-12, 2013

We have announced our big secret!!!

We are headed to Las Vegas for a Fabric Fest and want you to come. Go here for more details.
We will be doing a lot of Happy Sewing!!!