Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dolly Book Tour

It is such an honor to be included with Elea Lutz 
I have worked with Elea for many years and she always continues to inspire me with her fresh approach to color and design. She is super talented and tops it off with her sweetness that endears her to everyone.
Review of the Dolly Book by Elea Lutz- lots of cute patterns for handmade dolls and accessories
Elea's new book called Dolly has beautiful photography that keeps you looking through the pages over and over again.

After looking at all the lovely dolly themed projects I finally decided to make this cute Doll Dress Wall Hanging.

I used Little Dolly from Elea's recent fabric range. The colors and little mini designs are perfect for all the projects in her new book called DOLLY.

 One block just wasn't enough...ha ha
 I started thinking about the cute grand baby daughter 
that will be coming in December.

I cute would it be to do 4 Doll Dresses...

and so I kept sewing and sewing...

and sewing...I loved every minute of 
picking out each dress fabric...

I was able to fussy cut the little flowers from the fabric on this collar and I love how it turned out. It reminded me of a little girls vintage sweet!

Now to get the buttons on:)

I made the blocks exactly like Elea has designed in her book

...only I did 4 of them. I did needle turn applique 
on my blocks because I enjoy doing that. I added a 1/4" seam allowance for needle turn to the templates provided in the


As you can see preparations are well under way
 to welcome a new baby girl into this nursery!

She is going to feel so loved being wrapped in all this cuteness.

This sweet Doll Wall Hanging Quilt will add some 
warmth and sunshine to her room.

Notice the cute unicorn embroidery that my daughter has been ambitiously stitching to add to a cute wall of home made items she is working on for the nursery.

You can see the added detail in this quilt...some hand sewing mixed with machine sewing.

The buttons really finish the little dresses nicely.

The machine sewing is sewn in the ditch so it is harder to see than the hand sewing.

I love the sweet collar, sleeves and waistband on this cute dress that Elea designed!

The cute white dresser below was a selvage from the garbage. 
I rescued it and knew it would be the perfect changing table. 

Someones garbage is someones treasure:)

The dresser was an ugly dark blue color and it was a desk. 
With a little help from my handy husband, he added a shelf at the bottom and moved the keyboard shelf to the middle. This way it created 2 shelves for storage bins...who doesn't need more storage.


 has 10 sweet doll projects to sew and love and were inspired by the rag dolls that Elea's grandmother made for her. She still treasures the stitches of love and detail that was placed in each doll.
Be sure to check out all the other amazing 
designers who have created beautiful projects


*Monday 9/18 Faith Essenburg @faithessenburg
*Friday 9/22 Melissa Mortenson @polkadotchair
*Monday 9/25 Lauren Nash @transientart
*Friday 9/29 Sedef Imer @downgrapevinelane
*Monday 10/2 Jemima Flendt @tiedwitharibbon
*Friday 10/6 Jina Barney @jinabarney
*Monday 10/9 Ayda Algin @cafenohut
*Friday 10/13 Veronica Marroquin @vividfelicity
*Monday 10/16 Ange Hamilton @alittlepatchwork
*Friday 10/20 Nadra Ridgeway @ellisandhiggs
Happy Sewing!
Jina xox

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Glamper-licious Fabric Tour

 I'm always so excited to be part of a fabric tour.
These fabrics scream of luscious reds, delicate pinks, 
spring greens and summer aquas.
           This collection is designed by Samantha Walker.

As soon as I received the fabric I
 got right to work in cutting up all the wonderful cherries
and cute glampers so I could sew them into 
a Dresden quilt block.

Once the blocks were completed and pieced together...

 the quilt was sent to Connie so she could work 
her quilting magic.
The binding is my favorite ending to the quilting 
journey and I love nothing better than 
using Shari's Binding Babies to prepare
 my binding for the scallop edge on this quilt.
The colors and design of this quilt look so summery. 
It reminded me of packing a basket filled 
with fruit and sandwiches for a fun picnic.

The red and white check along with the 
cherries are my favorite designs in this

Glamper-licious collection.
Once the blocks were sewn together and 
assembled with the scrappy sashing, 
it seemed like  a scalloped border would be the 
perfect finishing touch.


 I love how scrappy this quilt looks...
and I love the Dresden quilt block!


The red centers on the Dresden's looks like
red polka dots. 

 Who doesn't love red polka dots!!!

"Summer Love" is the name of this new pattern that I will be releasing in my Butterfly Kisses Pattern Company.
Thank you Samantha and Riley Blake for inviting me
to play with these summer colors and designs.

Happy Sewing!!!

Jina xox

Be sure to check out the other wonderful makers up next on the Fabric Tour for Glamper-licious

June 7- Izzy & Ivy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Faded Memories Blog Tour

I feel privileged to be part of 
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs fabric tour. 
When I met Gerri and saw her quilt designs and fabrics 
I knew right away that she was a keeper. 
She is incredibly talented and her expertise shines 
in the selection of color, texture and illustration
of this fabric collection called 
Faded Memories

Gerri has designed some beautiful quilts 
to go with this collection. 
She has a book available now called
It's filled with 9 beautiful quilt designs.

 With luscious reds, country blues, deep navy blues,
and some creams and beige's mixed in... 
how can you not want to make quilt blocks.

I could not resist making the traditional Dresden Plate block.
This quilt block is addictive.

 I used a pattern you can download from Craftsy called 
"The Retreat Bag" by Janelle MacKay

Super easy! Super fun!

You can purchase the wire frames from your 
local quilt store.
Don't be intimidated...they are super easy 
to insert in the top of your bag 
and I love how they keep the 
top of your bag open and accessible.

I did make my pockets larger and I placed 
one on each side...because hey, 
who doesn't need one more pocket 
and who says you can have too many??? Not me!

 I quilted the fabric first 
then I placed the Dresden Plate on the outside
of the bag and quilted on top of the block.

If you notice the modern flare Gerri has given 
her designs by giving them some texture and dimension. 
She's clever that way. 

I especially love the denim looking background 
on the main blue print
which I featured on the outside of this bag.

 On the back of the bag I cut some 2 1/2" squares and pieced them together. They add a bit of charm and 
show off some of the other pieces in this fabric line.


   Notice all those blues, reds and creams next to each other....

You can find all these fabrics at your local quilt shop.
Penny Rose Fabrics is the Manufacture of these
gorgeous prints.

So ask your local quilt shop if they carry 
           Faded Memories
              by Gerri Robinson for Penny Rose Fabrics

Be sure to check out these other wonderful 
designers and see their beautiful projects.

Faded Memories Blog Tour

It has been so fun sharing what I love to do... 
Create and Sew with Fabric!!!
Thank you Gerri for letting me play with your 
beautiful fabric designs!

Happy Sewing!

Jina xox

 Faded Memories Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, April 24
Crystal Delaney
The Clever Quilt Studio 

Tuesday, April 25
Joan Hawley
Lazy Girl Designs

Wednesday, April 26
Susan Guzman
SuzGuz Designs

Thursday, April 27
Jina Barney
Jina Barney Designz

Friday, April 28
Andy Knowlton
A Bright Corner

Friday, April 28
Penny Sturges*
Quilts Illustrated

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sweetie Pie Sew Along Week 7

Sweetie Pie Sew Along Week 7 
How fun are these blocks? 
If you haven't tried one need to. 
Lori Holt shows how simple and fun these Sweetie Pie 
blocks can be. Check out her blog here 
where you can read about Lori's tips and tricks to making these 
fabulous dresdan plate quilt blocks.

I have especially enjoyed seeing all the 
different color palettes that everyone has chosen.
The consensus is that everyone is in the mood for spring colors 
...with the yummy fruit shapes in the center which give this block its can you not love the cuteness!

I decided to make a mini quilt with my 
Sweetie Pie block.

Don't you just love the blueberries!!!
I do and that's why I chose this block.

I love the detail Lori adds to her blocks.
Of course, I had to add those same little details by doing some embroidery on my blueberries, leaves and stems. 
The stitching gives everything an added charm factor 
that goes along with everything Lori does so well.

These colors made me feel like spring is just around the corner...even though we have had more snow here in Utah.

A black and white striped binding grounded these 
spring colors and made them look just a little more sophisticated than they really are.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Be sure to check out Riley Blake here.
You can download the pattern and start joining us for the Sweetie Pie Sew Along.
Be sure to #PieBlock #SweetiePieSewAlong

Happy Sewing!!!

Jina xox