Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What's new?

I am finishing up a few projects for work. This one is Fly A Kite designed by October Afternoon. I love the main print of the girl swinging and the boy playing with his puppy. The coordinating prints make for great contrast with the fun prints in this fabric collection.


You can see the whole quilt here. All of these are free projects you can download here.


I love how this quilt turned out and it is very simple to cut and sew. This is a great quilt design for showcasing a bigger main print.




Look how pretty and vibrant these colors are corals, grays and aquas. This is a stunning collection designed by Emily Taylor called Verona for Riley Blake Designs.



Again this is another quilt I designed and you can download the patterns. They are free.




This fabric collection is called Stars and Stripes designed by Deena Rutter.


The reds and blues are colorful and saturated in color. I am going to have to make me a cute summer picnic blanket. I hear it calling my name.



This is another free pattern. Be sure to check it out. Super easy!


This  fun project I just finished to put in October Afternoons booth at CHA.


 This is the Fly A Kite fabric collection. I used my pattern from the 
Butterfly Kisses Pattern Company called No Calorie Pin Cushion.You can find the pattern here.For those of you coming to Ruby's Inn in February I will be teaching this class. I can't wait. We always have a lot of fun. I love the ladies who attend this event. 

  


I stayed up most of the night working on a blessing dress for my granddaughter. I can't wait to post pictures when I am finished. Just a hint, it's super easy and I used up a lot of lace I have collected over the years.

Happy Sewing!
Jina





Friday, January 20, 2012

Zippitt Car Seat Canopy

My daughter Tahmor sent me these cute photos of this darling car seat carrier I made for my new grandbaby girl, Nahla. Riley Blake Designs  carries this pattern by Elizabeth Wyatt called the Zippitt Car Seat Canopy.



You can see the cute ruffle from the top view here that goes along the front of the carrier.


It has a zipper up the front. I put a cute ribbon on the zipper pull to make it easier for opening and closing.


You can see the whole view of the car seat cover. It doesn't touch the ground so it won't get dirty. It covers the whole car seat nicely with a few embellishments of ruffles and fabric trim.


It opens in the front with a zipper and you can see the lining is black and cream. I used the fabric line designed by Riley Blake Designs called Lost and Found. The black and white damask is sparkle cotton. It has a little shimmer to the damask.


 Another view from the top. I like the convenience of being able to have the front open or closed. The zipper was a great idea.


This shows the tabs for holding toys.


I would highly recommend this pattern. I loved making it. I especially love the look and function of the design. Ask your local store if they carry Elizabeth Wyatts pattern called the Zippitt Car Seat Canopy. If they don't then recommend they purchase it from Riley Blake Designs.

Happy Sewing!

Jina

Monday, January 9, 2012

How To Quilt Series: Bias Binding

Cindy and Jina from Riley Blake Designs show how to bind your fabric on the bias in preparation for quilting

Thursday, January 5, 2012

November That Alpine Quilt Group and a few projects

A little jacket I made for Nahla out of scraps from Delighted! I used to make jackets like this all the time for my girls when they were little. They would wear them with cute skirts I made and then colored stockings and boots with a huge bow or hat on their head. Little girls are so fun to dress.


The next are pictures from our quilt group in November. I know I am a little behind but there are some great quilts that I thought you would like to see.









This is a quilt design by Syd Haglund. She has made one for each of her children. This is for her youngest and is centered around a story her daughter wrote and pictures she drew as a child. It is all about dogs.


The colors are spectacular in this quilt. A lot of the applique is wool.


You can see the letter H to the right of the quilt which is the first letter of her name.



I remember this quilt being designed for a baby and both parents are at school at MIT or some kind of school that has modern buildings and architecture. This quilt was to represent the architecture.






Most of the following quilts are designed by Geoff's Moms Quilts which is a pattern company with 2 wonderful women at the head, Norma Whaley and Joyce Weeks


I love these quilts designs and color combinations.















This is the free pattern for Scoot I designed for Riley Blake Designs. Deena Rutter is the designer of the fabric. It is such a cute collection for boys. The designs are retro with fun trains, helicopters and toys.




Another look at the man quilt I made for Randy. It is a10" squares with 3" corners for any of you who love doing snowball blocks. Super easy and super fun. The fabric line is called Back Country by The Paper Loft.



Lots of Happy Quilting and many tiny stitches this week.
Jina