Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Road Trip Blog Tour

It's time for the Road Trip Blog Tour 
with Kelly Panacci 
for Riley Blake Designs!!!


Kelly Panacci's grandson could not be any 
cuter in his owl knitted hat 
set against a camping background. 
If you would like to see more of 
Kelly's inspiration for this 
cute camping line 
please check out her website here 
to read her story! 



The colors and prints in this Road Trip Fabric 
are rich and wonderful!
Rich greens, blues and reds with a pop of aqua 
bring all the cute campers and animals to life!!!



Kelly challenged us all to come up with something 
that we would take along on a road trip.
Of course, I can't go any where without a bag.
(LOL... so far everyone on the blog tour has needed a bag)
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I first made a bag with 2 1/2" squares 
so I could show off all the cute designs that Kelly created. 
I was able to fussy cut the small prints for each 2 1/2" square.
Each square was sewn together into 
rows of 5 across and 10 down. 
I quilted the squares 1/4" inside the 
seam on my sewing machine.
Once the squares were sewn together 
I stitched the sides then boxed the bottom.
The lining was made exactly the same. 
There is a casing at the top where the cording is threaded through.
Super easy and a great way to carry extra supplies or your lunch!


The pockets on the outside of the large bag are 1 1/2" strips sewn together to create a log cabin block. The center of the log cabin block is a 2 1/2" fussy cut square to show of the cute animals and campers in this fabric line.


I loved using the Flex-Foam Sew-In made by Pellon. 
It is lightweight and long lasting for flexibility and 
doesn't leave wrinkles in your fabric. 
It gives your bag a wonderful, finished, clean look.


It's fun to be able to see how large 
this bag is with comparison to an adult. 
It's a fabulous travel size that will 
just about carry everything 
you need for an overnight stay.


The fun tassel which hangs from the handle of the bag is made from a spool with some 1/4" binding wrapped around the spool and finished with a antique button at the front. There is a piece of fabric threaded through the middle and pieces of torn fabric tied and hanging from the bottom.


Kelly thank you so much for letting me be part of your 
Road Trip Blog Tour. 
I had so much playing with the amazing colors 
and fun whimsical designs you created. 
With the scraps I have left 
I want to make a few more cosmetic bags 
to organize inside my larger bag. 
You can never have enough bags!!!



Thank you for joining me for the Road Trip Blog Tour.
A special thanks to Kelly for inviting me to play with her
 beautiful fabric!!!
You can see more of this fabric line here 

Hopefully you feel inspired to go 
and sew something fun today!

Happy Sewing!!!

Jina xox

Check out the designers below to see their fun Road Trip projects!

ROAD TRIP Mini Blog Tour and Give-Aways


 Nov. 3 - Kelly Panacci Inc.
Nov. 15 - Carla Peicheff