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 yet...you 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.
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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 charm...how 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.
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Be sure to check out Riley Blake here.
You can download the pattern and start joining us for the Sweetie Pie Sew Along.
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Be sure to #PieBlock #SweetiePieSewAlong


Happy Sewing!!!

Jina xox

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Goldilocks Fabric Tour


Goldilocks Fabric Tour

Jill Howarth has designed a darling fabric line 
based around the beloved storybook of 
Goldilocks and the three bears. 
Her eye for detail and color choices
 make this line so sweet.


Jill designs for Riley Blake Designs and 
you can find her whole collection 
of adorable prints here...


Fabric always inspires my designs and I couldn't 
help myself...I had to make my grand daughters 
another cute mini quilt for 
their doll bed...they like to play with when they visit.


These are 3" finished mini houses. 
I like to think Goldilocks would have played 
with the three bears in each of these cute houses:)


Notice the cute mushrooms, flowers, 
bears and Goldilocks, of course.


The little girls are going to spend hours 
of fun remaking this bed and using 
this cute mini Goldilocks 
House quilt to cover their dolls.
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I was able to fussy cut some of the 
cute motifs so they showed in the mini houses. 
You could play I-spy and tell stories 
about all the cute details in these fabrics.
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Be sure to stop by and see all the 
other makers and their fun projects.
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Happy Sewing!!!

Jina xox

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Enchanted Blog Tour




How whimsical and cute is this new Enchanted Fabric line designed by Dodi Poulson for Riley Blake Designs
The color palette of navy blue, teal, mint 
and pinks are irresistible. 
The squirrel motive in one of the prints blends 
perfectly with the geometrics, polka dots and flowers.



I decided to make some 2" hexagons using 
the English Paper Piecing method.
The fabrics were so fun to fussy cut the 
motifs in this collection.



Pillows are such a great way to add 
color to any space in your home.
They are fun elements of added texture
to beds, chairs and sofas.


Once the hexagons were hand stitched they were 
placed on a whole cloth and machine stitched 
through the middle and outside edges of each hexagon.
The edge of the pillow is bound just like a quilt 
which gives it a nice finished look.


Thank you Dodi for such fun colors and 
designs that make sewing so enjoyable!

 

You could win a bundle of Enchanted fabric 
by visiting Dodi’s blog called Loose Threads 
(www.sashgals.com) and leave a comment.
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One entry per blog post, per day of the Blog Tour.
Enter every day to increase your chance of winning!!!
Check out all the designers gorgeous projects below!

Happy Sewing!!!

Jina xox


Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, Jan 23rd - Little Londyn
Tuesday, Jan 24th - Jedi Craft Girl
Wednesday, Jan 25th –  Loose Threads
Thursday, Jan 26th - Meags and Me
Friday, Jan 27th - Pretty by Hand


Monday, Jan 30th - Tie Dye Diva
Tuesday, Jan 31st - Two Sisters as Squirrel Hallow
Wednesday, Feb 1st - Striped Swallow Designs
Thursday, Feb 2nd - Izzy and Ivy
Friday, Feb 3rd - Ellis and Higgs


Monday, Feb 6th – Aurifil
Tuesday, Feb 7th - The Crafty Quilter
Wednesday, Feb 8th - Two Sisters at Squirrel Hallow
Thursday, Feb 9th - Jina Barney Designz
Friday, Feb 10th - Riley Blake