I’m back for another contribution to the Spelling Bee Sew Along with Fat Quarter Shop! This week I got to sew the camera block (you can see my letter E block here!), which is one of my favorite things! Instead of making the smaller block, I went for the larger, 12″, block this time. One of my favorite features of this book is that each bloc has a smaller 6″ tall size, and then a 12″ tall as well! I didn’t quite realize how large it would be, and now I’m thinking with one more border it will be perfect for a pillow!
I signed up for the capitol E, because it’s my middle girl’s initial. I used the original Bliss by Bonnie & Camille for the letter, one of my very favorite prints, and also the fabric I used for her baby quilt. I framed it with some cute gray dots by Bonnie & Camille also.
I think I’m going to make it into a little mini wall hanging, and maybe make another for my other girl! The letters whip up really quick, so it would be fun to spell out something too. I especially love that there are capital and lower case of each letter!
If you’d like to follow along with the Spelling Bee Sew Along, here are the rest of the participants, every Saturday a new block is shown, they’re all so cute!
I made my girls mermaid felt dolls this summer. We found the cutest book, My Felt Doll by Shelley Down of Gingermelon, and had to make them! Since the dolls are entirely hand out of wool felt, they take a little extra time, but the end results were so cute!
I ordered all my felt from Benzie Design, a shop specializing in wool felt and notions. I let each girl choose all the colors for her doll, so they turned out very unique and different.
Lydia named her doll Crystal and chose cool, softer colors.
With some pink, of course.
And Norah named her doll Coral and chose brighter, worker colors.
I especially love the bit of pink on the front of the hair.
Over all, I love the projects and hope to make a couple more dolls from the book. I hope my girls enjoy them for years to come!
I realized recently that I never shared this new quilt pattern, Delightful, on the blog! As the holidays approach, I wanted to take a few minutes to share it here but with a good cause. My sweet friend Tricia lost her husband this summer. And I was thinking that it would be great to do a little something for her and her three littles (5-year-old twins and a 3-year-old, the same ages as my little girls) as they face the first holiday season without their dad. So, I’ve reduced the price of the Delightful pattern to $7 through 11-25-17 and will be giving the proceeds to Tricia and her family. If you think this is a quilt you’d ever like to make, now is a great time to get a copy here!
A little more about the quilt, this is a fat quarter friendly project, and has instructions for three sizes: throw, twin, and queen. The blocks are generously sized so that they can show off some larger prints. And they add up to a whole quilt pretty quickly too!
These photos are from the quilt that my mom made, didn’t it turn out cute! I love how it really shows off the prints in the fabrics. She used Vintage Picnic by Bonnie & Camille for Moda and it was quilted by Donna of Donna’s Lavender Nest.
I hope you enjoy this fun pattern as much as I do!
I didn’t anticipate taking a two-month-long break from blogging. But I’m glad to be here today sharing my make from This & That Pattern Company’s new book, Tablerunner Bliss.
The book features 20 table runners in a variety of styles and sizes. I made the Gardland Table Runner, which is also the table runner from the cover of the book. Due to a sewing error, I had to remake half of the leaves because I sewed them on backwards (oops!), so my table runner hasn’t been quilted yet, but I’m excited to finish it.
I was excited to finally get to use some of Bonnie & Camille’s The Good Life fabric, I loved the flower motif of the table runner, so I picked cute floral and tonal fabrics.
Even though this is called a table runner, because of it’s generous size (22 1/2″ x 62 1/2″) I thought it would also look lovely as a runner on the foot of the bed.
One of my favorite color combinations is aqua and pink. So, of course, I chose those for my flowers. And the gray hearts made a perfect background print. I really enjoyed making this pretty table runner, and I’m excited to use it in my home!
If you’d like to see the rest of the Tablerunners, you can follow along with the rest of the blog hop!
July marks the halfway point between one Christmas and the next, which means the Christmas fabric is out! I’m excited to show off some of the cute Christmas fabrics available from Windham this year! I chose the cute line of Santa’s Little Helpers, my girls especially loved this line when I was looking through the choices!
How cute is this? There is a white version of the main print as well as a green version of trees, but they’re missing from this photo because I had already cut them into the cutest little girl skirt:
How sweet is this? I thought I had elastic, but I was out, so I’ll post an update after my trip to the fabric shop today. I used the Purl Soho Gathered Skirt for All Ages as a base for this skirt, but with modifications (no pockets and two fabrics).
I think this is going to be so fun to wear during the holidays! Of course, little sister will be needing one too, so I picked these prints for hers:
It’s a little funny sewing for Christmas in July, but it is probably the only way I’ll get stuff ready for the holidays! I am always wanting to make my girls more clothes, so this is super exciting for me!
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The giveaway will be open from now until 8PM PST on Sunday, July 23, 2017. The winner for this bundle will be picked at random and we will announce the name HERE on Monday, July 24, 2017. This giveaway is open to everyone over 18 years of age, USA and International.
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Monday, July 17– Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D
Welcome to my stop on the Quilting on the Go…English Paper Piecing Book Tour. Our latest family adventure is finding us homeschooling, and so I’m hoping to spend a lot more time hand stitching while the kids work. So, Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane‘s new book is perfect!
I gathered my favorite supplies, the little star is thread wax, which I’d received in Quilter’s Candy Box but had never used. Let me tell you, it is amazing stuff! I had hardly any knots and no thread breakage! But, back to my project, I chose to use some hexagons I’d received in swaps for this first one. Since they’re cute and lots are of fabrics I don’t have, I thought this special project would be perfect.
I chose the placemat because I can use it on my table as a little runner as well. I sewed up the hexagon panels as instructed in the book. You can see my little basket with all my other swap hexies, I think I’ve got a few more placemats to add to my collection.
I trimmed my hexie to the proper sizes, and then I opened up the seam allowance on the long panel. I didn’t want to cut most of any of my precious hexies off, so I thought this would add to my width. I still cam out about 1/4″ short, so I trimmed the linen piece by that much.
Here you can see a bit of a closer look at the opened seams. I didn’t stitch them together, but they seemed to work just fine. I followed the rest of the directions without modification and my placemat came out so cute (if I do say so myself)!
I couldn’t help but stage the photo with a mason jar, saucer (so it didn’t cover up the hexies) and some silverware. I actually didn’t realize the placemat had a pocket until I started cutting the rest of the fabric, what a pleasant surprise!
If you’re looking for the book and paper kits, also check out Paper Pieces, so then you don’t have to cut out those papers!
I hope you’ll take a peek at the other blogs in the blog tour, there is sure to be some amazing work.
I had the privilege of sewing with Elea Lutz’s new Little Dolly for Penny Rose fabrics for the showcase this week, and I’m so excited to show you what I made: a baby basket for my littlest girl’s dollies!
I made one of these baskets before, for a neighbor’s birthday, and my girls were so anxious to have one of their own. The sweet prints in Little Dolly were just perfect for this project. The scale and colors lend themselves so naturally to this larger project too. Since I had planned out this basket when I requested the fabrics, my three-year-old got to pick her favorites (with a little help).
She immediately had her Baby Stella dressed and ready for a ride in the new basket (which she has been asking for since I started making it two days ago!).
Look at that smile! I think this project was a success! And, since so many people asked about a basket pattern when I made the first basket, I’ve put one together, and it’s in the shop now!
Make sure to visit the other blogs (and Instagram accounts) featuring Little Dolly fabrics for this week’s showcase:
I’ve been enjoying seeing everyone’s patriotic quilts and pillows, and the other day I saw a quilt-inspired flag picture, and I just had to make it into a quilt! I’m hoping to finish it up into a cute pillow today, but I had to share the pattern with you right away! The block measures 19 1/2″ x 13″ and would make a great pillow or use several for a quilt! Download it below and if you share on social media, be sure to tag me @cloverandviolet and #starspangledmini.
I had the pleasure of getting to know Jemima of Tied with a Ribbon back in 2015 when we were both members of a birthday club (the group of us sent handmade gifts to each member during her birthday month). I loved seeing the lovely projects Jemima made each month, and I was soon an avid follower of her work. I’m very excited today to be participating in the blog tour for her new book, Weekend Quilting. True to its name, the book contains a variety of projects that could truly be completed in a weekend.
I decided to break into my Liberty of London fabric stash for this project. I have a dream of having Liberty pillows on my couch, so I am working on making a few. I picked a few of my favorite prints and got to work.
I chose the Hopscotch Mini quilt because of it’s cute layout, and because strip piecing is always speedy and very little waste (I’m always worried about wasting Liberty with lots of scraps). I loved Jemima’s version, so I chose similar colors for mine, especially highlighting the pink.
The strip piecing was fun and fast, I was able to get all the blocks sewn in just a couple hours. And before I knew it I had a quilt top.
I just love how this turned out, and that it could easily become a whole quilt too! I cannot wait to get mine turned into a pillow so that I can enjoy it even more.
There are so many sweet projects in this book, that could truly be made in a weekend! Make sure to visit some of the other bloggers to see their makes! And, if you’re checking social media, be sure to look through the #weekendquiltingthebook and #weekendquitlingshowcase tags.