Monday, July 15, 2019

Riley Blake Designs Halloween Basics Blog Tour

Everything always goes together perfectly wicked with Riley Blake Designs fabrics, especially
when it's their Seasonal Basics Halloween fabrics: Gunnysack, Pin Dots, and Stripes. There's
also those spooky Halloweenish solids of Eggplant, Cheddar, Black, and Inchworm to add to the
mix. It's a combination that can make a project beautiful or creepy. I was looking for a little bit of
both for my quilt "Stirring Up Trouble" and the fabrics totally gave me what I wanted!


These four sisters are definitely stirring up something that is probably a bit scary.



A few of the fabrics I used...


You can find the fabrics at local quilt stores or online...

Riley Blake Halloween Gunny Sack  HERE
Riley Blake Halloween Pin Dot HERE
Riley Blake Halloween Stripes HERE

I love these Crayola Halloween boxes of solid fabrics, too! You can find them HERE.


Visit Riley Blake Design's Blog for more fun ideas to use with their fabrics!

You can find the pattern for "Stirring Up Trouble in my Etsy store HERE.
It's never too early to sew for Halloween.


My favorite iron-on adhesive for applique is Heat n Bond's EZ Print Lite Sheets.
I run them through my computer...no tracing!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Riley Blake Designs National Park Blog Tour Of Zion

What could be more exciting than taking a vacation to any number of National Parks throughout
 the United States! Each park has their own treasures just waiting to be explored. 
Riley Blake Designs is releasing panels for several different National Parks that are amazing.
Zion National Park isn't far from where I live and it's a gorgeous place to visit. I love going there!

Vacation Adventures At Zion


You can find the PDF pattern in my Etsy store HERE.

We took a day trip to Zion for photographs of my quilt. 


The day was beautiful, but a little bit windy.


There was no shortage of helpers to hold up my quilt in they wind...they were all so nice!


Ron's the best photo crew ever!


The applique blocks show a few things you might see or do in Zion.





"The National Parks collection by Anderson Design Group for Riley Blake Designs is great for quilting, apparel and home decor. This panel features a scene from Zion National Park. 
Panel size is 36" x 43 1/2". Official licensed product." 

These are the fabrics I used in my quilt...


Utah National Parks panels by Riley Blake Designs


Great Smoky Mountains panels by Riley Blake Designs


 Yellowstone panels by Riley Blake Designs


Check out the entire fabric line at Riley Blake Designs HERE.


My favorite iron-on adhesive for applique is Heat n Bond's EZ Print Lite Sheets.
I run them through my computer...no tracing!


It's time for an adventure...where do you want to go!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Riley Blake Designs Storytime 30s Blog Tour

Being a part of a Riley Blake Design Blog Tour is always a joy for me. This time I've sewn a child's 
quilt using Storytime 30s by the Penny Rose Studio for Penny Rose Fabrics. If you look close 
you'll see tiny daisies, bunnies, cats, and birds, with toys sprinkled throughout. It's so cute!

Finished size is 42" x 46"


These applique train passengers in Confetti Cottons are enjoying their ride. 


The chevron rows looked great in this cute fabric.


For the back of the quilt I had some RBD Dot fabric that was perfect for it.



Wouldn't you just love a cake plate full of these fabrics!

So many beautiful colors and designs in Storytime 30s!


My favorite iron-on adhesive for applique is Heat n Bond's EZ Print Lite Sheets.
I run them through my computer...no tracing!


You can find the PDF pattern for "Train Ride Home" in my Etsy store HERE.

Check out the Riley Blake Designs blog for more fun and amazing sewing ideas.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Riley Blake Designs "Seasons Greetings" Blog Tour

It's Christmas in July with Riley Blake Designs new fabric line "Seasons Greetings" by Liberty Fabrics. There's pretty metallic designs and bright colors with a bit of traditional Christmas throughout each fabric piece. They are beautiful and perfect for quilts, pillows, clothing, etc.!


"Seasons Greetings"


"Angel From Above"


 "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree"
 

"Star So Bright"


The back of the quilt has an pocket to slide the pillow into.


You can find this pattern in my Etsy store HERE.
 




Happy 4th Of July Week

I love most holidays, but my favorite ones are when I get to hang around with my family.
Lucky me that the Monkey Boys and their parents came to celebrate the 4th of July!
Last night we took them to a local farm to pick fruit for $1 a pound...it was so fun!


There were lots of ants on the ground and weeds to walk through, but I survived.


There was a snake, too...boys will be boys!


I do love close up photos, soooo...


Monkey Baby picked a lot of fruit and, of course, had to sample it. 



Some of it wasn't quite ripe so they were a bit sour.







There were peaches, apricots, plums, and some other mixed fruits.


It was time to go, but he had other plans.


It was a great family day!