Monday, August 12, 2019

Riley Blake Designs Basics Stripes Blog Tour

One thing (among many) that I love about Riley Blake Designs fabrics is the versatility of
their basics. I use a lot of Confetti and Crayola fabrics in my quilts, but they also have
many other basics to create projects or add accents to them. Stripes are the focus of the
Basics blog tour this month at Riley Blake and they come in so many gorgeous colors.
I used the black and white stripes for a border in "The Little Apple Thief."

"The Little Apple Thief"
55" x 66"




That duck thinks he's clever snatching the apple!


It looks like the cow is definitely not amused with the duck's behavior.



Look at all these sweet stripes!


I also used the basics, Shades" in my quilt. The fabrics have a shabby look that makes
 them so easy to blend into any project. "Shades" worked perfectly in my quilt.


You can find a PDF downloadable pattern of "The Little Apple Thief" in my Etsy Shop HERE.


RBD Stripes Blog Tour:


I used my favorite iron-on adhesive for the applique...love it!
Heat n Bond's EZ Print Lite Sheets can be run through an inkjet printer...no tracing!
Heat n Bond Lite comes in sheets, too.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A Time For All Seasons August Block Of The Month

I can't believe it's August already, but it is! This month is Amy's turn to share blocks
for the "A Time For All Seasons" block of the month and they are adorable.
I've been using Northcott's "Canvas" fabrics and various other fabrics for my blocks.

Dog Days of Summer


My Summer Log Cabin


Here's the optional finished quilt information:

62” x 74” quilt top 
5 rows across, 6 rows down
30 blocks (6 bonus blocks)
 2” sashings (or you could use 1" sashings for a smaller quilt)
 4 yards background fabric (allows for extra if needed)
2 ½ yards sashing fabric
Miscellaneous fabrics of your choice for appliques, etc. 
(A fat quarter bundle works great for this)


Do you want to sew all the blocks? Check out the links below:

February blocks by Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy
can be found HERE.



Both of the March blocks by Just Let Me Quilt
can be found in my Etsy shop HERE.



April blocks by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks
can be found HERE.



May blocks by Joan at Moosestash Quilting
can be found HERE.



June blocks by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
Dad's Tie Overload HERE


Sailing Into Summer Solstice HERE


June Bride and Groom HERE


July blocks by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks
can be found HERE.



August blocks by Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy
can be found HERE.



There's a Facebook page to share your finished blocks HERE.
Amy has a giveaway each month for those that link up their finished blocks, too!

It's never too late to join in!