Monday, May 24, 2021

Riley Blake Designs "Joy In The Journey" Quilt

Riley Blake Designs just released fabric line, "Joy in the Journey" by Dani Mogstad, sends us on a fun camping adventure just by looking at the designs. They are so cheery and fun!

50" x 50"


"Beautiful Adventures" used this combination of "Joy in the Journey" fabrics: Plaid Coral, Tiles in Olive and Sunshine, and Floral Cream.


"Joy in the Journey" is 100% cotton and features prints with camp trailers, tents, flowers, and trees. It would be great used in home decor and clothing, as well as quilts.


The panel for "Joy in the Journey" has so many pretty details it was hard to cut them apart for the quilt!



This looks like a happy place to sleep in!


Such a cute truck with a sweet saying!


It would be a beautiful adventure in this pink tent!


The circle of flowers was made with "Tiles" in Olive and Sunshine.


The "Plaid Coral" makes a beautiful binding and flower centers.




The back was pieced with the addition of this panel block.


Half square triangles went in the corners, vines for flowers, and RBD Floral Cream for a border.


You can find the PDF pattern for "Beautiful Adventures" HERE.


Check out more projects using "Joy in the Journey"!


Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Born To Be Wild Blog Hop And My Day

It has definitely been a wild week of fun! I love a good challenge and it was amazing to see the incredible projects that came out for the "Born to be Wild" blog hop. Thank you to all who participated and visited!

It is my turn to share my answer to the challenge and I decided to mimic the logo for this hop. 



Pretty close and easy tracing thanks to EQ8!

Sewing all those little appliqued spots wasn't easy, but I think this guy turned out okay.




A funky and wild checked border seemed appropriate



I'm still learning the ins-and-outs of my longarm, but these pink grips have been great tools. 


I found this so, so cute fabric at Sew Yeah quilt store and had to have it. There's still some fabric left, but I used a bit of it for a quick bag. 


Seriously, you can't help but smile at these wild creatures in sunglasses.


The flowers in our backyard are looking beautiful right now!


I hope you've had a great week feeling the wild spirit of all who have shared projects. Please take the time to visit and leave a comment. It's a great way to make someone feel good!


This is one of the first quilts I started in 2009 and finished in 2011 using Laurel Burch fabric, "Secret Jungle." It is my favorite quilt and I use it everyday when I'm watching TV or working on my laptop. It is definitely wild! I struggled to find a backing for it because it has so many crazy colors in it. 


Two years after finishing the quilt top I visited a Utah quilt store, Scrap Apple, in search of a quilt fabric for the back. Luckily I met a sales person, Linda Krepela, who helped me pick out the wild zebra fabric for the back. I wasn't sure about it, but it was perfect for it.

As the years went by I considered Linda my friend and we had a lot of laughs and serious discussions about mutual things in our lives. She was the queen of sewing demos and quilt classes! Linda died of Covid this year which broke a lot of people's hearts including mine. My quilt has more meaning than ever now. 


Check out all my "Born to be Wild" friends!

May 17th

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Beach Girl Betty Is Ready For The Beach

Beach Girl Betty is ready for some play time at the beach and hanging out with Beach Boy Freddie. They are quite the pair and turn heads wherever they go! 

Beach Girl Betty is a wall hanging that measures 15″ x 23″. You can find the pattern for her HERE.

You can find Beach Boy Freddie HERE in a previous ThermOWeb post. 

It's always fun designing projects for ThermOWeb just because their products make it so easy. 


Crafter's Edge cutting dies made it a quick and easy task to cut out the letters for BEACH GIRL. I love easy!

You can read more about Beach Girl Betty on the ThermOWeb blog today HERE.

Check out "Born to be Wild" blog hop, too!

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Born To Be Wild Blog Hop Starts Next Week

We all have a little "wild" in us and I have some awesome friends ready to share their wild side with you. Check out the list and come back next week to be wildly inspired with fabric sewing and quilting ideas!

May 17th

The next blog hop I'll be hosting is in July..."It's A Guy Thing." The challenge is to make something for a guy or tomboy, or in manly-man colors of blues, grays, browns, etc. Contact me if you want to play along!


Thursday, May 6, 2021

It Is Mom's Day All The Time

I think everyday should celebrate moms, but I guess here in the U.S. we have to settle for that one special day. This year is lands on Sunday, May 9th. I've shared how to make this wall hanging over on the ThermOWeb blog today. Checked it out!

It Is Mom's Day


It's made entirely with a layer cake/10" x 10" squares, including the back and binding.


I bought a layer cake, Felicity Fabrics by The Tiny Garden, Dotty Flora Licorice, during Sew Yeah's online Destash. It's on YouTube on Tuesday's and Wednesday with the three brothers running the show. It's so fun!

It was perfect for this wall hanging!


Hanging tabs on the back.



You can find the PDF for "It Is Mom's Day" HERE.


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