Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour ~ Sew Along

Hello! Today I'm so happy to share with you a little project I made from my friend Kerri Horsley's wonderful book Lovely Little Patchwork ~ 18 Projects to Sew Through the Seasons.

I have been such a fan of Kerri's work for years. She has such a great eye for color and fabulous taste in fabrics. Her book is full of beautiful projects with just as beautiful pictures and graphics. It's a feast for your eyes. 

I wanted to make everything from the book! I hope I eventually get the chance to. For today's post though, since it's fall, I chose the Patchwork Pumpkin & Maple Leaf Placemat. 

I think it is such an adorable project and it also gave me the chance to work with colors I don't tend to use very much. 

I haven't played with my stash in a long time. It was fun to pull out some much loved Japanese prints, reproductions and OOP fabrics that I've collected. 

I love the pockets for the napkin and utensils. 

It's such a fun touch to add to the placemat. The pumpkin maple leaf block is so cute too!  I'd love to use this block for a matching fall tablerunner. 

have plans to make this sweet sewing kit next. It's just beautiful. 

Check out what others have made from Kerri's Lovely Little Patchwork book!

Sharon Yeager
Kristin Cobb

Congratulations Kerri! You did a beautiful job making a fantastic book! 

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Apple Farm Dahlia Quilt

Good morning! Today I'm sharing my Dahlia quilt I made using Apple Farm by Elea Lutz. Stop by the Penny Rose blog for more details and pics of this super cute "vintagey" quilt! 

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I'm a Calendar Girl

I'm so honored that one of my quilts is in the That Patchwork Place 2017 Quilt Calendar. 

My Love Birds quilt from my book is in the calendar for February. How exciting! 

Martingale has asked us "calendar girls" to take a selfie with our quilt from the calendar. So, although I am not much of a selfie taker, here is mine. 

All of the quilts included in the calendar come with full instructions to make each one. It's beautiful! 

I have an extra calendar to give away to one of you! Leave a comment below and I'll pick a winner in a few days! I hope your having a lovely summer (or winter).

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Little Ruby Quilt Along ~ Part Two

Good morning! It's time for part two of the Little Ruby Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. Part two focuses on sewing your strip sets together and cutting to make what will be the star blocks.

Here video for part two

You can find the free pattern for part 2 HERE

You will be using a solid strip and one of the print strips to make the strip set. You will make 54 sets.

Use your creative grids ruler to cut 6 triangles from each set. 3 Triangles will have a longer printed strip with a solid tip (for quilt one) and the other three have the longer solid strip and a printed tip (for quilt two).
Here is one top star section sewn together.

Here is the bottom star section sewn together.

Here are both top and bottom. Don't sew them together yet!!!
Here is one of my favorite fabric combos!

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's star blocks!
Check out the others participating,

Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Erin Cox from Why Not Sew
Andy from A Bright Corner
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story
Megan from Quilt Story
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda's United Notions

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer Fest Simple Zipper Bag

Good morning! Today Fat Quarter Shop is releasing a fun new video tutorial featuring the Simple Zipper Bag with Sherri McConnell.

They are super cute and so easy to make. I made the large version and a modified smaller version.
I used April Rosenthal's beautiful new fabric line Summer Fest for my bags. 

For the larger bag I used a mix of the fabrics from the charm pack.

For the smaller bag I used only the red and aqua from the line. Summer Fest has some fabulous reds and aquas. This little pouch will be perfect for little notions and things. 

They are so fast to make too. I'm sure I'll be making more! My only regret is that I didn't use the suggested zipper. The hole on my zipper pull was too small to add the cute fabric pull to it. So that's something to keep in mind. 

Here is the link for the video. I was unable to embed it for some reason this morning. I will do that as soon as I can.
Here are the other bloggers sewing along! Check out their bags and see what fabrics they used.

Erin from Why Not Sew?
Kitty from Night Quilter
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Vanessa from Lella Boutique
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Cristy from Love You Sew
Leslie from Seasoned Homemaker
Tiffany from Tiny Seamstress

Can't wait to see these fun bags from everyone else!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Monday, May 30, 2016

Little Ruby Quilt Along ~ Part One

Hello Quilty friends! Today I am so excited to announce that Fat Quarter Shop is kicking off their newest Quilt Along, Little Ruby! This gorgeous quilt, designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms, was made with their FREE pattern and the Little Ruby fabric collection by Bonnie & Camille. You can use any fabrics you would like for the QAL.

Here is one of the Jelly Rolls I'm using.

Here is the background fabric (aqua dots), backing fabric (whited with pears & cherries) and the binding fabric (red gingham)! I love the way they look together! I am attempting to make the bonus quilt too! That is what the back stack of fabric is for.  

The quilt is really pretty! I've made this block several times for quilts in the past. But the construction of this quilt is much faster than the way I made mine before. This time I'm using the Creative Grids rulers that are suggested in the pattern. 

These are the two Creative Grids rulers that were used to make this quilt: Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool and Creative Grids 60 degree Double Strip Ruler, which need to be purchased separately from the quilt kit.

Here is the schedule for the quilt along below:

  Quilt Along schedule:
5/30/16 - Part One: Getting Started (Fabric Requirements & Cutting)
6/13/16 - Part Two: Star Blocks
6/27/16 - Part Three: Quilt Assembly
                                                         7/11/16 - Finished Quilts!

Here is a list of some other fun and friendly bloggers quilting along! You can check them out to see their fabric choices and more for this quilt.
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Erin Cox from Why Not Sew
Andy from A Bright Corner
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story 
Megan from Quilt Story 
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda's United Notions
There will also be videos for the quilt along as we go. The first one is embedded for you here. You can get started by watching it and downloading the free pattern for part 1 HERE.
I look forward to seeing your quilts!
Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Monday, May 23, 2016

Pretty Playtime Quilts ~ Dragonfly Block

 Good morning! Today I'm so excited I get to share the first block for the Pretty Playtime Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. 

This is the Dragonfly Block! This was a really fun block to make. So cute and easy to put together. There are quite a few pieces but the instructions in the book are great. I love how the block was constructed.

I used to collect dragonfly decorations and things. I thought it was fitting that I was making this block for the quilt along. I was thinking of making a mini with 4 of these Dragonfly blocks. Wouldn't that be cute?
I used Strawberry Biscuit by Elea Lutz for the dragonflies and Riley Blake Swiss Dots (Aqua) for the background fabric. I love Elea's fabric and her book is just the sweetest. I can't wait to see all of these blocks being made!

Here is a list of the other bloggers quilting along!

Week 2 - Erin from Why Not Sew?
Week 3 - Wynn from Zakka Art
Week 4 - Anorian from Samelia's Mum
Week 5 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Week 6 - Renee from Sewn with Grace
Week 7 - Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Week 8 - Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Week 9 - Debbie from Happy Little Cottage
Week 10 - Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Week 11 - Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
Week 12 - Kristyne from Pretty by Hand
Week 13 - Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Week 14 - Brigitte from The Family Hearth
Week 15 - Lorrie from Sew Mod Designs
Week 16 - Kristin from They Grow Up Too Fast
Happy Sewing!
xo Erin


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