Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Baby Clothes ~ Sewing with Designer Knits!

I've been playing Grandma lately, making little clothes for my grandkids!

For my 9-week-old grandson, In the Forest fabrics by Riley Blake Designs with its little forest animals.  Oh, so sweet!  

Riley Blake Designs' cotton fabrics are adorable in the first place, and many of their lines also carry limited selections of "Designer Knits"; soft, luxurious cotton jersey knits.  I love sewing with this fabric.  

Monday, September 23, 2019

4-H "Fair Days" Quilt

"FAIR DAYS" quilt, 47" x 54", featuring Licensed 4-H fabrics for Riley Blake Designs

I'm a 4-H girl.  I grew up on a little 3.4-acre farm in Sunnydell, Idaho.  Dad was a school teacher, and

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Nestled Stars ~ Storytime 30's

A new quilt for my newest grandbaby!

"Nestled Stars" featuring Storytime 30's fabrics by the Penny Rose Studio
for Penny Rose Fabrics, a division of  Riley Blake Designs.  

Sweetest fabrics, reminiscent of the 1930's sugar and flour sack covers.  Cute little prints of animals, children, dots, elephants, flowers, kitties in cups...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Iridescent Star plus My Favorite Quilt Block!

Made with Made with Confetti & Crayola Cotton Basics from Riley Blake Designs
Iridescent Stars, 60" x 60" Lap Quilt

I'm happy to be sharing my latest quilt today, for a couple of reasons!  First, to showcase these fabrics from Riley Blake Designs, and second, to share my favorite quilt block on the Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop hosted by Carla@Creatin'intheSticks.

Monday, August 26, 2019

A Riley Blake Designs Quilt Kit: The Duke!

Here's a fantastic kit of my favorite cowboy, John Wayne!

John Wayne was an iconic movie star - making nearly 150 movies over four decades.  Here are a couple of fun facts I learned:  His nickname, "the Duke" stemmed from his dog named Duke.  Folks would refer to  them as little Duke and big Duke.  He based his trademark walk and talk and persona after Wyatt Earp, who happened to be a personal acquaintance.  And as Wikipedia put it, John Wayne personified for millions the nations's frontier heritage.  Yep.

Instant Blocks: Flying Geese

Here is my preferred way to make  my flying geese!  It's a "no-waste" technique, which makes me happy.  These "Instant Blocks" only require one background square plus four small print squares to produce FOUR flying geese at the same time.  Oh, I love that!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Baby's Blessing Dress

A special little dress for a precious little girl; my granddaughter!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A Riley Blake Designs QUILT KIT!

Time to Haul Stash!
Kelly Fannin's "Haulin' Stash" quilt pattern, 78" x 80",
featuring CAT® Buildin' Crew fabrics - CATERPILLAR® - Licensed - Fabrics 
for Riley Blake Designs;
made by Debbie Proctor and quilted by Deonn Stott

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Something's Fishy!

This "Gone Fishing" Drawstring Backpack was a fun, simple project to make for summer!  

2 Fat Quarters, coordinating prints (approx. 18" x 21" each)
3 to 4 yards of Cording (or shoelaces)
Buttons or Felt circles for eyes
Matching thread
🐟 🐟 🐟

We've been testing out a pattern for my daughter @ThimbleChaser.  You may have seen mine in a sneak peek on a previous post on a beach in Hawaii. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Patriotic Carpenter's Star

We've been celebrating!

I managed to quilt one of my own quilt tops the other day, just in time for the 4th of July!  That in itself is cause for celebration.