Saturday, May 8, 2021

All Aboard! with Thomas Part II

"All Aboard! with Thomas" fabric licensed by Riley Blake Designs 

This little conductor really loves his new quilt!  Cute fabrics, a quick and easy Simple Sadie/Modern Millie pattern (see the story HERE), and we're all set!

Played for hours driving his little toy choo-choo around the "tracks".  Delightful!

I made him this sweet engineer cap from a free tutorial by Anneliese at Aesthetic Nest.  Super-easy to make, and fits this little Mr. perfectly.  

So. Dang. Cute!  The hat, too.

I've also been working on a little jumpsuit for this kid.  Spring is around the corner and it's definitely an outfit for warmer weather.  

Toddler-size Romper pattern:  Burda #4087 featuring All Aboard fabrics.

Aren't grandbabies the best?  Choo-Choo!

Happy Quilting!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Color Therapy: Iridescent Stars

Iridescent Star featuring scraps from my stash!

She's a cute little quilt!  Sorting through my stash and sewing these happy fabrics provided some much-needed color therapy!  The way the colors play, it almost looks translucent in some areas, and I just love how the colors sparkle in this quilt!  If you are in need of a little therapy yourself, the pattern is available as both a download and paper copy at Quiltscapes' Etsy Shop.

What is it about colors laid out in rainbow order?   I guess that's my happy place!

I've just finished filming a little video class of this quilt for the Utah Quilt Guild's RemoteFest 2021, one of five online classes.  Anyone can view the classes, available from now until May 31st.  Registration is a simple flat fee of $35.72 for all five classes (guild members receive a 30% discount).
See more details here:  

Iridescent Star featuring RBD Confetti/Crayola Cottons with Silver Background

I'll also be teaching this class live in September at Riley Blake Designs' "Garden of Quilts" event to be held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.  Maybe I'm a little starstruck, but I can't wait to rub shoulders with many industry rock stars who will be teaching and sharing their trunk shows!

Classes were canceled for last year's event, so I'm excited to teach three classes this Fall if all goes as planned:  Iridescent StarBinding & Alternate Endings, & Fun Curves Ahead.  Registration recently opened and the classes are filling up!  

I love how the colors glow in this quilt!

And here is the original Iridescence, all made with my friend's grandmother's old polyester pantsuits!  You can read all about how the design evolved HERE.

I love how these colors pop in this quilt!

Iridescent Star featuring Grandma's Pantsuits and black clothing scraps.

You're welcome for all the color therapy in this post.  After all, May is mental health awareness month.  
Happy Quilting!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Gnome for Christmas! Project Tour

 Are you thinking about Christmas?  Now is the time! 

Gnome for Christmas is a new line of flannel making its way to fabric stores this month!  That gives us plenty of time to think of all the fun things we can make.  After all, there are only 245 days until Christmas!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop

When Carla @ Creatin' in the Sticks put out the word for her next Blog Hop, I knew I wanted to play!  

I had been eyeing the upcoming Sew Kewpie® fabric from Riley Blake Designs, with adorable little Kewpie dolls playing amongst ladles, rolling pins, cupcakes and jars of jam, and already had plans to feature a pair of Mommy & Me Aprons.  You can see the aprons and the accompanying soft book in my previous post.  So cute!  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

RBD Sew Kewpie Project Tour

Mommy & Me Aprons and a Soft Book featuring Sew Kewpie® fabric
©2021 Kewpie Corporation licensed by Riley Blake Designs

I remember having a Kewpie Doll when I was a child, so this fabric really spoke to me.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Fresh-Squeezed Pink Lemonade

Chrissy Dress & Purse featuring Grove Fabric by Jill Finley @jillilystudio for Riley Blake Designs.
This fun little dress and coordinating bag were made from the same line of fabric I used for this "fresh squeezed" outfit for my granddaughter a few months back.  ♥♥

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Camp Woodland Activity Quilt #3

This activity quilt is more like a Quiet Book page.  Buttons, snaps, colors, shapes, and a detachable
I-Spy Bag filled with 20 little things.  One more Camp Woodland pillow panel done!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Another Fidget Quilt: Camp Woodland #2

I'm having fun making these mini activity quilts from this adorable Camp Woodland pillow panel.
See the previous post.

Friday, March 26, 2021

RBD Project Tour: Camp Woodland ~ An Interactive Quilt!

Oh, cute!

I've been wanting to create a couple of small interactive "fidget" quilts - something to keep little hands busy.   This sweet "Camp Woodland" panel provided the perfect solution!  

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Salt & Sand with Mr. Merman

Hi, all!  Thimblechaser here - taking over Quiltscapes' blog!

Look who washed up on shore!  Mr. Merman arrived just in time to join the Salt & Sand Blog Hop hosted by Carol at JustLetMeQuilt