Thursday, August 8, 2019

Layer Cake Lattice Quilt

Hi there! I am so excited about the quilt I am sharing today!  I have had my eye on this fabric for months now, and it is just so bright and happy! I love it sooo much!  It is called Flutter and Shine by Melanie Collette for Riley Blake Designs.  

Layer Cake Lattice Pattern HERE

I used my Layer Cake Lattice pattern for this quilt and it was perfect! I love how this pattern shows off every single print in a collection - which I definitely wanted to do since every print is so cute! 

Layer Cake Lattice Pattern HERE

One thing I love about this quilt is I used a pin dot basic for the background, which added an extra cuteness to the quilt! 

Layer Cake Lattice Pattern HERE

For the backing I used a Blossom basic and it turned out sooo cute! It really shows off the extra large flowers I quilted on it! :)  For binding, I used one of the butterfly prints, but cut it on the bias.  I love how you can see little butterflies in the binding! 

Layer Cake Lattice Pattern HERE
For more Flutter and Shine fabric inspiration, follow Riley Blake on social media! :) 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Starbound in Merry and Bright

Hi there! I have a fun quilt to share today! I have been waiting so long for this fabric to come out!! When I saw this line, it was love at first sight! It's called Merry and Bright by Echo Park for Riley Blake Designs, and it could not be any cuter! 

This fabric has the most lovely vintage feel to it and I wanted to showcase all of those lovely prints! So I designed my Starbound pattern specifically for this fabric.  I have made this quilt in so many different fabrics, but I think this is definitely my favorite! 
Starbound Pattern HERE
The great thing about this pattern is that you can use charm packs or a layer cake! It is a quick make, and you could definitely make this quilt in a weekend! 

Starbound Pattern HERE

For the quilting I decided to do a fun snowflake pattern, and I really love how it turned out, especially against the dark green backing I used! 

Starbound Pattern HERE
I really love how this quilt turned out! I can't wait to use it this winter! :) 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Nesting Stars in Winterberry

Hi there! Today it is my stop on the Winterberry blog tour!  When I first saw this fabric, it really spoke to me! I love Christmas fabric, and this line of fabric is one of my favorites of the season!  This collection by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake is full of rich reds and greens!  I love the vintage modern vibe it has and I couldn't wait to see how it looked using my Nesting Stars pattern! 

I absolutely love how the quilt turned out! Those rich colors really stand out against the background fabric! Every single block is different, which is what I love about this quilt! 
Nesting Stars Pattern HERE
For the quilting, I used a pretty Christmas Pattern called, Holiday Garland.  It is very elegant and I thought really complimented the quilt nicely.  I also went with one of the plaids in the collection for the backing, which just makes me happy! The plaids in this line are amazing!! It's like wrapping paper on the back! ;)

I am really pleased with how the quilt came out and I can't wait to display it all winter long! When I say all winter, I mean like from October to February! ;)  I just love it that much! 

For more Winterberry inspiration, be sure to follow Riley Blake Designs on social media! :) 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Wanderings Fabric Tour

Hi there! I am so excited to be part of the Wanderings Blog Tour!  Today is my stop, and I have an all new quilt to share with you today! 

But first, I want to share all about this gorgeous line of fabric I am using! It is called Wanderings and it is stunning! What really drew me to this collection was the color palette.  The blues and soft blush in this line are so lovely!  

I really wanted to showcase each print in the collection, and so to do that, I came up with an all new pattern called "4-Square".  (*pattern available soon*)

I really love this patten! It shows off all those prints beautifully!  The white sashing really makes the blues and blush pop!

One thing that I love about this quilt is that it is pre-cut friendly (ten inch squares).  It also sews up quickly since it is made up of squares and rectangles! No trimming triangles! Yay!!! 
4 Square Pattern coming soon. 

I really love how it turned out! Even Benny Bear approves! :) 

Be sure to follow Poppie Cotton for more Wanderings Fabric inspiration! 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Zion National Park Quilt

Hi there! I have another really great panel quilt to share with you today! Today's quilt features the all new National Park line from Riley Blake Designs.  I am so excited about this new line of poster panels that feature National Parks! My family LOVES visiting National Parks and we are lucky enough to have Zion National Park just 45 minutes away from our home and several others just hours away! 

Today I wanted to share the quilt I made using the Zion panel.  I really love how it turned out! I decided to keep it really simple and do two borders with cornerstone blocks! 

For the borders I used the coordinating fabrics from the line and did a small green inner border and then used this really great text print as the larger border.  I love this print! It has names of many National Parks and some great wildlife motifs! 

I did a 1 1/2" inner border and an 8 1/2" outer border - so the cornerstone blocks are 8 1/2" unfinished.  You an pick your favorite block and use those as your cornerstones! I decided on a simple star block. 

For the center of my stars I used the patches print and did different patches in each star.  This print is so great for fussy cutting! 

I really love how my quilt turned out and I will be gifting this quilt to my dad since he is a huge National Park fan and spends a lot of time hiking and canyoneering in Zion! I know he is going to love it! 

The panels will start shipping sometime this month and new designs will be released in the coming year! So be sure to follow Riley Blake Designs for the latest information! 

Friday, June 28, 2019

John Wayne Quilt

Hi there! I am excited to share my latest finish with you today! When I found out that Riley Blake was printing John Wayne fabric, I was sooo excited! My husband is a HUGE fan of John Wayne! He has been collecting John Wayne movies since I can remember and I love buying him different John Wayne collectibles! So I was super excited about this fabric!

I kept the quilt simple and used the panel in the collection, so this quilt worked up sooo fast! 

Fabric requirements: 
1 3/4 yard of red bandana print
5/8 yard of cream text print
1/4 yard of blue silhouette print
1/2 yard of blue bandana print (binding)
2 yards of backing 108" yellow bandana print

Here is what I did:

Center: John Wayne Panel 36" x 43 1/2" 

Quilt finishes at: 58" x 64" 

I wanted the quilt to be soft and very loosely quilted.  So I did some free motion meandering! I am sure this quilt is going to be well used, so I wanted it to stay super soft! 

For backing, I used this fun bandana print by Lori Holt.  It is perfect for this quilt! 

I took this up near Snow Canyon State Park and got some fun pictures! Those red rocks are so pretty I thought it would be a cute backdrop for this quilt. :) 

My husband loves the quilt and he can't wait to use it! 

For more John Wayne quilt inspiration, be sure to follow Riley Blake on Instagram! 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dashing Quilt

Hi there! I am excited to share this cute baby quilt I just finished up! I used the most darling fabric called Rhapsody by Sedef Imer for Riley Blake Designs.  It is so bright and cheery! You are going to LOVE this collection! 

I wanted to use one of my new quilt patterns called - "Dashing" for my project.  I thought it would be fun to share the baby size quilt with you guys! I went way out of my comfort zone here and used a blush linen from Riley Blake as my background fabric! I am sooo glad I tried this out because it looks sooo cute to have the soft pink in the background! 

Dashing Pattern HERE
I also wanted to try a Woven Gingham for my back and I LOVE how it feels on the back of this quilt.   Wovens have a very soft feel and a fabulous drape! It is perfect for a summer quilt! 

I quilted it with a denser pattern called "Quilt Full of Posies" - I though the small flowers with leaves echoed what was in the fabric.  It turned out great and also gives it an incredible texture. 

Dashing Pattern HERE

I love doing scrappy bindings, so for this quilt I used my leftover 2 1/2" strips and did a really fun scrappy binding! It turned out so cute! 
Dashing Pattern HERE
I really enjoyed using this cute and happy fabric! I can't wait to see what you guys decide to make with it! 

Be sure to follow Sedef  and Riley Blake for more Rhapsody inspiration! :)