Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Simple Goodness Quilt

Hi there! I am sooo excited about this quilt I am sharing today! I have been a long time fan of Tasha Noel fabric, and when I saw her newest line, Simple Goodness -  I was smitten! It is classic Tasha Noel - it us full of lovely illustrations and tiny prints.  

I wanted to show off all the lovely fabric in her collection, so I decided to use my Starbound pattern.   
This is one of my favorite patterns because it is precut friendly! You can use 4 packs of 5" squares or 1- 10" stacker!

The blocks in this quilt work up so fast! The stars in the middle are very simple and this is where you can change up your quilt! You can make every star the same, alternate colors, or go completely scrappy and do every star a different fabric. 

Starbound pattern HERE

This quilt is a nice size and finishes at 78" square.  You could easily make this smaller by doing 4 blocks, or make it bigger and do 16 blocks! 

Starbound pattern HERE

For the quilting, I decided on Diagonal Plaid, it is one of my go-to patterns that I love to use! It adds such a fun texture to this quilt. 

Starbound pattern HERE

One of my favorite things about this quilt is that it is just a happy quilt! Those fabrics are so cute and really make my heart happy.  I also love the fact that it is so simple, but really makes a statement!

Starbound pattern HERE

 For backing, I used my new favorite Riley Blake Basic called Blossom by Christopher Thompson.  This navy color matches perfectly with this line and I just love it so much! 
Starbound pattern HERE

Be sure to follow The Riley Blake Blog and Instagram page for more Simple Goodness inspiration!


Monday, February 4, 2019

Criss Cross Pattern

Happy Monday friends! I have a lovely new pattern to share with you today! I am sooo excited about this pattern!  I designed this quilt specifically with this fabric in mind.  

Bluebirds on Roses is by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics.  This collection is darling and is full of charming bluebirds and lovely florals! 

When I was designing the quilt, I knew I wanted to use a fun vintagey block - the Granny Square! This is one of my favorite quilt blocks.  It really showcases those cute fabrics so well!

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In addition to the granny square block, I added an alternating chain block.  This really gives this quilt a vintagey vibe, which makes my heart happy!

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The great thing about this pattern is that the chain blocks are all pieced using strip piecing techniques.  So it may look like a lot of work, but using this technique saves so much time and so these blocks whip up in a jiffy!
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One of my favorite things about Elea's fabrics are her florals!  This print I used for the border is my favorite! It is just darling and I love those pops of reds! 

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I quilted this with a really cute flower pattern called Ginger Flower, which is a favorite of mine! 
It really makes a fun texture and I scaled it down just a touch to match the scale of the quilt. 

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 Lastly, I need to talk about this gingham backing! Oh my goodness! This aqua gingham is EVERYTHING.  It just makes my vintage loving heart swell! It was the perfect print for this quilt now I want to back everything I make with this gingham! ;)

Be sure to follow The Riley Blake Blog and Instagram page for more Bluebirds on Roses inspiration!


Monday, January 28, 2019

Moda LOVEin' Sew Along

Hi there! I wanted to share my blocks I have made for my Modo LOVEin' Sew Along! :)  I have had a lot of messages about my blocks and questions about fabric, so I thought I would share all the info in one place!

First off, I decided to join in this sew along because it is super low key, and I have wanted to make the Moda Love quilt for a long time!

**You can find all the info about the sew along HERE**

I went through my stash and decided to use Corey Yoder's Pepper and Flax fabric.  I love her fabric so much, and I just couldn't wait to use it!

Initially I had four charm packs, but ended up buying two more because I took all the green charms out.  I also have a bit of yardage that I bought for a border and binding.  

The first thing I did was open my charm packs and separate them into prints.  I love the scrappy look, but I like to control my scrappy.  So I decided I had to draw up my block in EQ8, so I could play around with fabric placement.  

I drew up the block and if you want,  you can click on this image and print it off so you can color your block how you want! OR if you have EQ8, I recommend drawing your block and then importing your fabrics so you can play around with placement! 

**To print, right click on the image and hit save image and then print**
Moda Love Block Drawing from EQ8

I love using EQ8 so much, and this feature is probably my favorite.  It is sooo easy to be able to swap out colors and fabrics, to see how your block will look. 

If you have been thinking about buying EQ8 or upgrading your EQ7, now is a great time! I have a coupon code that saves you 20%! 

Use code: EQ8LINDSEY

Here is my first block.  I wanted to do the outer ring in yellows, and do the middle part in grays.  If you only have one charm pack to work with, you will definitely have to go way scrappier than this.  Since I had several to work with, I was able to control my scrappy a little more! 

I also wanted to mention that 1 charm pack = 1 block. 

For my second block, I did the outer ring in mostly grey, and the star in yellow.  I love how it turned out!

After I made this one, I knew I would need to order more fabric to keep the same look I have been going for.  So I have my charm packs ordered, and I plan to whip up my last two blocks next weekend! 

I can't wait to make more blocks! 


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Offshore 2 Quilt

 Hi there! I am really excited to share my latest quilt with you guys!  I am using this fabulous collection called Offshore 2 by Deeana Rutter for Riley Blake Designs.

This fabric is sooo much fun and has such a great variety of prints! Those vans are my fav! :)

I wanted to showcase how awesome all those fabrics are, so I decided to use my Matchsticks pattern. This pattern is super easy and comes together really fast.  It is really great to show off larger scale prints and the best part is, it is 10" square friendly! 

Pattern Available HERE

I really love how the quilt turned out, and I especially love that border print.  It is non-directional so it was perfect to use for the border. 

Matchsticks Pattern Available HERE

For the quilting I used a pattern called Raindrops, it was so fitting for this quilt, because it looks like water droplets! 

For backing, I picked out a Riley Blake Basic called Cotton Shades in the color Teal.  I love the fun grungy texture it has and it looks really great on the back of this quilt! 

Be sure to follow Riley Blakes Blog and Instagram page for more Offshore 2 inspiration!

Talk to you soon,


Friday, January 18, 2019

Let's Be Mermaids Zipper Pouches

Happy Friday friends! Today is my stop on the Let's Be Mermaids blog tour! 

This fabric is so much fun you guys! If you love mermaids or have someone in your life that loves mermaids, you NEED this fabric! 

I wanted to show off the cute panel that is in this line and make some cute zipper pouches out of the squares. 

The squares in the panel are 9" and are perfect for zipper pouches.  I did one side of the pouch out of a panel and then used yardage for the back side and the lining. There are some really fun motifs on the panel and the sayings are so cute! You can mix and match all the prints and and make several variations! 

I added some fun anchor charms to the zipper pulls to give my pouches a little extra bling! ;) 

Each pouch is fully lined and I am loving the gold accents in this cute scale print! 

I love how all of the pouches turned out! My girls are fighting over which pouch they want! lol! 

Be sure to follow Riley Blakes Blog and Instagram page for more Let's Be Mermaids inspiration!

Talk to you soon,


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Easy Table Runner Tutorial

Hi there! I have a fun tutorial to share with you today! This is the perfect pattern for a beginner quilter.  This is a table runner pattern that uses just strips! So so easy, and it makes the cutest table decor for your table!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Heart Crossing Kits

Free Pattern Friday is coming up on January 11, and we have kits for preorder for the project we will be sharing!

Here is all the info:

*You will be charged now, and kits will ship on January 11*
**limited kits available**

Pattern will be revealed on January 11. 
If you purchase a kit, pattern will emailed directly to you on the 11. 
It will also be emailed automatically to our subscribers.
Kit details: 
*Kit INCLUDES BACKING and BINDING! (backing will vary) 
*Fabric is Hello Sweetheart by Echo Park Paper Co - for Riley Blake Designs 
*Background fabric is a white on white (Blossom by Christopher Thompson)
Pattern details: 
*Pattern designed by Lindsey Weight (Primrose Cottage Quilts) 
*Table Topper - 24" square 
*Traditional piecing 
*Skill level: confident beginner