Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Simple Goodness for Riley Blake

Hello! With all this rain happening here in Sunny Southern California, I'm wishing for a bountiful spring full of flowers! Till then, I'll settle on Simple Goodness fabric by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs. Tasha runs the blog A Little Sweetness , and Simple Goodness is another series from her collections of pretty fabrics. Simple Goodness has the sweetest florals, cute illustrations, quilty blocks, and oh so much cuteness!

Simple Goodness Fabric


I decided to make an eight pointed star block, which is a print in Simple Goodness fabric! To make it even cuter, I hand appliqued the sweet scalloped border around the block. I then took this block and turned into a Readers Tote Bag (or dolly bag, Rosalie already stole it from me and stuffed her dollies in it). I added pleather handles to soften it up. 

Here's what I made:

Simple Goodness Reader Tote Bag


Simple Goodness Reader Tote Bag


Reader Tote Bag Details


Back of Tote

Side Exposed Gusset



Inside of Tote


Details


Five Star Quilt Block with hand appliqued scalloped border


Details

I hope you enjoyed my Reader Tote! Simple Goodness is out now, so check your local fabric shops or online!

See you soon!

Karen

Friday, February 8, 2019

Meow and Forever for Riley Blake Designs

Hello! Finally, the end of the week and I can finally share what I made with Meow and Forever by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs!
My Mind's Eye is a fabulous paper goods company that has the cutest stationary and print which has been carried into fabric!  Meow and Forever has the cutest cat themed prints. From paw prints to whiskers, and fish bones and sardines, this line is fun, pretty, and cute!



I decided to make a cute Project Holder Drawstring Bag. I used a nice thick bag stabilizer by Pellon so it can hold your current projects and tools too! The inside of the bag has continuous pockets to hold tools and such and a drawstring closure to keep it all together!

Take a look:

Project Drawstring Bag


Details of Drawstring top

The sardine print in mint green was definitely my favorite print! I love sardines! 

Bottom of the Bag

Bottom of the bag

Inside of the bag - multiple elastic pockets for tools and such.

Details of the bag

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Meow and Forever Fabric

Meow and Forever is out now so check your local quilt shop or online fabric shop to see if they have it!

On another note, I don't have a pattern for this cute bag yet. Many of you have been asking for my patterns, and that is something I'm currently working on. Check back soon or my Instagram for any updates!

Thank you friends for following along!

Karen

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Vintage Keepsakes for Riley Blake

Hello! Vintage Keepsakes by Beverly McCullogh (she has a fab website - www.flamingotoes.com) for Riley Blake Designs is pretty, floral, and dainty - the three cornerstones of perfect fabric in my opinion! When I got these lovely fabrics I knew I had to make it into a bag of some sort. Bags are my specialty!


Vintage Keepsakes by Beverly McCullogh for Riley Blake Fabrics

Vintage Keepsakes Fabric


I created an Everything Bag which is boxy (to hold a lot of stuff), has a drawstring closure (to hold even more stuff), and pockets galore (to hold everything in your kitchen sink!).

One of my favorite prints in this collection was the handkerchief print. I used this print as the base of the bag and went from there.

Here is what I made:


Everything Bag using Vintage Keepsake Fabric

Everything Bag

Front Pocket
Everything Bag

Front Pocket


Side Pocket - It can fit a tiny book

Inside of front pocket

Drawstring detail

Inside of Bag - More pockets

Sketch of bag



I hope you enjoyed my project for Vintage Keepsakes fabric. It is available now, so check out your favorite fabric and quilt shops to see if they stock it!


Thanks,

Karen

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hesketh House Collection Tour

Hello there! I'm so excited to share this project with you!  Liberty fabric is beautiful, timeless, and let's be honest, special! So I was floored when I heard that Riley Blake Designs is going to be the distributor for Liberty of London Quilting Cotton. Hesketh House is the upcoming collection to hit the US through Riley Blake. It comes in beautiful colorways of deep greens, blues, and beautiful pinks. I knew instantly I wanted to make something with the deep green colorway (because it would match my Staub Pot hehe!). 

If you follow me, you know I just moved into a new house. My husband designed the entire house and I was left with only my sewing/guest room to decorate. I needed to add my handmade touch to something, so when I showed him Hesketh House he loved it (he's a a fan of Liberty too) and caved for me to make something. Our kitchen back splash has a herringbone design, so I instantly knew this was going to be my design for pretty potholders. The design is hand pieced (dont' ask how long that took but it was worth it!). I used a pattern I found online for tile tradesman as my template and went from there. I also used Riley Blake Linen in natural. I thought it would pair so well with Hesketh House! 




Hesketh House Collection for Liberty of London


Here is what I made:



Hesketh House Potholders


Potholders












I also made a coordinating tea towel as well:



Potholders and tea towel in Hekseth House



Here's the back of the pot holders . I used leather trim for the loops.


Back of Potholder



Details of back

Here is the template I used for the herringbone design:







I hope your enjoyed my project with Hesketh House Collection. The collection will be arriving soon, so check with your local fabric store or online for more information!

Thanks!

Karen

Monday, January 14, 2019

Pretty Bunnies and Flowers for Riley Blake

It's Monday again and I got a new project done! I made a pretty spring time strip quilt using Pretty Bunnies and Flowers by Riley Blake Designs. This pretty fabric is part of their Novelty of the Month Collection. Pretty, pastel, and floral's, this is a perfect fabric for Spring and Easter!

The bunny panel brings all the patterns together nicely, and it was easy to decide to make this panel into a quilt. I thought the best way to showcase the continuous bunny and floral patterns, was to cut the fabric into 3 inch strips. 




Pretty Bunnies and Flowers for Riley Blake Designs


Here is what I made:



Springtime Quilt



Springtime Quilt



Springtime Quilt


Back of quilt


Back of Quilt


Back of Quilt



Quilt Details



Quilt Details - I used a decorative stitch for the quilting.



Decorative stitches for quilting.



Springtime Quilt

I hope you enjoyed this springtime quilt using Pretty Bunnies and Floral's for Riley Blake Designs. This is definitely a pretty fabric to add to your stash!


Thanks!

Karen