Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lemonade Sundae for Riley Blake

Hello! My twins have started preschool this past month, which means more sewing time for mommy! Now that I have some spare time, I'm starting on my handmade Christmas gifts. I gave Rosalie access to my toy collection and of course she picked out one of my faves...my Anniversary old school Cabbage Patch doll Maryanne. 

I bought her a doll bed for Maryann from Ikea, but the blanket it came with was not suitable for Rosalie's taste (mommy's taste hehe). So, I made a quilt and matching pillow using sweet, nostalgic fabric - Lemonade Sundae by Leonie Bateman for Riley Blake Fabrics. Pretty, dainty florals, and nostalgic, it goes perfectly with Rosalie's doll bed. Now I have to hide it from her for 2 months till Christmas. I hope she loves it!

Here's what I made:

Doll quilt with matching pillow

Doll quilt using Lemonade Sundae

I cut out hearts and used the needle turn applique method onto 4x4 squares. For the pillow, I used a larger heart and appliqued to the pillow.

Doll Quilt Lemonade Sundae

Doll Quilt Lemonade Sundae

I used the same backing fabric for the pillow to tie it all together.

Doll Quilt Lemonade Sundae

Beautiful Lemonade Sundae Fabric

I hope you enjoyed my little project. One Christmas present done, 11 more to go!

Best wishes,


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Jubilee for Riley Blake

Happy Fall officially! Everything should be orange, browns, creams, you know fall colors, but I'm sneaking in a punch of summer colors with this project. Jubilee by Cyndi Walker for Riley Blake Designs is bright, beautiful, floral, and fun! I made these fun, basket weave pillows to go with my new, neutral couch.  

Here's what I made:

Basket weave pillows using Jubilee fabric.

Basket weave pillows using Jubilee fabric.

Basket weave pillows
Large pillow

Back of large pillow

Smaller pillow

Back of smaller pillow

When I first received the fabric I immediately knew what I was going to make. The leaf pattern was a perfect pattern for a basket weave type pattern. I wanted to do something different than quilting sqaures or hexies together, so I came up with this random pattern using the leaf print as my guide. I hand appliqued each piece, so this was a gratifying make. I made beautiful pillows to go with my new, ginormous couch. 

Jubilee Fabrics by Cyndi Walker for Riley Blake Designs

I cut 2 3/4 strips for the weave.

Basket weave


I hope you enjoyed my project. It was a joy make using this cheerful fabric! On to the next project!