Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Quilt it Modern Blog Tour

Welcome Modern Quilters!  Today is my day on the Riley Blake Quilt-it Modern blog tour.  

When Riley Blake asked if I had an idea for using their Confetti Cottons solids with Crayola colors I knew immediately what I wanted to make.  Solids are such a huge part of Modern Quilting and I wanted to create a project that was fun, easy, and screamed summer! What is more iconic in summer than a VW Camper Van?! 

So I created a pattern with a couple of options for you. The Beach Bus block is a foundation pieced pattern that can be made in either a 8" or 16" block.  The 8" block is perfect for the table runner I've shown here. 

Shown here:  Riley Blake Confetti Cotton solids in Riley White, Mermaid, Iron and Sunshine

Or you could make the 16" block into a pillow as I've shown here. 

Shown here: Riley Blake Confetti Cotton Solids in Scarlet Crayola, Iron, Riley White and Sunshine

If you're feeling ambitious you could turn the back of your pillow into the back of the beach bus!  Add a personalized license plate for extra fun!
Either way, you have a fun, easy summer project that's sure to brighten your home or patio.

The pattern for these projects is available here in my Craftsy shop.  

This tour is just getting started. There are plenty of fun stops along the way. 
Here is the schedule:

Monday June 27:  A Bright Corner  / Salty Oat
Tuesday June 28:  Trillium Design (that's me!)  / Allison Sews
Wednesday June 29: A Quilter's Table / Bonjour Quilts
Thursday June 30: Euphoria Jessica / Material Girl Quilts
Friday July 1: Samelia's Mum / Sassafras Lane

Tuesday July 5:  Quilt Matters / During Quiet Time
Wednesday July 6:  Sometimes Crafter / Modern Handcraft
Thursday July 7: Orchid Owl Quilts / Piece and Quilt
Friday July 8:  Sew Katie Did / Tumbling Blocks / Leigh Laurel Studios

Don't forget you can also follow this blog tour on Instagram using the #modernquilttour hashtag.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Desert Bloom blog tour

Hello Modern Sewists and Welcome!! I’m so thrilled you stopped by. Today is my stop on the Desert Bloom blog tour. I was so excited to work with these beautiful fabrics and I was so happy when I found out that there were knits! I love to sew with knits and you should too! You may think that knits are scary but they really aren't. You can sew them on a household sewing machine. All you need to know is a few key things which you can read about here and here!. I started garment sewing when I was in high school and I’ve never stopped.
I loved Amanda’s prints and I knew they would be perfect for some new summer duds. So I whipped out my well used copy of the Scout tee by Grainline studios and went to work.
 My Desert Bloom scout tee.
 Perfect for a hot summer day!
 The scout tee is about the easiest pattern you can find and it's great with knits! Go give it a try!
I had been looking for an excuse to try to sew up a Driftless cardigan also by Grainline studios and here is the Desert bloom version! A perfect neutral gray which will go with just about everything this summer.
And it has pockets! You know for your cell phone! Brilliant!
So fun! Thanks for the new summer wardrobe Amanda! Happy Sewing my friends.