January 29, 2020

Springtime Apron with Mushroom Fan Club Fabrics


Spring time is my favorite. Hands down. No question about it. Winter time in Indiana seems to drag on forever sometimes, and by the time spring finally rolls around, I am SO READY! My favorite spring time activity is walking around my yard every evening, looking for signs of growth: baby birds growing in their nests, moss growing underfoot, flowers sprouting in my beds. And mushrooms growing in the woods. Yes, Indiana is full of avid mushroom hunters, and while I'm not one of them, my brother and sister in law are, and I enjoy watching their excitement as they post pictures of their finds every spring.


So, when I had the opportunity to work with this fabric, I knew exactly what I wanted to make: a mushroom-picking apron! Fat quarter friendly, it was super easy to sew! It features two large pockets and a sweet appliqued mushroom on the front.


Long ties allow you to wrap it around twice if the load gets heavy. Cute and practical. What more could a mushroom-picking girl want? Not in to mushrooms? Save it for summer time and use it as a harvest apron.


This fabric is so fun, whatever you use it for is bound to be cute!



Happy sewing, and hurry up spring!

-Stephanie-

January 6, 2020

Gingham Farm: Projects for My Little Farmhouse


If there ever was a fabric line that seemed to be made just for me, Gingham Farm for Riley Blake Designs is it! My husband and I bought a little farmhouse last year, and the colors in this fabric line match it perfectly. From the green siding to the cream trim down to the black doors, this house and this fabric line seemed meant for each other!




When I signed up for the blog tour for this fabric line, I knew I wanted to make some things for my  home. I have a black and green theme going throughout my house, so I knew this fabric would fit in perfectly. The first thing I made was two new pillows for my couch. While I miss taking down the Christmas decorations every year, I always enjoy cleaning everything really well and refreshing the home after the holidays are over. And making new pillows are a quick and easy way to do just that!


For these pillows, I used the 12" Simple Star block pattern from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book. It's so easy, and it turns out great every time. You can find the book at Fat Quarter Shop.


Next, I made a table topper quilt using the same Simple Star block, but I used the 6" blocks instead.




I quilted this little quilt with my Janome Memory Craft 6700P. I am still learning how to free motion quilt, but I enjoy the process and I am happy with how it turned out. Mini quilts and small projects are great for practicing on! Other tools I used for this project include basting spray by ThermOWeb, silver thread from Aurifil, and my Oliso iron!



Thanks for joining me on my blog tour! I hope you enjoyed it!
Happy Sewing!
-Stephanie-

Beauty and the Beast: A Ruffled Pillow

Hello, and welcome back to my quilty space! Today I am sharing a pillow I made from the new Beauty and the Beast fabric by Jill Howarth...