Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Geometric Bliss Lookbook!


Happy Tuesday! The time has come! Geometric Bliss is hitting stores this week! As it trickles in, I'll be keeping a running list of shops carrying the collection on the Fabric page. I can't wait to see what you all make with this collection!

The folks at Art Gallery Fabrics have put together an awesome Lookbook for the collection full of inspiring ideas and projects for Geometric Bliss. The clothes!! Seriously, it's good! Make sure and check it out here!

A few of my favorites from the Lookbook:








For all available patterns/tutorials check the Geometric Bliss lookbook!



The free quilt pattern for the collection is called Tessellation, and you can find it here!

Art Gallery is also holding a Geometric Bliss giveaway, so head on over to their blog and enter!

If you're a shop interested in carrying Geometric Bliss, it can be ordered through Art Gallery Fabrics. Find your sales rep here, call toll-free (888) 420-5399, or visit artgalleryfabrics.com.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorites

Favorites
1. Summerlove Plus Quilt, 2. Finished PMQG charity quilt copy, 3. Full, 4. Lonestar Quilt, 5. finished Stash Bee quilt!!!, 6. Right Round Quilt, 7. postage stamp, 8. simple math 1, 9. starry night detail 3

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dreamin' Vintage x and + Runner

Dreamin' Vintage x and + Runner
Happy Thursday! I have a recent project finish to share with you today. In the main living area of our apartment, I have a little blue side table next to my side of the futon. A couple years ago I made a little quilt to top it for decoration and to act as a giant coaster (you can see it here). It had seen better days, so I made a new one this past month!

Dreamin' Vintage x and + Runner
I decided to use Dreamin' Vintage to make this runner because I always have a vintage sheet on the futon. I knew it would match nicely, plus the color of the table is really close to the blue in the collection. I have plans to make new pillows and maybe new curtains!

Dreamin' Vintage x and + Runner
I have been wanting to try my hand at x and + blocks for ages. There have been so many beautiful quilts made from this block. Check the flickr group for the block for lots of inspiration! I thought a small project like this would be a great time to give it a go. I used Amy Gunson's tutorial as a starting point, then sized everything down for 6.25" finished blocks so that it would fit my table.

Dreamin' Vintage x and + Runner
I used the Jolly dots print in both colorways for the background, then used the rest of the prints for the x and plus bits.

Dreamin' Vintage x and + Runner
For the quilting I wanted to keep it simple. There are a lot of seams in these blocks, so to help secure everything and flatten things out a bit, I went with straight(ish), lines. I upped my stitch length to 3.0 and used my favorite #2024 white Aurifil 50wt thread.

Dreamin' Vintage x and + Runner
I finished it up with Pretty Poesies in Jam for the backing and Tonal Melodie in Fresh for the binding. I'm pleased with how it turned out, and after a good wash is a perfect fit for my little table! It's seen use for a few weeks already! I love working on little projects like this. They're so satisfying! Plus, I get to enjoy it everyday, total bonus!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Geometric Bliss Garments & Accessories

Geometric Bliss Quilted Banner
Happy Tuesday! Today I want to share the rest of the Geometric Bliss projects that I made for Spring Quilt Market! We've got accessories and garments left!

I know I've talked about the sign I made in a previous post, but wanted to mention it again. I used Spoonflower to have it printed, just on regular cotton. Quilted it with straight lines and then bound it with a small piece of each print in the collection. It worked out great!

Geometric Bliss Datura Blouse
First up, I tried my hand at the Datura Blouse by Deer and Doe. This was the first time I've used a Deer and Doe pattern, and it was great. Beautiful details, easy to follow instructions, and fits great! I choose the peter pan collar option for this one. I paired the Parallel Segments print with Verve Violet Pure Element solid.

Geometric Bliss Datura Blouse
Geometric Bliss Datura Blouse
The details are what really makes this top special. I choose to color block the top, using the print on the top half and the solid for the bottom and collar. I will admit, I faked the button closure on the back! Instead of making buttonholes with working buttons, I sewed the buttons through both layers. Same look, just not functional. They don't need to be unbuttoned to get the top on, so this was the easier option for me!

Geometric Bliss Datura Blouse
Geometric Bliss Datura Blouse
I made a second Datura blouse, this time with the other colorway for Parallel Segments. I paired this print with Apricot Crepe Pure Element solid. For this version I left off the collar, and drafted a new back without any closure to make it a solid piece. I didn't have enough of the print to do the split back with button closure, plus it simplified things a bit!
 
Geometric Bliss Apron
I wanted to really show off the versatility of the Mobius Stripe prints with these next two projects. I used one print to make this simple fat quarter apron! Nothing fancy, just a small pleat in the front and a solid waistband!

Geometric Bliss Infinity Scarf
With the other colorway I made an infinity scarf! These are always fun to make. I paired it with Coral Reef Pure Element solid.

Geometric Bliss Badge Holder
Finally, the very last project I made was a badge holder to use at Quilt Market! I used Monica Solorio-Snow's ID/Badge Holder Pattern. This comes together so fast and it turned out so cute! It has a pocket on the back, an inside pocket and the front clear pocket. I slipped my ID in the front and carried business cards and some money in the inside pocket, perfect! Can't wait to make another one of these for next spring Market!

I used 50wt Aurifil threads from my thread collection for all of these projects!

If you're a shop interested in carrying Geometric Bliss, it can be ordered through Art Gallery Fabrics. Find your sales rep here, call toll-free (888) 420-5399, or visit artgalleryfabrics.com.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Favorites

Favorites
1. rising balloons quilt, 2. lily quilt wall, 3. Teal vomit quilt close up #hipsterquilter #pineappleblossoms, 4. Working on my #IGminiswap mini, 5. Melon Ice Runner, 6. mini pineapple quilt, 7. Beginnings to an AMH Feather Bed Quilt!, 8. Metro lattice, 9. DID Diamonds in Diamonds - Pattern our now :)

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Weekly Snapshot

Time to get my sew on.
Happy Wednesday! I'm going to attempt to bring back weekly snapshot, again! This time though, I know weekly is a bit unrealistic, so I'm trying for every other week. We'll see how it goes!

#widrn making quilt backs! Tagged by @jaceynotjc, tagging @mybricole @bijoulovely @noodlehead531
I took some time to make some quilt backs yesterday. I've let the quilt tops pile up again, so it's time to get that pile down again!

Today's color palette. #artgalleryfabrics #pureelements
Played with this pretty palette of solids last week! All Pure Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics.

Finally got around to framing some artwork. Now to decide where to hang these! Be inspired by @bijoulovely. George bunnies by @petitdesignco, @junecraft and @sometimescraftr.
I did manage to get new (and old) artwork framed, but unfortunately it's still not hung up. That's this weekend's goal! I swear!

I can never resist a good vintage tin. And this one is so tiny!
I found this tin over the summer, but it's too good not to share. It's tiny and I love it. It matches this one I found a few years ago. It's still one of my favorites.

My life long dream to label all the things has come true today!
I finally, after years and years of wanting one, bought a label maker! WOO! Seriously, I was very excited. I went with this one and already bought a double pack of extra tape. Now I can label all the things.

Yowza Whatta Skein is the perfect description for this yarn cake. Even George thinks so! #missbabsyarn #georgebunny #bunstagram
George bunny! I was trying to get him to pose next to this absolutely giant skein of yarn (it's literally called Yowza Whatta Skein by Miss Babs), but then he jumped right on top of it. Silly rabbit. Made for a better photo anyways!

Have a great week!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Geometric Bliss Advanced Yardage

Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Happy Monday! I was so happy to receive my Geometric Bliss advanced yardage last week! This not only means I can get to work cooking up projects, it means the arrival of Geometric Bliss in shops should be in the next few weeks. Before I get started sewing with a new collection, I take the time to chop some of it up into bundles. Fat quarters to send to family and friends, and a yard bundle for me to start playing with. It's also a great excuse to take a few pretty shots of the collection! Ready for a million pictures? :)

Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Bundled up and ready to head out into the world!

Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
The full collection, in color order of course!

Pinkest Angle Colorway Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
The Pinkest Angle colorway.

Turquoise Angle Colorway Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
The Turquoise Angle colorway.

Radical Blooms Print Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Radical Blooms in Blush and Fresh.

Spherical Buds Print Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Spherical Buds in Peach and Aqua.

Parallel Segments Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Parallel Segments in Quartz and Seaglass.

Fractal Garland Print Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Fractal Garland in Mist and Black.

Poppie Coordinates Print Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Poppie Coordinates in Petal and Jade.

Polygons Print Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Polygons in Bulbinella and Callalily.

Vertex Tulips Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Vertex Tulips in Sweet and Mint.

Tesselate Print Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Tessellate in Raspberries and Huckleberries.

Cubiod Print Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Cuboid in Cobalto and Orchid.

Mobius Stripe Print Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
Mobius Stripe in Warm and Cool.

Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
It's always a thrill to see a collection finally come to life. Even though this is now my fourth collection, it's still a shock each time to have the actual fabric in my hands! This time around there are two voiles and four knits along with the twenty quilting cotton prints. Will share those soon! Until then you can see them here.

So, what's your favorite print? I thought mine was one of the Radical Bloom prints or the Tulips, but it turns out, it's Polygons in Callalily. I had postcards made with the print and a phone case, so I think that's made my choice obvious!

If you're a shop interested in carrying Geometric Bliss, it can be ordered through Art Gallery Fabrics. Find your sales rep here, call toll-free (888) 420-5399, or visit artgalleryfabrics.com.