Friday, April 18, 2014

Favorites

Favorites
1. My first finish this weekend! 2013 #sugarblockclub all done! I didn't bring backing or anything to quilt it, so quilting will have to wait. #kmqg #kmqgretreat, 2. New Euclid Court Quilt Pattern!, 3. All laid out. #trianglequiltalong #thesassyquilter #timetoquilt, 4. Klee's Trees, 5. Spring Meadow Quilt, 6. T-Vibrant, 7. DSCF0133, 8. Diamond in the Rough Quilt, 9. Prism Parkway Quilt

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 Friday!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dreamin' Vintage Coordinates


Happy Thursday! Today I'm here to share the coordinating blenders and solids that match Dreamin' Vintage! Art Gallery Fabrics has lots of beautiful blenders that work well with this collection!


Pure Elements: PE-405 Cherry Lipgloss, PE-411 Quartz Pink, PE-420 Crystal Pink, PE-438 Coral Reef, PE-406 Burnt Orange, PE-449 Mandarin, PE-444 Peach Sherbet, PE-435 Banana Cream, PE-448 Canary, PE-409 Light Citron, PE-416 Lemonade, PE-414 Dark Citron, PE-424 Mirage Blue, PE-434 Tranquil Waters, PE-415 Parisian Blue, PE-425 Mauvelous, PE-453 Purple Pansy, and PE-401 Verve Violet.


Squared Elements: CST-3101 King's Road Fuchsia, SE-600 Watermelon, SE-601 Rosewater, SE-615 Mandarin, SE-602 Honeycomb, SE-609 Citrine, SE-603 Lemongrass, SE-610 Lime, SE-605 Turquoise, and SE-612 Blueberry.


Oval Elements: OE-913 Cranberry, OE-910 Sweet Pea, OE-922 Parfait Pink, OE-904 Petal Pink, OE-928 Tangerine Tango, OE-901 Papaya Orange, OE-911 Golden, OE-902 Green Apple, OE-907 Chartreuse, OE-920 Mist, OE-933 Powder Blue, OE-932 Sapphire, OE-902 Amethyst, and OE-908 Crocus.


Nature Elements: NE-111 Hot Pink, NE-109 Veiled Rose, NE-106 Orange Peel, NE-119 Sweet Mango, NE-105 Mimosa, NE-116 Lemonade, NE-101 Blue Light, NE-110 Orchid Bloom, and NE-127 Cyclamen.


Floral Elements: FE-515 Shocking Pink, FE-528 Bubblegum, FE-502 Blush, FE-525 Tangerine, FE-517 Sunset, FE-520 Custard, FE-506 Sunflower, FE-524 Kiwi, FE-527 Lettuce, FE-519 Icy Blue, FE-508 Aqua Haze, FE-510 Lapis Lazuli, FE-531 Grape Jam, and FE-512 Iris.


Lace Elements: LAE-1301 Cherry Lace, LAE-1304 Pink Lace, LAE-1300 Gold Lace, and LAE-1307 Plum Lace.

 
I hope this was helpful for you! I promise there won't be so many posts next week! :)

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dreamin' Vintage Quilt Market Projects Part 2

Dreamin' Vintage Quilts
Happy Wednesday! Time for more Dreamin' Vintage Projects! Today I want to share the quilts and home decor projects!

Dreamin' Vintage Arithmetic Quilt
First up, a baby plus quilt made using my Arithmetic Quilt Pattern.  I love making these quilts, this is the first time I've made a baby size! It's quite cute!

Dreamin' Vintage Strip Quilt
A simple strip quilt.  I cut different size strips, all the width of the fabric.  It was quick, easy and cute! Would make a lovely gift!

Dreamin' Vintage Half-Square Triangle Sampler Quilt
Another pattern quilt, I used lots of blenders along with Dreamin' Vintage to stitch up this one using my Half-Square Triangle Sampler Quilt! I even squeezed in some Color Me Retro for the border!

Dreamin' Vintage Lazy Daisy Quilt
This quilt is one of my mini patterns that I released earlier this year, Lazy Daisy Quilt Pattern! Super simple and fun to piece!

Dreamin' Vintage Quilted Pillows
I always make lots of regular pillows for market, but this time I made a few quilted ones as well.  Two framed in solids and one using scraps!

Dreamin' Vintage Nested Baskets
Fabric bowls are always a fun projects! I used Nova's Fabric Nesting Bowls Pattern for these! I followed the instructions at the end of the pattern for making them square.

Dreamin' Vintage Pincushions
Finally, a few cute jar pincushions! I filled them with the scraps leftover from trimming half-square triangles for the sampler quilt! They were too pretty to toss!

You can see more photos of these projects in the Dreamin' Vintage Flickr set.  I'll be back tomorrow with the solids and blenders that match the line!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dreamin' Vintage Lookbook

http://liveartgalleryfabrics.com/dreaminVintage.html
Happy Tuesday! I told you it was going to be all Dreamin' Vintage this week, right? Well, I'm happy to keep that promise! Dreamin' Vintage is on it's way to your favorite shops! The lovely folks at Art Gallery Fabrics have just revealed their Look Book for the collection, and I must say, it's awesome! I'm sharing some of my favorite images here in this post (it was really hard to choose though!). Make sure to check out the entire Look Book here, or click the image below!

http://issuu.com/artgalleryfab/docs/dreamin_vintage_by_jeni_baker










http://liveartgalleryfabrics.com/freePatterns/pdfs/golden_afternoon_instructions.pdf
The free quilt pattern I designed for the collection is called Golden Afternoon! It features giant half-square triangles in a warm/cool diamond arrangement! A little homage to my warm/cool quilt along! Download it here, or click the image above!

Happy Sewing!

(All images taken by Art Gallery Fabrics)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dreamin' Vintage Quilt Market Projects Part 1

Dreamin' Vintage Lined Drawstring Bags
Happy Monday! This week is all about Dreamin' Vintage! It's arrival is imminent and much anticipated around here.  I can hardly wait! So, it's time to finally share the projects I made for my Quilt Market booth last Fall! Today I'll be sharing the bags, accessories, and garments, and tomorrow I'll share the home projects and quilts.  We'll finish things off with the coordinating blenders and solids on Thursday!

Dreamin' Vintage Lined Drawstring Bags
You know I can't let new fabric pass through here without making drawstring bags, right? You might recognize these bags from the Gusset Video Tutorial I did for Fat Quarter Shop! I made the snack size, everything size, project size, and artist size bags! They can all my found in the Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern.  Don't forget, the everything size is still available as a free tutorial!

Dreamin' Vintage Tote Bags
I made a few tote bags as well! A large market tote bag, a library size tote bag, and a scrappy smaller tote bag.  The larger two are based on my own measurements, with a few fun details.  The scrappy one was a ready-made bag I already had that I sewed a scrappy pocket to! It was a fun way to use up scraps!

Dreamin' Vintage Zipper Pouches
I stitched up a few simple zipper pouches with gussets.  I didn't use a particular pattern but you can see how I make zipper pouches in this tutorial.

Dreamin' Vintage 241 Tote
Anna's 241 Tote Pattern was perfect for showing off the versatility of these prints! I used two prints paired with sandstone Pure Element!

Dreamin' Vintage Ruby Dress
Since I had very limited fabric, I had to get creative with the garments I made.  I knew Rae's Ruby Dress Pattern would be perfect! I paired my favorite print with parisian blue Pure Element.

Dreamin' Vintage Wiksten Tank
I had to sew up my tried and true standby, the Wiksten Tank Pattern. I paired this print with quartz pink Pure Element.

Dreamin' Vintage Colorblock Skirt
Finally, I tried making a simple skirt! It ended up a little too small, but that's okay! I used the Colorblock Skirt Tutorial and paired the print with parisian blue Pure Element.

Dreamin' Vintage Craft Apron
A simple craft apron seemed appropriate! The apron is split into four pockets for lots of storage space! This will be a free tutorial coming next month! I paired the prints with sweet pea Oval Element.

Dreamin' Vintage Infinity Scarf
Another simple but pretty project was an infinity scarf!

Dreamin' Vintage Scarf
I couldn't resist playing with the warm/cool contrast I love in this quick and easy scarf!

See you tomorrow for more Dreamin' Vintage projects! You can see more photos of these projects in the Dreamin' Vintage Flickr set.

Friday, April 11, 2014

In Color Order Flickr Group Favorites

In Color Order Flickr Group Favorites
1. Just finished the quilting, watching the hockey game. Now to bind it. #usa #maybaby, 2. ouch pouch, 3. 2014 01 03_ICOHSTBoM_0003, 4. a pressie for Tracy, 5. florette, 6. drawstring bags, 7. Star Quilt I, 8. Herringbone lined drawstring bag, 9. spring quilt

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 Friday!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Modern Sewciety Podcast


I had the pleasure of chatting with Stephanie Kendron this week for her podcast, Modern Sewciety! Head over to modernsewciety.com to listen in as we talk about all things fabric and sewing!

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sneak Peek: Geometric Bliss



Quietly popping in today to share a sneak peek of my next fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics: Geometric Bliss! It will ship in September!


Oh yeah, and there are going to be knits and voiles too! WOO!! :)

Happy Tuesday!