Friday, September 15, 2017

Camp Glamp Mini Quilt with Fort Worth Fabric Studio


Happy Friday! I'm super excited to share my Camp Glamp Mini Quilt with a bonus doll sleeping bag!  I just love this week's Friday Bundle Batch: Camp Glamp at Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

The Camp Glamp Bundle features Glamper-licious by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake Studio! These prints are just too perfect! I love the cherries, gingham, polka dots, and cute campers!

Mini Tutorial Below- click on read more to keep reading

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lady of the Lake with Fat Quarter Shop


I'm so excited to sew along with Fat Quarter Shop with the Lady of the Lake - Classic & Vintage Series Sew Along! I love how Fat Quarter Shop takes a classic block and makes it easy to sew...complete with a video and pattern! Fat Quarter Shop has both the free one block download plus a low price purchase version pattern that includes multiple quilt sizes. I decided to sew 4 of the blocks and make a table runner...keep reading for the mini tutorial below!




It's time to start sewing!

Mini Tutorial for Lady of the Lake table runner 17.5" x 53.5"  
click on Read More to keep reading 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Hello Beautiful Tote with Fort Worth Fabric Studio


I just love love love the Hello Beautiful Friday Bundle Batch from Fort Worth Fabric Studio! I used every last bit of my bundle to make the Posy Pocket tote and 3 matchings lace zipper pouches using Lindsey Weight's free patterns (which are sooooo easy to follow....don't let zippers scare you!) at Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

The bundle features the On Trend fabric collection by Riley Blake and I just love the prints plus they are metallic too!

  1. On Trend Notecards Raspberry - Riley Blake
  2. Wonderland Two Pink Cards - Riley Blake
  3. Garden Girl Damask Mint - Riley Blake
  4. On Trend Hexie Dot White - Riley Blake
  5. Kimberbell Pink Doodles - Maywood Studio
  6. On Trend Main Print White - Riley Blake
  7. Metro Living Gold Metallic Rings - Robert Kaufman
  8. Rustic Elegance White Mini Floral - Riley Blake

Ready to make your own Hello Beautiful Tote....It is even two sided so you can have different looks :)

Supplies for Tote


  1. Hello Beautiful Fat Quarter Bundle or choose half yard bundle size if you prefer the same fabric for front and back of tote.
  2. Moda Grunge Hits the Spot Vanilla - 1/2 yard for bag lining. 
  3. Posy Pocket Tote Pattern by Lindsey Weight- FREE at Fort Worth Fabric Studio 
  4. Pellon SF101 Interfacing - 3.5 yards
  5. Pellon Fusible Fleece - 0.5 yard
  6. (2) 9" zippers - I used handbag zippers as they have a bigger zipper pull
  7. Aurifil Thread
  8. Polka Dot Scissors- because they are too cute!



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Peppermint Holiday Quilt with Fort Worth Fabric Studio Christmas Blitz





When Fort Worth Fabric Studio asked if I wanted to participate in Christmas Blitz with a fabulous Peppermint Holiday bundle....I said YES YES YES! I just love all of these red and white fabrics! Plus I needed a Christmas Quilt!!!


When I saw the Peppermint Holiday bundle, I knew a scrappy Simple Sixteen Quilt by Lindsey Weight would be perfect!  This is one of my favorite patterns as it is easy to sew and shows the fabrics so well! I was able to use the entire 17 piece FQ bundle to piece the entire quilt top, plus binding (I did have to add one strip from my stash as I made a cutting oops) plus a matching pillow! See the tiny sneak of the perfect backing fabric.....



Ready to make your own Simple Sixteen Quilt with a Peppermint Holiday Bundle
Finished size will depend on borders-  57" x 57" or 61" x 61"

Keep on Reading....

Monday, August 7, 2017

Prairie Waltz Quilt


I was so excited when Melanie (great name ;) ) from Hello Melly Designs gave me a copy of  her newest quilt pattern to sew: Prairie Waltz!   I just love her new pattern! She did a fabulous job writing a clearly written pattern with fabulous diagrams (I love diagrams when sewing!)!!!


I pulled out my FQ bundle of Cotton + Steel Boo fabric and started cutting. I love how Prairie Waltz is 16" finished size block with fussy cutting potential (love). Skeleton cats...yes! She even has a mini version of the quilt pattern available too!




Keep on reading....

Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Wishes Table Runner with Fort Worth Fabric Studio


I'm excited to share my Confetti Table Runner with Summer Wishes Friday Bundle Batch at Fort Worth Fabric Studio. I  loved sewing with this week's happy and bright Friday Bundle Batch. The Confetti Table Runner (available in the Sew This and That book) is such a fun and quick pattern to sew! I was able to sew the entire table runner including the binding and backing with the fat quarter bundle. I even made my table runner a bit longer than the pattern as I love being able to use every bit of my bundles!


The Summer Wishes bundle features the cheerful Wistful Winds prints from Riley Blake. This bundle just makes me happy! I loved sewing it into a table runner, which brightens up my dining room!

You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each (or half-yard if you choose the half-yard bundle):
  1. Wistful Winds Main Print Red - Riley Blake
  2. Happy Day Floral Aqua - Riley Blake
  3. Marble Mates Dots Lemon - Moda
  4. Wistful Winds Red Stripes - Riley Blake
  5. Wistful Winds Mini Multi Dots - Riley Blake
  6. Wistful Winds Blue Stripes - Riley Blake
  7. Sweet Orchard Red Text - Riley Blake
  8. Sew & Sew Apron Strings Lemon Drop - Moda

Ready to sew your Confetti Table Runner 


Supplies:
4. Batting

Keep on reading to make your Summer Wishes Table Runner....

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bella Skiller Builder with Fat Quarter Shop - Month 7




Happy August 1st and welcome to Month 7 of the Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop! This month we finish the very top row of our quilt too!!! I'm just loving it!!!


Keep on reading...

Monday, July 31, 2017

Persimmon Punch - bonus project


Today I want to share a bonus project from my Persimmon Punch Friday Bundle Batch from last week! I had just a few 2.5" squares left over....so I thought I needed a matching hot pad/pot holder to match my table runner!



A quick mini- tutorial.  Project finishes at a 10.5" square.

1. Cut out twenty five 2.5" squares total
- 5 squares - Strawberry Moon Petit Henna Garden Meadow 
- 4 squares - Sewing School Text Green
- 16 squares- a mix of: Basically Low Typewriter Text Gray, Moda Grunge Vanilla,Grunge Hits the Spot White Paper

Friday, July 21, 2017

Persimmon Punch Table Runner with Forth Worth Fabric Studio


I'm excited to share my Cottage Charm Table Runner with Persimmon Punch Friday Bundle Batch at Fort Worth Fabric Studio. I just loved sewing with this week's Friday Bundle Batch. The Cottage Charm Table Runner (available in the Sew This and That book) is such a fun and quick pattern to sew! I was able to sew the entire table runner including the binding and backing with the fat quarter bundle and a bit of Moda Grunge Vanilla (optional). I love being able to use every bit of my bundles. Plus I was able to save a few 2.5" squares for an extra bonus project that I will share next week ;).

The Persimmon Punch Friday Bundle Batch features Moda's Hazelwood with some Moda Grunge mixed in! It is such a lovely combination!

  1. Hazelwood Peonies Cloud - Moda
  2. Just Color Red - Studio E
  3. Basically Low Typewriter Text Gray - Red Rooster
  4. Pixies Square Dot Blender Lime - Ink & Arrow
  5. Grunge Hits the Spot White Paper - Moda
  6. Strawberry Moon Petit Henna Garden Meadow - Michael Miller
  7. Hazelwood Leaves Persimmon - Moda
  8. Sewing School Text Green - Ella Blue

Ready to make your Persimmon Punch Table Runner-
Supplies

5. 22" x 56" piece of batting

Cutting Fabric - You will need the book for the cutting measurements



Book color: Fabric from bundle
1. Light Squares: Basically Low Typewriter Text Gray and Moda Grunge Vanilla
2. Mint-green squares: Strawberry Moon Petit Henna Garden Meadow
3. Pink squares: Sewing School Text Green
4. Yellow squares: Grunge Hits the Spot White Paper
5. Coral squares: Hazelwood Leaves Persimmon
6. Mint Green Floral: Hazelwood Peonies Cloud
7. Binding:Pixies Square Dot Blender Lime (I cut mine 2.25" x 21" as I thought I needed 8 strips, but (7) 2.5" x 21" strips would've worked just fine as you only need 7 strips) 

Piecing- 
Follow pattern directions in book, but omit the appliqué.



Backing:
I chose to piece my backing by using my left over pieces from my fat quarter bundle! I love to use my entire bundle!  Plus it makes the project reversible.



Finishing and Quilting- 

I chose to free motion stipple using Aurifil natural white (perfect match) to quilt my table runner





A bit about the Sew This and That book


I love purchasing books as they are a great value! Fort Worth Fabric has the Sew This and That book on sale for $16.95...which means you get 13 patterns for only a little over a $1 per pattern! So much more affordable then $8-$12 for a single pattern! 

Here are a few of the projects I have made from this book (also with previous Friday Bundle Batches from Fort Worth Fabric Studio).  Two of the pillows are actually a table runner pattern, but I chose to sew one block instead of 3. 





Thank you again to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for having me sew this project with the adorable Persimmon Punch Fat Quarter Bundle!!! Be sure to grab your bundle here before it sells out. Sew This and That Book available here too! 

Be sure to tag your projects on social media with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc so I can see them!

Happy Friday!!!
Melanie


Friday, July 14, 2017

Symphony Quilt with Art Gallery Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop


I'm so excited to share my Symphony Quilt today! I just LOVE it when Fat Quarter Shop and Art Gallery Fabrics collaborate together as the results are fabulous! My Symphony quilt finishes at a large lap size at 72.5" x 72.5" size, which is perfect for family movie time or a picnic.



For my fabric choices I did a mix of Amy Sinibaldi's Charleston and Les Petites Collections. I love all of Amy's collection...she always has sweet prints in lovely colors and the basics match so nicely! Plus Art Gallery prints their fabrics on the softest feeling quilting cotton ever!




I always appreciate how clearly written Fat Quarter Shop patterns are and the full color diagrams in the Symphony pattern makes it even better! This quilt is perfect for an adventurous beginner (no tricky piecing, just lots of pieces) and beyond. I love how the large blocks show the fabric so well plus they create a secondary pattern! My 3 year old calls this her Hopscotch quilt ;) Have I mentioned this pattern absolutely FREE?!?!?


I just loved the Les Petites Check fabric for the binding! I'm quite sure I need a bolt of this fabric!



Ready to sew your own Symphony Quilt


Thank you again to Fat Quarter Shop and Art Gallery Fabrics for having me be part of the Symphony Quilt Sew Along! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ smellierc for more sewing fun!

Have a great day!
Melanie


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