Blog Tour | Game Day Collection by Lori Whitlock

After a whole week (and really the last few months) of lots of girl sewing I’m excited to bring something for my little guy today!   The Game Day collection  designed by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake is SO fun!  It’s the perfect mix of juvenile but still cool for older kids,  even the girl said, “hey, that’s awesome fabric, can I get something too??”


After using knits for so much it takes some thought for me to decide on woven patterns.  Recently this kid has outgrown ever jacket in the closet and while it’s starting to warm up, there are still those days that need something lightweight.  So, jacket it was!  Plus a jacket has been on my bucket list for awhile now, might as well check it off right?!


I looked at a few pattern options but ultimately loved the versatility that the Starboard Jacket from Peekaboo Pattern Shop provided.  Can be made with wovens, knits, nylon, PUL, really almost anything since it doesn’t require any ease or stretch. While I did have to make something with my nemesis, the zipper, I have to say it really wasn’t so bad and I’m thrilled with how it turned out!

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Our photoshoot went downhill quickly when Daddy gave him the water pack…. 

My favorite print from this line was the Sports Ticket in Navy, so I went with that for my main fabric.  The jacket is full lined  with knit gray and white 1″ stripes, also from Riley Blake.

Huge thank you to Lori for the invitation to join in her release tour! And to Riley Blake for generously sending both fabrics for this project.  Also to Peekaboo Pattern Shop for providing a copy of the Starboard Jacket pattern!

Don’t miss the rest of the stops this week to see some other awesome inspiriation for this fabulous collection!!

Tuesday April 25 – Quiltscapes

Wednesday April 26 – Ameroonie Designs

Thursday April 27 – Hem Me In (Formerly Fishsticks Designs)

Friday April 28 — Lori Whitlock

Blog Tour | Goldilocks and Molly

What, you thought I was going to say three bears??  Haha! Well, techincally  you’re right but not today.

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I am always thrilled to be part of sharing new fabrics from Riley Blake.  This gorgeous new collection from Jill Howarth is no exception.  She has such a whimsical but very classic illustration of the ever loved Goldilocks and the Three Bears story.  I only touch on a few of the colors/prints but you can see the full collection here.

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I knew I wanted my pattern choice to be a more simple style but still something that highlighted the main scene as well as the coordinates.  The Molly Dress from The Simple Life Pattern Co was perfect!  With the updated slim peter pan collar, it has a modern twist on a very classic look.

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I modified the pattern slightly to include a bottom band and tuxedo ruffle, utilizing this beautiful teal mushroom coordinate and this ever so subtle hatch also in teal.

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For the collar I decided on the cream bears, again its a subtle print but works amazing with the collection.

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The back of the Molly dress is probably my favorite aspect of the design.  The lower scoop back with the continued collar is stunning!

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My sweet model was a little under the weather (she’s usually all smiles) but was such a trooper to still work with me on these!

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Now for my surprise!!
Katie from The Simple Life has graciously to give away any pattern of your choice from her collection! How awesome is that?!?!

Enter HERE

There are still several days left of our tour so don’t miss any of the other fabulous inspiration using the Goldilocks collection.  Be sure to check Riley Blake for links to the participating bloggers each day.

Adventures in Quilting – Bloom Quilt Block 10

To those of you that know me, this may seem out of the norm. Or on the other hand you may know that I love a challenge, and trying out new things, so it may not seem so strange.  

  

Quilting is something that just never really attracted my attention.  I spent ALOT of time at a local quilt shop as I was starting Beri Bee; and if I’m honest I wouldn’t likely be where I am now without the encouragement of the ladies there. That said, even seeing the amazing work from Janet, Alice, Lisa and others there, I never gave it a try.    If your ever in Southern California you’ll have to check out SLO Creative Studio.  Janet moved out west and has a new shop out there. Don’t tell me you went though, it will just make me jealous 😉

Well hell must have frozen over cause here it is! My first ever quilt block!! 

 
   
 This is Block 10 from the Bloom Quilt pattern by Lori Holt.  I have been drooling over these Wonderland fabrics so I decided to use them for my block instead but for the most part the pattern is the same.   

The Sew Simple Shapes from Lori Holt made the appliqué so easy!  I just traced onto the Pellon, stitched them to the fabric and turned.  

  
 You may notice one tiny difference in mine from the others along the tour,and I apologize, I had to make the rounded leaves versus the more triangle style because of a small mixup with the templates I was sent. I really still love it so no problem  here.  

  
I even attached all the appliqué by hand! Something else that’s on my list of seeing to avoid… Anything by hand. But, and don’t anyone repeat this, it was kind of relaxing and I may have even enjoyed it a little, haha! 

  

Now to decide what to do with my lone block… Make more? Or find a project to incorporate this one?

Want to see more inspiration from the Bloom quilt sewalong? Head over to Lori’s page, or visit the Riley Blake blog to see other versions of this block plus the previous blocks from Bloom.