Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pixie Noel Blog Tour + Cabin Cushion Pattern

Welcome to my stop on the Pixie Noel blog tour!  I'm a big fan of Tasha Noel's fabric (Riley Blake Designs) and her new line, Pixie Noel is sure a fun one.  The main print is PERFECT for fussy cutting so I used four of the little vignettes to make this log cabin quilted pillow.  (Find a link to the pattern below).  

How cute are these little caroling pixies?  And the kissing bunnies and birds with scarves?  

For the quilting, I did some simple, straight lines.  And the navy and aqua bias stripe from the line is perfect as the binding.  I love adding binding to pillows - it adds such a nice finished look!

The pillow finishes at 18".  Want to make your own?  You can find the PDF pattern here in my shop.  I'm calling it the Cabin Cushion pattern and for a short time it's available for just $5.

Pixie Noel fabrics are available in stores now and you can see the other great Pixie Noel projects from the blog tour by clicking on the links found here.  You can also see them on Instagram (#pixienoelfabrics) or by following @TashaNoel1.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Little Ruby Quilt Along week 4

Hi everyone!  It's time for the week 4 installment of the Little Ruby Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop.  And guess what?  This is the best week because we get to see everyone's finished quilts!

Little Ruby Quilt Along

Here's my finished quilt - with the Moda Crossweave in grey as the background.  I chose to make mine a baby size, which uses just one jelly roll and 3 yards of background fabric.  (If you have questions - keep reading!  I give all the details below.)

Little Ruby Quilt Along

I originally was going to make the throw size, exactly as in the pattern, but then I decided to give the quilt away to a young friend instead of keeping it for myself.  The baby size (48" x 51") was a better fit for this little girl.  

Little Ruby Quilt Along

If you want to make a baby size too, here's the info:

You'll need

From the 3 yards of background fabric:
  • cut 28 strips @ 2.5" x WOF  (use these with the jelly roll strips to make the "Star Block Strip Sets" as in the pattern)
  • cut 6 strips @ 4.5" x WOF and cut these into 28 half hexagons as shown in pattern.
  • cut 2 strips @ 4.5" x WOF and cut these into 24 (4.5") triangles as shown in pattern.

Follow the pattern instructions, and use the diagram below for the layout.  The image below shows the full quilt from the pattern, and the black lines show the edges of the baby size.  

Little Ruby Quilt Along

The baby size quilt will measure 48" x 51"

Little Ruby Quilt Along

For the binding I chose the sweet little bows from the Little Ruby fabric line, and I quilted it with some loops.  I'm thinking the loop design must be my favorite - my last three quilts have the same quilting!  It's quick to do, and hard to mess up - I've done it so many times I don't have to think much as I quilt.  It's quite relaxing.  

Little Ruby Quilt Along

A big thanks goes out to the Fat Quarter Shop for hosting the quilt along!  Have you been quilting along with us?  Here's a list of other bloggers who have been participating in the quilt along.  I can't wait to see their finished quilts too!

Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Erin Cox from Why Not Sew
Andy from A Bright Corner
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story
Megan from Quilt Story
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Sherri from This & That Patterns
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda's United Notions

Little Ruby Quilt Along

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