Backyard Roses Blog Tour: Sampler Quilt & Hexies!

09 May 2016


 Hello friends, and Happy Monday! As Nadra Ridgeway's Backyard Roses Blog Tour continues, we are super excited to share more fabulous projects with you today! Starting things off, Iva of Schnig Schnag Quilts & More shared this stunning Sampler Quilt which completely knocked our socks off! This is a German language blog, but Iva did a great job translating, so English speakers should have no problem reading her post. Be sure to stop by Iva's blog for more pictures and information about this gorgeous quilt. Lisa & Sara, from A Spoonful of Sugar, made some lovely dust covers featuring sweet ... more

Bloom Sew Along Block 17

09 May 2016


Welcome to Week 17 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We are following along with Lori's fabulous tutorials each week and sharing our creations here. We made our block out of Lori's Calico Days fabric line. Isn't the text in the background fun? Sharon, from Daisy Cottage Quilting, walked her readers through the process of putting together her block. The result is this lovely framed version. Don't you just love the versatility of quilt blocks? Whether sewn into a quilt, an accessory or hung on the wall - it's all art! Stop by Sharon's ... more

Backyard Roses Blog Tour Friday Update

06 May 2016


Happy Friday! This has been a fun week for Nadra Ridgeway's Backyard Roses Blog Tour! We have enjoyed looking at the finished projects of several very talented blogger-sewists. Yesterday, September Quilt Delight "delighted us" with this fun "Relaxing Spring Combo," featuring a pillow, bookmark and fabric basket.  She also whipped up these beautiful little log cabin mug rugs - too cute! Be sure to visit September Quilt Delight for more about these lovely Backyard Roses projects. Melissa, from Oh How Sweet, made this simply stunning churn dash throw quilt. Pure eye candy!    We love how our Gray Swiss Dot perfectly ... more

Backyard Roses Blog Tour ~ What's New?

04 May 2016


Hello, friends! We have some Backyard Roses beauties to share with you today as we follow along with Nadra Ridgeway's blog tour! First, Ashley, from Mommy By Day Crafter By Night shared her gorgeous version of the Maker's Tote bag.   The Backyard Roses prints give this handy bag such a bright, fresh feel with a very classic appeal, don't you think? Hop on over to Ashley's blog for more beautiful pictures and details. Next up, Taunja, from Carried Away Quilting, shared some fabulous "Crossing Petals" mini quilts. Taunja sells this pattern in her shop and is ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Fast and Easy Scrap Busters!

04 May 2016

Wonderland Scrap Projects

Hey there, it's Stef from Girl. Inspired. Sometimes a fabric line comes along that I just can't get enough of. "Wonderland" continues to be my current crush and I am looking for quick projects to use up some of my smaller scraps! So today I wanted to share a couple of the easiest projects you can do with your leftover scraps of fabric.     For starters, I need to show off as many of these little bunnies as I can. Sewing a quick pocket onto a plain tee is the perfect way to add just a little pizazz!     Pockets ... more

Backyard Roses Blog Tour Update

02 May 2016


Happy Monday! Thank you for joining us as we take a look at more fabulous Backyard Roses creations as part of Nadra Ridgeway's Backyard Roses Blog Tour! Starting things off, Barbara, from Das Mach ich Nachts, whipped up this aMAYzing quilted picnic basket. Seriously!  She also made these sweet little aprons for her daughters. Just lovely!  You can find more pictures showing all of the lovely details of this basket on her blog.  Jemima, from Tied with a Ribbon, also left us gobsmacked with this FABulous mini quilt! Don't we all need this in our life? Or in ... more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 16

02 May 2016


It's time for Block 16 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We are having so much fun watching this quilt begin to take shape! Today's block is a simple oval flower with a smaller oval center. We used Lori's Calico Days fabric line to make this block, but the clean lines of this flower could lend itself to a more modern look with the use of solids, if that's more your style.  Jina, of Jina Barney Designs, made this next block using various Penny Rose reproduction and vintage-inspired prints. Cute! Stop by Jina's blog ... more

Backyard Roses Blog Tour Days 9 & 10

29 Apr 2016


Happy Friday! Nadra Ridgeway's Backyard Roses Blog Tour is in full swing and we are thrilled to share more fabulous project ideas with you! Starting things off for us, Peta, from She Quilts Alot, shared this fabulous Sleepover Set, which includes a Pillow Slip and Tote Bag. I can tell you sleepovers never looked this cute when I was a kid! Peta included a link to a full tutorial so you can make your very own Sleepover set! Sharon, from Lilabelle Lane Creations, shared this stunning Lily's Garden Quilt. Visit her blog to find out how to purchase ... more

Backyard Roses Blog Tour: Day 8 & 9

27 Apr 2016


Welcome to our Day 8 & 9 recap of Nadra Ridgeway's Backyard Roses Blog Tour! We are excited to be sharing some more FABULOUS projects with you today, so hold on to your seats and prepare to be inspired! Yesterday, Jedi Craft Girl reminded us that quilting and home decor can be a perfect combination.  Turning a blank, narrow strip of wall into a cheerful work of art! Find out more about this easy idea on the Jedi Craft Girl Blog.   Gesine, from Allie & Me, made this lovely quilt, perfect for Spring. That's not all! She also whipped up ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Simply Sweet Trick-or-Treat Bags

27 Apr 2016


  Hello fellow Riley Blake friends!!!   It's me, Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting and I am super excited to be sharing a tutorial for these Simply Sweet Trick or Treat Bags with you today ;)    I think this Ghouls and Goodies line by Doodlebug Designs has to be the sweetest Halloween fabric I have ever seen!!!  I mean how cute are those adorable little characters!!!!   And did I mention that anything that is white glows in the dark ;)  Can it get any more perfect for Halloween!!!   I just knew I had to make something out of that adorable panel but I ... more

Backyard Roses Blog Tour: Day 6 & 7

25 Apr 2016


Hello, friends! Welcome to Days 6 & 7 of Nadra Ridgeway's Backyard Roses Blog Tour! Today, we have two fabulous project to share with you. First, Erin, of Why Not Sew, is sharing her STUNNING Lone Star quilt with charming floral applique and a scrappy border. We love the addition of our Swiss Dot as the background fabric. It adds a sweet, vintage feel to the quilt and perfectly compliments the cheerful colors in Nadra's fabric line. Find out more about this quilt and get a look at more lovely blocks on her blog.   Finally, Veni Vidi Vicky gives ... more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 15

25 Apr 2016


 Welcome to Week 15 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We have had so much fun sewing along with Lori and learning new tips and tricks from her weekly tutorials! We have three very different blocks to share with you today! The first one, pictured above, was my by Cindy using Lori's Calico Days fabric line. We just love those soft blue heart shaped petals!  This next block was made by one of our talented designers, Nadra Ridgeway, using fabric from her very own Bloom & Bliss fabric collection.  Isn't this just perfect for Spring? Thanks, Nadra for ... more
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