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James Baby Quilt

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Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope everyone’s week is off to a wonderful quilty start.  Here in Ohio, we are enjoying some Spring-like temperatures which is wonderful.

Today, is my stop on the Fat Quarter Baby Blog Tour.  Fat Quarter Shop has a new baby quilt book that is just coming out & they asked me to join in the fun of introducing one of the quilt projects in the book to you.

James Quilt

The quilt they asked me to make is the “James” quilt.  If you are in need of a fun, quick baby quilt, this one is perfect.

The original quilt design in the book called for just two print fabrics and a solid background fabric.  I decided to change things up just a little bit and I love the end result.

Coral James

My James quilt is made using a variety of solids, all Bellas with the exception of the darkest Coral which is a Riley Blake solid and my current linen crush–Mochi Linen Dots in Sand (the Putty dot is pretty stellar too).  I have been using this linen in so many different projects lately.  If you’ve never tried out Moda’s linen you are missing the boat!–it is wonderful to work with.  Much less fussy than other linens you may have tried.

Aqua James Block

And, linen adds wonderful texture to a quilt.

Mochi linen has the same shrink rate as Moda’s quilting cottons so no funny business when you mix the two together.

Yellow James

My daughters seldom comment on the quilts that I make.  I think they see new quilts so often that they usually don’t think too much of another new one.

However, when they saw this one they both commented on how much they liked it.  They thought the colors were so nice with the dark and light solids and Chloe said the dot fabric was really nice too.  I’ve never had a quilt top receive so many good reviews from them before. =)

James Blocks

I can never say enough good things about Fat Quarter Shop’s books.  They are always so well done and simple enough for beginners to take on–plenty of diagrams and well written instructions.

Be sure to check out the rest of the projects from the book.  You can find a list of the blogs sharing projects from Fat Quarter Baby here.

Enjoy your day!

Quilts

Firecrackers Quilt

Firecrackers

Happy Friday everyone!  I am back today sharing another finished quilt top.  This one is called Firecrackers and it is available in a PDF pattern from Fat Quarter Shop.  If  you follow me on Instagram, you have seen sneak peeks of this quilt as I have been working on it.

For my quilt, I chose to use Rhoda Ruth prints and coordinating solids.  I think this gives it a wonderful Fall feel.

Fireworks Quilt

This quilt uses two jelly rolls plus yardage for the background.  You will also need the 30 degree triangle ruler by Creative Grids.  Using this ruler, the quilt top comes together quickly.

Fat Quarter Shop has put together a wonderful video tutorial explaining and demonstrating how to use the ruler for this quilt and put together the quilt top.

 

And look, they have used Prairie fabric in their quilt.  I love the way it looks in this quilt pattern!

And they have a Firecrackers quilt kit featuring Prairie fabrics if you’d like a Prairie Firecracker quilt of your own! =)

Have a wonderful Sewing Weekend!

Coriander Quilts Patterns Pillows Quilts

New Patterns!

Both

Happy Friday everyone!

Today, I am excited to let you know about my two latest patterns:  Make it Modern & Joyful.

First up is Make it Modern.  I first published this quilt at the end of 2012 in Quilt Magazine.  You can read more about that here if you’d like.  Since then I’ve received so many requests to offer it as a stand alone pattern.  And, here it is!

The original quilt was a 48″ x 60″ solids quilt quilted by Angela Walters:

Solids

You’ll find instructions for the 48″ x 60″ quilt in the pattern as well as a larger 72″ x 96″ size.

prints

The larger version of Make it Modern features fabrics from Simply Colorful 2 by V&Co for Moda & Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two for Moda.  Kaylene Parry did the fun loop quilting on this one for me.

In addition, the new Make it Modern pattern includes a surprise bonus quilt pattern that you’ll have to purchase the pattern to see. =)  Who doesn’t love a surprise freebie?!?  =)

Make it Modern is available in both a Paper and a PDF version.  You can find the paper version here & the PDF version here.

Next up is my new Joyful Pillow pattern:

Cover

This pattern features a pillow duo.  The first pillow pattern is an embroidered holiday pattern.

embroidery closeup

You all know I love adding embroidery and hand quilting to many of my projects and these fun pillows have a mix of both.

Back Cover Stitching

The 2nd pillow is a great pattern for those of you wishing to try your hand at hand quilting.  A simple patchwork design is set off beautifully with big stitch quilting.  I used Fat Quarter Shop’s Tart Colorway of Aurifil 12 wt. hand quilting thread to complete the quilting on this pillow.

Bindings

The fabrics I used were a mix of Hello Darling and Vintage Picnic by Bonnie & Camille for Moda and Gooseberry by Vanessa Goertzen for Moda.

Oh, and did I mention that this pattern is perfect for using 2 1/2″ mini charm squares?…well, it is. =)  And Joyful, also includes a bonus, freebie (surprise) 3rd pillow pattern.  It’s one that is perfect for hand quilting if that’s your thing.  If not, it’s also pretty cute machine quilted.

You’ll find the PAPER version of the Joyful Pillow pattern here and the PDF version of the Joyful Pillow pattern here.

As always, my new patterns are full color patterns with lots of easy to follow diagrams.

Happy Sewing!

Quilts Tutorials

Welded Quilt {a free tutorial}

Quilt

Art Gallery Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop have once again teamed up to bring you a new {free} quilt tutorial: meet the Welded Quilt.

The Welded quilt is the 3rd free tutorial in a series of 4.  You might remember the Birchen quilt I made earlier this year–Birchen was a quilt from the same series.

Birchen Quilt

So, glad the weather was a little bit nicer this time around! =p

For Welded, I chose a warm, sunny mix of Art Gallery Fabrics.

Fabrics 2

From top to bottom, the fabrics are from the following collections:  Cultivate by Bonnie Christine, Happy Home by Sew Caroline, the next 4 are all from Curiosities by Jeni Baker, and the bottom fabric is from Sketchbook by Sharon Holland.

Together these fabrics create that “sherbet-y” mix I am always drawn to.

Fabrics

 This quilt top comes together quickly and I would say it’s beginner friendly.  Even though the quilt is set on point, the construction method used is an easy one.

Closeup

Fat Quarter Shop has put together a great video detailing the construction of this quilt.

   If you like the quilt fabrics used in the video, you’ll find a kit here and the backing kit here.

The free pattern can be found here.

And here’s one more look at my Welded quilt.  I had such fun making it–thanks for asking me to sew along FQS! =)

Quilt 2

Have a wonderful weekend!  By the way, this would be a great weekend project if you are looking for some fun sewing.

Fabric Quilts

Farm Girl Fridays

Sampler

Happy Friday!

Today, I get to share my Farm Girl Vintage mini sampler as part of Lori Holt and the Fat Quarter Shop‘s, Farm Girl Friday sew along.

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Just in case you aren’t familiar with Farm Girl Vintage, it is a wonderful book by Lori Holt published by the ladies at Fat Quarter Shop.  There has been a lot of talk about this book–it’s really a great one to add to your library.  It features 45 different quilt blocks in both 6″ and 12″ sizes as well as a couple bonus blocks.  And then, quilts & projects made using the blocks in a variety of settings.   Search #farmgirlfridays over on Instagram for a ton of inspiration.

Farm Girl Vintage

When I began sewing these blocks, I had every intention of just making the block I had been assigned for my blog post today.  Maybe turning it into a cute little potholder or one block mini quilt.

Sunday Morning Block

The block, I chose to make was the Sunday Morning Block.  I opted to use a scrappy mix of my Prairie fabrics with Robert Kaufman Essex Linen in Olive as my background.

Prairie Fabric

And, I started sewing…and I couldn’t quit after just the Sunday Morning Block.

Block 3

There were just too many cute blocks, and I kept thinking okay, just one more.

Block 2

Which quickly led to another:

Block 4

And another:

Block 5

I thought, maybe I would stop at 9, that would give me a nice number to make a little mini quilt.

Block 6

But, I hit 9 and I just wasn’t ready to be done making them.

Block 7

All total, I ended up with 12 six inch blocks.

Churn Dash Block

And, oh, they were so much fun to make.  Perfect for using up little bits of fabrics–and just so cute.

I knew if I kept going beyond 12 I was never going to be able to stop!

Sampler

I sashed the quilt with the Essex linen and little 1 inch posts.  I just need to find time to add the outside borders.  I have a plan in mind, I just need to make the time!

Have you been joining in the Farm Girl Friday fun?  Make sure to pop over to Lori’s blog to see what else she is sharing today as part of the sew along!

Projects Quilt Books Quilts Uncategorized

Precut Primer 4th Grade

Precut Primer

Happy Thursday!–Today is my day on the Precut Primer blog hop hosted by Fat Quarter Shop & Barb & Mary over at Me and My Sister Designs.  I am always very impressed with the books that Fat Quarter Shop publishes.  With Barb & Mary on board, Precut Primer is really, quite top notch.

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I am quite excited about this book.  There are very few quilting books that I would be interested in making more than one or two quilts from the book.  In this book, however, there are a lot of quilts I would love to make.

I have to share this funny little story.  When, Precut Primer arrived on my doorstep, I was browsing through and deciding which project I wanted to make first.  I asked my 6 year old, Elonie, which was her favorite.

She asked me if she could use clothespins to mark her favorites.  I said, sure–that’d be great.  And, here are the results:

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She had so many favorites!–I’m inclined to agree.  My most favorite quilt from the book is the 11th grade quilt:

11th grade

I think this quilt might have to be made sooner rather than later.  I think it would be stellar using my vintage sheet collection.  I already have the strips cut and just need to get sewing.

The great thing about this book is that all of the projects are precut friendly(you probably already had this figured out).  There are projects for mini charm packs all the way up to fat quarter bundles.  Using precuts sure cuts down on the amount of time spent prepping a project for sewing.

These are another of the two quilts that really caught my eye.  The 8th grade quilt is looking pretty fancy in Prairie fabrics!  And that 9th grade quilt is just too pretty.

Favorite Quilts

So, I ended up choosing the 4th grade quilt to make first.

Fourth Grade Quilt

It’s a perfect little wall hanging size made in some of my favorite Kate & Birdie fabrics, Autumn Woods.  I had a charm pack just waiting to be used for this project.

4th Grade

It quilted up quickly using an easy wavy line stitch.

Autumn Woods

All in all, a fun perfect for fall project.

You will want to check out the remaining stops on the blog hop and any you may have missed earlier this week.  I hear there may be prizes…

September 2, 2015
Me and My Sister Designs
Moda Fabrics
Pat Sloan
April Rosenthal

September 3, 2015
Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby  You Are Here

September 4, 2015
Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side

September 7, 2015
Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane
Heidi Grohs of Buttons & Butterflies

September 8, 2015
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

September 9, 2015
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting 
Lissa Alexander of Moda Fabrics

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Corey

Quilts

Prairie Patterns

Coriander Quilts

Well, it has been a whirlwind of a week.  I am back from Quilt Market and I think I would be happy to do it all over again next week.  What fun that was!  It was such a treat to share Prairie with all of the people attending.  I was so nervous about attending market and sharing not only my first fabric line but also launching my pattern line, Coriander Quilts.  But, I don’t know what I was worried about.  My husband Ryan said, “you are going to hang out with a bunch of quilters…what could you possibly be worried about?”  And he was totally right–it was such a blast!

 And today, I am excited to share my Prairie patterns with all of you.  Warning, there are a lot of pictures!

First up is Dashing:

Dashing Quilt

Dashing is a Fat Eighth friendly quilt with a fun spin on two traditional quilt blocks–a churn dash block and a star block.

Dashing Quilting

Abby of Latimer Lane Quilting quilted this quilt for me.  I love the texture it gives the quilt.  This is the 2nd time Abby has used this pattern on a quilt for me and I always love the result.

I had some visitors during my photo taking–such a pretty place to take some photos.

horses

I decided to launch my pattern company under a new name–something different than Little Miss Shabby.  So, you will be seeing all of my patterns under the name “Coriander Quilts”–I thought it was too perfect not to use.  All of my patterns are full color booklet style patterns with easy to follow instructions and lots of diagrams for cutting, piecing, & pressing.

Dashing Cover

Next up is Floret.  Floret requires a layer cake plus two charm packs or six charm packs if you want to scrap it up.

Floret Quilt

The blocks in Floret are nice, over-sized blocks and the quilt comes together quickly.

Floret Quilting

Abby quilted Floret for me as well, using a fun little loopy pattern.

Prairie includes a a variety of stripes which I love using for bindings.  In fact, I used a stripe for all of my Prairie quilt bindings except for one.  You just can’t go wrong with a great striped binding.

Floret Binding

The pattern cover:

Floret Cover

And next is Gingersnap.

Gingersnap Quilt

This is the quilt that many of you have been oohing and ahhing over the hand quilting that my mom did.  She banged out the hand quilting on this quilt in just a couple days.  There is no way that I would have been able to hand quilt this in time for market!  Thanks Mom! =)

The quilting is done using 8 wt. Perle Cotton (mostly Presencia Finca).  I love the texture and pop using this weight of thread always provides.

Gingersnap Quilting

This is the only quilt without a striped binding.  You really can’t go wrong with a polka dot either. =)

Gingersnap requires just 2 charm packs plus solid yardage to complete the quilt top.

Gingersnap Binding

It is such a fun quilt to make!

Gingersnap Cover

Moving onto Idyllic.  This quilt might be my favorite quilt…I think I have probably said that about all of these quilts at one time or another.

Idyllic

I just love this one!  Idyllic is Fat Eighth friendly and I just adore how it turned out.  This quilt is actually the most simple of all the quilts to piece.  Can you believe that!–it’s always great to piece a quilt that looks trickier than it is.

Idyllic Quilting

Abby quilted this one for me also.  This quilting design perfectly compliments the quilt.  Do you see that bit of yellow peeking out up there?  The Idyllic pattern features both a print and a solid version of the quilt.

Yellow Idyllic Quilt

I have wanted a yellow and white quilt for so long!  I was very excited to incorporate it into this pattern so I had an excuse to make one.

Idyllic Yellow Quilting

Natalia of Piece & Quilt custom quilted this quilt for me.  Didn’t she do a lovely job?  I’m so excited about this quilt.

Idyllic Quilts

Idyllic Pattern cover:

Idyllic Cover

Of course there must be minis.

Minis

I decided to incorporate 3 mini quilts into one quilt pattern.  So all 3 of these mini quilts can be found in the Sweetness pattern.

Sweetness Cover

There is a Floret Mini:

Mini Floret

I opted to hand quilt this one.  I can complete a small hand quilting project quickly!  In fact, if you are new to hand quilting, mini quilts are a great way to dip your toes in the water.

Floret Mini

There is also a Gingersnap Mini:

Mini Gingersnap

Look how cute it is!

Gingersnap Mini

And lastly an Idyllic Mini:

Mini Idyllic

Again, this little Idyllic Mini was probably the most simple of the minis to piece.

Idyllic Mini

The minis all use either one or two mini charm packs (the 2.5″ mini ones) plus a bit of solid yardage.  And, the patterns for all 3 are found in the Sweetness pattern.

As of right now, PAPER copies of all of the patterns are available in my Etsy Shop.  I will also have PDF versions at some point.  I tried uploading them without success today–my Internet service in my little Amish town was just not cutting it today!  I’ll get them added into my shop as soon as I can.

Pattern Covers

I’ll be back soon with more pictures of Prairie!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Quilts

Birchen Quilt

Birchen Quilt

Happy Monday all!  Fat Quarter Shop has teamed up with Art Gallery Fabrics to release a number of free patterns for you all this year.  I was excited to be asked to participate in sharing the release of the first quilt pattern, Birchen.

For my quilt, I chose 2 fabrics from Petal and Plume (Panache in Fresco as well as Nib and Pluck in Zinnia) , Nature Elements in Green Tea, & Pure Elements in both Nocturnal & Linen White.

Art Gallery Fabrics

We were asked to make the blocks into whatever project we wanted to make.  The original Birchen Quilt pattern is for a 72 1/2″ square quilt, which is what I planned to make when I started my project.  I had my fabrics all cut out and was making the triangles for the blocks when my trusty Bernina of 15 years quit in mid-sew.  Mind you, this was on Wednesday–just a couple days ago Wednesday.

I called my local Bernina shop and was able to get a same day appointment for Thursday to have the machine serviced and ready to go by Thursday afternoon.  I was told to drop off the machine at 9 in the morning.  So, I showed up the next morning to do so–but they were closed!–and remained closed for the 1/2 hour I waited there for them to open.  I called at noon and they were still closed.  Not sure what happened!

I decided to stop at my local Sew & Vac (after I couldn’t reach the Bernina shop at noon)–I’d heard great things about them.  The folks that do the servicing were out of town but I was able to drop off my machine to have it looked at within the next few days–and they give out loaner machines to their customers to use while their machines are getting serviced.

So I have been using a wonderful Elna the last few days–it’s got all the bells and whistles.  My girls think it’s a fancy machine and want me to get rid of my Bernina and buy the Elna. =)  The Elna really has been a great machine to sew with over the past few days.

Crosshatch

Because, my time was a bit more limited than I had planned for, I opted to make a Birchen mini–it finishes at approx. 36″ square and utilizes 2 of each of the blocks in a slightly different orientation than the original.  And then I finished off the quilt with some simple straight line quilting.

Here’s a picture of the original Birchen Quilt pattern as designed by FQS.  It features Hello Bear fabric by Bonnie Christine.

Birchen by FQS

Kimberly and the gang at Fat Quarter Shop have put together quilt kits for the Hello Bear quilt which can be found here.  The Birchen quilt pattern is a free pattern which you can find here.  Don’t be alarmed by the number of triangles!–They are made using triangle on a roll paper and are such fun to make.  If my sewing machine hadn’t conked out and my time cut so short, I definitely would have enjoyed making the large version.

In addition, Kimberly has put together a wonderful video to walk you through the making of this quilt.

Happy Sewing!

Quilts

Vintage Fancy Medallion Quilt

Vintage Fancy Medallion

Hello, Hello everyone!–First blog post of 2015..craziness!  So what has been happening here at the Yoder household?  Well, since my last post, we Christmassed & we New Yeared, got some stomach flu and some regular flu–battled some coughs(are still battling).  Traveled to Sight & Sound in PA with the girls as a surprise Christmas gift(some of the stomach flu was happening then).  Our little pup, Lilli, got really sick but she is much better now.

Some trunk shows happened, some classes were taught, a lot of great quilty friends were met, some meet-ups with blog readers were had.  And of course plenty of sewing has gone on.

Vintage Fancy

It’s been a busy start to what promises to be an exciting year.

If you follow me on IG (lmshabby the first letter is a lowercase L) or facebook you’ve seen snippets and pictures here and there of my Vintage Fancy Medallion quilt.  This is an additional pattern I have designed as a companion pattern to Playful Petals.

Medallion Center

Vintage Fancy finishes at 66″ x 66″ and features a little bit of everything; half square triangles, flying geese, and of course petal applique.

Quilting

I machine quilted my quilt on my Bernina with only about 6″ of throat space–that was certainly a challenge–and a lot of bobbins!

Vintage Fancy Cover

Vintage Fancy PDF Pattern

Just click the link above to access the pattern.

For all of you Playful Petals fans, you now have 3 extra patterns made especially to compliment the patterns in the book:

Tiled Blooms Quilt

The Tiled Blooms pattern can be found in this post.

Mini Buds

And the Mini Buds pattern can be found here.

Enjoy!

Projects Quilts

Winged Blog Tour

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Hello, Hello!–I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  We made it through–complete with the requisite holiday germs.  What is it about holidays and the sickies?…almost seems like you can’t have one without the other!  The girls are mostly on the mend–with some lingering coughs..and I was lucky enough to not get hit with it until yesterday–only one holiday party had to be missed.  I call that a success! =)

A few weeks back, I shared this wonderful stack of fabrics.  All Bonnie Christine fabrics for Art Gallery–it’s a mix of Reminisce, Sweet as Honey, & Winged.  And they go so beautifully together.  As soon as Bonnie asked me to participate in the Winged blog tour (to showcase her latest line of fabric, Winged), I knew that I wanted to mix these collections together–it’s “sherbety” goodness.

Bonnie Christine

When, I first started my project for this blog tour I had something completely different in mind.  I was going to share a quilt top with you along with a quick tutorial.  However, when I finished up the quilt top a couple weeks ago, I was so happy with the way it turned out that I ended up submitting it to a magazine to be considered for publication.  There’s one elusive magazine I’ve had my eyes set on that I’m hoping to get into–so we’ll see what happens.

In the meantime, here’s a little peek at the quilt top.

Quilt top

So, that left me with a project still needing to be completed for today–and very little fabric left over with which to use.  I decided to make a table runner using my Stashbuster Blocks (1 & 2)

Runner

I added in a few more of the browns and charcoals from Sweet as Honey to add a bit more contrast.  I machine quilted the runner and surprisingly enough, I machine bound it as well.  The machine binding turned out very well, cutting my binding strips at 2 1/8″ instead of 2 1/4″ made a world of difference.  I almost always opt to hand stitch my binding–but decided to machine bind and it turned out wonderfully.

Quilting

The completed runner measures 12″ x 36″ and will be a welcome addition to my coffee table.

Binding

The Winged Blog Tour will be running through the 18th of this month.  Yesterday, Jo, shared her Winged project &  tomorrow Taylor will be sharing her project.

Are any of you working with Winged right now?–what are you making if so?