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Summer Happenings

 

Hello, hello!  I hope all of you have had a wonderful summer!  My girls have been back in school for a week now, and I am enjoying a new schedule.  I always forget how much can be accomplished without little ones at home.

Over the last few summers, I have enjoyed taking some time off blogging.  Blog silence doesn’t mean project silence though! =)  I thought I’d share some of the photos I have posted to Instagram over the last several weeks.

Are any of you working on Lori Holt, of Bee in my Bonnet, blocks from Farm Girl Vintage?  Next week, I get to share as part of Lori’s “Farm Girl Fridays” blog hop she has been hosting.  So, I got to making some blocks.

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Let me tell you, these blocks are so addictive!  I am making the 6″ size and using a mix of Prairie fabrics (which by the way, yardage is coming soon–October!) and Essex yarn dyed linen in Olive(that’s my background fabric).

I made 12 of these little blocks and my plan is to sash them and quilt them into a cute little mini.  You’ll see the finished project next week.

I have also been working on getting caught up with the Fig Tree Mystery Block of the Month.

IMG_1649I just received the month 10 shipment over the weekend and I am currently caught up to Month 4.  So, needless to say, I need to get cracking!

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These blocks are a mix of Fig Tree fabric lines and patterns.  They are quite fun to work on!

And a completely new project I have started working on–crochet.  I am working on a Sunburst Granny square afghan.  These are the yarns that I have chosen to work with–a wonderful mix of Prairie colors.  And I have really been enjoying working on these little squares when I have some down time.  I always recommend having a hand project to work on especially as we start getting into the cooler months of Fall and Winter.

I’ll share more about this project soon.

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And of course, I am working on some new patterns.  Have you guys seen the peeks of Bonnie & Camille’s new Vintage Picnic line?  It mixes wonderfully with Gooseberry and Hello Darling.

IMG_1651I know some of you have been waiting on the pattern for my In Stitches & Spool Time patterns.  Well, they are finally available and I’ll be sharing those with you soon as well.

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I’ll be back later this week with a project that I just finished up over the weekend.

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Talk to you soon.

Corey

Fabric Projects Tutorials

Prairie Prints and Bag Pattern

Market Bag 2

 

Hello friends and happy Friday!  I hope you are all enjoying the start of a great summer (or winter, depending on where you are).  My girls last day of Kindergarten(I can hardly believe it) and 4th grade(equally mind boggling) was last Thursday so we have had a full week of summer break.

Needless to say, we have been busy!–our summer break always kicks off with busyness.  This year seems especially busy as things wrap up from quilt market,  VBS prep is in full swing, and I’ve also spent a little bit of time helping my sister move.

I promised to share more fabric pictures for those of you wondering about specific prints(you’ll find those at the bottom of this post), and I also wanted to share another project with you.

Market Bag

This is the bag I made to take to quilt market this year–I love having a new bag each year for quilt market.  Usually my quilt market bag gets carried around with me for the better part of the next year hauling around all of my gear.  I find that I collect a lot of gear as I get older.  So my quilt market bags are roomy and gear worthy.

I found this bag pattern over here on the A Bright Corner Blog and it’s a great one for using up those mini charm packs you may be hoarding.  Another couple things I wanted to mention about this bag–first, a bit about the fabrics.

Of course I used a lot of Prairie–the colored prints are all from this collection.  But, I also used some great text prints.  It looks like I used a lot of different text prints, but in reality I just used a couple prints.  Feed Company by Sweetwater has two really great text prints:  a recipe print and a feedsack label print.  Most of the text prints on my bag are from those two fabrics.  The recipe print has a lot of different fonts in one fabric so when it’s cut up it seems like you are actually using a lot of different text prints.

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And, the Labels print is perfect for fussy cutting:

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And, then I threw in just a couple more low volume prints and I was good to go.  Oh, and I want to talk a little bit more about that bottom polka dot print.

Fussy Cutting

That fabric is Mochi Linen.  And, I’ve talked a bit about the Mochi linen here but I wanted to mention it again..because it’s fab.  I love using Linen in my projects but sometimes linen can be a bit fussy.  Moda’s Mochi linen is not fussy–it’s great to work with, doesn’t wrinkle like other linens you may have used, and my favorite is that it has the same shrink rate as the quilting cottons.  That means if you are not a pre-washer, you won’t need to prewash this linen.  And, your quilt won’t turn into a hideous mess the first time you wash it.

Candy Scraps

I used Mochi Linen in my Candy Scraps quilt (tutorial here) and really fell in love with using it.

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And now onto some fabric photos.  I wanted to share the various prints as well as the coordinating solids–I’ve been getting asked about which ones coordinate.  First up, the main floral print:

Main Floral

Ditsy print:

Ditsy

Doily print:

Doily

Polka Dots:

Polka Dots

Sprouts:

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Sprigs:

Sprigs

and Stripes:

Stripes

The coordinating solids are:

9900-81 Goldenrod (this is the yellow I used in my yellow/white Idyllic quilt)

9900-210 Strawberry

9900-269 Bermuda

9900-171 Etchings Charcoal

9900-134 Pistachio

9900-147 Coral

The white is 9900-97 Bleached White & I used 9900-178 Etching Stone in my print Idyllic quilt.

Have a Happy Sewing weekend!

~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.

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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!