Crossroads Quilt Along: House Block

Ready, set, go! The Crossroads quilt-along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop benefiting March of Dimes has just kicked off, with the release of the first block pattern: the house block. You can download the pattern here.

As I mentioned in my first post, I am not making this quilt using a specific fabric collection, but instead mixing lots of pretty floral fabrics. I am going to keep this quilt for myself so I want to be in love with every single fabric that's in it! And the four fabrics I chose for my house blocks definitely fit that description.

Hope you like my House blocks! If you would like more inspiration check out the blogs / Instagram feeds of all the other designers participating in this quilt along!

Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts (@figtreequilts)
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
April of Prairie Grass Patterns (@amrosenthal)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Angie of Gnome Angel (@gnomeangel)
Vanessa of Lella Boutique (@lellaboutique)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Erin of Why Not Sew (@whynotsewquilts)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)

Paperie Blog Tour

It's my stop today on the Paperie blog tour, celebrating the magical limited edition fabric line by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics. Thanks for stopping by!

Amy showcases her designs on her sweet blog, Nana Company. She has a very unique sewing style -pretty and feminine but also modern, and simply inspirational. So when I first heard she had a fabric line in the making I was so excited! I imagined it would be truly sensational, and boy was I right.

I love the pastel colours, the ethereal feel of the line, and the hand-drawn elements. Exquisite details and clever designs - it really doesn't look like someone's first fabric line, does it?! But then again, whatever Amy does she does so well, so it's no surprise that her fabric is no exception.  My only complaint about the line is that I wish there were more prints, I simply couldn't get enough of it!

So... what did I make? When I received my fabric bundle I literally had to drop everything and run to my sewing room to make these star and heart ornaments as 'warm up'. Then I sat down and designed a sweet doll quilt.

Lots of sweet elements in this doll quilt - ruffles, English paper pieced diamonds, and a little heart patch as a finishing touch. For me doll quilts are all about the 'cute'!  I designed it to fit Alice's IKEA doll bed and the colours work so well with her favourite doll 'baby' (made by the lovely Deb from Debs' Steiner Dolls). 'Baby' got a little pillow too. (Those curls? Can they be any cuter?!)

Did you like the doll quilt? I hope you did, as it's one of the designs from my upcoming book, which will be published in just a few months! There I said it, the cat's FINALLY out of the bag! This has been such an exciting few months, and I am so SO grateful to Tuva Publishing, for making this huge dream of mine come true. Incidentally, Tuva are also the publishers of Amy's book, Sweetly Stitched Handmades! I will be sharing more info about my book in the coming weeks, but hopefully you are liking what you've seen so far.

Last but not least, of course I will be giving away some lovely Paperie, courtesy of Amy! There is a giveaway running on my Instagram feed right now - go enter so you can win a fat eighth bundle for yourself and one more for a friend!

Here is a full list of all the designers taking part in the blog tour! Go check their amazing creations too!

January 25 ~ Heidi Staples of
January 26 ~ Kerry Goulder of
January 27 ~ Cheri Lehnow of
January 28 ~ Sharon Holland of
January 29 ~ Jemima Flendt of
January 30 ~ Michelle Curtis of
February 1 ~ Christina Egner of
February 2 ~ Ali Brorsen of
February 3 ~ Kristine Lempriere of
February 4 ~ Nicole Young of
February 5 ~ Lori Landenburger of
February 6 ~ Jennifer Chon of
February 8 ~ Melissa LeRay of
February 9 ~ Megan Jimanez of
February 10 ~ Faith Essenburg of
February 11 ~ Renee Lange of
February 12 ~ Sedef Imer of
February 13 ~ Kristyne Czepuryk of
February 15 ~ Heather Andrus of
February 16 ~ Stacy Olson of
February 17 ~ Erin Cox of
February 18 ~ Amy Sinibaldi of

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