Costume Maker's Ball...Finished Quilt

I’m so excited to share my Costume Maker’s Ball finished mini quilt with you!

Fellow Riley Blake Designs Designer, Janet Wecker Frisch of Joy Studio designed Costume Maker’s Ball. This spook-tacular collection of slightly creepy, yet fun and modern prints was inspired by a set of antique sewing patterns from the 1800’s. The collection features Janet’s stunning art in her signature style with some of my favorites including the tape measure, jack-o-lantern balloons, scaredy cat buttons, webs, and tickets. The panels in this collection are to die for!

I decided to stick with a small range of Janet’s prints, mostly in black and white. I chose to incorporate my favorite RBD basic, Shades into the mix as well. I searched high and low for the perfect quilt pattern and found Charming Lucy by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner to be just what I needed. I knew the pattern would highlight Janet’s beautiful artwork while giving me the chance to explore color and pattern balance. Aren’t those various Shades colors so good? It gives the project so much awesome texture.

I kept the machine quilting simple, using a cross-hatch pattern. For the backing, I used Kisses basic in gunmetal grey and chose a darker grey Shades basic for the binding. The darker binding adds some awesome depth.

Costume Maker’s Ball is in stores now! Don’t wait to buy this collection around Halloween, trust me, it will be sold out! It’s that good!

cut, sew, repeat…

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You're one in a melon...

Late last year, Riley Blake Designs announced a Table Runner of the Month Club and boy oh boy did they not disappoint. I must worn you, it sold out fast. I was lucky enough to grab mine from Knotted Thread. Whew! A quick google search and you might find a shop that still has one available.

The kit comes in a beautiful, reusable box and has everything you need to make the table runner quilt top. April’s kit, Sweet Summer, by Sandra Workman Designs is beyond cute! I fell in love with the watermelon blocks and wanted to make something more a little larger than a table runner.

I pulled my favorite RBD Basics from my stash and got to work making watermelon blocks. I made four watermelon blocks, added some sashing and turned them into the cutest little mini quilt. I’m calling this mini quilt Watermelon Picnic. Isn’t it just delicious?

Here are the RBD Basics I used:

  • Confetti Cottons

  • Shades

  • Swiss Dot

  • Blossom

  • Kaleidoscope

  • Gingham

  • Hashtag

I used June Tailor’s Round the Corner tool to get those perfect round edges. The for the binding, I decided to use two colors, so fun, right? I also used Lori Holt’s Chunky Thread to attach the binding to the back. I love those sweet little stitches.

Watermelon is the best summer treat, especially ice cold and maybe with a sprinkle of salt. Am I right?

Be sure to check out the other months and if they launch the club again next year, run, don’t walk to sign up!

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Seasonal Basics...

me: Knock, knock.

you: Who’s there?

me: Boo.

you: Boo who?

me: Stop crying. I’m sharing a new (work-in-progress) project with you!

Okay, I know, I know. I’m terrible at jokes. But how fun are Riley Blake Designs Seasonal Basics? Seasonal Basics is a curated collection of holiday favorites included some new additions from Lori Holt.

I decided to work with the Halloween Basics. Those include Halloween Gunny Sack, 1/8’’ Halloween Stripe, Halloween Pin Dot, and a Halloween mix of Shades Basics. There is also a Christmas and Americana Basics collection. While these are great mixed in with your favorite holiday collections as a coordinate, they’re also amazing on their own!

I purchased PrimRose Cottage Quilt’s Pumpkins on Parade table runner pattern and with a little math and some foundation paper piecing, I added my own twist to the pumpkins. I reached out the Lindsey, the owner of PrimRose Cottage Quilts to get her permission and guess what, she loved it! Yay.

I love how the Halloween Basics really pop against the Shades Basics. Shades adds so much depth to those little pumpkins. Aren’t they the cutest?

I’m hoping to finish this project over the weekend, so stay tuned for an update, including photos! Be sure to check out RBD’s blog for additional Seasonal Basics inspiration throughout the month of July!

cut, sew, repeat…

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