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zakka home book...

today i’m thrilled to share my friend and fellow designer, Sedef Imer’s new book, Zakka Home!

published by Tuva Publishing, this book features 19 modern projects for your home. from lavender sachets to bento bags, there’s a project for everyone, including the beginner sewist!

when Sedef asked me to participate in her book launch, i had to say yes! it’s a gorgeous book! honestly, i had a hard time picking one project to make, but finally decided to make the scallop trivet. it’s just too cute, especially with the holidays right around the corner.

this project was quick and fun to make, especially in an afternoon. her instructions are precise and very clear, however, i clipped the scallop curves so when i turned the trivet to the outside, the curves would lay flat.

this project (and several others) are great for gifts! how cute would this scallop trivet be with a mug and hot chocolate? i made mine with Lori Holt’s new Shabby Basic. they’re the perfect colors and the texture is divine. i used Jill Howarth’s, Way Up North snowman for the center. the addition of peach just pulls it all together.

follow Sedef on Instagram to see more projects and inspiration.

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter

RBDNotSoBasic Project #4

color me excited to share with you the latest #RBDNotSoBasic project!

the inspiration for this project is centered around the launch of crayola kaleidoscope, a brand new basic from riley blake designs and crayola! the perfect match! the collection features a tone-on-tone orange peel pattern and is perfect for quilting, apparel, and home decor projects! the names match back to some of the crayola color names like bubble bath, chocolate chip, and jazzberry jam just to name a few. how fabulous and fun is that?

we asked the designers to make 6 kaleidoscope blocks (fitting right?). the block was designed by our very own RDBNotSoBasic designer, Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced.

finishing at 6’’, you can create some awesome depth with color placement and layout. if you squint, you can see an inner circle starting to take place in my blocks. a scrappy version is pretty cool too!

don’t worry, these blocks won’t be left unfinished. stay tuned for a fun announcement!

the crayola kaleidoscope collection is just one of many basic collections riley blake designs has to offer. have you seen blossom? it’s my first basic with RBD and launches next month! yay!

follow the #rbdnotsobasic hashtag to see more awesome projects, including project #2 and #3.

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter