Hello friends. I am truly pleased to help kick off week two of the Strawberry Biscuit Blog Hop for Elea Lutz\’ new line for Penny Rose Fabrics! \”Strawberry Biscuit\” is a tender line of fabric, with sweet little vintage characters and lovely fruits and florals, all done up in soft nurturing colors.
This fabric really tugs at my sentimental side, taking me back to when my daughter was little and would host a tea party for her dolls and stuffed animals. Earlier in March, I shared a tutorial for a Coffee Time Quilt I made with \”Strawberry Biscuit.\”
Vintage trim and buttons from Grandma\’s button jar make this little quilt all the more special.
Well, I enjoyed that so much, I decided I would make some additional items young ones might need for play time. First up is a small shoulder bag that might store picnic items, a book, or little girl necessities. Isn\’t Elea\’s pink floral just amazing? In case you are interested in making a similar bag, I have a free tutorial for making this shoulder bag on my blog. It is a simple bag to construct and is a great project to do with a young sewist!
To pump up the sweetness factor, I added the last few inches of some vintage crocheted trim I found at an antique store, and topped that off with a fabric yo-yo and vintage button. Quilter confession: that was my first yo-yo, which a friend taught me to make when I was on quilt retreat. Seriously, I could get hooked on yo-yo making ~ quick, easy, fun!! Thank you Diane!
Well, every little girl needs a coin purse to store her tiniest treasures! The kind folks at Stash Addict Quilts recently sent me the pattern (which includes the metal clasp) for this dainty \”Spare Change Purse\” by Zakka Workshop. This purse was easy to put together (terrific full color photographed instructions), and dainty is the perfect word! The finished size is 3 1/4\” by 2 3/4\”! Doesn\’t it look cute with my Easter gloves from when I was a young girl? My mom saved them and gave them to me recently.
Finally, I remember that my daughter loved to read quietly to her bears and dolls after a tea party, so a sweet resting and reading pillow was in order. I wanted my pillow to showcase Elea\’s characters at play, so I kept the design simple with a band of focal fabric framed by coordinating prints and clean, straight-line quilting. The pillow is a nice size at 20\” x 14\”.
Of course, I had to add a layer of yo-yo\’s and another vintage button just for fun. I also added a smidge of another Riley Blake Designs fabric, \”Lovebug Lovewhite\” from Doodlebug Designs. I think it works so nicely with Elea\’s sweet prints!
\”Strawberry Biscuit\” is available in stores now, and is being carried by three of my blog sponsors: Fat Quarter Shop, Fort Worth Fabric Studio, and Stash Addict Quilts. Your heart will likely melt when you see it in person! There are so many lovely projects to be made with Elea\’s fabric! Please visit each of these talented sewists in the blog hop. Their projects are so inspiring! The always talented and sweet Amanda (Jedi Craft Girl) is also posting her projects today, so be sure to check that out! Tomorrow\’s lovely makes will come from Jemima (Tied with a Ribbon) and Stacy (Stacy Olson Design). Here\’s a complete list of bloggers on the hop:
29 April – Elea of Elea Lutz Design (@elealutz) Thank you all for stopping by the blog today. And special thank you to Elea Lutz and Penny Rose Fabrics for including me in this blog hop! I enjoyed every bit of it! ~Taunja