Welcome! Today I am delighted to share my sunny projects on the Backyard Roses Blog Tour with Nadra Ridgeway (of Ellis & Higgs) and Riley Blake Designs. I became a fan of Nadra’s when I was lucky enough to sew with her first line, “Bloom and Bliss.” Nadra’s designs are cheerful and full of sweet detail. The colors she uses are richly saturated, so they are somehow bold and yet warm at the same time. It is a lovely combination!
Here are some closeup shots of both mini quilts. I was so happy I had just enough yardage of the main fabric in both pink and blue to use it as backing. The back should be as pretty as the front!
During the remaining days of the Backyard Roses Blog Tour, my \”Crossing Petals\” pattern is available at a discounted price on my Etsy Shop.
Naturally, this fabric is so lovely that I just had to keep sewing. Two more small projects were in order, and they were so much fun to make! How about a crisp little kitchen towel that shows off those roses once again? Talk about indoor sunshine!
The star points surrounding the pink fabric are from Nadra\’s first line, \”Bloom and Bliss.\” I love this yellow print as an accent to \”Backyard Roses.\”
Finally, because a girl can never make too many zipped pouches, I\’ve made another one which will go to my mom, Brenda (hence the \”B\”). She has said it\’s too cute to use, but I will make sure she uses it! It would be handy for storing a favorite book or even her iPad!
This pouch measures 9 1/4\” wide by 13\” tall. I\’ve based it off of the free tutorial instructions found on the Fort Worth Fabric Studio\’s blog: Exposed Lace Zipper Pouch. I\’ve made several of Lindsey\’s pouches, and once you\’ve made one, you realize quickly you can make them at any dimensions you would like. You are limited only by the length of your zipper. By the way, that cute lace zipper is also from Fort Worth Fabric Studios.
And where did the pattern for that wonderful letter \”B\” come from? Nadra! She has a terrific pattern called \”A is for Apple\” available on her Etsy shop. Some day I\’d love to make the whole alphabet quilt!
I hope my little array of projects brought some sunshine into your day. \”Backyard Roses\” is available in stores now. In fact, two of my blog sponsors are carrying the line: Lou Lou\’s Fabric Shop and Fat Quarter Shop.
There is still a full week left on the tour, and I hope you will visit these other talented bloggers to see their lovely makes with Nadra\’s collection.
Sincere thank you to Nadra and to Riley Blake Designs for including me on the tour. It was a pleasure to sew with this sunny fabric! And of course, I must do a shout out to my local friend, quilt shop owner, and LAQ Barb at Quilts on Broadway, for the happy stitching she did on my mini quilts!
I hope you all get carried away quilting often!