Bea’s Blooms Quilt

meadow2

This is my Bea’s Blooms quilt, just finished for my daughter Beatrix. I kinda love it! I was asked to be a part of Shari Butler’s Blog Tour for her new collection “In The Meadow” for Sweet Bee Designs. I received the fabrics and really fell in love!

meadow5

I loved the happy colors and especially appreciated how many different really fun white background prints there were. I decided I wanted to make a quilt that really featured the backgrounds. Bea’s Blooms is made completely with Half Hexie’s , using the layout to create simple flowers. I made this quilt pretty small in size, because in my experience those are the quilts that will become “woobies” for little ones, as they can easily carry them around themselves.

meadow4

See, she loves it already!

Click the links below to download our PDF pattern to make one of your own. You can make your own template with our pattern, or use the Riley Blake 5″ Half Hexie Ruler to make life really easy. Sewing these Half Hexie’s is really simple and quick, the only thing you need to pay attention to is the layout in order to create the flowers with fabric placement.

Bea’s Blooms

Bea’s Blooms Half Hexie Pattern

139

Make sure to check  out all of the other stops on the “In the Meadow” Blog tour! There are some fantastic designers and projects!

Tuesday April 17: Jedi Craft Girl | www.jedicraftgirl.com
Thursday April 19: Jina Barney Designs | http://jinabarneydesignz.blogspot.com
Tuesday April 24: Gigi’s Thimble | www.gigisthimble.com
Thursday April 26: Debby Brown Quilts | higheredhands.blogspot.com
Tuesday May 1: Piper’s Girls | www.pipersgirls.com
Thursday May 3: Go Go Kim | http://www.gogokim.com
Tuesday May 8: Kea Bee | http://keabee.com
Thursday May 10: Doohikey Designs | www.doohikeydesigns.com/blog/

 

P.S.

I even used some of my In The Meadow Fabrics for my Row #7 in my Row Along Quilt. It’s the row on the bottom, doesn’t it look great!?

162

How to Attach a Bias Binding Edge

quitebibkit

This is our Aiden & Ava Bib, we made these years ago and they are still one of our most popular patterns. It makes total sense that they are always a favorite because they are adorable, reversible, stay on your child and simple to make. The only part that seems to make people a little nervous is attaching the bias binding edge, but it is so simple! And to show you how easy we decided to make a little tutorial.  This bias binding edge is also a great way to finish off any bib you design, pockets, a neckline and many other sewn items. Click the following link to download our tutorial, and get sewing whether its with our bib design or one of your very own.  Simple Bias Binding Edge Tutorial

If you would like to give our Aiden & Ava Bibs a try, we offer them in kits with the same adorable fabrics we have used, plus pre-cut bias strips. Or if you like to pick your own fabrics, you can just get a PDF version of the pattern.

The picture below shows the back view of our bibs, which when turned inside out is the reverse side of the bib, it can be worn on either side.

quitebibkitreverse

beainbib

My Beatrix looking pretty adorable in her Aiden & Ava Bib.

bibcollar.JPG

This is one of my very favorite dresses made for me by Jeanette (my MIL and the other Pipers Girl). It also has the same bias binding edge around the collar and on the edge of the short sleeves.

Happy Hedgehogs

martingale book2

This is our Happy Hedgehogs Quilt. I am so excited to announce that it will be featured in a new book called Baby Quilts for Beginners from That Patchwork Place & Martingale, available July 5th. We will have books & kits for sale in our SHOP . But also, Make sure to ask your local quilt shop to get it. It even made it to the cover! Yay! There are many fantastic, yet simple to make projects in this book. We are proud to be in the company of so many wonderful quilt designers. Pick it up, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

martingale book1

Rainy Day

rainyday

This is our latest Quilt design, Rainy Day. I just love it! I am going to try to steal it for myself to hang on the wall in my daughters room. It is mostly applique, with only pieced borders to add a little scrappy fun. The finished quilt is 48″ X 60″, perfect for a little ones bed or to hang as I want to do. We used the Apliquick tools and machine applique for this quilt, check out our tutorial if you would like to give them a try. Remember April showers bring May flowers!

Click this link to order a pattern or kit.

Cheese

cheese

This is one of my very favorite quilts that I have ever made and just happens to be one of the easiest and quickest to finish. I even did the machine quilting myself on my regular Pfaff machine. It was featured years ago in the Better Homes & Gardens magazine Quilts and More but since it is now retired from that, I have decided to add it to our Free patterns. It is a great go to quilt when you have a beautiful collection of fabrics that hold their own and you don’t want to chop them up to much. Or if you just want to showcase some favorite prints together. This quilt is a combo of designs I loved from 3 of my favorite fabric companies, Adornit, Riley Blake & Alexander Henry. I hope you enjoy the pattern and make one or a few. I’m planning on starting one with the Everyday Eden Fabrics combined with some other faves from my stash. We also have a tutorial to help with achieving perfect points  on your triangles.

Enjoy!

Cheese Quilt Pattern