8.06.2019

National Parks Fabric from Riley Blake


Happy Tuesday!
I had the awesome opportunity to use Riley Blakes's National Parks fabric by Anderson Design Group to make some fun summer projects.

The fabrics are gorgeous and the artwork is lovely with a vintage look.





I used the National Parks pillow panels to make two 20" pillows.  They were a quick and easy make!

The border is National Parks Green Signs which I also used for the back of the pillow.
The pillow edge has piping which I purchased at my local quilt shop.  One package is just the perfect amount for one pillow.



I also made some fun coasters with the National Parks posters fabric and they are borders with the National Parks Cream Signs fabric. 
 Each of these little posters is 3" x 4",  so they are the perfect size for these coasters.
They are finished with a narrow bias binding which I also purchased at my local fabric store. 

Be sure to head on over to Riley Blake to see all the beautiful fabrics in the National Parks Collection!



6.12.2019

Vintage Swimsuit



Hi and Happy Wednesday!


I am ready for Summer and thought it would be fun to make the Vintage Swimsuit block from my
Summer Quilt in the latest issue of Quilts and More.



I have been trying to finish some of my Works in Progress and thought the swimsuit block would be perfect for my "Bon Voyage" Cocorico Traveling Bee Quilt.


If you are interested in making any of the blocks from my Summer Mini Quilt
head on over to the American and Patchwork site [HERE]

Happy Sewing
xo
Charise

5.10.2019

I'd Rather be Glamping!


"I'd Rather be Glamping" is a new line of fabric from Riley Blake Designs created by Dani Mogstad.
When I saw the fabric I knew it would be perfect for my Macaroon Pouch.



The fabrics are absolutely adorable!
My husband and I have talked about getting a cute little trailer for camping trips and I want one just like this.  I definitely need that cute bicycle too.

I used Riley Blake fabrics 1/2" and 1/4" Woven Gingham in color Navy for the pouch borders.


The pouches have different prints on each side. 
For the smaller pouch, I used the "Cream Fruit " and "Mini Campers" with the 1/4" navy gingham.

I happen to have the cherry ribbon to add a cute detail to the side of the pouch.
(Search "cherry ribbon" on Etsy to find similar ribbon)

Similar zippers can be found at Sunnydaysupply.com and Polka Dot Secrets on Etsy.



I will definitely be Glamping in style when I use this pouches on my camping trips this Summer : ) 

Be sure to head on over to the Riley Blake blog to see more fun projects from their latest fabric lines.

Happy Sewing
xo
Charise

4.17.2019

Summer Quilt for "Quilts and More"



(Image Used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2019 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.)

I am super excited to share the latest mini quilt I designed for the magazine "Quilts and More".
This Summer themed mini quilt is the second of four seasonal quilts.
The issue is filled with adorable projects and definitely a must buy.
You can find more info about the issue at the Quilts and More website [HERE]
You can find the Summer issue of Quilts and More magazine on newsstands this Friday!


Each block is paper pieced and they are perfect for small projects as well as the mini quilt.
The project bag on the right was made with my Ice Cream Cone Block.

If you are new to paper piecing, I have a beginning paper piecing  pattern and tutorial [HERE]


(Image Used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2019 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.)

All the fabrics for this quilt are from Riley Blake Fabrics.
You can find the fabric details at the bottom of this post.

I am looking forward to making more projects with these Summer themed blocks!

Happy Sewing
xo
Charise



Background - Swiss Dot on White - Aqua
Borders - “Serendipity Strawberries” by Minki Kim - Aqua 

Corner Blocks - “Gretel” Heart Yellow by Amy Smart
Binding - White Swiss Dot on Raspberry

Sunglasses -
Lenses - “Seaside” Main White by Tasha Noel 

Frames - White Swiss Dot on Peacock

Vintage Swimsuit -
Yellow Swimsuit Fabric - “Gretel” Wreath Yellow by Amy Smart 

Red Dot - White Swiss Dot on Red

Beach Umbrella
Pink Print - “Gretel” Lattice Pink by Amy Smart 

Red Dot - White Swiss Dot on Red
Brown Dot - White Swiss Dot on Nutmeg


Ice Cream Cone
Pink Print - “Bake Sale 2” Cherry Pink by Lori Holt
Pink Gingham - 1/8” Small Gingham Check Hot Pink
Brown Gingham - “Sew Cherry 2” Nutmeg gingham by Lori Holt


2.26.2019

Vintage Dresses Pattern




Hope you are having a lovely day!
The sun is shining though it is cold here in Seattle.  My favorite weather - sunny and brisk!

I have been updating one of my favorite patterns - Vintage Dresses.
The Cap sleeve dresses are now revised.  
The design is exactly the same but the pattern has less pieces! 


You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop.
Did you know the bodice and skirt portions are interchangeable?
They are!

I had fun coloring these up - so many options : )


Happy Sewing!
xo
Charise

2.01.2019

Happy February!

Hi Peeps!
Happy February!


I designed this fun Fussy Cut Heart last year.  
If you follow my blog, you know how much I love fussy cutting!



This pattern is the perfect fussy cutting project.   If you need some help to learn this technique, you can find my Fussy Cutting tutorial [HERE] 

I also have a video tutorial on the Martingale blog [HERE]


The block would make an adorable quilt.  
It is also great for small projects like this Macaroon Pouch with a fussy cut heart as the focal point.  (I shrunk the fussy cut heart to fit the center of the pouch)

You can find the pattern for my Fussy Cut Heart and Macaroon Pouch in my Etsy shop [HERE]

Happy Sewing!
xo
Charise

1.28.2019

Vintage Spool Pattern

  Hello!
Today I'm sharing my new pattern - Vintage Spools.
It is a fun pattern and is made with squares and rectangle, no templates needed!

Each Spool is 3" finished or combine 4 spools and you have a cute 6" block.


I had fun finding the perfect fabrics to fussy cut for the thread portion!
If you'd like to have a copy of my Vintage Spools pattern, just sign up for my
Newsletter.  You can find the sign up to the right of this post.

I love to see what you make.  If you post to any social media sites, please use the hashtag #ChariseCreates so I can see you creations.

Happy Sewing!
xo
Charise