Vintage Happy 2

Riley Blake sent me the most adorable new collection from Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.
The prints are adorable and include florals and ditzies as well as fabulous text prints.
I have been planning what I would make for a few weeks now.
Can you tell what it is?  The shape is basically a rectangle with rounded corners.

The background fabric is Linen in color Aqua Teal, The binding is 1/8" Aqua Gingham and the adorable red lace is also designed by Lori.  All are from Riley Blake Designs.

I opted to make my own bias binding which is super duper easy and a great way to personalize your projects.
I even have a tutorial to make your own bias binding [HERE]

If you guessed sewing machine cover, you are correct!
It also doubles as a sewing mat and I will keep my seam ripper and scissors in the pockets!

Be sure and head over to the Riley Blake Blog to see some inspirational sewing projects.
And please tag you photos on social media with the hashtags #RileyBlakeDesigns & #VintageHappy2fabric

Happy Sewing


Adrienne Blouse in Designer Knits

Riley Blake sent me this beautiful Fabric -  "Something Borrowed Petals Navy" in stretch jersey knit designed by Christopher from The Tattooed quilter.  I decided to make the Adrienne blouse by Friday Pattern Company.  I love how it turned out!

The print is the cutest sketchy floral with  "Love" text scattered in the print.  And it you look closely at the picture, the "Love" is perfectly positioned at the center front of the blouse.  A happy accident indeed!  The cotton knit has a nice soft hand and is a dream to sew with!  

Be sure to check out the Riley Blake Blog for more adorable and inspiring projects! 

Please tag your photos on Social media with the hashtags #RileyBlakeDesigns & #SomethingBorrowedFabric so we can see your amazing work! 

Happy Sewing
xo Charise 


Buffalo Check Square Neck top

Riley Blake sent me this adorable cotton knit Buffalo check fabric.  I chose the red and black because I thought it would make a cute top for me : )  

Buffalo checks are pretty hot right now,  in interiors and also in fashion.
I created this collage as a little inspiration of all the things you can make in buffalo check fabric.  

I opted to make this cute Square neck top from Friday Pattern company.
The fabric is so soft and easy to sew with.  The Square neck top pattern is fabulous and I will definitely make more of these.

The Buffalo check is designed by Simple Simon and Company and is available in three different color combos.

Be sure to head on over to the Riley Blake site to see all the gorgeous Designer Knits!

Be sure to tag your photos with #RileyBlakeDesigns if you share your creations on social media.

Happy Sewing!


Cottage Pillow With Flower Market Fabric!

🏠I had the fun opportunity to make a cute project with Riley Blake Designs Flower Market Fabric by Jen Allyson (@jen.allyson on Instagram).

  This line of fabric is perfect for fussy cutting.  The collection includes the most adorable dot/text print which I used for the windows door and house trim.

The color palette is lovely! Such a beautiful Springy Palette.  

I bound and backed the pillow with a beautiful coral gingham from the collection.  The pillow was made with my Cottage Pattern you can find in my Etsy shop  - ChariseCreates.  

Please use the hashtags #rileyblakedesigns   #FlowerMarketFabric   #ChariseCreates  if you share a project on social media.

Be sure to head on over to the Riley Blake Blog for more super cute and inspiring projects!

Happy Sewing!


Vintage Dresses and Sugar House Park!

I had the pleasure of making a little something with the new fabric line "Sugar House Park" from Riley Blake Fabric and designed by Amy Smart.

My Vintage Dresses were a perfect match for this adorable fabric!
The line consists of the sweetest florals and that fun floral dot that I used for the dresses.
Sugar house Park also includes a plaid, more florals, a ticking stripe and dot.
I have been working on making more dresses and plan on making a Vintage Dresses quilt.

I can't wait to make more dresses with this adorable fabric!

You can find more info about the fabric on the Riley Blake website [HERE].
You can find the Vintage Dresses paper piecing pattern in my Etsy Shop [HERE].

If you share your projects made with Riley Blake Fabric, be sure to use the hashtags #ILoveRileyBlake

I love to see what you create!

Happy Sewing!


Riley Blake National Parks - Mt Rainier Quilt

⛰️ I am so thrilled to be sharing a quilt I made with Riley Blakes National Parks Panel - Mt. Rainier.  My son loves the outdoors & hiking, and every summer we make a trip to Mt. Rainier. 

I made this quilt for his birthday and I love the way it turned out.  The border is a cotton/linen solid color Dark Gray also from Riley Blake Fabrics.  I bound the quilt with a vibrant solid -Riley Blake Confetti Cotton in color Riley Teal. 

The beautiful baptist diamonds all-over quilting was done by The Hen House Quilting. Ashley, the owner of The Hen House Quilting, suggested the quilting pattern and I love it! 
It mimics the shape of a mountain and the cream thread stands out against the dark grey border nicely.  

You can find more info on the National Parks fabric panels on the Riley website - and see more fun projects on their blog [HERE] 

Be sure to tag your project on social media with the hashtags #nationalparksfabric, #rileyblakedesigns, #iloverileyblake, and tag @rileyblakedesigns.

Happy Sewing


Flutter and Shine Fabric

I had the awesome opportunity to work with a new fabric line from Riley Blake Fabrics.

The line of fabric is called "Flutter and Shine" and is designed by Melanie Colette.  The prints are super cute with lots of butterflies and strawberries.  The prints are perfect for fussy cutting.  
If you are unfamiliar with fussy cutting, click [HERE] for a video tutorial.

The fabrics are so adorable I couldn't make just one project, but decided to make three!

My FREE Baby Patchwork Pouch pattern was the perfect project for this fabric line.  There are so many cute fussy cutting opportunities.  You can find the fun zipper pull at Sunny Day Fabric.
Link to the FREE "Baby Patchwork Pouch" pattern is [HERE]

Since we have a butterfly theme going on,  I just had to make my Butterfly Paper Piecing Pattern and use it as the center panel on my Macaroon Pouch.  Both patterns can be found in my Etsy shop.           (I reduced the butterfly pattern to 80% of the original to fit on the pouch)

The background dot, yellow dot, and woven gingham fabric I used for the pouch are from Riley Blake Fabrics as well. 
The Swiss Dot can be found [HERE] (this a go to fabric for backgrounds on many of my projects) and the 1/4" Red Woven gingham can be found [HERE]

Last but not least, I made these cute strawberry pincushions!  The pattern can be found at Down Grapevine Lane.  I filled them with ground walnut shells which you can find online. The lavender scented walnut shell filling 
for my strawberries was found on Amazon.com.

Be sure to head on over to the Riley Blake Fabrics blog to see all the fun projects made with Flutter and Shine!

Happy Sewing