5.06.2021

Poppy and Posey Fabric and a Free Pattern Link!

I am so happy that Spring is finally here!   It is so beautiful in the Pacific Northwest this time of year, and  it is nice to get outside in the garden.  


When I saw the new fabric collection, Poppy and Posey, from Riley Blake Fabrics designed by Dodi Lee Paulson, I knew I had to make some cute garden accessories.
  

The florals are beautiful and the line also includes the most adorable butterfly fabric. 

The fabric line also includes an apron panel. 

It is so darn cute and will be the perfect gift for my mom this Mother's Day.

I also made a garden tote and you can find the Free pattern [HERE]

I couldn't resist this color coordinated garden shovel : )


Be sure and share your projects made with Poppy and Posey fabrics with the following hashtags:

#PoppyandPoseyFabric #ILoveRileyBlake #RileyBlakeDesigns


This is the apron panel - so fun and easy to make!  

Happy Sewing

xo

Charise

4.02.2021

Hello Spring A FREE Paper Piecing Pattern

 


Happy Spring!  I am so happy we are turning the corner to warmer weather.  

Spring is my favorite season because I get to spend time gardening outside.   Every day I check to see the status of my tulips I planted in the Fall.  They should be blooming in the next few weeks.

My "Hello Spring" pattern was designed with the season in mind.  

This version includes some of my favorite  Japanese prints from Sunny Day Supply.


This is the first version I stitched almost 10 years ago!

You can find the FREE pattern [HERE]

Happy Sewing!

xo

Charise  

3.25.2021

Liberty Fabrics "The Deco Dance" * and * Free Pattern for my Ruffle Purse!


I adore Liberty Fabrics and was a contributor to the Liberty craft blog years ago.  The site is no longer, but I decided to make a past project that I designed for the Liberty craft blog                                                    with the newest collection of Liberty fabrics - "The Deco Dance Collection" from Riley Blake.

The Ruffle Purse is a zipper purse that can be used as a clutch or cross body bag - just add your favorite shoulder strap.  The clutch strap is included with the pattern!

You can find the FREE pattern [HERE]


I couldn't make just one Ruffle Purse!  This version uses the pale lavender prints and I paired it with Riley Blake Natural linen, Swiss Dots and Gingham,  and Riley Blake "Bee Cute Lace". 

The clutch strap is scrappy patchwork, which I love!



The second version of the Ruffle Purse features Navy/Pink colors in the fabric line paired with Riley Blake linen in Navy.

If you make a project with Deco Dance - Please use the following hashtags:

#ILoveRileyBlake #RileyBlakeDesigns #DecoDanceFabric

I love to see what you make!

Happy Sewing

xo

Charise


3.11.2021

Anne of Green Gables

 

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite book series.  When I had the opportunity to sew a project with the new Anne of Green Gables line of fabric from Riley Blake, I could not resist!

The fabric is a beautiful selection of florals, text prints and of course a cute print of Anne Shirley too!  The palette is beautiful shades of lavender and green.


I made a Gathered Clutch so I could use the Anne print as the center panel, and added bias cut gingham piping to frame the adorable fabric in the center panel.

The Gathered Clutch Pattern can be found in my Etsy shop.  The gingham and linen fabric are also from Riley Blake.



The prints are so adorable and deserved a design that highlighted them.  I designed this Hexagon Tote Bag which I believe does just that! 

The tote has an inside pocket, zipper closure, and a shoulder strap which makes it the perfect design to hold projects on the go or as a shopping tote.


The tote also has lace trim which works nicely with the print.  The lovely cotton lace is from Riley Blake!  You can find the pattern for the Hexagon Tote Bag in my Etsy shop.

The "Anne" print is perfect for fussy cutting!  Isn't this zipper tab adorable?!



Please tag your projects made with Anne of Green Gables with the hashtags

#AnneofGreenGablesFabric #ILoveRileyBlake #RileyBlakeDesigns

I love to see what you make!

Happy Sewing!

xo

Charise




2.19.2021

Strawberry Honey "From the Heart" Quilt

 


Today is my stop on the Riley Blake Designs project tour for the new fabric line "Strawberry Honey" by Gracey Larson of Burlap and Blossom Patterns.


I thought the fabric paired perfectly with the quilt pattern "From the Heart" by Nicola Dodd from Issue Ninety of Love Patchwork and Quilting.  

I love the simplicity of the design and it was a breeze to piece!



The fabric is absolutely adorable with bee, flower and bear motifs and a wonderful two color gingham which I used to bind the quilt.

The Polka dot background fabric is Swiss Dot in White with Hot Pink.

The fun quilt back fabric is  "Wide Back Granny Chic Vintage Embroidery Pink" designed by Lori Holt.




This is such a Springy and cheerful fabric collection! 

I'm looking forward to having this quilt on my bed : )




Be sure to share you your makes with Strawberry Honey on social media using the hashtags 

#RileyBlakeDesigns #ILoveRileyBlake #StrawberryHoneyFabric


Happy Sewing!

xo

Charise




  




1.06.2021

Gingham Gardens

 

Florals and gingham are among my favorite prints for sewing projects.

The new line of fabric "Gingham Gardens" from Riley Blake Fabrics hits the mark with florals, gingham and a lovely text print too!

It is a beautiful, feminine fabric collection.  I decided to make the Sweetheart Swing Bag by Heather Bailey.  The curvy shape and feminine pleated ruffles are the perfect design combo for this lovely fabric.


I added the sweet crochet lace designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake fabrics.  It is the perfect addition to this romantic design.



I also made a version of my Macaroon Pouch, which I love in this fabric.                                                  The center panel is a nine patch panel made with 2 1/2" squares.

You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop - Charise Creates.

Be sure to tag your photos of projects using Gingham gardens with the hashtags:

#ILoveRileyBlake #RileyBlakeDesigns #GinghamGardensFabric

Happy Sewing

xo

Charise





12.14.2020

Flea Market Fabric from Riley Blake!

 

I absolutely adore all fabrics designed by Lori Holt of a Bee in My Bonnet.  Her new line of fabric, "Flea Market" designed for Riley Blake Fabrics, is a modern take on vintage 50's fabric.  The line is reimagined with fresh colors and similar motifs that can be found on retro 50's fabric.

The prints are so adorable and I wanted to make a suite of items to showcase all the cute motifs.

This fun zipper pouch showcases all the prints beautifully!



 

This Fifteen Patch pouch highlights all the adorable Flea Market prints ~AND~ it is a free tutorial which you can find [HERE]


I also make a heart sachet with one of my favorite prints in the collection.  You can find the free pattern on my blog [HERE]  I am going to make a bunch of these to adorn my Holiday gifts!




I also made a roomy tote - my Nine Patch tote, and you can find the pattern in my Etsy shop.



I love to see what you make so be sure to tag your creations with the hashtags:

#ILoveRileyBlake

#RileyBlakeDesigns

#FleaMarketFabric

#ChariseCreates


Happy Sewing!

xo

Charise