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


1.23.2019

Spring Mini Quilt in Quilts and More


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


Hi and Happy Wednesday!
I hope you are having a good week so far.

I have been working on a project for months that I can finally share.
Quilts and More has asked me to design four seasonal themed mini quilts!  
The first "Festive Foundations" quilt is Spring themed and includes three fun blocks. 

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

 The blocks include the tulip, butterfly and bird house and are all foundation paper pieced.
The individual blocks would also be perfect to use on individual projects such as a tote bag or pillow.


This project uses fabrics from my stash with some fun fussy cutting opportunities.
If you haven't paper pieced before, check out his video from Joanna at Quilts and More as she takes you through the process.  



She also shares my method of Fussy Cutting so you can perfectly isolate a motif as I did for the cherry center on the tulip.

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

Physical copies are on newsstands until April 19th and you can also get the digital issue [HERE]

Happy Sewing!
Charise