Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge

Hi there!
I hope everyone is doing well : )
If you have some time and extra fabric, remember I have tutorials and free patterns on my blog if you are looking for a new project!

I have joined the Riley Blake Designs block challenge.  Riley Blake is sharing a traditional block each week with tutorials for 6" and 12" blocks.  Head on over to the Riley Blake on Instagram - @RileyBlakeDesigns for all the details. 

Here is a recap of the blocks I have made so far.

This Churn Dash block is made with Singing In the Rain Fabric from Flamingo Toes from Riley Blake Fabrics.

I love Log Cabin blocks!  This one is made with Farm Girl vintage fabric designed by Lori Holt from Riley Blake Design.  Pattern link here.

Economy Block is a great block for fussy cutting!  I used Farm Girl Vintage and My Happy Place Fabric designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.
Click [HERE] for a block tutorial.

Friendship Star is another great block for fussy cutting!  The cute bird fabric is designed by Atsuko Matsuyama and can be found at Sunny Day Supply.
Click [HERE] for the block tutorial.

 Last but not least is Nine Patch Block which is one of my favorites.  I used fabrics from my stash for these two.  The squares are 2 1/2" so this block is also great to use up fabric scraps.
You can find a tutorial to make the block [HERE]

Stay Safe : )
Happy Sewing!


Kite Block from "Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects"

💕In 2013 I was fortunate to be included in a fantastic book - "Playful Little Paper-pieced Projects" with many talented designers.
  The publisher Stash Books, has created a paper piecing guide with 10 of the patterns from the original book.  I have 4 patterns in the book, 2 apples, a pear and this kite block!  

If you are interested, the original book is still available and you can find it on Amazon and on the Stash books website!  

It really is a great paper piecing reference and filled with even more blocks and amazing projects!
Happy Sewing!


Log Cabin Block

Riley Blake Designs posted a fun challenge to help get us through this shelter in place.  
They are sharing a traditional block each week. 
The 2nd block is a Log Cabin.  
Head over to Citrus and Mint for a tutorial to make either a 6" or 12" block.
I'm making 6" blocks to add to one of my many sampler quilts 😊 
The fabrics are from the line "Vintage Happy" by Lori Holt of a Bee in My Bonnet.

Happy Sewing 
xo Charise

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Churn Dash Block

💙Riley Blake Designs posted a fun challenge on Instagram.  They are sharing a traditional block each week. The 1st week is Churn Dash.  Riley Blake is not providing patterns but there are lots of tutorials and patterns on the web!  
I found this version on the All People Quilt website.  
The block is 6" finished and I chose this size so I can add it to one of my many sampler quilts! 😊 

The x kisses fabric and swiss dot fabric are both from Riley Blake.  The cute umbrella, galoshes and floral prints are from the new collection "Singing in The Rain" from Flamingo Toes also from Riley Blake. 

Happy Sewing 
xo Charise⁠

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Manassa Ruffle Front Maxi Dress Sew Along

Hi! I Hope you are well!
I thought I would share a free pattern and Sew Along with you.

I designed this maxi dress for Stitch Magazine years ago.  The pattern is now available as a free pattern on the Sew News site!

The dress is designed for drapes knits and the pattern is very forgiving.
The pattern is available in size xs - 4xl!

You can register for the sew along at the Sew Daily site!

I'd love to see your version.  Tag your photos with #ManassaMaxiDress 
#sewdaily #charisecreatespattern

Happy Sewing