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Cozy Cottage Calendar 2016

Sharing one of Lori Holt's pattern designs is always fun.  I love her cottage theme and tried to keep a similar theme only with a beachy twist. Those of you who know me, know that I am slowly converting my home to my beach house.

This is my rendition of a beach house pillow...of course I only use the best fabrics made by Riley Blake Designs and Penny Rose Fabrics. I used Elea Lutz "Milk, Sugar and Flower"... Tasha Noel "Vintage Market"...  RBD mini quatrefoil...Hope Chest... Lori Holt "Modern Minis"

The calendar is filled with beautiful photos of  Lori's cozy cottage.Click here to purchase. Don't you love the quilt featured on the front of the calendar!!! Those are 4" blocks...so adorable:)



I used the 8" house block and then used Lori's border and instructions to finish the pillow at 18". Using my sewing machine I quilted every 1/2" to give the pillow a quilted finish.

Choosing beachy colors was fun...mints, light and dark blues a…

Farm Girl Vintage "Woolly Sheep"

Woolly Sheep is the last block on the  Farm Girl Vintage Friday Blog Hop Sew-Along.

It has been sew much fun sewing along  with Lori Holt, Fat Quarter Shop and all of you every Friday. 


I have a pile of super cute Farm Girl Blocks that I can't wait to start piecing together to make a fabulous quilt. 


I wanted my sheep to be white so I used low volume fabrics...I'm going to add some embroidery around the edge of the sheep to help the outline pop.

My Woolly Sheep and I  took a little field trip to Birdseye, Utah.  My sister-in-law and her husband  live on a ranch... It was the perfect spot for some  Farm Girl Vintage photos.

 Don't you love this old farm truck!

The setting was a beautiful, peaceful, tranquil day.

We were able to take these photos with the perfect backdrop for Woolly Sheep.



Farm Girl Vintage features 45 different quilt blocks  in 6″ and 12″ sizes.  There are bonus projects and quilts galore.  The instructions are visual and easy to read and understand.   There are so …

Riley Blake Designs Back-to-School Blog Tour

Back-to-School is such an exciting time of year!  My cute grand-daughters, Summer and Nahla, were so  excited to have matching outfits.  Summer is in first grade and takes school very seriously.  Nahla begs and pleads that she is old enough  to go to school...finally pre-school for her this year.        
As you can see Summer stands and waits to have her shoes buckled while Nahla says she can do it all by herself:)

The girls love getting ready for school and having a new outfit made by Coco(nickname for grandma) is always a special treat!


Using the Riley Blake Designs solids is one of my favorites...

mainly because they are timeless and  the color combinations are endless...

I used the raspberry and the navy solid colors...

The raspberry neck tie was a 2 1/2" strip.  I cut 3 strips and sewed them together end to end...  cut this in half...it measured about 60" once it was cut.  That was plenty for each cutie pie to have one.

I pressed the raw edges to the middle (including the long and 
sma…

Riley Blake Designs Back to School Blog Tour

Join me on August 21 for the Riley Blake Designs  Back to School Blog Tour!





Until then...
Happy Sewing! Jina

Riley Blake Designs Home Dec Blog Tour 2015

One of my favorite things to do is... give new life to old junky furniture...
I LOVE fresh new paint and I LOVE new fabric!!! Riley Blake Designs has some fabulous new  Home Dec fabric that is 100% cotton duck. Check it out here...



Did you see all the fun colors and designs? There are so many to choose from...it was so hard to pick...



But I chose Zoe Pearn's "Sweet Nothings" collection...




 This is what the chair looked like when I bought it...well, almost, I was a little anxious and started spray painting before I took a picture...the legs were a dark brown... I'm really good with a spray paint can in my hand...  I usually paint anything that gets in my way...ha ha I chose a Robin's Egg Color from Design Master... Colortool Spray.



You can see all the stains on the chair and ohhh....  can you see the back of the chair... it has some sort of chenille fabric on the back...not cute:) 
(I found this chair at a local thrift store.) I spray painted first, so I didn't have to worr…