Thursday, April 27, 2017

Faded Memories Blog Tour




I feel privileged to be part of 
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs fabric tour. 
When I met Gerri and saw her quilt designs and fabrics 
I knew right away that she was a keeper. 
She is incredibly talented and her expertise shines 
in the selection of color, texture and illustration
of this fabric collection called 
Faded Memories


Gerri has designed some beautiful quilts 
to go with this collection. 
She has a book available now called
It's filled with 9 beautiful quilt designs.


 With luscious reds, country blues, deep navy blues,
and some creams and beige's mixed in... 
how can you not want to make quilt blocks.


I could not resist making the traditional Dresden Plate block.
This quilt block is addictive.


 I used a pattern you can download from Craftsy called 
"The Retreat Bag" by Janelle MacKay

Super easy! Super fun!


You can purchase the wire frames from your 
local quilt store.
Don't be intimidated...they are super easy 
to insert in the top of your bag 
and I love how they keep the 
top of your bag open and accessible.


I did make my pockets larger and I placed 
one on each side...because hey, 
who doesn't need one more pocket 
and who says you can have too many??? Not me!


 I quilted the fabric first 
then I placed the Dresden Plate on the outside
of the bag and quilted on top of the block.


If you notice the modern flare Gerri has given 
her designs by giving them some texture and dimension. 
She's clever that way. 

I especially love the denim looking background 
on the main blue print
which I featured on the outside of this bag.


 On the back of the bag I cut some 2 1/2" squares and pieced them together. They add a bit of charm and 
show off some of the other pieces in this fabric line.

                            

   Notice all those blues, reds and creams next to each other....


You can find all these fabrics at your local quilt shop.
Penny Rose Fabrics is the Manufacture of these
gorgeous prints.


So ask your local quilt shop if they carry 
           Faded Memories
              by Gerri Robinson for Penny Rose Fabrics



Be sure to check out these other wonderful 
designers and see their beautiful projects.

Faded Memories Blog Tour

It has been so fun sharing what I love to do... 
Create and Sew with Fabric!!!
Thank you Gerri for letting me play with your 
beautiful fabric designs!

Happy Sewing!

Jina xox


 Faded Memories Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, April 24
Crystal Delaney
The Clever Quilt Studio 

Tuesday, April 25
Joan Hawley
Lazy Girl Designs

Wednesday, April 26
Susan Guzman
SuzGuz Designs

Thursday, April 27
Jina Barney
Jina Barney Designz

Friday, April 28
Andy Knowlton
A Bright Corner

Friday, April 28
Penny Sturges*
Quilts Illustrated