Sunday, September 21, 2014

Arrows Aweigh {Boy Quilt}

Hi there! I have a fun, quick quilt to show you guys today! About two weeks ago, I was asked by a friend to make twin baby boy quilts for her new nephews! I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make these quilts, so I thought I'd share them with you!




This pattern is SO simple, and easy.  It comes together quickly, and can easily be made bigger by adding more blocks.  You could also make the blocks bigger, if you wanted to make a larger quilt.

I was told that the twin's room was done in navy and gray, and so I had fun picking out some awesome navy and gray prints.  I wanted these quilts to be boyish, without being "babyish" if that makes any sense.  I thought I really achieved that with the simple and clean lines of this pattern.





 My friend and I had decided it would be a good idea to have something to make each one different, so they could tell which quilt belonged to which boy.  We thought it would be fun to make the backings different.  I used these super fun Fly Aweigh prints by Riley Blake on the backs.  I love, love, love these prints and they really go well with the color scheme we decided on!



I quilted both quilts with organic wavy lines.  It gave the quilt a nice texture, but kept the overall quilt simple.  I sent this to the binding fairy, and she did a wonderful job binding these  quilts with one of my favorite binding fabrics--- Navy Sketch by Timeless Treasures

Finished Quilt Size 36" x 36"


Alright, let's get started!

Fabric Requirements:

Various Fat Quarters or quarter yard cuts of Navy and Gray
1.5 yards of background fabric (Warm White)
1.5 yards of Backing fabric  (Fly Aweigh)
1/3 yard of Binding (Sketch)


Cutting Required:

13 Navy 5" Squares
12 Gray 5" Squares
25 White 5" Squares
13  White strips 2" x WOF





Step 1: Take one white 5" square and one blue 5" square (graphic 1)

Step 2: Place them right sides together. (Graphic 2)

Step 3: Stitch around the perimeter of the block a 1/4" from the outside edge.  (graphic 3)

Step 4: Using a rotary cutter and ruler, slice on each diagonal.  (Graphic 4)

Step 5: You will now have four half square triangles.  Press them open.  (Graphic 5)

Step 6: Place your half square triangles in an arrow shape. (Graphic 6)

Step 7: Place two top blocks right sides together, and sew a 1/4" seam. Do the same to the bottom two blocks (Graphic 7)

Step 8: Place the top and bottom piece right sides together and sew a 1/4" seam. Press block open. Trim blocks to all the same size.

Make 13 blue arrow blocks, and 12 gray arrow blocks. 




Step 9: Sew blocks together in rows of 5, adding a 2" x 6" strip in between each block.

Step 10: Measure the length of your rows and then cut your sashing strip 2" x  length of your rows. Then sew a strip in between each row and on the top and bottom.

Step 11: Measure the length of the left and right sides of your quilt and then sew a 2" x length of quilt, strip on the left and right sides.

Step 12: Press.

Step 13: Baste, quilt and bind your quilt with your preferred method.

And that's it!

I love how these turned out, and I am thinking I want to make another one of these for my little guy, but making the blocks much bigger!


I hope you enjoyed this fun and simple quilt pattern! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! :)

Talk to you soon,



Friday, September 19, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday # 32

Hi there! I hope you all have had a good week! Fall is in full swing around here!  I shared two fun fall decor projects this week! 

Whip up this fun Autumn Blessings Stitchable with this pattern! We also have kits available for this pattern! Go HERE for details. 


Learn how to make this fun Pumpkin Patch quilt block! This is such a fun and easy pattern! Go HERE for the tutorial!

Speaking of fall, Halloween will be here before you know it and this bundle is perfect for your next Halloween project! 



Click HERE to purchase Jeepers Creepers

JEEPERS CREEPERS is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  Here's a fun batch of black & orange Halloween basics!  

Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Holiday Cobweb - Riley Blake
  2. Small Chevron Orange - Riley Blake
  3. Basics Stars Black  - Windham
  4. Grunge Basics Fandango - Moda
  5. Witch Hazel Spell/Text - Riley Blake
  6. Small Dots Orange - Riley Blake
  7. Geekly Chic Skulls Black - Riley Blake 
  8. Kona Cotton Carrot - Robert Kaufman

Need more than a fat quarter? You can purchase this bundle in 1/2 yard cuts rather than fat quarters.

Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours! 

Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 

*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 


200 x 200
Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

If you need a different sized button--click here for different sizes.

It is going to be a frenzy of fabric around here and we can't wait to see what you have been creating with your fabric! So please, grab a button or share a link and let's party!!!




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Autumn Blessings Stitchable

Hi there! I am pretty excited about this project I am sharing with you today.  As you know I have been on an embroidery kick lately.  I have found that I really enjoy it and it is something that I find relaxing.  

Since we moved into our new home, I have been on a decorating binge lately.  I have wanted to make some new things to decorate our new home.  Since we are headed into Fall, I really wanted something special to put on my entry table.  So I came up with this embroidery design:
Click HERE to purchase Autumn Blessings Stitchable Kit

I love how it turned out.  So festive, yet simple.  I love the way it compliments my entry table and all of my other decorations on my table.  



Click HERE to purchase Autumn Blessings Stitchable Kit


I used linen for the background fabric.  Which I absolutely adore for this project.  It really compliments the rich autumn colors of the floss I used. 

This is a simple embroidery pattern that would be great for a beginner! The pattern is very simple and uses just a few different stitches.  You could also make this into several different things.  I decided to frame mine, but you could easily make this into a pillow or a simple table topper.  Instead of using a frame for this, you could use an embroidery hoop as a frame and hang it on your wall.  Whatever you decide, it will look lovely! 
Click HERE to purchase Autumn Blessings Stitchable Kit



Linen and all floss colors to complete the stitchable.  Also included is a printed pattern.  

**PRE-ORDER - Kits will be available early October 2014. Pre-order to reserve your kit.    We are waiting on floss colors to come back in stock & will ship as soon as they arrive (will ship sooner if possible!).  There will be no charge until we ship to you. Quantity "in stock" is the number of kits available for pre-order.**



Talk to you soon,


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Block Tutorial


Hi there! I hope you all had a good weekend! We had a busy weekend with my oldest daughter's birthday and I spent a lot of time on some upcoming projects! 

I have been busy making fall decorations for our home.  I love decorating for Autumn!  I have quite a few decorations for Halloween, but not a ton for specifically fall.  So I decided I needed to make a little something for our kitchen to celebrate fall!

I designed this Pumpkin Patch Block and thought it was perfect for a fun little table topper!




This was a really easy block to put together, and I really enjoyed making it.   It's a great scrap-buster project!  If you have orange scraps in your scrap bins--this would the perfect project to use those up.  I used a variety of orange prints, light and dark to give the pumpkin lots of scrappiness!


I quilted the pumpkin with 1/4" lines--I just followed the shape of the pumpkin.  I did the same with the stem.  For the cream, I just did a small loopy-loop pattern.  I also used all my scraps to do a scrappy binding!

Alright, let's make this block! 









Take one set of your squares and place them right sides together. Lining up all the edges.  Pin into place. (Diagram 1)

Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner. (Diagram 2)

Sew a 1/4 seam on either side of your drawn line and then using a ruler and rotary cutter, cut along your drawn line.  (Diagram 3)

You now have to pieces, Press them open and then trim them to 3.5" square. (Diagram 4)



Place your half square triangles in the pattern you see in Diagram 5.

Sew your blocks into rows first.  You will have four rows. Press your rows.  (Diagram 6)

Now sew your rows together.  Press your block.  Block should measure 12.5" x 12.5" at this point. (Diagram 7)

Making the stem of the pumpkin.

Take the brown 3.5" x 4" piece and a 4" x 5" piece of cream and lay them right sides together as shown in Diagram 8.  And sew a seam a 1/4" from the top of the cream fabric.

Open up sewed piece, trim off excess cream, using the brown piece underneath as a template.  Then trim off the excess brown. You should now have your stem (Diagram 9)

Take a 4" x 5" cream piece and place right sides together with your stem piece.  Then add the other 4" x 5" cream piece and sew to the opposite side.  You will now have your stem row.



Sew your stem strip on the top and the  2.5" x 12.5" strip on the bottom. Diagram 12

Sew your left and right 16.5" x 2.5" strips on.  

Press your block. 

That's it! You're done! 



Now you can do whatever you please with your block! You can make it into a table topper (which is what I decided to do.  You could make it into a pillow, you could make a few of these pumpkins and even make a table runner! Your options are endless with this fun little block!

You could even make the pumpkin smaller or larger, just by making your half square triangles bigger or smaller.  You can really change this up to fit your style! :) 


I have put this table topper on my kitchen table, and it looks so festive for fall!  Now I'm off to make some more fall decorations! 

Talk to you soon,


Friday, September 12, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday #31

Hi there! I hope you all had a good week! I am definitely ready for the weekend! It's my oldest daughters birthday tomorrow and  I'm sure there will be lots of celebrating going on at our house!  I also have a lot of fun projects coming up and so I will be spending some time sewing this weekend.  I can't wait to share everything with you guys! 



This week I shared this Six Pocket Tote tutorial and free pattern! You can find all the information and even purchase kits--go here for all the details


Let's get to this week's bundle! I am pretty darn smitten with this bundle, the colors in this are seriously amazing!




Click HERE to purchase Arabian Nights

ARABIAN NIGHTS is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  Rich, royal plums paired with luscious creams!  A regal bundle!

Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Indellible Doiland Glass Plum - Art Gallery
  2. Impressions Cream - Clothworks
  3. Oval Elements Eggplant  - Art Gallery
  4. Old Script - Michael Miller
  5. Kona Cotton Berry - Robert Kaufman
  6. Rustique Shark Tooth Plum - Michael Miller
  7. Essentials Spatter Light Ivory - Wilmington Prints 
  8. Squared Elements Merlot - Art Gallery

Need more than a fat quarter? You can purchase this bundle in 1/2 yard cuts rather than fat quarters.

Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours! 

Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 

*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 


200 x 200
Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

If you need a different sized button--click here for different sizes.

It is going to be a frenzy of fabric around here and we can't wait to see what you have been creating with your fabric! So please, grab a button or share a link and let's party!!!




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

6-Pocket Tote Tutorial

Hi there! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! 

We've had a bit of a quiet week so far on the blog, but that's because I've been getting this lovely tote pattern and kit ready for you guys! 

I am super excited about this tote.  I love bags, and I have a bag for pretty much everything.  I have my purse, I have a church bag, I have a bag for my crocheting, I have a bag for my embroidery, a swimming bag,  a makeup bag, and the list goes on and on! I don't think a girl can have too many bags! 

When I was thinking about this pattern, I wanted to make a really functional bag.  I wanted something that had plenty of pockets in the front for easy access. I also wanted it to be a good sized, not too big, but large enough that I could fit plenty of things in! 

So here it is, my Six Pocket Tote:
Click HERE to purchase the 6 Pocket Tote Kit! 

I am pretty smitten with how it turned out.  It is so girly, with the paris fabrics and the pink polka dots! I love the functionality of it and love the size.  It is perfect to fit my three-ring binder in and also my planner.  And with all the pocket space, I can put my keys, phone, and any other small things I need to have access to easily! 

Click HERE to purchase the 6 Pocket Tote Kit! 

The handles are a nice size, but you can definitely adjust these to make them shorter if you prefer shorter handles.  I prefer my handles a bit longer so that it fits comfortably over my shoulder.  

The lining in this bag is absolutely one of my favorite script fabrics! It really compliments the exterior fabrics.  




Alright let's get started!