Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Minis are Unstoppable

The Minis blog tour started yesterday and the projects are just to die for! I am super happy every time I see my inbox with the stunning mini quilts, ladies....you are all so talented! I wanted to make a quick blog post with some of the minis that had been released during these two days. 

Laura Piland created this beautiful butterfly quilts, and I love it!

Amazing quilting, and this close up is so yummy!
Katie went all out making not only one, but two mini quilts!

 And the detail on the quilting is incredible. These minis are so cute, I seen them in a little girl's bedroom and decor ♥

  Courtney just made me swoon with this tiny cutie! Great way of mixing both color ways!

More Azur color ways are coming in minis! Stacy made this mini quilt and it's so cute! Oh boy, these minis are playing with my heart ♥♥

Stay tuned for the rest of the bloggers, the minis are incredible and this is just the beginning of the tour! I can't wait to see the other minis....so thrilled!!



Monday, April 25, 2016

The Minis Blog Tour

Hello everyone!

Today we kick start The Minis Blog Tour! I am so happy and filled with excitement. I wanted to make this blog tour for the longest and it's finally happening. I had an idea of combining #DareFabrics with #EssentialsIIFabrics and see what awesome project comes out of those two. But, how about making that project with talented makers from around the globe? And well...The Minis Blog tour came to life! Since I posted the IG Call for Maker, I've been receiving countless of emails from talented makers. Thank you all for wanting to be part of the fun and I am super happy to have you all beauties on board, this is going to be a fun month ☺☺

So...let's get started! Below are the 30 talented makers (2 of the 30 posting daily ☺) that are tacking part of this tour, each site will be linked daily with their post project.

Monday April 25
Laura Piland

Courtney Zadik

Tuesday April 26
Katie Skoog

Stacey Gibson

Wednesday April 27
Amanda Woodruff

Jessica Stewart

Wednesday April 28
 Erin Cox

Anjeanette Klinder

Friday April 29
Aimee Leptick

 Sharla Krenzel

Monday May 2
Christine Blessing

Cat Noonan

Tuesday May 3
Sarah Overton
My Crowded Nest

Jyoti Haeusler
Sewn Modern Crafts

Wednesday May 4
Faith Essenburg
Sarana Ave

Lesley Storts
Storts Market

Thursday May 5
Ellen Ault
Hand Made 3d

Michelle Bartholomew 
Michelle Bartholomew 

Friday May 6
Kate Basti

Kate Lyons
Modern Makerie

Monday May 9
Cindy Guch
Raspberry Sunshine

Name: Lucy
Skinny Malinky Quilts

Tuesday May 10
Marija Vujcic
Marijas Fabricreations

Isabel Kelly
Lamb and Wolfie

Wednesday May 11
Samantha Green
For The Love of Fabric

Tara J Curtis

Thursday May 12
Samantha Dorn
Aqua Paisley Studio

Maja Wlusek

Friday May 13
Jemima Flendt
Tied With a Ribbon

Kerry Smith
Thats Sew Kerry

So thrilled and excited to see everyone's mini quilt!



Monday, April 4, 2016

April's Calendars are Here!

Hello everyone!

Isn't crazy how fast this year is going by, it seems like yesterday I was taking my Christmas tree down And now, it's just a month away for Spring International Quilt Market, insane! Oh well, It's time for another montly calendar. For April's I decided to use my upcoming collection, Heartland Fabrics♥♥ I received so much love for this collection I just want to give you all a huge thanks!!!


Find downloadable links below!

with calendar
1280×800 | 1440×900 | 1680×1050 | 1920×1200 | 2560×1440 

without calendar
1280×800 | 1440×900 | 1680×1050 | 1920×1200 | 2560×1440 | iPad | iPhone6 |iPhone6 Plus


Pat B. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Essentials II LookBook Released!

So, so happy!

I had so much fun creating these adorable projects for Essentials II! I hardly had time to sleep, but when you do what you love.......everything is worth it. This collection has three tonal color stories with my signature fresh, bright tones, and trendy patterns that range from innovative textures to graphic florals. Art Gallery Fabrics just released the Lookbook for my collection and it’s filled with so many inspirational FREE projects. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

I’m currently obsessed with "Mini Quilts." They are the cutest! I just had to make some for my lookbook! What do you think? I am in love with these beauties because they are the perfect home d├ęcor accessory.

But my true love is The A Surge quilt. You all know due to my constant IG posts, of this stunner. This quilt is a spectacle for any quilt lover! Make sure to check my Crafty shop when you can get your hands on this cutie's instructions.

Essentials II is all you need for spring, the hues, shapes and designs fit perfectly with the season. Can you imagine your dinner table ready for spring? I know I can. These placemats are a great way to add personality to the dinner table and will be perfect for Easter Sunday as well!

I am so thankful to see all the projects you have been sharing on Instagram, it truly motivates me to continue creating for all of you! What a great way to start spring than with Essentials II? Make sure to check out my Pinterest board with many projects ideas and more ☺

Happy sewing!

Pat B.

Monday, March 21, 2016

At Ease Placemat Tutorial

Hello lovelies!

Here is another stunning and easy projects for you to do featuring Essentials II Fabrics ☺, have fun sewing this cutie! 

Fabric Requirements 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric A-F
Fabric A- ESS - II- 152
Fabric B- ESS - II- 153
Fabric C- ESS - II- 155
Fabric D- ESS - II- 150
Fabric E- PE- 434
Fabric F- PE- 465
Fabric G- DEN-L-4000- Fat Eighth
Fabric H- DEN-S-2003- Fat Eighth
Fabric I- DEN-S- 2001- Fat Eighth 

Cutting Directions
Sew at 1/4” seam allowance with right sides together. 
One (1) 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric A-G
One (1) 6 1/2“ x 7 1/2” rectangle from Fabric G
One (1) 6 1/2“ x 14 1/2” rectangle from Fabric H
One (1)- 6 1/2” square from Fabric I

Step 1: Sewing the Strips

Sew 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips together in the following order:  A, B,E,C,F,G,and D

Step 2: Pocket
Take a 6 1/2” square from Fabric I and sew it to the 6 1/2” side of a 6 1/2” x 7 1/2” rectangle from Fabric G with right sides together.(Diagram 2.1)
Flip fabrics so wrong sides are touching and match the other 6 1/2” ends of each piece together. This will create a faux binding at the top of your pocket! Topstitch at 1/8” from the seam to secure
pocket pieces.

Step 3: Sew the Front Placemat
Take pocket and pin on the bottom corner of a 6 1/2” x 14 1/2” rectangle from Fabric H. (Diagram 3)

Take piece made in Diagram 3 and sew it to your strips.  (Diagram 4)

Take a piece of batting a little bit bigger then your front placemat and pin together. Quilt as desired! I quilted straight horizontal lines at different widths.
Once you front placemat is quilted it’s time to square off your piece. Use your front placemat as a template to cut ou the backing in Fabric J.
Place right sides together and sew around the entire piece at 1/4” making sure to leave a small unsewn portion to flip your place mat to the right side of the fabric.
Flip your placemat through and hand sew unsewn portion closed!