Wednesday, February 29, 2012

my first project for Riley Blake's Design Team and a giveaway!








I am so excited about being a member of this amazing team of designers, and for my first project, I made a Modern Log Cabin pillow cover with an envelope closure using some of Carina Gardner's beautiful Dainty Blossom fabrics. The front is a modern spin on the traditional log cabin quilting block, and with it's clean lines and simple construction, this pillow cover is easy enough for a beginner and a quick project for an experienced sewist. The envelope closure makes it easy to change out the pillow cover whenever you want, plus it's machine washable, which is a must if you have small children and pets like I do! Make a few of these out of your favorite fabrics for a fast and simple way to bring color to any space in your home! 

The tutorial with step-by-step instructions is posted on Riley Blake's blog, so please go check it out. I've also made a downloadable PDF of the pattern, which is available here as a google doc.





And speaking of pets and small children, they always make photo shoots...shall we say... interesting. Or challenging? But certainly more fun, nonetheless. 











Aren't my little helpers cute???



And now, on to the giveaway! Riley Blake is generously offering one lucky ready of my blog a fat quarter set of Dainty Blossoms!




Are you ready to enter today's giveaway? You have up to two chances and here's how:

**Leave a comment telling me telling me what you'd like to make with Dainty Blossoms if you are the winner.

** Followers of my blog will receive an additional entry. If you're a follower of my blog, please leave a second comment telling me that you are. New followers are welcome, as well!



That's it! The giveaway runs until March 7th, 2012 at 10 pm, EST. I'll use the Random Number Generator to pick one winner, and please be sure that your email address is either in your comment or a part of your blogger profile. I'll announce the winner here and then notify you by email. International entries are welcome. Good luck!

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Jan-Maree said...

I make quilts for Aussie soldiers in Afghanistan - there are girly soldiers too and i am sure one of them would love a girly quilt! Thanks for the chance to win - and p.s. I think your helpers are pretty cute!

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I am clearly seing a quilt for a little girl who will turn 4 in April! This is a lovely collection.

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I am your follower!

Jan-Maree said...

And p.p.s I am a follower! :-)

Jill said...

I would make a gift quilt for the weddings that are inevitable in my family (nieces & nephews are in their early 20s!!) - just want to be prepared!!

Jill said...

I follow you!!!

Jill said...
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Melinda said...

I have several nieces, all of whom are waiting patiently for quilts! Definitely would use this for that purpose!

Melinda said...

I'm a follower!

Martha said...

I love, love, love this fabric...love Riley Blake fabric...so fresh and pretty. Your helpers are very cute.

Martha said...

I have been your follower for a while now...love seeing your beautiful posts.

Tara said...

Such cute pillows, good job! I would definitely make something matching for my nieces - no idea what though!

Tara said...

And I'm a follower!!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I would use this bundle to make my granddaughter a quilt. She turns a year old tomorrow and I love making things for her...or maybe a couple of pillowcase dresses...hmmm not sure.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am a follower of your blog

Sequana said...

I'd like to make that very pillow you did. I love it.

Sequana said...

I'm following you in my new reader........bloglovin.

Pam said...

this would make a really cute bag and quilt

Lindsey F. said...

These fabrics sing crib quilt to me.

Lindsey F. said...

I follow your blog via Google reader. Thanks for offering a fun giveaway.

beaquilter said...

I'm already a follower (and you have the robot on BTW)took me days to take it off

beaquilter said...

I don't know what I'd make with this, maybe a baby quilt, since I'm 15 wks pregnant, I will find out the gender in 3 weeks, so I would make a matching quilt then :-)

AngieSue said...

I'd like to try sewing a skirt for one of my girls (or both with all that fabric!). I've been quilting and making small sewing projects for a while now -- time to try clothes!

AngieSue said...

I've been following your blog for a while now - love it!

Lynn said...

I'd make a quilt for our exchange student from China. Something to remember us by.

Lynn said...

I follow your blog!

krislovesfabric said...

Hello...pillows, of course! lol thanks for the chance!

Pippa Parsons said...

Im a long term follower

Diane Wild said...

I know a little girl who loves pink and this bundle looks like it would fit the bill. Thanks for the chance.

Diane Wild said...

And, I am a follower.

Pippa Parsons said...

my 4 year old would love another girly quilt

Laura said...

I have a baby girl quilt to make in the very near future... this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance!

Victoria said...

That yummy fabric says it wants to become summer patchwork twirllie skirts for my grandgirlies! Great first project, Heather.

Sew Shine said...

Ohhh! So beautiful! I'd make a quilt for baby girl who is coming in May...and maybe a few baby dresses! So fun! Congratulations Heather on all of your success in the past year! I've enjoyed following your journey!

Shelly said...

Your pillows are cute, and your helpers are downright adorable! If I won that FQ pack, I'd try to make the biggest quilt possible with it, so I could enjoy all it's goodness. What a happy collection!

Ashley said...

I follow

Karen Linton said...

I am a follower.

Karen Linton said...

I'd use this fabric in my Granny Square quilt.

Sew Shine said...

I follow your awesome blog!!

Kristi said...

I am a follower...thank you for the great giveaway!

Kristi said...

I think this would make a darling little quilt for my niece. Still waiting to make her one...looking for the right pattern to suit her.

Diane N said...

I would like to make a quilt for one of my nieces!

Diane N said...

I am a follower!

Lindsay said...

I think I would make a quilt.

Marilyn said...

I think if I won it I would want to share it with Jan-Maree for the Aussie soldiers (as per comment 1). I have a son and daughter in law in the military so it is close to my heart. My DIL is on a posting in the Middle East at the moment.

Lindsay said...

I follow you.

Marilyn said...

I am a follower. And I love the fabrics you have used in your project.

Nancy said...

Love the pillows--and your always-beautiful photos too! If I won the fat quarters, I would use some for a wall hanging I have planned and others for quilts. Congrats on being on the Riley Blake design team!

Misformilk said...

I think I'd make a patchwork skirt! Maybe a couple of them!!!

Misformilk said...

I follow your blog!

Marian said...

I love the pillows you made, they're so cute! I am one of your followers and am thoroughly enjoying your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marian said...

I would love to make a skirt or a dress for my daughter. I've been trying to find the perfect fabric for making some clothes, and I really love the patterns in this collection. Though I really love making quilts so perhaps that would be more likely to happen! Perhaps a pillowcase to go with it? Thanks again!

Laurel09 said...

Well - it looks like it would be enough fabric to incorporate most of it into a quilt, but to put some aside to make a dress for my daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laurel09 said...

I am a follower. Thanks!

Ella said...

A quilt, most definitely!

Jennifer said...

i'm a follower!

Jennifer said...

I'd definitely make a summery quilt -- so ready for warm weather!

Lisa Cox said...

I think it would make a lovely baby quilt, and there seems to be tons of people I know having babies lately.

Lisa Cox said...

I am a follower of your blog

robin said...

Oooo - that looks like a gorgeous bundle! I'd make a quilt!

robin said...

I'm a follower.

Samantha D said...

I would make a pinwheel quilt. I'm new to sewing and I think it would be a great project for someone like me.

Samantha D said...

I'm a follower

Lyanna L. said...

I'm a follower of your blog (love it!)

Lyanna L. said...

Congrats on your first project! I love it! If I win I think I'll use it to make a quilt for a charity project I'm working on - quilts for kids in the hospitals. A little girl would probably love this!

Anonymous said...

I am a follower!

Jen L
jen@toddleita.com

Anonymous said...

And I would make an awesomely girly quilt with this beautiful fabric!

Jen L
jen@toddleita.com

Mary said...

A baby quilt !

Mary said...

I subscribe via Google Reader to your site, but just signed up also via email. Thanks for the chance to win!

babiesdoc said...

such beautiful fabric
I would make a quilt
maybe even for me this tie

babiesdoc said...

I am a follower
via google reader

Lisa Marie said...

I think these fabrics would be lovely to make a quilt for my "girly-girl" niece.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Miss Nancy said...

I am now a follower to your fun blog. Thank you for this great giveaway. Have a great day.

Miss Nancy said...

Dainty Flowers is perfect fabric for a fun summery girly quilt, no doubt about it. Love the fabric! Thank you for this great giveaway. Love your blog and the pillows are so fun, bright and cheery. Love them.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Lucinda said...

I like the pillows and would probably make those!

Lucinda said...

I'm also a follower of your blog! Love it!

free indeed said...

I have 3 new grandbabies due this year! THREE!!! So, this lovely bundle would do extreemly well in getting quilts off my list of 'to-dos'! :)

free indeed said...

I follow via email.

Ruth B said...

Congrats on joining Riley Blake! I am a huge Riley Blake fan and I love the fabric you used in your pillows. What a beautiful bundle of fun!

Ruth B said...

I am a new follower!

Dona said...

I'm making dolls right now for the children's hospital and these prints would be perfect for the bodies and shoes.

Dona said...

I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabrics! I'd make a quilt and be sure and save a little of this fabric to make matching pillows!
Thank you for sharing!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

NEW FOLLOWER+HAPPY TO BE !!!
THANKS!


msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

LOVE this line! Perfect for decorating my daughters room - a window valance, pillows, and some fabric baskets. THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Gill said...

I'd make dresden plates!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Alisa said...

I'd make two little wall-hangings for a friends darling twin little girls that were just born last week. Thank you for the give away chance.

Donna Baker said...

Ack! Such cute helper shots! Love the fresh pillows! Fabric is nice! I would like to do he same as you make fun pillows and napkins/placemats! Thanks

Donna Baker said...

2nd entry I am an email subscriber

karen said...

I am a follower-- and I would make some lunchbags with those vibrant fat quarters!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

pFabulous FQ's, I use them to make a new project to show off in our new modern quilt guild!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

I'm a following on email. Thanks for the opportunity! Love your fresh ideas!

Jennyroo said...

I am hoping to jump on the Swoon bandwagon... these sweet prints would be perfect! And there would be fabric leftover for a scrappy quilt for a special baby girl! Please please pick me!

Jennyroo said...

Aaaaaand, I follow the blog, too!

Diane said...

I am a follower!

Diane said...

I'd make some pillows, of course!

magicthimblecreations said...

I love that fabric. I would love to design a sweet baby quilt or an awesome dress for a little girl.

magicthimblecreations said...

I am also a follower.

Lis said...

I would probably use them to make a lap quilt for my sister.
lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

Lis said...

I am a follower of your blog!
lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to make a quilt with that pretty fabric.
Judith.
judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

Quilting "b" said...

I have been a follower for sometime, I look forward to each and every one of your blog post

Quilting "b" said...

I would make quilt with this bundle of beautiful fabric. Perfect for a little girls quilt

Laura said...

Those prints would look great in one of those layered ruffle skirts for my girls. Any leftovers would be sure to end up in a quilt some day!

Laura said...

I am a follower of your blog. At least I think I am. I read it through my Google newsreader - does that count?

NurseBrandy said...

Love those pillows!!

I would make a lap quilt, or a small bed quilt with this group of fq's. Love 'em! :)

NurseBrandy said...

I'm an Olive and Ollie blog follower! :)

quilt happy said...

baby things as i have so many grandkids have ing babys

Jayme said...

SOOO fun! I'd totally be making a quilt for my niece! Or maybe for myself...(hmmm) Thanks for the giveaway! Love the pillows!

Jayme said...

I am a NEW follower!!!!

quilt happy said...

i have been a follower for a while

B Greene said...

Hether - your pillows are wonderful! What a great touch they would add to a bedroom!!

I would make a lap quilt from this beautiful fabric. I just love the colors in this bundle.

B Greene said...

I am a very happy follower of your blog. Thanks for the extra chance to win!

Staci said...

Great pillows!
If I were the lucky winner those fq's would go into a baby quilt or two. Thanks for the giveaway, you are going to make someone very happy!

Staci said...

I'm your follower, too!

Karin said...

Oooo...I might try to make my first modern quilt!!

Karin said...

And I follow your blog!

Marissa said...

I love the pic of your son & pup kissing! So cute!

What a beautiful FQ pack. Thanks for the chance to win!

Http://sewingmyway.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Im a follower

Leah said...

I would make cosmetic cases for my daughter's friends' birthday gifts with the bundle.

Leah said...

I am a follower of your blog

Maria Kievit said...

I would probably make a small twin size quilt with it, and add a few pieces of my own stash to match. Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria Kievit said...

Follow you via email.

Margaret said...

I make a lot of quilts. But I think I would like to make some doll quilts for my little neighbor girls. This looks like a good fabric for that.

Margaret said...

I am a follower. Happy Leap Day!

Carla said...

Adorable! Both kids and dog. Ooo if I would be so lucky to win, I'd made a double wedding ring quilt! I've been wanting to make one and this fabric would be just perfect!

kulazzv said...

My friend is having a baby soon and it's a girl, so I will make baby quilt. Thanks for chance to win.

kulazzv said...

And I am follower all ready.

Florence said...

I'm a follower of tour blog !

Florence said...

If I win ... I would make a quilt for the bed of my daughter .Thank you for this give away

RSHudson said...

I love Riley Blake fabrics! Would use this in a quilt; thanks for chance to win (marshudson at comcast dot net)

RSHudson said...

Also am a follower; thanks (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Kathy said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the extra chance to win.

Kathy said...

I would make a quilt for my sister using the Amanda Murphy pattern -- Garden Jewels.

Jane S. said...

Your helpers are so cute! I follow your blog through Google Reader/RSS feed.

Jane S. said...

Well, I'd like to say I'd make cute quilts for my new nephews...but I would be awfully tempted to keep anything I made for myself! That's great fabric! Thank you for the chance to win. :)

Jennie P. said...

I would use it for quilts! Thanks for the chance. Cute little helpers and the pillow is great! :)

Jennie P. said...

I am a follower.

JoyceLM said...

If I was lucky enough to win, I'd make a quilt for a great-niece. Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

eclairre said...

I'd make a shopping tote.

Laurie Parrack said...

Those fabrics would be perfect for a pattern of an owl buddy I found. The owl is only about 10" high and is so cute for the kids. With the Riley Blake colors the girls would love these. Thank you for the chance to win.

pianomama said...

I'd love to make an owl quilt for my daughter who is in love w/ owls!

pianomama said...

I happily follow your blog:-)

Laura said...

Looks like a project for one of my nieces! Thanks.

Laura said...

Yes I already subscribe through a reader. Thanks again!

Katina said...

Your helpers are cutie pies, all 3 of them!

I would use the fabric to make one or more lapquilts for grandnieces, depending on the design I settle on.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina said...

I follow your blog!

Joan and Kevin said...

I would make a quilt out of it for my granddaughter.

Joan and Kevin said...

I am a follower!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Cute Puppy!! Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to make something for my daughter with this! Maybe some pillow cases!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great project! I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carrie L said...

I'd love to make a girly quilt!

Carrie L said...

I follow you on Google Reader

Jill said...

Great giveaway, love the pillows! I think these fabrics would make a sweet baby quilt.

Carla G said...

What beautiful fabric! I'd like to make a lap quilt for a little person in my world. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I'm a follower of your blog! :)

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on your first Riley Blake design! The pillows are adorable!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

Anonymous said...

I would love to make a quilt for my 3-yr-old granddaughter that I promised her and pinks are the colors in her bedroom. Would love to win and thanks. lorretta7@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am also a follower of you blog. Thanks for the entry. lorretta7@hotmail.com

Lori said...

I am a follower!

Lori said...

I would love to make a baby quilt with these. They are absolutely precious.

~Dawn~ said...

Congratulations! I am a follower!

~Dawn~ said...

I would make some spring placemats! Love the colors!

bec said...

Gorgeous fabrics, I'd love to be able to have a play with them!

Debb said...

I would make some pillows for our guest room... my son, daughter-in-law and my twin grandsons would love the bright colors. Thanks so much.

Angie said...

These colors look perfect for my niece. Perhaps a flouncy skirt.

Angie said...

I follow olive and ollie.

Rhonda G said...

I love pillows so I would probably make some cute and cheerful pillows if I won this bundle. : )

Rhonda G said...

I am a follower as well.

EllenM said...

Love these prints. I need to make my Mom a quilt. emckee@fuse.net

EllenM said...

I'm also a follower. emckee@fuse.net

Tamie said...

I'm seeing a child's quilt in the near future.

Tamie said...

I'm a happy follower.

Susan Entwistle said...

Those would make a fabulous quilt for my guest room. It's so 'blah' right now. Those prints are just the ticket to inspire me to redecorate. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan Entwistle said...

And I'm a follower :)

Michelle Olsen said...

Congrats on being a part of Riley Blake's design team :) I would split the bundle up and use the reds and blues in a quilt I'm planning for my older daughter, and use the other colors in a quilt I'm planning for my younger daughter. Their birthdays are this summer, so I still have time to gather fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win!

Michelle Olsen said...

I am a follower.

Sew Sew Laura said...

I see sweet little patchwork curtains for a little girl.

Sew Sew Laura said...

I'm also a follower!

Michele said...

I really like those pillows. And I have to chuckle at your helpers, especially the furry one. My kiddos have a way of getting into my shots too.

If I am lucky enough to win I'd use it for a quilt for a friend's daughter. She is an only child and very lonely. Because of her mom's schedule she spends a lot of time wiht her grandma.

Anonymous said...

I do follow your blog!

jenwoodfine@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I would use the fabric to make a quilt for my niece...she has special needs and is totally into spring colors!

jenwoodfine@hotmail.com

patty a. said...

I would make give away baby quilts. There is always a baby out there that needs a quilt!

Marcia W. said...

I owe a grandniece a baby quilt - this would be a nice bundle to make something special for Emmie. She is a happy, good baby - chubby with giant blue blue eyes.

Judi said...

This fabric would be stunning in a cathedral window quilt. I've wanted to make one of those for awhile... maybe I better start with a pillow lol.

Judi said...

I'm a follower

Cindy said...

I think I'd make a cute multi-layered dress or top with pants to match. The pants might even have a wide ruffle on the bottom for added pizzaz. Finish it off with a headscarf or headband and any young girl would be steppin' proud.

Cindy said...

I just became a follower via e-mail. Can't wait for future inspiration!

java diva said...

I love those pillows!! And your daughter and pup are adorable, love that picture.
I think I'd make an apron for my daughter.

java diva said...

finally following your blog. I follow you on twitter.

Connie said...

Congrats on your first project on the design team, beautiful pillows! I would make a quilt for one of my granddaughters with that beautiful bundle!

Connie said...

I am a follower, thanks again!

charlotte said...

I would make a dainty quilt! Pretty colors.

charlotte said...

I am a follower too.

fran18 said...

I am a follower of Olive and Ollie and I would make my 2 yr old granddaughter some clothes with this line. Would that not be the cutiest little one?
quigleyfran@sbcglobal.net

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