Wednesday, May 9, 2012

my next project for the Riley Blake Design Team + a givevaway




I've designed a cute and easy custom window treatment with curtain panels and a valence as my next project for Riley Blake's Design Team. Please head on over to their blog for the tutorial, which includes  lots of step-by-step photos to help you, as well as a free, downloadable printer-friendly version too!




For this project, I used three fabrics from the new line Apple of My Eye by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. It's perfect for a little girl's room! I used Pink Apple Basket for the main part of the curtain panels with a contrasting band along the bottom in Green Apple Herringbone, and Red Apple Dot for the valance. And I have to say, I love this Red Apple Dot. If you look closely, you can see that some of the dots are little apples to coordinate with all of the apples in the rest of the designs.









This project is super easy, and really, you can customize it for any window in your house just by adjusting the lengths of the panels and keeping the hems and pockets the same measurements as in my version. In the tutorial I also share a little trick I use in projects, like this one, where I need to keep precise measurements while I'm pressing. It's so easy, but it saves a ton of time!


And, the kind folks at Riley Blake are offering some precuts of Apple of My Eye to one of my readers! One winner will receive: 


a Rolie Polie (2 1/2" long strips)
a 10" stacker
 and a 5" stacker! 


Pretty fun, right?! You'll have up to two chances to enter and here's how:


1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you'd  make if you win the Apple of My Eye precuts.

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

P.S. Please be sure that your email is either in the comment or connected to your blogger profile so I can let you know if you're the winner. Thank you!


That's it! I'll use the random number generator to choose one winner and the giveaway will be open until Monday, May 14 at midnight ET. US entries only. Good luck!



141 comments:

Christina said...

A baby quilt with some scrappy binding! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Christina said...

I subscribe via RSS. christina112358 at gmail dot com

Ana e os Viraventos said...

Great giveaway, thank you so much! I am willing to try a stripe quilt, so that is probably what I would do.

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I am a follower

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Very cute window treatment! I'd make a quilt for DD with the precuts.

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

I'm a follower of course :-)

Diane said...

All those precuts are just calling for a project from those wonderful Linton girls. Thanks for the giveaway.

Diane said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sharon B said...

I am a follower and want to just say how much I enjoy your blog!

Lee Ann said...

My 7 year old daughter's bed is red metal but she is wanting to re-do her room in pink. This project would be the PERFECT solution. Plus she could help me sew it...great mommy/daughter project. Thanks for the chance to win.

mheldmyer(at)bellsouth(dot)net

krislovesfabric said...

This looks like great fabric for a baby quilt, thanks for the chance!

Beth said...

Great curtains! I would make a baby quilt (and a pillow maybe)

Beth said...

I'm a follower.

SuzyMcQ said...

Happy follower of your blog...adorable curtains, by the way!

SuzyMcQ said...

I think I would make a bunch of things, but to start I think the jelly roll would be perfect for a pretty summer table runner with maybe some cute ruffled embellished towels to match for a very lovely set for my kitchen!

Thanks so much!

Laurel09 said...

I think a baby quilt may be the way to go with that fabric, and one of my friends is expecting a baby this fall, so I have a baby quilt to make! Thanks for the chance.

Laurel09 said...

I am a follower of your blog via google reader. Thanks again!

B Greene said...

I would make a lap quilt with all the fun fabric!! Thanks for the chance to win!

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog!

Sandra said...

I would make a lap quilt. Love this fabric line.

Sandra said...

Been a follower via GFC for awhile now.

Natalie said...

I would love to make a coin quilt with the strips!

Natalie said...

Also, I'm a follower!

robin said...

I'd make a lap quilt! Thanks for the chance! :) The curtains are really cute!

robin said...

I'm a follower!

mommieof4munchkins said...

I'd make a teachers gift for end of the school year :)

Jill said...

I follow you!!!

Jill said...

Not sure what I'd make!!!

mommieof4munchkins said...

I follow your blog.

Ashley G. said...

Those fabrics are perfect to make something for my girls (3 and 4.5). Thanks for the chance to win!
Herrmaaa(at)gmail(dot)com

Ashley G. said...

I happily follow your blog on google reader :)
Herrmaaa(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary P said...

Super cute! I would probably make a little bag for my daughter.

Mary P said...

I am a follower as well

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I would make a baby quilt for one of my daughter's friends. Sweet fabric.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Jennifer said...

I have some friends with babies coming later this summer and I might make a cute car seat cover, or a quilt.

Jennifer said...

I love following you!

klara said...

I am a follower and I would like to make a quilt for my grandchild of the material, I really like the fresh colors

hiyacinth said...

I am a follower!

hiyacinth said...

I'd make a Schnibble--probably Full House!

sewingsanity said...

WE just bought a new house and my daughter is finally get her own room!! I promised her I would make her a special room and this is SO fun and so cute!!!

sewingsanity said...

I'm a follower!!

AngieSue said...

The reds would go into a red and white scrappy quilt I'm making - the rest would start a new quilt!

AngieSue said...

I follow (and really enjoy) your blog!

Anna said...

Very original! room is perfect for a child.

Jenni said...

Such pretty fabrics! I'd make a baby quilt, or a fun patchwork bag.

Jenni said...

I'm also a follower via Google Reader. :D

make.share.give said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would use little pieces over and over in many, many little quilt. Love the colors.

Karin said...

I would design a little skirt or sundress for my 3 year old. I've always wanted to make an article of clothing by piecing small cuts together.

Karin said...

I follow your blog via Google Reader.

Deborah said...

This looks like a great fabric for a fun picnic blanket - Jule 4th will be here soon!

magicthimblecreations said...

I would make a cheery little quilt.
I like the fabric.

Jessica said...

I would love some of this fabric. A quilt would be perfect for me.

Jessica said...

I follow your blog.

Unknown said...

SUCH NEAT FABRICS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

ALREADY FOLLOWING YOU VIA GFC + BLOG LOVIN'!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

LOVE this line, perfect for a quilt!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

patty a. said...

I would make a baby quilt to be given away. Thanks for giveaway!

Cherise said...

I'd make a table runner! :)

Cherise said...

I'm already a follower! :)

Deborah said...

I am an avid follower of your blog - I count myself lucky to have found you and all of your great projects and ideas.

Jo's Corner said...

That fabric would be cute in a Big Girls bedroom, too! Love all of the Riley Blake fabrics!
jomoseley57@gmail dot com

Jo's Corner said...

I'm a blog follower!
jomoseley57 at gmail dot com

Shebandowan said...

Great fabrics. I am leaning to either a lap robe or table topper. Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet

Shebandowan said...

I am a follower via email.

Janet

Lisa Cox said...

They look like they would make the best kids' quilt. Thanks for the chance to win them.

Lisa Cox said...

I am a follower

Sharon B said...

I would make a simple 4 patch quilt for my granddaughter. I am a beginner, so that would be easy for me. Or I could make a jelly roll quilt too.

Tamie said...

If I won, the fabric would go right into a child's quilt for our state guild charity- Cover Each Child.

Tamie said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Catskill Quilter said...

Fabulous fabrics! I would definitely make aprons -- lots of aprons! -- and potholders to match!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

gccmom said...

I have been looking at this fabric for so long. I would use it to make some of the things for the Zakka sewalong.

gccmom said...

I am a follower of yours.

Amy said...

I would make a baby quilt for my sweet niece! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Caroline Heinrichs said...

I'm a crazy quilter and would most use this new gifted fabric for a wild and crazy quilt for modern times! thanks for the chance to win!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

I'm a follower to my inbox, love your blog and this window treatment is a great tutorial. Well done, easy peasy!

JoyceLM said...

Apple of My Eye would make a great quilt for my great-niece. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Margaret said...

I am joining in a quilt along and they are using the apple of my eye fabric. This would be just awesome if I could win

Margaret said...

I am a follower. I love to see all of the children's clothes that you make. I have tried some of them and give all of them away because I don't have small children. My friends all love the fact that I love to sew for everyone.

Ella said...

I'd make a quilt for one of the many baby girls my friends seem to be having.

Ella said...

I'm a follower!

EG said...

Very cute! I think I'd hoarde them until someone I'm close with has a girl baby!

EG said...

I follow!

texheks said...

I would make the apple of my eye (my niece) a lovely quilt!

texheks said...

And I follow your blog in my google reader!

Rosa said...

Gorgeous fabrics.I`ll make a baby quilt .Thanks for the chance!

Rosa said...

Beautiful curtains.Of course,I`m a happy follower!!.

Dawn said...

Cute stuff! Some cute curtains for my daughter or maybe a fun springy table runner. Thanks!!

Dawn said...

I am a follower of your blog through Google Reader

Angie said...

I'm in need of a few reusable shopping bags. These would be nice for something patchy.

Angie said...

I'm a follower.

Melissa said...

I'm a follower!

Melissa said...

Great giveaway. I'm not sure what I'd make at the moment but it sure would be cute.

sandyb said...

My daughter's friend is having a little girl this summer and this would be perfect for a quilt for that sweet little baby:)

Thank you!

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

sandyb said...

I follow you on reader, facebook and newsletter.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Norma's Clay said...

I will use it for a bag or wallet. Beautiful and fresh.

Norma's Clay said...

I am a follower.

Jenn said...

Cute! I love everything Riley Blake does! Things like this line look great in simple patchwork squares!

Jenn said...

And I'm a follower!

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.

Carrie P. said...

cute and what a great idea.
not sure what I would make if I won.

LJ said...

Darling fabrics; great colors. I'm sure I can come up with some great ideas to use this fabric for. Thanks.

LJ said...

Yes, I do follow you.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Maybe a bright curtain for my craft room. Just love this fabric.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I already am a follower!

Beth said...

We have a new little niece, and I would love to make her a quilt--maybe in a braid pattern, or perhaps in chevrons. Jelly rolls, charms, & a sliced up layer cake would be perfect. Crossing my fingers on behalf of little LIzzy...

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Beth said...

I follow you, via RSS, Twitter, and email. (In a totally non-stalkerish way, of course.)

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Allison C said...

I would love to make a sewing machine cover

Allison C said...

I follow

Crystal said...

I'd make a sweet little cuddle quilt for my seven year old!

Crystal said...

I'm a subscriber, thank you!

Karrie S said...

I would probably make a quilt for my daughter with some pillow cases. THen I would have to get some matching fabric and do those curtains you made!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Riley Blake is my favorite!

Karrie S said...

I am following your blog :) Thanks again for the chance to win!

Florence said...

I'm a follower of your blog. Thank you for the chance !

Florence said...

I would made some cushions ... I like the colors !
Flolesage at gmail dot com

Fran said...

I would make a throw quilt & some cushion (pillow) covers with these gorgeous fabrics. I love your curtains. Thanks for the giveaway.

Fran said...

I'm a happy follower of your blog, thanks.

free indeed said...

We just put some bunkbeds up for when the grandkids come to visit...I'd like to make strippy coverlets to match..that line is so cheery and kid friendly!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

free indeed said...

I follow via email.

Lisa Marie said...

I have a nine year old niece who would love a bag made from these prints! And the leftovers would make a great scrappy quilt.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Marilyn said...

I would make a baby quilt, cushions and furnishings for my soon to be born Grand daughter. It is beautiful fabric.

Marilyn said...

I am a follower

Jennyroo said...

I would love to win! I have quilt top planned that Apple of My Eye would be PERFECT for!

Jennyroo said...

And I am a follower, thanks for the second chance!

Michele said...

How did you know that I have a new house with too many bare windows that need curtains. I love this idea. My studio windows would look awesome with a pair made with Apple of My eye.

Michele said...

I've been a follower for a while now.

Tracie said...

I would make a colorful baby quilt.

Tracie said...

And yes, I am a follower. Thanks for sharing your creative world.

~Kelie~ said...

I would probably make a tote/bag/wallet and maybe a blanket or something along those lines with these wonderful precuts!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

~Kelie~ said...

I am a follower!!!

Jennie P. said...

I have no idea what to make with it yet, but most likely it will be in a quilt of some form. Thanks for the chance.

Jennie P. said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the chance!

Lindsay said...

I'd make a quilt for my daughter if I won.

Lindsay said...

I follow your blog.

Deedy said...

Would love to use the fabric for coordinated book carriers for my granddaughters and me...won't we look cute at the library? D.

debbiekl said...

Maybe some patchwork skirts for my girls!

debbiekl said...

I'm a follower!

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