Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Heart and Soul Fabric blog tour

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
*The fabric for these projects was provided to me by Riley Blake Designs. All opinions and projects are my own.

So, this was meant to be done in December, but the panels I wanted to use were delayed getting in, and then, Christmas and life took over and it has taken me until now to get my act together, but I'm so happy I didn't give up on getting these done, I LOVE how all of these projects turned out.
I just love the colors of this line, and the florals are so pretty. You can see the whole collection here. The panel would make a great quilt on its own, but I always love to embellish whenever I can, so I cut out one of my favorite scriptures and added some embroidery details to it.
embroidery details added to a scripture quote

add embroidery details to a favorite scripture
I just sketched on the design with a water soluble pen and started stitching. Sometimes it's fun just to improvise.
When I was thinking about how I wanted to stage the pictures for this post, I thought it would be fun to have a scripture tote made out of one of the fabrics. I'm working on a pattern for this, that I hope will be released shortly!!
The final thing I made was a personal progress folder, after all the values print basically screams for one, don't you think? You can find the pattern for making these on my blog. They are so straightforward to sew, you can even do an activity teaching the girls to sew while making them! I've also had wards make them to give the new beehives as a welcome to the program. And if you're interested in learning about what Personal Progress even is, you can get more information here.
I'm so happy for the chance to share this darling fabric with you! Happy Sewing!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine Projects with the Cricut Maker

Friday, February 9, 2018
*I was given a Cricut Maker to use to create projects, and the fabric for the banner was provided by Riley Blake Designs. The projects and opinions are all my own.

I have been crafting up a storm lately. There's just something about creating that puts me in my happy place. And now that I have a Maker, it's even more fun, since the tedious cutting I dislike is done for me. Today I'm going to share the files to make both a fun scallop banner and a set of envelopes you can use for either a mini quilt, or hoops.
make hoop art with felt envelopes
You can find the .svg file on my Google Drive by clicking here. The scallop bunting can be found in Design space here. (if you have a problem accessing either of these, please let me know by emailing me at amerooniedesigns@outlook.com)
To cut the felt and fabric envelope pieces and the fabric for the bunting, I used the rotary blade, I used the fine point blade for the foil hearts. The felt hearts I cut out by hand.
I fused Heat n Bond to the fabric for the envelope lining before I cut it out with the Maker. Then I fused it to the felt before adding the hand embroidery detail using floss. I stitched the envelopes to both the mini quilt and the hoop fabric using my sewing machine.
To make the scallop bunting, take two scallop pieces and place them right sides together.
Sew around using a 1/4" seam allowance, then trim the fabric using either pinking shears or sharp fabric scissors to clip the curves so they will lay flat.
Turn the scallop right side out.
Press the scallops
Fuse the foil hearts to the scallops.
I put the scallops together into a bunting using double fold bias tape. You could also sew the scallops to a ribbon if you like.
*the fabric I used is a new basics fabric from Riley Blake Designs called Kisses.
If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. If you'd like to see a video with steps on making the bunting- I have a video saved in the highlights section of my Instagram profile at http://www.instagram.com/amerooniedesigns 
Have fun making!!
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