Wow, that’s some ambitious work! It’s magnificent!
Hello everyone and welcome to RJR Fabrics stop on the Doll Days! Blog tour! Being a quilter for years I was nervous when I was asked by Erin to be part of this tour. I have never ever made a piece of clothing in my life and I was going to start with a doll dress? What! I thought this is madness, but as a young girl I loved playing with American Girl Dolls and I look back very fondly on this childhood memory. So I thought why not. I got this. Well it turned out I did! Once it was finished I proudly shared with everyone at the RJR offices and sent out a mass text to everyone I knew gloating about this huge accomplishment. Look what I did. I made a dress!! Okay okay. I bragged a little but come on? How cute is this Modern Vintage Sundress!
I decided to make the Modern Vintage Sundress. I thought it was so cute and would work perfectly with our new 1930s Everything But the Kitchen Sink collection released in the fall.
Erin’s book Doll Days! Is the reason a quilter for years, but by no means a seamstress could make a piece of clothing with no experience what so ever. It takes you step by step and answers any question you may have. Gather the skirt? Huh? Well Erin has a tutorial for gathering fabric. Which made it super easy for a beginner like me! I loved every minute of it and I cant wait to make other patterns offered in her Doll Days! Book.
It was such a wonderful experience and I am so happy I did it!Be sure to along with the rest of The Doll Days! Blog hop!
June 13 Erin on C&T http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
June 14 Amanda on Jedi Craft Girl http://www.jedicraftgirl.com/
June 15 Erin on Dear Stella http://dearstelladesign.com/blog/
June 16 Karen on Karen Mom of Three http://karenmomofthreescraft.blogspot.com/
June 17 Erin on Sew Mama Sew http://www.sewmamasew.com/
June 20 Lindsay on Lindsay Sews http://www.lindsaysews.com/
June 21 Jane on Janie Carroll Designs www.janiecarrolldesigns.com
June 22 Bonnie on Fishsticks Designs http://www.fishsticksdesigns.com/blog/
June 23 Tracy on Generation Q Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com/
June 24 Rachael on RJR Blog http://quiltwithlove.com/
June 27 Cherry on Cherry Blossoms Quilting http://www.cherryblossomsquilting.com/blog/
June 28 Erin on Avery Lane Sewing http://averylanesewing.com/the-blog/
Sew lately we have asked loyal Instagram followers to participate in our exciting Color Inspirations Club featuring our Cotton Supreme Solids. They signed up for the color stories that they liked and made up the mini quilt of their choice. Here’s a look at some of their progress!
Here we have the Asscher Cut mini quilt made by Lee Monroe chosen from the color story Carnival for the month of October.
What is CIC? CIC 2016 offers custom Cotton Supreme Solid color stories hand selected by Brenda Ratliff of Just A Bit Frayed. There are 12 color stories in all and each story features 10 different Cotton Supreme Solids including 11 NEW solid colors, which are identified in the color story. In addition, we have designed 12 new mini quilt patterns to support the program. Each mini is made from the 10 solid colors featured in a specific color story.
Here’s another one of our mini quilts, Rainbow Row from the color Story Riviera made by Becky Keizer.
Here’s a look at all of our exciting mini freebies that feature our solids!9 Patch Dazzle
Sew lately we’ve been wondering how Jinny Beyer first started using borders on her quilts. Luckily we were able to meet up with Jinny who showed us just what we can make with borders & how she began using them on her quilts!
Each fabric has a wide and narrow stripe which coordinates in both design & color that are separated by at least a half inch so that a ¼” seam allowance is provided for on both sides. Both stripes have mirror-imaged motifs which are essential for perfectly mitered corners.
Jinny Beyer’s border prints are made specifically for quilters in mind. She designs and engineers each border print to insure it works for the techniques she uses, whether it be framing blocks & quilts or creating interesting shapes in patchwork blocks!
Did you know that her border basics coordinates beautifully with the Jinny Beyer Palette? The colorations she chose follow her color theory and shading technique in quilt design, including lights, mediums and darks.
Want to know how you can learn all this from Jinny herself? Well keep reading and you might just be in luck 😉
But first, Jinny wanted to share a couple words with you..“In creating my newest Border Basics ensemble, I focused on versatility in both design and color. I wanted to give quilters a line of borders with which to rely upon; border prints that are set in different scales to fit projects in a variety of sizes, from a small pillow to a large bed size quilt. The colorations are a blend of multicolor and rich tonal hues to enhance projects for every occasion and every season.”
Just as promised, Jinny has provided a great introductory video on all you ought to know about border prints. Take a look!
Hope you all enjoy working with Jinny’s new Border Basics debuting in March 2016. And stay tuned on more exciting tips on working with borders and pattern freebies!Happy Quilting 😉