OUT TO SEA BLOG TOUR: Patterns
Hello sewers! So far in this blog tour, most of the projects that I created for the launch of OUT TO SEA fabric, have all been created by myself or by others who are offering tutorials. Hasn’t it been great? There are more projects ahead, don’t worry! But for today, I want to mention the many patterns that I purchased to make the booth displays!
So many of you have commented about the this Croquet Dress. Isn’t it perfect?
This is an OLIVER & S pattern that I just had to have. It has a sailor dress feel, but with a twist. I LOVE the dropped waistline and the flap collar. I can’t get enough of their patterns!
Another must have, is this shoulder bag. Ian, my 6 year old, is always carrying around a shoulder bag with his “collections” inside. He gets quite attached to his bags. And for this one, I used the map fabric as it covers so well. He’s traveled all summer with it, and it’s still holding up great!
And not to miss this great outfit. The shirt is my favorite. So simple and classy! The pattern comes with the option of long and short sleeve!
(The tie was made by Mrs.Moulton)
I didn’t have a lot of time for quilts for my booth…or so I thought! I wanted to have bunk beds…to make the set feel like a nautical themed children’s room….so I had to think of quilts that could be made rather quickly, but really show off the designs. Enter April from Prairie Grass Patters. She had made a quilt out of my CHILDREN AT PLAY collection, and I loved how it turned out. But rotate the petals and you get all sorts of different patterns! Charming and sweet!
I just loved using the Map Fabric for the back of some of the quilts. So much cuddle time with little fingers following along the nautical lines.
I love floor pillows for kids rooms. Easy to carry around and cuddle up with. This the Amy Butler “Must Have” pillow pattern. It comes in 3 different sizes, and there are so many top piecing options! it’s a great way to get some extra sitting space in a kids room. Not too big at all!
This Beach Bag came from the book “Quilting in no Time” by Emma Hardy
I’ve used this as my church bag all summer. Love how it feels with the rope straps!
And I’m seeing more and more people start to post pictures to my Facebook page, and Flickr and Pinterest. Keep posting! I’m going to start featuring some of my favorites here in this space, to help you all get more ideas!