Introductions are happening over on the Bella Blvd Blog and today you can read a bit about me (if you don't already know) and see a couple of pictures of some Bella Blvd fabric projects. More photos on my projects (plus information on each) is shown below in this blog post. Be sure to check out the Bella Blvd Blog to learn more about all the 2015 designers!
I love changing out my kitchen linens seasonally from my favorite fabrics plus I love fabric napkins as a fabulous “green” option as opposed to paper products! To welcome in the spring and summer months I combined my favorite fabrics from the Sunny Happy Skies, Summer Breeze, and Snapshots collections for a set of quilted placemats, napkins, a quilted potholder and an embellished towel.
For the quilted placemats I used a free tutorial for Patchwork Placemats from Sew4Home.com. I mixed and matched my favorite 2 1/2” fabric strips from the Bella Blvd collections for the patchwork border along the right side of the placemats with my all-time favorite floral print from the Sunny Happy Skies Collection. I backed each of the placemats with a different tone-on-tone print and used a blue stripe fabric to bind each of them.
The napkins all a single piece of fabric featuring mitered corners which give a professional looking finish for even casual napkins. I love the way the mitering looks on the backside. I topstitched twice around each napkin. The napkins measure approximately 16” square. I loosely followed a tutorial from THIS book from Sweetwater (another of my favorite fabric companies).
I love the simplicity of simple embellished kitchen towels that match the rest of the kitchen linens. I took a basic white tea towel and using THIS tutorial (and adjusting the measurements for the width of the tea towel) I made a cheerful towel with lovely prairie points that brightens up the kitchen!
I finished the kitchen collection with a double potholder made with leftover fabric scraps from all the other projects. The back of the potholder is the same patchwork 2 1/2” strips from the placemats, the pockets are my favorite floral print and I used a strip of yellow tone-on-tone fabric for the front. When sewing potholders, make sure you use a product like Insul-Bright instead of traditional batting to protect your hands from hot dishes!
Want to make your own bright Cherry Limeade Cupcakes? Check out THIS recipe I found on Pinterest!
***I've added links to the fabric I used that is still available. I've listed the designs of each collection and print I used for reference. For out of print fabrics, consider checking Etsy or Ebay.***
- Bella Blvd Sunny Happy Skies fabric for Riley Blake Designs (Blue Stripe, Floral In Green, Blue Dot, White Dot, Lace Brocade Pink, Floral Main)
- Bella Blvd Summer Breeze fabric for Riley Blake Designs (Floral Pink, Splash Yellow, Splash Blue, Fish Tail Blue, Fish Tail Pink)
- Bella Blvd Snapshots fabric for Riley Blake Designs (Stripes Multi, Orange Hearts)
- Bella Blvd Puppy Park fabric for Riley Blake Designs (Yellow Crosshatch)
I've had some requests to share my favorite quilting tools. While I don't have a dedicated post up and ready with that info yet, many of my favorite tools are already listed in my Amazon Store HERE.
You can also visit my store by clicking "My Store" underneath my blog header:
Click the category over on the right "Sewing & Quilting Essentials:
That will take you to my store HERE where I've linked to a bunch of the supplies I use for quilting. :) I'm working on a blog post with more in depth information on what I use so stay tuned!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!