Monday, January 30, 2017

Share the Love Mini Quilt

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I just wanted to give you a quick update and let you know about my new pattern Share the Love!

This mini quilt is a little advent calendar made up of folded fabric envelopes that are appliqued on to a fabric panel.  I am so excited to use mine as we count down the days to Valentine's Day!  I am using mine to put little messages each day about how we can share love with others, and to hold little love notes and treats for the family.  The full color PDF pattern is available now in my shop here for only $5, and it is a quick and easy quilt to complete!

This was my fabric pull for my version (which I'll be finishing today).  I'm using the reds as the outer fabric and the creams for the lining.

I love the little surprise of the fabric inside!

I'll make sure to post more pictures once I have my quilt all assembled and bound.

I'd love to see your finished Share the Love Mini Quilts!  You can share with me on Instagram by using #sharethelovequilt or by emailing me at!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Valentine's Day Project Roundup

It's time for a roundup again and this one features some of my favorite Valentine's Day inspired DIY projects.  Let's dive right in!

I created this Love Note Mailbox tutorial a couple years ago and it remains one of my favorite projects!  I still use it to stash and send little notes to my family and we love checking the mail and finding goodies inside!

And what mailbox would be complete without some love letters to go inside?  Here are some ideas for some DIY envelopes you can make!

This tutorial for Love Note Valentine's Day Bunting by Flamingo Toes is so cute!  I think I'm making this one this year!

Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew created this free heart block tutorial and it is so versatile!

You can use it to make a heart quilt, like Allison does here . . . 

or make a mini quilt with different heart sizes, which she provides a free pattern for here . . . .

or you can follow my tutorial for the Lots of Love Table Runner!

The possibilities with this one are endless!

This Ruffled Heart Wreath tutorial is a great way to add a little love to your home decor right as you walk in the door!

I created this Hugs and Kisses quilt tutorial a couple years ago for the Moda Bakeshop using Sandy Gervais's Rambling Rose fabric.

If you need a little Valentine's decor around the house, these cute heart pillows are perfect!

Vanessa Goerzten of Lella Boutique made this Open Heart quilt pattern to showcase her Olive's Flower Market fabric and it is just gorgeous!

The pattern is available here for purchase.

This Encircled Love table topper is just adorable!  Such a great way to add a little Valentine's Day flair to your space and it's a free pattern!

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and functional project then the I Heart Hexagons pincushion is perfect!  It also has a bonus project for little handmade heart beanbags.

This Big Love quilt by Modern Handcraft is so beautiful and looks like a breeze to make!  And it's a free pattern with a full tutorial; even better!

Hopefully this post gives you some ideas of where to start when creating for the big day of love!  Be sure to share any finished projects from this post with me via email or on Instagram by tagging me @sewinlovehandmade.  I'd love to see what your working on and where your creativity leads you!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Quilt Roundup

Fall is my favorite season of the year!  The smells of spice and burning leaves, the cool weather, the pumpkins, and costumes, and making memories with the family, I could go on and on!  So today, I thought I would share some beautiful quilts and projects that are inspired by fall.  Hopefully it will inspire you as well!

Bee In My Bonnet's Lori Holt has so many cute quilt blocks!  Here are three of her patterns that are perfect or fall . . .

Homemade Pie quilt block 

Tom Turkey quilt block

Maple Leaf block.  This leaf pattern can be found in her Farm Girl Vintage book which you can buy here.  Looks fun and easy as a quilt or a table runner!

Patchwork Pumpkin quilt block placemat.  So cute!  Pattern for the pumpkin can be found in her Farm Girl Vintage book which you can buy here, and she blogs about making it into a placemat in the first link.

Speaking of pumpkins, here are a few quilts and smaller projects that feature the orange gourd.

Love this quilt block by Diary of a Quilter's Amy Smart.  She gives instructions in this tutorial to make it into a pillow and a table runner.

This Pumpkins quilt pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew is so adorable!  She blogs about it here and it is available in her shop to purchase.

This Pumpkin Seeds pattern by The Pattern Basket is also really beautiful.  She blogs about it here and it is available for purchase in her shop. 

Fall is also all about the beautiful change in the color of the leaves, so here are some leaf patterns to inspire you.

This tutorial by All Patched Up can be found here, and can be the foundation of some lovely quilts.

I'm not sure what pattern these next quilt makers used, but I'm sure you can use the above tutorial to replicate them without having to buy a pattern if you are okay with the block size.

Love this version by Amy of Diary of a Quilter, which she blogged about here.

This maple leaf quilt by Buttontree Lane is so pretty!  You must go check out her blog and see all the close-ups of the straight line quilting.  It is divine!

Twirl by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree and Co. is a beautiful jelly roll friendly pattern that just screams fall.  You can purchase the pattern in her shop here.

And it also comes in a mini, charm friendly size.

Here is a tutorial for a leaf table runner by Anjeanette Klinder of Contemporary Quilting and Designs.  

And here is one last quilt, Halloween Blooms, by Fig Tree and Co. because it is just amazing!  Blog post about it here.  And Joanna just happens to have some fabric bundles in her shop if you hurry and grab them!

Hope you were able to find something to get your creative juices flowing.  I'm already thinking of all the Christmas sewing, so I think I'm going to pick one of the table runners or smaller projects to work on this year.  What will you be creating this fall?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wild Rose House Photo Shoot

When Megan Stewart of Wild Rose House contacted me last month to see if I would like to loan her some dolls for a collaborative photo shoot, I was so excited!  Megan is a super talented local fashion blogger that does amazing floral design and styling.  She has been featured in Utah Valley Bride magazine and her work is just gorgeous!

So, today I get to share with you some beautiful pictures!  The theme of the shoot was a mother-daughter tea party and the dolls were in their element in this gorgeous setting. 

I am thrilled with how much the little models loved the dolls and the tenderness which they showed them!

I made the deer's outfit specifically with this photo shoot in mind, but I love it so much, I've decided to include it in my upcoming summer collection.  Between the blush/peach/cream/pink flower crown, the pink chiffon bubble skirt, and the cream ballet slippers, I'm not sure which part is my favorite!

I'm sure if the dolls could talk, they would tell me all about the adventures they went on with their little friends in tow.

I am so delighted with how the photographs turned out!  Hope you enjoy them too!

Flowers and Styling- @wildrosehouse
Photography- @j_sturgell
Makeup- @breecam_mua
Hair- @mackenziedoinghair
Nails- @bossyjocie_
Cakes- @floriacakes
Calligraphy- @nazys_nest
Dolls- @sewinlovehandmade
Mom's Dresses- @dresscollective
Models- Hannah and Norah Grimmett @gaggleofgrimmetts (pink dress and pink dress)
            Jocelyn and Evenlyn Langford @bossyjocie_ (lavender dress and white dress)
            Katie and Bailey Price (white dress and white floral dress)
            Charlette and Emily Halbleib (cream and green dress and yellow dress)