Thank you so much for visiting me on the Wistful Winds blog tour showcasing Shari's latest fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs!
I am so excited Shari asked me to be a part of the tour. Shari is the sweetest. We first became friends over social media (she was so kind and loving to me in a pretty tough time for me personally) and then we met in person at 2016 Spring Quilt market in Salt Lake.
Her booth was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, the colours of her fabrics are so vibrant and cheerful. Here we are together in her booth. I told you it was good!
Shari has really designed the perfect fabric collection to make a variety of different things. There are large and small scale prints, tone on tone prints and each fabric is packed full of colour and meaning.
Shari will be sharing her inspiration for the collection over on her blog at Doohickey Designs at the end so be sure to find out why Wistful Winds is such a special collection.
I adore the colours in this fabric by Shari and knew my girls would both love a new Swing Pocket Skirt each. They were so excited when I finished them and couldn't wait to wear them! (The girls are reading one of our very favourite children's books - The Runaway Hug by Nick Bland).
After I finished the skirts I just had to make a quilt. Shari's fabric collection name 'Wistful Winds' had me thinking of flying kites in the wind and so I designed this Quilt using two of my favourite prints from the collection. The pattern includes instructions to make three different sizes and is available for instant download until the 27th October 2016 time here.
And last of all with some of the remaining fabric I designed this sweet cushion. Every morning when I drop my big two girls off at school and kiss them goodbye I tell them to "be kind and remember I love you". This cushion is another reminder for them (I can never tell them enough how much I love them). I have not yet written a pattern for this cushion but I will get onto it.
This little miss thought her big sisters were having too much fun and wanted to join in.
One last photo for you. I had just told our middle daughter to look grumpy in a silly voice - which obviously from her reaction I got the desired result (reverse psychology ;p) ha ha
So many other talented sewers have been included in this tour. If you haven't taken the time already start from the beginning and go through the list of contributors for some serious eye candy and inspiration. Go ahead you wont be sorry!
Amy Sinibaldi – www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
Kristyne Czepuryk – www.prettybyhand.com
Amanda Niederhauser – www.jedicraftgirl.com
Amy Smart – www.diaryofaquilter.com
Meagan Taylor/Kristi Jones – www.meagsandme.com
Christine Cook – www.stitchingrevival.com
Elea Lutz – www.elealutzdesign.com
Jodie Carleton – www.vintagericrac.blogspot.com
Sedef Imer – www.downgrapevinelane.com
Jina Barney – www.jinabarneydesignz.com
Elizabeth Evans – www.simplesimonandco.com
Kimberly Bourne – www.mainstreetmarketdesigns.com
Jemima Flendt – www.tiedwitharibbon.com
Nadra Ridgeway – www.ellisandhiggs.com
Amy Chappel – www.amerooniedesigns.blogspot.com
Katie Skoog – www.thesimplelifecompany.com
Amber Johnson – www.alittlebitbiased.blogspot.com
Angie Wilson – www.gnomeangel.com
Clare Horsman – www.claresplaceblog.blogspot.com
Deanna Wall – www.stitchesquilting.com
Melissa Mortenson – www.polkadotchair.com
Jessica Stewart – www.izzyandivydesigns.com
Gwen Sager - www.tillalili.blogspot.com
Shari Butler – www.doohikeydesigns.com/blog/
Thanks again Shari for this opportunity. I am so honored to be included in such an awesome line up and especially to have been able to sew with these beautiful fabrics from your Wistful Winds collection.