Monday, May 10, 2021

Red Sampler Quilt Along - Week Five!!




Hi there beautiful people and happy Monday!

Welcome to week five in the 


If you are just joining us...
 CLICK on the bold words 
above for my first
 blog post where I 
tell you all about it!






As usual I have three more blocks for you!

This week I worked 
from two of my books...


For the 12" Block I made my 
Evening Star Block on page 45 
of my book Farm Girl Vintage 2.

I used my Farm Girl Vintage
 gingham, honeycomb and also my 
chicken tracks for the background. 
I used my Calico Days Baby Chicks 
print for the center square 
and the corner triangles:)




12" Evening Star Block




I made my 6" Peas and Carrots Block 
from page 53
from my first Farm Girl Vintage Book.
This is another favorite 
and easy to make block...
you simply need two red prints
 that have good contrast from each other:)

I used my Flea Market Star Flower 
and my Prim Circles prints 
as well as my 
Bee Backgrounds "Clover" print.




6" Peas and Carrots Block


Last Friday I filmed episode #18
 in my Sew Your Stash Series
and because my block finishes at 6"...



I decided that it would be fun to
 make a block all in reds and to add it 
to my Red Sampler Quilt.
After all...
I need to make 30 blocks in the 
6" size and so I think that
 this one fits perfectly:)

It's called Granny Star 
and if you want to 
add it to your quilt
to watch my tutorial
and also to see a sneak peek
 of several more of my Red Sampler Blocks:)
This version uses a print for the 
center square instead of the background.

I used my Chicken Tracks 
background and 3 reds:
Flea Market Basket Weave
Bee Cross Stitch
Farm Girl Vintage Calico



6" Churn Dash Block


I hope that you will have fun
 sewing your blocks this week...
as for me...I'm having a blast:)




I'm really having a good time 
choosing fabric and sewing 
these blocks for my Red Sampler...
I just want to make more blocks every day!


Thanks for sewing with me this week!

This photo was taken of me 
sitting at my vintage teachers desk 
during the photo shoot 
for my book Spelling Bee.

Here are a few more photos from the shoot:



This setting is for 12" Blocks 
and would be another great choice 
for my Red Sampler Blocks:)





Well that's it for today folks!
I've shown you all of my blocks again...
now it's time for you to show me yours!

Go ahead and use the hashtag
when posting on your social media:)

I'll meet you right back here 
next week with 3 more blocks!
xx
Lori

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Free Sew Simple Shapes ReMix Blocks!!



I've happily introduced 
a new series called the 
Sew Simple Shapes ReMix
and I'm pretty excited about it 
because I get to design a new block
 every month using my 
Sew Simple Shapes!

The blocks will first publish within 
the Riley Blake Designs monthly 
newsletter which comes to your email 
on the third Wednesday of every month.
to sign up for the newsletter ...
it's completely free!


The following Friday of my 
ReMix Block newsletter release...
 I do a step by step tutorial on my 
showing you exactly how to make 
the block along with other 
information about my Sew Simple Shapes:)

We started in March and so 
we have two blocks so far...
and soon the block for May 
will be available!


This is the #1 ReMix Block from March.


For this block I used my 
PRIM set of Sew Simple Shapes...


And designed something completely
 different from the blocks 
that I designed for the
 Prim sew along quilt...
 such as the block one that 
you see in the photo above:)

That's why I named this series ReMix...
I wanted to take the shapes 
and use them in other blocks 
so that you can see just how versatile 
that my Sew Simple Shapes are:)


This is ReMix Block #2 from April.


I used my AUTUMN LOVE 
Sew Simple Shapes for this one.


This is a block from the Autumn Love Quilt
 for the sew along...


And it was so fun to use the shapes 
for a different kind of block 
that can be used in the spring as well!

to watch my tutorial and to 
learn more about my 
Sew Simple Shapes ReMix Series!!


Thank you so much to all of you 
who have already joined along with me 
in this fun new adventure...
if you have not joined in yet
I sure hope that you will!

I look forward to designing a 
new block for all of 
you each and every month:)
I'll chat with you later...
xx
Lori







Monday, May 3, 2021

Red Sampler Quilt Along - Week Four!!

 



Hello Red Sampler folks and happy Monday!

Welcome to week four in the 


If you are just joining us...
 CLICK on the bold words 
above for my first
 blog post where I 
tell you all about it!




I have three more blocks for you!

This week I worked 
from three of my books...


For the 12" Block I made my 
Great Granny Block on page 5 
of my book Great Granny Squared.

I added my Bee Backgrounds Honeycomb 
print into this block along with
my Bee Cross Stitch Background. 
I also used my Flea Market 
Basketweave print for the medium tone
 which I'll be using a lot 
of as well!

I used my 12 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
 for my Great Granny Block:)


12" Great Granny Block


I made my 6" Vintage Pinwheel Block 
from page 105
from my book Vintage Christmas.
This block is sew 
easy peasy and fun to make...
you simply need two red prints
 that have good contrast from each other:)

I used two reds from my stash 
and my Bee Backgrounds "Diamonds" print.


6" Vintage Pinwheel Block


I used my Farm Girl Vintage Book 
to make the other 6" block.
It's called Churn Dash 
and it's on page 19.
This version uses a print for the 
center square instead of the background.

I used my Chicken Tracks 
background and 3 reds ...
all are from my 
Farm Girl Vintage fabric collection.

You may find my 
Quick Dash video
on my YouTube Channel
 helpful when making this block:)
to watch:)


6" Churn Dash Block


I hope that you will have fun
 sewing your blocks this week...
as for me...I'm having a blast:)




So far I have made four 
12" Red Sampler Blocks...


And eight - 6" Red Sampler Blocks


I'm enjoying using 
red prints from my stash...
and shopping for a few more to add
to my collection!


And it's always fun for me 
to sew from my books again and again.



Because I made the 
Great Granny Block for this week...
I thought that you might want to
 see a few photos of my 
Great Granny Quilt from the book.


It's made from 
20 - 12" Great Granny Blocks 
So of course it's just another 
setting option for you 
if you would want to make 12" blocks only.
 

Now if you are one of those
 that I have heard from over the years 
who are completely addicted
 to making my 6" blocks...
you could always use this setting
 from my first Farm Girl Vintage book.
This quilt setting has 48 - 6" blocks:)



Well that's it for today folks!
I've shown you all of my blocks again...
now it's time for you to show me yours!

Go ahead and use the hashtag
when posting on your social media:)

I'll meet you right back here 
next week with 3 more blocks!
xx
Lori
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