Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Fabrics and a Bee Happy Sew Along Update!

I'm so looking forward 
to my next sew along...
Bee Happy!
And I hope you will join us!

I'm excited to announce that 
we have been able to
 move up the date by 2 weeks!

We will be starting on 
Monday, August 28th 
and the sew along will 
go until we are finished 
with the quilt in October:)

This sew along will be 
celebrating the 
8 year anniversary 
that I have been designing 
fabric for 
Riley Blake Designs!

My very first collection was 
Sew Cherry that released in the very beginning. 
This summer there will be a total of
 3 Bee in my Bonnet collections...

I'd love to tell you
 all about them!

This is my Bee Happy Quilt 
we will be making
 during the sew along.

I designed it to use 
all 3 of my new collections
 that will be shipping to 
quilt shops everywhere this June!

First up...all about
Bee Basics

There are 31 prints total
 in this collection.
I have used all my
 happy colors!

I created this collection 
with a mix of 
vintage and modern ...
my favorite:)

In the photo above you sew
 30 of the prints...

And here is 31!
This fabric is made up of 
two color ginghams:)
I'm excited to sew up 
some fun projects with this print...
pillowcases...bags...curtains ...etc.

You know that I love gingham 
and I super love this print:)

Next up is about my 
Bee Backgrounds

I have always been obsessed 
with finding the perfect background 
for every quilt that I 
make and I especially love
 mixing a lot of backgrounds 
into one quilt.
That always adds the
 perfect vintage flair:) 

So I did an 
entire collection of
 24 backgrounds!

In this collection...
I also did a sweet mix of 
vintage and modern 
style together:)

I also added this 
gingham on white print
to my Bee Backgrounds collection:)
This one says aprons...bed ruffles...
pillowcases and or 
sewing room or kitchen curtains!

The third collection is my 
Bee Backings and Borders

There are 12 prints total
 in this collection 
and all are 108" wide.

I said 108" wide!


It will be so nice to
 have wide fabrics
 for quilt backings and 
borders without seams:)

I'll be using them 
for bindings too 
and best of all...
for piecing blocks!

Here you sew 
all three collections together...
ready for me to make the
 Bee Happy Quilt 
so that it can be displayed in the
 Riley Blake Designs booth at
 Spring Quilt Market next month.

If you are going to market...
stop by the booth to see it!!!

Sew Along Info
For those of you who are new and 
will be joining us for the
 Bee Happy Sew Along...
here is the information 
that you need to know at this point.

The sew along will 
work like all of my others...
it will take place 
here on my blog 
starting in August.

There is no "official" sign up list.
You simply follow my blog and
 tune in every Monday to see the block tutorials and instructions
  for that week.

Typically those who are
 doing the quilt
 post about it on 
or their blogs and 
show their blocks
 and progress along the way.

It's super fun and a 
great way to meet others 
as well as awesome 
quilty inspiration:) 

I always have a tutorial
 for each and every block 
and will have
complete and detailed 
cutting instruction  
for each and every
 piece of fabric in the kit 
so that you can 
"Bee Prepared" 
 when the time comes:)

You can pre-order/purchase 
a kit for the
 Bee Happy quilt 
from your favorite 
local or online quilt shop.
Just ask them if they 
will be participating.

If you can't find a kit...
no worries!
Simply get on 
Instagram and ask 
if anyone knows where you 
can find a source.
Chances are...that will help!

The Bee Happy Sew Along Guide
 will be a
 free download 
for those who are participating.
It will not be available
 until the first of August when
 we are closer to the sew along.

There is a new set of 
to make the quilt.

As the time gets closer...
(on August 1st)
as usual I will do 
a blog post with a 
complete list of supplies 
needed for the quilt.

You will always find 
all of the info needed 
right here on my blog:)

I really cannot even say
 how excited I am about 
finally doing this quilt!

When designing it..
I tried to fit in 
as many things as I could 
that represents me
and what makes me happy...
in hopes that you find things 
in my quilt that
 make you happy too!


Leeanne said...

It ALL looks and sounds amazing! Fingers cross our shops in New Zealand get on board!

lulu606 said...

hello i'm from France. Is it possible to buy it here ?

Roxanne said...

Love this line of fabric! I will definitely join in. Sew excited.

SusieK said...

I am soooo excited! I pre ordered about a month ago and can't wait to get started.

suz said...

this looks like so much fun...I assume The Fat Quarter Shop will carry all the necessary ingredients! My son gave me a great gift certificate to their shop and I've been waiting for the right time to use! Been wanting to do one of your hops with YOUR fabric!

Rosa said...

Wow, anyone is yummiest.Hard to chose only one best favorite!!

Unknown said...

I can't wait.
I love alllllll the fabric we will have for it. I really like the backgrounds. Perfect
Hurry up August
Thank you

Monique said...

Can't wait! I love your sew-alongs! And I have my shapes on pre-order already. I love the way you explain your blocks and the look of your quilts is always so happy!

Mama Bell said...

Cant wait! You do the funnest sew a longs! Its on the calendar. Congrats on 10 years!

Linda said...

Just ordered my Bee Happy Quilt Kit! Exciting! Couldn't pre order the shapes, so hopefully they will come in in time. This will be my 3rd quilt along with Lori! Love her easy to follow instructions and ideals. Thanks!

sewbee831 said...

this is sewbee831 on IG - Can't wait for this sew along, although I may take a long time to complete {Still working on my FGV} - it's all about the journey and the fun sweet people we meet along the way. Thank you, Lori for giving all of us this experience! :)

Unknown said...

I taught Farm Girl Vintage at my local quilt/fabric store...what a great turnout! What a beautiful and fun quilt to make! People love to sew on "happy fabric!"

Camilla said...

YEA! Looks like fun! This will be my 3rd sew along.

DebbeeGee said...

Congrats on 13 lucky years in business and great lines coming up! I am excited for the quilt along...

Grammie Cheryl said...

I am finishing a BOM in June, babysitting my grands July into mid August...this timing is perfect! Did I say that I am joining? Yes, yes, yes! I have a tractor quilt underway from the farm girl vintage book and gave made several other projects from your books. Love this quilt, love the fabrics, love your ideas! Fabulous work, designs, books...I am a total fan! Thank you!❣️

Unknown said...

We ordered the fabric months ago at the Wimberley Stitch Studio and we are so excited. We can't wait to get started on the sew along!

SingingMamaDee said...

This sounds like so much fun! Can a beginner handle it?

Mary said...

Lori, I'm taking this information to my group of quilting buddies in Virginia to see how many will join me in this project. I for one am definitely on board! It so fits in with my new lifestyle theme of "I'm a happy camper!" Can't wait to buy your yummy new fabrics. Looking forward to joining the fun in August! Thanks for your inspiration.

Jane said...

I absolutely LOVE this makes me smile every time I look at it! I can't wait for the fabric and the shapes........and then for the end of August to start!!

Karee said...

I can hardly wait!!

Marianne M said...

Just finished your Cozy Christmas Quilt! Absolutely loved doing it! Can't wait to start Bee Happy, August can't get here soon enough! ADORE your fabrics and quilt alongs Lori! You have such a gift, thanks for sharing it with the world!!

Unknown said...

Oh Lori, can't wait for August! I've gotten all the collection, only have to order the shapes from FQS.. I'm hand quilting the sweetie pie as I send this, and have been working on the barn quilt from Farm Girl book, they were so much fun! Only wish for more hours in a day . Thank you for sharing your creativity with us and keep designing fabric, I love them all!!

Evelyn said...

So excited for the quilt along, I love your designs!

pat said...

so excited!!
I pre ordered the kit and i can't wait to get it and start!! :)

JMaggio said...

I'm excited too! This looks like so much fun. Thank you so much for hosting this. I'm going to start looking for the fabric.

jenimur said...

Picked up my Bee Happy shapes templates today!! Can't wait for this adorable project to start!!

Unknown said...

Started cutting today! I am cutting for two quilts. My 16 year old is doing it with me. She is double cutting and tracing shapes, I am double cutting the fabric. This is our first Lori Holt quilt along and I also brought a friend to do this with us too! Thank you Lori for sharing your gift with us!

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