Friday, November 10, 2017

Final Stop on the Tour!

Today is the final day of the Blog Tour for THIS & THAT. 

Friday           Nov 10      Kari Steiger      

It's Friday, and we are visiting Kari at her blog--That's Sew Kari.  She usually uses the fabrics for children's clothing, (which is so fun for me to see) but I am not sure what she is doing this time.  We'll have to wait and see!  I do know that she always has darling models! 

Hop on over to Kari's--it's the last stop on this Blog Tour.  I will be showing you my other creations using this collection as time goes on.

I have some pinning and seaming and prepping and stitching to do in the near future!

Thanks for joining us.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Today we visit Debby Brown.  She is a talented quilter and teacher, and I can't wait to see what she has been working on!  Debby is famous for her stylish shoes.  Every time I see her at quilt shows and events she has a new pair of beautiful shoes!  

Of course, she is also known for her beautiful quilting.  You will love seeing what she has created with This & That.  The cool colors in this collection are beautiful.  I love the high contrast, and that periwinkle blue!  As you know, black is a favorite of mine, because it grounds everything and adds a PoP of drama.
 One of the new patterns that I created with this collection is called the Quilt Quilt.  For obvious reasons.  Fun motifs that we all recognize would be at home in any quilter's collection. 

Bolts of fabric, spools of thread, and tools like pins and cutters combine with floral blocks for a "Cut and Sew, Quilt and Bind" project!  Here I am at Schoolhouse showing the quilt to Market attendees.  We have been so busy cutting kits and stuffing patterns of this one!

Now be sure to stop on over to Debby's blog and see what is going on over there!

Thursday      Nov 9        Debby Brown   

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

This & That Blog Tour--Day 3

Today we get to visit Amy Chappel at Ameroonie Designs.  She always does an AMAZING job, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with this time!

This collection has my favorite color palette in it. 

I love fresh reds and yellows, and the white floral is just great.  I haven't made anything with it yet, but I can't wait to start sewing and get something new made featuring that print. 

I'll be sure to share it with you when I get going--but I have a few weeks of Festival orders to catch up on first!

That's why I'm so glad that we can also see what these talented bloggers are doing with this collection.  Get on over to Amy's blog and check it out!

Wednesday   Nov 8        Amy Chappel   

See you on the Tour--

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I apologize for being late to post today.  We have a fun Blog Tour schedule, and I should have started you off right away this morning, but I was delayed. 

As you may know, I was in Houston for International Quilt Market followed by International Quilt Festival.  So I was gone for 12 days.  When I got back, I had some catch-up to do:  (Besides all the orders and business stuff, etc)

I got a new baby grandson, and I just had to spend some time visiting him! 

Meet Baby Clark.  Isn't he beautiful???  Yes, he is!! We are so happy to have him join our family.  On top of that, I am a little bit tired from all of the work and travel and excitement of the last 2 weeks. 

So now lets get going on this Tour!  Here's a pic from my Festival booth with a few pieces of fabric left on the shelves.  I just love the bold colors.  And the cheery florals.  And the tiny prints.  (Well, I love it all.)

Let's go see what some other bloggers have done with This & That.  Here is the Blog Tour schedule:

Monday         Nov 6        ME!                             right here at Jillily Studio
Tuesday         Nov 7        Crystal Delany 
Wednesday   Nov 8        Amy Chappel   
Thursday      Nov 9        Debby Brown   
Friday           Nov 10      Kari Steiger      

I can't wait to see what these talented designers have done with my fabrics.  Join me!
Today we are visiting Crystal at the Clever Quilt Studio.  She has even included the pattern in her post for you!! Now that is awesome!!!!

See you around the Tour---

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Well, folks, it's time for new fabric!!
My new collection, THIS & THAT will be out in stores in the coming weeks.  I am so excited about this line.  It is one of my favorites!  You are going to love the saturated colors, bold designs and crisp contrast in this group of fabrics.

I just got my new yardage a few weeks ago, and hurried to make up this fun quilt featuring a whole neighborhood of houses clustered together on a hillside.  It has some beautiful blooms in the border to frame the little hamlet.  So I named it "Hillside Hamlet."   I am really happy with how this turned out.  I made a quilt similar to it a while ago--maybe you remember--I sent it off to my quilter, and it was lost in the mail.  A tragedy!  I was so disappointed!  But now that I have this one done, I love it in these new fabrics!  So things have a way of working themselves out!

To celebrate the new collection, we are having a short Blog Tour.  For the next 4 days, we will visit talented bloggers who will share what they have made using this fabric.  I can't wait!
It's going to be fun, so follow along!
I'll lead the Tour, so every day, stop by and I will tell you who to visit.  See you soon,

Thursday, August 10, 2017

BLOG TOUR -- Last Week!

Wow, this has been so much fun!  And it has gone by really fast!   Today we have a great treat--we are visiting my friend, Kimberly Einmo.  She is a great teacher and always has such good ideas--so I can't wait to see what she posts today.  Go on over to her blog and we'll see!

So since it is the last week of the Blog Tour to feature my fabric collection, Coming Up Roses, I decided to whip up something new and fun.  I have been wanting to do this project for a while now.
I needed something to put all my stitching supplies in-- to make it easy to grab when you are stitching on a binding or working on applique, etc.

I wanted it to be round, so that my Poke-A-Dots would fit nicely.  And besides that, it is just a really cute shape!  I'm calling this little tote a Stitchery-Do.  The pattern will be available on my website next week.

I put a little pin-cushion into the lid, and a few pockets to hold small scissors, needles, thread, threader, etc. This little tote is not big--but just right for keeping all those stitching items together in one place.

After I made three of these, one in each of the main print colorways, I decided I needed to make one using selvages.  I love selvage projects!!
I love selvages from lots of different designers--the more the merrier!  But for this project, I just used selvages from my Penny Rose fabrics.  I wanted to focus on that, and after all, it is a really small project, anyway.

Coming Up Roses is my second collection with Penny Rose Fabrics.  I have a new collection coming out in October, so I was able to put in a few of the selvages from This & That, too.  And my first collection, Meadow Sweets is also in there.  So this is like a "journal" of my collections so far.  A fun idea for me.

I hope you have enjoyed our Blog Tour, and have been inspired like I have by the wonderful designs I have seen. Thank you so much to all the bloggers that have been a part of this Blog Tour.  Sharing their talent and creativity has been so fun!

Remember, I am giving away some free fabric along with this Blog Tour.  In order to enter to win, post a comment on each of my Blog posts about the Tour.  (They have been for the past 6 weeks on Thursdays.) Visit all of the blog stops and see all the fun designs. You will be inspired!

Here is another copy of the participating Blogs:

July 8  -- A Bright Corner:
July 13 --  Auribuzz:
July 20 -- Ameroonie Designs:
July 27 -- Beri Bee Designs:
August 3 -- That's Sew Kari:
August 10 --Kimberly Einmo Designs:

Thanks for following along--please continue to join me here for lots of quilty fun!
See you next time. . . 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Blog Tour Week 5

Wow!  That's all I can say about this week's Blog Tour!  You are just going to love it!  Hop on over to Kari's and see what she has put together.  Making my fabric look soooo good.

I wanted to have something new, too this week to show you, but I am still in the process. (Since I started it this morning.)  Here's a little peek.

Yes, it involves a zipper.  It's going to be fun and really simple.  I just was delayed because I had to go buy a zipper!! I'll show it to you next time- all finished. 

 For now, go catch up on all the posts you have missed.  Here is a list of the Blog Tour:

July 8  -- A Bright Corner:
July 13 --  Auribuzz:
July 20 -- Ameroonie Designs:
July 27 -- Beri Bee Designs:
August 3 -- That's Sew Kari:
August 10 --Kimberly Einmo Designs:

We are almost done with this Blog Tour--one more week.  Be sure to visit all of the Blog posts on the Tour and come back here to leave a comment on my Thursday Blog post each week.  That way you will be entered to win some fabric at the end of the tour!  

And who doesn't want to win fabric????!