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!

www.kimberlyeinmo.com/blog

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:  www.abrightcorner.com
July 13 --  Auribuzz: auribuzz.wordpress.com
July 20 -- Ameroonie Designs:  www.amerooniedesigns.blogspot.com
July 27 -- Beri Bee Designs:  www.beribeedesigns.com
August 3 -- That's Sew Kari:  thats-sew-kari.blogspot.com
August 10 --Kimberly Einmo Designs:  www.kimberlyeinmo.com/blog

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

Jill

40 comments:

Martina said...

This is such a handy box and soo lovely! I also love the quilt Star chains by Kimberly very much in your lovely fabrics!

Martha Cook said...

What a cute and handy box with a loops no less! Love patterns to use up scraps .

Bonnie58 said...

I love your little pouch. Thanks so much for sharing

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scottylover said...

Thank you for such a fun blog hop! I saw several quilts on Kimberly's blog that I want to make noe. Will have to keep an eye out for her book!

Sandy A

Renea said...

I love this little bag. It would make great gifts for my quilting friends. Thanks for sharing

Susan L. said...

I love the one made with the salvages! Lots of quilt inspiration on Kimberly's blog!

Robin said...

Kimberly Einmo highlighted this lovely collection. I will look for the new precuts at my LQS

cjmont said...

i love your little round tote, especially the selvage one. i am obsessed with selvages.

Karen McMahon said...

I love all the possibilities that Kimberly showed. Your fabric line is really beautiful. I can think of so many patterns that would show it off. I love your round totes too. So cute.

Kimberly said...

Thanks for inviting me to be part of this fun blog hop, Jill! I simply adore your new fabric line and will be using to make some other new quilts very soon. I've asked my LQS to order more bolts! And your cute little tote? Perfect for me for when I travel. I'll be ordering a pattern as soon as they are available!

Rosa said...

These totes are stunning sure they are winners.
Kimberly is a great designer and love all designers she made.
Your new fabric line is yummiest!

Sarah@123quilt said...

I found you through Kimberly's site. Your fabric is beautiful! I'm off to check out the rest of your blog tour. :)

Donna W said...

What a cute and handy tote. The fabric is fantastic and thanks for the tour.

Quilting Tangent said...

I like the sewing container, nice organizer. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Kim said...

I love the fun layouts Kimberly designed with her EQ software. Those would make awesome quilts.

Darly Dulion said...

OH! OH! OH! Perfect timing with Stitchery-Do. And how adorable is this design. I was just thinking yesterday about what to make for Christmas gifts this year and here it is...wah lah! And I love that my Poke-A-Dots will fit perfectly. Bravo ����

Darly Dulion said...

Kimberly's beautiful eye candy and inspiration with your lovely new line of fabric, Coming Up Roses, is fabulous!

Cecilia said...

I love your little selvage bag! I also like Kimberly's Star Chain quilt.

Linda said...

HI,love Kimberly's "Lone Starburst" for today 8-10! Just beautiful! Also love your little selvage bag>little Christmas ideas? Thanks Jill!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

Hi,forgot to tell you how neat Andy's "Circle Quilt" is! I've never done one similar>maybe soon! Thanks for the Tour! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Lisa Marie said...

Lots of good ideas for these gorgeous fabrics over on Kimberly's blog. I especially like the Lone Starburst quilt.

Dawn F said...

I like these little bags a lot. Seems like it would be handy to store all kinds of little things in there. I enjoyed looking at Kim's designs using this fabric line. My favorite was the star chain.

Angie&Gary Short said...

What a cute little zipbag. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Mary Preston said...

I'm loving these. I like projects with salvage too.

VermontMom said...

These are great colors. Very inspiring.

Suzanne said...

I love your fabrics and very cute project. Have to keep an eye out for them at my LQS.

Beth said...

What a darling project! I haven't sewn with zippers in the past, so I might have to work my way up to making one, but this would be good motivation for me to get started. My nieces would love to receive these at Christmastime, and I could use a bunch of these in my sewing room, that's for sure.

Thanks for a great blog hop. I'll be looking for your new line in my local quilt shop.

Janie said...

Sweet projects. How wide did you cut your selvage for it. Thank you for the tour.

delaineelliott said...

I have really enjoyed this blog hop. Your container is an awesome idea and they would make excellent gifts. Thanks!

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quilter said...

Love your new fabric, thanks for sharing!
cork@pa.rr.com

Jayne said...

Thanks to Kimberly for showing lots of different patterns in EQ7.
I must remember to save my selvedges in future

allison pogany said...

Love the new fabric. Liked seeing Kimberly's exploits with EQ7 as I am debating buying it. And I LOVE your "stitchery-do"!
allisonpogany at gmail.com

Judy1522 said...

I enjoyed seeing your fabrics used in Kimberley's designs. Also your containers for sewing supplies are adorable.

KaHolly said...

Pretty, pretty fabrics and fun little tote! Perfect of 'on the go'!

wendy said...

Love the fabrics and the stitchery-do! Enjoyed Kimberly's quilts from her experiences with EQ7. Thank you!

Pattie Davidson said...

lOVE ALL OF THE FABRICS!!

SewDoUQuilt said...

Your little totes are adorable! jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

Helen L said...

I love your little sewing kits!! I've been looking for a good pattern for quite awhile, and I do like that you have the storage area, the pincushion (so clever to put it in the lid!!), and the little pockets on the sides for scissors. It looks like a really fun one to try! And I love it done in your fabrics: so pretty!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

gardenwitch said...

What clever little sewing kits. I need to make one too and of course, the fabrics are so bright and cheerful.