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May 2014

Arizona Blog Hop Recap Part 2

Hello fabric lovers!

For the second part of Arizona Blog hop, you will see another set of amazingly talented people show off the beautiful projects made with Arizona fabrics by April Rhodes!

Here is part two of the recap! Enjoy!

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 9). Kelly Costas | Cut Cut Sew

10). Rachael Gander | Imagine Gnats

11). Devon Lott | Miss Make 

 

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12). Mary Dugan | Molly Flanders

13). Mary Dugan | Molly Flanders 

14). Shannon Cook | Very Shannon

 

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15). Penny Layman | Sewtakeahike

16). Katie Blakesley | SewBikeQuilt

 

We hope you loved viewing the second part of the recap, if you would like more details check out April's website!

Thanks for checking out part 2 of the recap!

Sew away!

 

Xo, 

Amanda Mae


The Getaway Pillow // Tutorial

Hello! As some of you know the AGF team is packed and ready for Pittsburgh International Quilt Market. We will be out of the office for a few days, but before we leave we want to share this tutorial with you. The Getaway Pillow is made with Drift by Angela Walters and we first showed it to you on the Drift Lookbook.

 

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Now I want to show you how you can make it. Here is what you will need:

  1. Eight (8) 5 7/8” squares of  Gemmed Pathways Terra (Drift by Angela Walters)
  2. Eight (8) 5 7/8” squares of Sea Foam Green (Drift by Angela Walters)
  3. One (1) 22" square for the backing

 

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Construction:

Pair the 5 7/8" squares taking one from each fabric. Place one on top of the other face-to-face and using an erasable fabric market trace a diagonal line on the top square. Sew ¼” away from the line on both sides of it. Cut through the line previously traced. You should have two separate pieced squares. Press seams open and repeat the same steps with all the remaining pairs of squares.

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Arrange the squares following the diagram. Sew the rows first, and then attach them together.

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Cut a square that is the same size as your pillow top (it should be about 20").

Align both squares face-to-face and sew them all around leaving an opening of at least 4” at the bottom of the pillow to turn the pillow right side out.

Once you stuff the pillow, the last step is to close the opening with an invisible stitch done by hand. 

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I hope you enjoy this simple tutorial and that it helps you create a getaway space within your home.

Rock 'n Sew,

Lauv

 


Arizona Blog Hop Recap Part 1

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Hello Lovelies!

For the first 15 days in May, 15 very talented artists will be creating projects with Arizona fabrics by April Rhodes!

These beautiful projects made by brilliant individuals include; quilts, apparel, backpacks, accessories, and other crafty creations!

Here is part one of the recap!

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1). Anna Graham | Noodle Head

2). Shelly Figueroa | Figgy's

3). Julie Herman | Jaybird Quilts

 

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4). Erin Sobon | Sewbon

5). Jenna Brand | Jenna Brand

6). Kelli Ward | True Bias

 

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7). Delia Randall | Delia Creates

8). Rachel Howard | Family Ever After

 

We hope you enjoyed the first recap, and for more details check out April's website!

 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope this recap has inspired your soul! 

Sew away!

 

Xo,

Amanda Mae

 


Blossom Blanket Tutorial & Meadow Giveaway

Come to a place where the air is fresh & meadows with vast hills inspire a color palette of coral, blue, yellow, & green, combining to tell the story of summer days past and present.

 

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Imagine yourself in a partly sunny pasture with a gentle breeze blowing across the grassland.  Summer is fast approaching and this Blossom Blanket tutorial will be perfect for a Summer picnic.  This blanket is made by Leah Duncan using her newest line Meadow, a collection that tells the adventures of summer days.  

"Blossom Blanket"

Finished Size: 38” x 57”

What you will need:

½ yard of MW-80023 Leah’s Bloom Blush

¼ yard of MW-70028 Savanna Glow Golden

1 fat quarter of MW-80021 Gentle Breeze Beige

1 fat quarter of MW-80026 Valley of Evergreen

½ yard MW-70020 Summer Grove by Day

1 fat quarter of MW-80022 Plentiful Earth Citrine

½ yard MW-80029 Geos Bright Mandarin

1 ¾ yards PE-426 Apricot Crepe

Cutting Instructions:

1 – 18” x 15.5” piece of MW-80023 Leah’s Bloom Blush

1 – 17.5” x 12.5” piece of of MW-80023 Leah’s Bloom Blush

1 – 23” x 6.5” piece of MW-70028 Savanna Glow Golden

1 – 16” x 5” piece of MW-70028 Savanna Glow Golden

1 – 15.5” x 12.5” piece of MW-80021 Gentle Breeze Beige

1 – 17.5” x 11” piece of MW-80026 Valley of Evergreen

1  – 22.5” x 16.5” piece of  MW-70020 Summer Grove by Day

1 – 21.5” x 15” piece of MW-80022 Plentiful Earth Citrine

1 – 22.5” x 17.5” piece of MW-80029 Geos Bright Mandarin

1 – 42” x 61” piece of PE-426 Apricot Crepe

Instructions

Step 1:

Sew together the top of the blanket using .25” seams, pressing each seam as needed to the darker fabric.

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Step 2:

Once the top is complete, lay it flat and right side up on top of the backing fabric. Smooth out any wrinkles and pin the two pieces together.

Step 3:

Sew the two layers together using a straight or decorative stitch across the blanket, removing all of your pins as you go.

Step 4:

Lay the blanket right-side up and fold over the overlapping backside to create your binding which will be about .5”. Pin as you go.

Step 5:

Beginning at one corner, sew a decorative stitch all the way around your blanket, tucking in any raw edges.

Step 6:

Iron your blanket and go enjoy the outdoors!

 

 

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As an added bonus we are doing a GIVEAWAY!  Two lucky people will get a fat quarter bundle of Meadow.

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Meadow's two colorways feature fresh shades of yellow, coral, green, and blue!

 

                Picnic By the River                                Picnic in the Hills 

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We hope you enjoyed this tutorial, make sure you enter to win a fat quarter bundle of Meadow

Here are the details to enter the GIVEAWAY!

* Leave a comment about the Blossom Blanket on The Creative Blog

    What would you like to make with Meadow fabrics? Which colorway is your favorite?

* Make sure to state which colorway you like better! 

* There will be two random winners.

* Giveaway ends Thursday May 8th at 12:00 midnight.

 

Good luck and enjoy the tutorial we have posted for you!

 

 

The winner's have been choosen! Congratulations to Elizabeth Mchdonald and Sandy N.

I hope you enjoy your bundles and please keep us posted on your creations!

Meadow winner

xo

Amanda Mae

 


Hello

Hello Loves,

I wanted to introduce myself!

I'm Amanda Mae and I recently joined the Art Gallery Fabrics family. I'm an adventurist, I enjoy spending time at the beach, local parks and exploring new sites with my puppy and fiance. I'm a creative driven person, with a love for textiles, home decor and fashion!

I'm extremely excited to be part of this family and can't wait to get to know all of you better!

Xo

Amanda Mae