Doll Days! Blog Tour

I’m so excited to tell you about my friend Erin Hentzel‘s wonderful new book, Doll Days!

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It’s a fabulous book about vintage inspired doll clothes with a modern flair. The book is filled with gorgeous photographs, easy to follow instructions, and loads of inspiration for making beautiful outfits for 18″ dolls, plus suggestions for modifying or adding embellishments.

I started sewing doll clothes at the age of four and felt like a kid again making a dress for my American Doll. I used a favorite print from my Sunday Ride fabric collection with Benartex, added a little touch of aqua, and trimmed it with little flowers.

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I really enjoyed making this quick project and can’t wait to make the little shorts, shirts, and the cutest sun dress in the book!

How about you, have you ever sewn doll clothes? Would you like to make some of Erin’s cute dresses? C&T is giving away a copy of Doll Days! (eBook for international winners) And how about sewing the little outfits with some of my fabric?

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To enter the giveaway, leave a comment about your favorite childhood doll or toy. Giveaway closes this Sunday, July 3rd, at midnight.

And for more Doll Days! inspiration visit the other participants in the blog tour:

June 13 Kickoff! Erin on the  C&T blog

June 14 Amanda on  Jedi Craft Girl

June 15 Erin on  Dear Stella

June 16 Karen on  Karen Mom of Three

June 17 Erin on  Sew Mama Sew

June 20 Lindsay on  Lindsay Sews

June 21 Jane on  Janie Carroll Designs

June 22 Bonnie on  Fishsticks Designs Blog

June 23 Tracy on  Generation Q Magazine

June 24 Rachael on  RJR Blog

June 27 Cherry on  Cherry Blossoms Studio you’re here 🙂

June 28 Final stop! Erin on  Avery Lane Sewing

Hugs,         Sunday Ride Signature

Modern Elegance Coloring Book Blog Hop and Giveaway!

I’ve been having so much fun! Felt like a kid again coloring on Amanda’s beautiful Modern Elegance Coloring Book!

The book is filled with over 45 beautiful and fun designs, printed on heavy paper suitable for coloring pencils, markers, and even watercolors.

I played with my coloring pencils and fine tip markers…

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And colored these pages… it was so relaxing!

These are a few favorites I will be coloring next:

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Did you enjoy coloring when you were a child? Would you like a copy of Modern Elegance? Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite color was as a child. I will chose a winner this Sunday, 12/13/15 by midnight. Winners in the US will receive a hard copy of the book, if you reside outside the US, you’ll win an ebook.

And don’t forget to visit the other participant in the Modern Elegance Blog Hop:

Monday, November 30 – C&T Publishing
 Tuesday, December 1st – Benartex
Wednesday, December 2nd – The Little Red Hen
Thursday, December 3rd – American Patchwork & Quilting
Friday, December 4th – Sarah Vedeler Designs
Monday, December 7th – Brewer Sewing
Tuesday, December 8th – Generation Q Magazine
Wednesday, December 9th – Quiltmaker
Thursday, December 10th – Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio you’re here
Friday, December 11th – Amanda Murphy Design
                                                                                       Hugs,
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The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book Blog Tour

I’m so excited to tell you about a fabulous book, The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, written by my friend Amanda, an accomplished quilter and spokesperson for the Bernina longarm.

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If you’ve ever finished a quilt top and wondered how to quilt it, this book gives you 155 Mix & Match Designs, broken down by allover designs, blocks, sashing, borders, and individual motifs, beautifully illustrated with step by step samples of how to quilt 30 traditional blocks.FMQIdeaBook_04

The book is filled with quilting tipsFMQIdeaBook_03_large

plus a fun table runner with several quilting versions to get you started.FMQIdeaBook_08_compact

And to top it off, there’s an index of designs by blockFMQIdeaBook_2434

and by design family, making it super easy to mix and match designs.FMQIdeaBook_07b_compactLove, love the spiral binding!

The free-motion ideas can be easily quilted on both a domestic machine or a longarm, and for great practice and inspiration, you can download the companion Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler epattern made with the blocks in the book.60237_RevisedPagesAUReview_Page_01_RGB400

I joined the The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, Sampler, and App Facebook group and have started making the sampler using my Soul Blossoms fabric.FMQ Cherry-Soul Blossoms

I am a bit behind, but have cut everything and sewn my first row blocks…11986500_10207135705606123_596802461581503378_n…so, so easy to make!

 And guess what, you can win a copy of Amanda’s great book! Leave a comment and tell me what inspires you to quilt. I’ll chose a winner at midnight this Monday, 11/16

For more inspiration, visit the other blogs in the tour…

 

Frosty Forest

So, while working on Celebrate the Seasons,
I was also creating my new Christmas line with Benartex,
Sammy, my sweet little owl from Night Owl
and his woodland friends were the inspiration for this fun
and vibrant collection
Frosty Forest was released last Fall at Quilt Market in Houston
and you can find it in stores now.
I created these three new applique patterns using the line,
Frosty’s Wonderland, a twin size quilt
Let it Snow, a tree skirt
that would also look awesome as a round runner
and Frosty, a wall hanging…
… I LOVE snowman and just had to have him!
….after that came….
Well, I’ll be back soon,
but I better focus… have several new patterns
to sew up for Sprint Market in May!
Hugs, Cherry

I’m back…

Hello there, I’ve been gone for a long time
and have been missing ya’ll so much!
2014 was an incredible, but crazy, busy year for me…
So many awesome things happened
and I want to share some of the fun things
I worked on over the next few days…
It all started with Celebrate the Seasons with C&T
The book includes patterns for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter,
all with full size layouts & reversed templates!
I had a great time working on each of these projects,
and if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be
Thankful… or maybe Merry & Bright?…
Humm, I don’t know…
the little chicks in Happy Easter turned out so sweet, plus …
well, then there’s the map, love maps and travel! … lol…
Okay, how can a mom have a favorite child, right?
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,