A 2018 CHALLENGE
has been on my mind all summer!
I wasn’t sure when we were going to get it in!
Then, during our Paperdoll Trunk Show at the MSQC Birthday Bash in Hamilton , I enjoyed a visit with Rhonda!!
She, like many of you has participated in the previous challenges, supported my efforts on social media and followed us faithfully.
It was a wonderful surprise!
And it was great to meet her in person and share. Thank you Rhonda.
We talked about doing another Post Card Challenge and exchange as we did for Valentines ’15 and still getting it in for this year.
However, I’m thinking . . . we’ll hold that thought for 2019 due to time, and I just may have the perfect NEW collection for a card challenge.
So, just this week,
I started working on an idea that I had for using the Paperdoll (main) Panel. A Needle Book Apron! I liked it so much then thought, ah ha
C H A L L E N G E ! ? ! ! !
At first, I thought Needle Book Apron Challenge? Sounds fun but did we want to limit it to aprons? Then it came to me,
NEEDLE BOOK CHALLENGE
just popped up!
And, whatever that title conjures up in your maker’s mind is OK.
Your project can be an apron, or anything you dream up following a few simple rules:
• You must use one of the J Wecker Frisch Paperdoll Panels from Riley Blake Designs, either the main or patch panels.
• Additional fabrics must be from the Paperdoll collection or any Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cottons Basics.
• You must complete project and send photos (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Fall Quilt Market. We’ll set an October 27th deadline.
• You must share on all (or any you have) of your social media platforms, Blogs, Facebook and Instagram using #needlebookchallenge
• You must follow us and Riley Blake Designs also on social media channels.
Instagram – J Wecker Frisch & Riley Blake Designs
Facebook – Joy Studio and Riley Blake Designs
Here on the Joy Studio Blog would be excellent! Although optional.
Post your progress photos on the same J Wecker Frisch or Joy Studio, FB or IG pages anytime using links above!
Be sure to use #needlebookchallenge so we can view collectively.
Oh, and did I mention PRIZES!?!!!
Winner will receive,
LANG She WHO SEWS Calendar Mini & Planner
LANG Draw Near Sketchbook
Paperdoll Fabric FQ
& a boxed LANG She Who Sews, Run the Race mug!
I would like us ALL, along with our panel of judges to vote for the winner so again, we must have your photos for that.
Each participant gets two votes, one for their own project and the other must be for someone else. 😉
Winner announced from Quilt Market! Can I do that? Lol
What did I forget?
Please join and have fun with you version of the Paperdoll Needle Book!
I look forward to seeing what YOU make!!!
Good luck Makers!
Last week in September and also for
Riley Blake Designs
MEET THE MAKERS QUILT ALONG!
My last PAPERDOLL block.
I used Black Text, Blue Text, Blue Pin Dots & Riley Blake White.
And I used more Just Another Button Company’s new alphabet buttons in my styling! Loving those, on everything.
And speaking of buttons, these oversized are stoneware coasters that I picked up in Hamilton last weekend. They are my Birthday Bash present to self that I spotted in the Farm Goods shop and couldn’t resist getting for the studio. Set of four, yellow and green not pictured. Aren’t they sew cute?
Well, that’s all for the Meet The Makers QAL project but not for me and piecing/quilting! I think I’m just getting started. Learning to piece and a bit of quilting during the QAL and September’s National Sewing Month this year seams so fitting and friends say was about time. After designing fabric and projects for over fifteen years I am enjoying getting to actually use the fabrics as they were intended, in the ‘sew through’.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my progress while you quilted along and I would love to see yours. If you haven’t already I hope you’ll try this fun project. All of the details and kits are at RileyBlakeDesigns.com
Thanks for tuning in! 😉
Once again, this Riley Blake Designs Maker, is sharing!
Here is my progress for the
RILEY BLAKE DESIGNS
MEET THE MAKERS Quilt-Along.
My block #2 features
pincushion toss, vintage button illustrations and tape measures plus,
Riley Blake White.
please tell me, are YOU quilting along?
Jump in anytime.
Details are on their BLOG.
And very good details they are too! Including a VIDEO TUTORIAL.
Each time that I complete one of these blocks I am fascinated to see the results. In case you missed my last post, I’m actually learning to piece during this QAL. Very fun and challenging at the same time. And, I think I may be hooked!
Meet me here next week for more,
Meet the Makers Paperdoll blocks!
And be sure to tune in for the
RBD Paperdoll Tour
starting Thursday, Sept. 6 for four consecutive Thursdays on the blogs listed below.
I’m betting these Makers are going to be showing you some really
The Polka Dot Chair
Jedi Craft Girl
For some of our really cute stuff using Paperdoll fabrics:
“Doll Closet” Applique Design for Makers
in our ETSY SHOP
P A P E R D O L L ,
our new fabric collection with Riley Blake Designs
at Spring Quilt Market in Portland!
Only a sneak peek shown here using one of our
JOY STUDIO MAKER’S GUIDES.
came through beautifully for us once again in her creation of this stunning applique piece using our ‘Press On’ pattern! The photos do not do it justice truly so, please if you’re in Portland for Quilt Market, come by and see her for yourself. She will not disappoint.
Riley Blake Designs – Booth #1437
Patterns are available at Checker Distributors #1801 and Brewer Sewing #852-53.
Shops – This makes a great class!
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