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Wistful Winds Blog Tour

I am excited to share my project made using the Wistful Winds collection by Shari Butler (Doohikey Designs) with Riley Blake Designs.  This is such a special collection with its rainbow of colors, sweet florals, and a darling little girl.  It’s even more special when you learn the story behind it.  Shari will be sharing bits and pieces throughout the blog tour over on her blog and through social media and on October 21, she’ll share more of the personal meaning it has for her.  I know a small part of it, and it made joining the blog hop a bit of a cathartic journey for me as I ponder the hope that was poured into each piece.

I chose to sew one of my all-time favorite, quick projects…  The Daisies Car Seat Cover.

Years ago, I made a video tutorial for Riley Blake Designs that shows how to make the Crib Quilt that is included with the pattern.

Feel free to watch and make your own sweet little girl quilt.

The fabric has a fantastic tonal print that worked so nicely for the smaller borders but also for the flowers to give each a great bold coloring.  The tonal also worked beautifully for the binding and the handle straps.  The flowers on a white background stood out so stunningly especially when emphasized by the amazing quilting of Barbie Mills.  I didn’t know when I picked it up, but she had added a little custom quilting on the flowers which just tied the whole piece together beautifully!  Thank you Barbie!!!

The back just uses a rolie polie (precut 2.5″ strips), which makes piecing this cover a breeze.  You can purchase the pattern by clicking the pattern cover below.

It’s time for a fun Giveaway!  Comment below for a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate to my shop to buy your own Daisies quilt pattern (or whatever you’d like for $50.00).  The giveaway goes until October 16, at 11:59 PM, Pacific Time.  And the winner will be announced on October 17.

Don’t forget to visit other quilters and makers over the next few days who will also be playing with Wistful Winds. You can visit them here for more inspiration.

October 3rd:

Amy Sinibaldi – www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
Kristyne Czepuryk – www.prettybyhand.com

October 4th:
Amanda Niederhauser – www.jedicraftgirl.com
Amy Smart – www.diaryofaquilter.com

October 5th:
Meagan Taylor/Kristi Jones – www.meagsandme.com
Christine Cook – www.stitchingrevival.com

October 6th:
Elea Lutz – www.elealutzdesign.com
Jodie Carleton – www.vintagericrac.blogspot.com

October 7th:
Sedef Imer – www.downgrapevinelane.com
Jina Barney – jinabarneydesignz.com

October 10th:
Elizabeth Evans – www.simplesimonandco.com
Kimberly Bourne – www.mainstreetmarketdesigns.com

October 11th:
Jemima Flendt – www.tiedwitharibbon.com
Nadra Ridgeway – www.ellisandhiggs.com
Amy Chappel – www.amerooniedesigns.blogspot.com

October 12th:
Katie Skoog – www.thesimplelifecompany.com
Amber Johnson – www.alittlebitbiased.blogspot.com
Gwen Sager – www.tillalili.blogspot.com

October 13th:
Angie Wilson – www.gnomeangel.com
Clare Horsman – www.claresplaceblog.blogspot.com
Deanna Wall – www.stitchesquilting.com

October 14th:
Melissa Mortenson – polkadotchair.com
Jessica Stewart – www.izzyandivydesigns.com
Tina – http://www.onelittlepooh.net/blog-2/
Shari Butler – www.doohikeydesigns.com/blog/

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