ISLAND HOME fabrics by Natalie Barnes from ANTHOLOGY FABRICS

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Shayla Wolf Good Vibes Only blog tour


It's a great month!
It's time to celebrate with Shayla Wolf of Sassafras Lane Designs!!
It's time to take a look at this lovely Windham Fabrics line
with lots of color and prints that will make lots of different projects!  
There is a great blog tour happening right now.
And I couldn't be more excited to be a part fo the fun.

Let's celebrate together.

Leave a comment!
Each maker will be hosting a giveaway for a small bundle of Good Vibes Only. 
That is 19 opportunities to win! 
There will also be a big giveaway with the recap post on Sunday, June 23rd. 
The big prize will contain a fat-quarter bundle of Good Vibes Only and a pattern bundle.

It's summer.
Not only is it summer, but school is out, and that means kids are at home.
Well, only until they find the next place they want to go....
and then you're off to the races!

It's for this reason, I suggest a simple
project for this summer - it's these lovely, rich, cheery fabrics...
And, because, it's something you can work on
15 minutes at a time!!
These bright colors just say, "summer", to me, too!

"Summer-to-go!" mats and coasters
Place the first strip right side up, on the batting,
in the center of the 13"h x 16"w batting/backing rectangle.
(trim to 13" as you select each strip)
Quilt through the first strip.
Place the second strip right sides together on the first strip.
Sew together with an approximate 1/4" seam.
Flip open; quilt the second strip.
Repeat, across the left of the center, then the right of the center. 
Hint:  Piece some random strips together to form larger pieced strips.
Use these in your
Be sure to sew and quilt in opposing directions to keep your project square.
(up one side, down the other, and repeat)
don't you just love all of these patterns and colors???!?
Trim mats to 12 x 16, and coasters to 5-3/4" square.
Make 2-1/4" straight binding; attach to projects.
Color Recipe:
Use fat quarters of all of the colors to piece the mats and coasters.
Use the black to bind the coasters, the white to bind the mats.
The coaster backing is grey, and the mat backing is made from the whites.
(the rest of the details are below)
Piece them in a "loosely interpreted"
log cabin piecing technique.
Start with a square or strip in the center, then round and round you go,
Who knows?
Maybe the kids will want to quilt with you, once they see these great colors!

Looking for a chance to win something?
Leave your comment below...and remember, each post
is another chance to win....
(4) 6" squares grey for coaster backing
(4) 6" squares of InsulBright and lightweight batting
(4) 13" x 17" white/grey for mats backing
(4) 13" x 17" rectangles of batting for mats
(2) sets of 1-1/2" strips, and (2) sets of 2" strips
of all of the colors
(all of them!!! and yes, you'll have fabric remaining)

Monday, June 3rd: Shayla Wolf | Sassafras Lane Designs
Tuesday, June 4th: Emily Dennis | Quilty Love
Wednesday, June 5th: Nichole Vogelsinger | Wild Boho
Thursday, June 6th: Irene Sytema | Sugaridoo
Friday, June 7th: Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts
Saturday, June 8th: Robin Long | Robin Ruth Design
Sunday, June 9th: Jessica VanDenburgh | Sew Many Creations
Monday, June 10th: Nicole Young | Lillyella
Tuesday, June 11th: Sherry Shish Powered by Quilting
Wednesday, June 12th: Tara Curtis | Wefty Needle
Thursday, June 13th: Jo Westfoot | The Crafty Nomad
Friday, June 14th: Janet Nesbitt | One Sister Designs
Saturday, June 15th: Natalie Barnes | Beyond the Reef
Sunday, June 16th: Elisabeth Hardy | Elisabew Quilts
Monday, June 17th: Sarah Sharp | No Hats in the House
Tuesday, June 18th: Joanne Hart Unicorn Harts
Wednesday, June 19th: Elise Baek | Elise & Emelie
Thursday, June 20th: Kaitlyn Howell | Knot and Thread Design
Friday, June 21st: Nicole Daksiewicz | Modern Handcraft
Saturday, June 22nd: Sarah Thomas | Sariditty
Sunday, June 23rd: Shayla Wolf | Recap



gab said...

I live the bright colors!

Jody said...

Beautiful colors and those placemats are going on my list of summer projects!

Carmen said...

What a fun and colorful project!!

Susan Shaffer said...

Love your improv style of making the coasters and placemats. Using the vibrantly colorful fabric gives them a fun modern look. Thanks for sharing!

cghundley said...

Fabulous idea and they
look so summery! Love
all these colors.
Carla from Utah

Vicki said...

Love the bold colors and the quilt-as-you-go method for placemats and coasters. Very pretty.

Kathryn said...

Bold and bright. Just right for summer.

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty, fun and happy place mats and coasters.

Cecilia said...

Great idea! I love the way your coasters and mats turned out. They do look like Summer! said...

Bright and beautiful.

Jayne said...

I love to see improv quilts, I must give it a go

scottylover said...

Beautiful fabrics! Great way to use up scraps, too!

Sandy A

Lori Smanski said...

oh those fabrics are so yummy. I love your projects. So cheery and happy.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Kathy H said...

Great placemats and I love those colors.

Diantha said...

This is a great project to use those bright and cheery fabrics! I like your "quilt as you go" technique.

Jollygirl said...

Such great fabrics and they are the perfect fabrics to use for summer time coasters and mats.

Karen said...

What a fun, colorful project! QAYG is such a great way to make the kind of progress that makes me smile every time. And I love how you've used the fabrics!

GranChris said...

I love the look and the color. Lots of fun.

Delaine said...

I love your QAYG ideas! So very bright and summery. Thanks!

Sewgirl said...

Your pieces are so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing!

CarolQuilts said...

Your projects are so bright and cheery!

Zanymouse said...

Such a fun summer project! I love the bright and happy colors.

Sharon Aurora said...

Great colors for summer coasters. I need to make some more coasters for around here.

sandy said...

Love the bright colors. You could make table runner and coasters for the table on the patio. Perfect for summer.

Vicki in MN said...

I love your bright fun summer coasters!

Louisa said...

Those colors, so pretty.

Beth said...

Quilt-as-you-go is one of my favorite techniques. Thanks for the reminder that I should get busy using it to make some placemat sets for holiday gifts--it's never too soon.

Leslie Stratton said...

Such a cute project, and oh so summery!

Shayla said...

Love these! I might have to whip up a few for summer! Thank you for participating in the blog tour!

BarefootThunder said...

Love this summer to go!!💚

zeb312 said...

Beautiful!!! I love QAYG!!

Lisa E said...

Thanks for this great project. I love the colors that you used!

mumbird3 said...

Graet idea - beautiful!!!

Nancy D said...

Great project! Love those colors!

tac73 said...

Your projects are perfect in these happy colors! Thank you.

Lisa Marie said...

These look like fun to make and I love the bright cheerful fabrics!

Johanna said...

Great fabric collection. Looking forward to it!

Kristine said...

I really really loved your quilt as you go coasters! I've been trying to think of a project to push a group of strip scraps into and the coasters will be perfect. Thank you so much for sharing and helping introduce this great line of fabric!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Thanks everyone; the comments for the giveaway are closed now.
Please head to Facebook and Instagram to find out who'll be getting fabric!!
The random number generator has selected one person to receive fabrics from Windham Fabrics.
And then the RNG chose two more, and I'm sharing my fabrics with the two of you!!!

Thanks again for stopping by, and for leaving a comment!

Anonymous said...

Love the coasters! And the "loosely interpreted log cabin" idea works great. Thanks for the great idea. The fabrics are so vibrant! would make anything look beautiful. hrglover at hotmail dot com

Stevey said...

Beautiful fabric and designs