Friday, March 27, 2015

Etno Blog Tour



Hello lovelies! 
I'm beyond excited to announce the Etno Blog Tour! Join me each day, for the next 20 days, as creative sewers and quilters from around the world share the stunning projects created with Etno Fabrics. Take a look at the timeline below to see who will be posting each day!
I cannot express the excitement that I feel with this tour.The countless emails which I received from all of you wonderful ladies that wanted to be a part of this tour, are truly unbelievable! I am absolutely humbled and honored ♥




Blog posts will be linked daily as soon as they are posted

Monday March 30th → Allison Dutton │Allison Sews

Tuesday March 31st → Brandi Blowers │BNB Studios

Wednesday April 01st → Miki Simic│Mint Needle

Thursday  April 02nd → Rochelle New│Lucky Lucille

Friday April 03rd → Teri Dodds│Fa Sew LA

Saturday April 04th → Lisa Nielsen│The Quilt Jam

Sunday April 05th → Hilary Smith│Young Texan Mama

Monday April 06th → Sharon McConnell│Color Girl Quilts

Tuesday April 07th → Marija Vujcic│Marija's Fabric Creation

Wednesday April 08th → Nancy Purvis│Owens Olivia

Thursday April 09th → Becky McCoy│Sewin 4 Him

Friday April 10th → Erin Stewart│Poppy Quin

Saturday April 11th → Kathryn Upitis│Upitis Quilt

Sunday April 12th → Lori Hartman│Lori Hartman Designs

Monday April 13th → Abbey Garcia│Sew Charleston

Tuesday April 14th → Aida Valverde│Aika Maku

Wednesday April 15th → Debbie Jeske│A Quilter's Table

Thursday April 16th → Lara Bowditch│Scrap Quilt Preach

Friday April 17th → Isabel Kelly│Lamb and Wolfie

Saturday April 18th → Kylie Kelsheimer│Faith Love Fabric



Wednesday April 21st → Blog Tour Final Recap






xoxo.

Pat


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Quilt for Project Linus

Hey lovelies! 

Last week while checking all the scraps of fabrics that I currently have at home, I came up with an incredible idea! Gifting all my scraps to lovely quilters so they can create baby quilts for Project Linus a charity that I am very fond of. I called all talented sewers and quilters on Instagram and the response I received made me so happy! I can't believe so many of you want to create quilts for the wonderful little angels of Project Linus. They will truly appreciate it and it will put a smile on their faces.  


Before sending the quilt back to me -address will be later provided - make sure to photograph your project and email it to me. I will share it on a public Pinterest board, why? The pin [quilt project] with most likes will won 10 yards of fabrics! Deadline for sending the quilts is MAY 15TH 

Thank you all so much and if you didn't get a chance to participate, make sure to check Project Linus site for more ways to help these adorable kids. 

xoxo,  

Pat 




Monday, March 23, 2015

What I'm loving right now!

Hello lovelies!

How was you weekend? I had a very busy one creating a new little project- as you saw on my Instagram account - and of course constantly checking the progress of my Etno Blog Tour. I am beyond excited about that one! But I am also exited about a charity that I had started last week for Project Linus, more details coming soon on the blog. However as you all know, I spend lots of time browsing the web where I'm constantly finding inspirations and things that I love! 
For this "What I'm Loving Right Now", I found so many things that it was hard for me to come down to 5 items. Nonetheless, I manged to do it. From Merchant & Mills to Anthropology, this list has so many cute things that I wish I can get'em all!!! 
Links for each item are provided below! 



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Enjoy lovelies and stay tuned, my Etno Blog tour starts next week!

xoxo

Pat

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pyramid Impressions Table Runner Tutorial

Hello lovelies!
How is March treating you? I have prepared some interesting blog posts for all of you that I'm sure you will love! Like this one....surprise, surprise! I know it took me a little while to finish the instructions for the Pyramid Impressions table runner, featured in Etno's LookBook, but here it is for all of you to enjoy and begin sewing. 

Here are the fabrics you will need: 
Fabric A- ETN-40041 - 1/4 yd.
Fabric B- ETN-40044 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric C- ETN-50041 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric D- PE-418 - 1/6 yd.
Fabric E- PE-402 - 1/6 yd.
Fabric F- PE-433 - 1/8 yd.  

Binding -ETN-40042 - 126 “ long
(3 strips of WOF - 1/6 yd. )
Backing - ETN- 50044- 3/4 yd.

Cutting Requirements 
Four (4)2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strips from Fabric A
Four (4) 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric A
Four (4) 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strips from Fabric A
Four (2) 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric A
One (1) 1 1/2” x 20 1/2” strips from Fabric A
Two (2)2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square from Fabric B
Two (2)2 1/2“ x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric B
Two (2) 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric B
Two (2)2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square from Fabric C
Two (2)2 1/2“ x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric C
Two (2) 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric C
Six (6) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strips from Fabric D
Six (6) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares from Fabric D
Two (2) 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric D
Two (2) 1 1/2“ x 40 1/2” strips from Fabric E
Two (2)1 1/2“ x 16 1/2” strips from Fabric E
Six (6) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strips from Fabric F
Six (6) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares from Fabric F
Two (2)2 1/2” x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric F
Two (2) 1” x 20 1/2” strips from Fabric F

Sew following pieces together following Diagram 1.
Row 1 - 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strip from Fabric A to 2 1/2“ x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric F.
Row 2- 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric A to 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strip from Fabric F.
Row 3- 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric A to 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square from Fabric F.
Row 4- 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric A to 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square from Fabric F.
Row 5- 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric A to 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strip from Fabric F.
Row 6- 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strip from Fabric A to 2 1/2“ x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric F.


Sew rows 1-6 from Diagram 1 together following Diagram 2. Place a 2 1/2” x 10 1/2“ strip from Fabric A between row 3 and 4. Repeat this same process for the other end of your table runner but replace Fabric F to Fabric D!


Sew 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square from Fabric D to 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” from Fabric C to 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square from Fabric D. (Diagram 3) Next sew piece you made in Diagram 3 to 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric C. (Diagram 4)



 Following Diagram 5, sew two (2) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strips from Fabric D to each side of Diagram 4. Next sew the piece you made in Diagram 5 to a 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strip from Fabric C. (Diagram 6) Repeat this process one more time you will need to of these pieces. Next repeat this process two more times but replace Fabric D with Fabric F and replace Fabric C with Fabric B! You will also need two of these pieces.


Sew both of the pieces you made in Diagram 6 to the same piece made with Fabric F and Fabric B. Follow Diagram 7 for placement.


Sew 1” x 20 1/2” strip from Fabric F to 1 1/2” x 20 1/2” strip from Fabric A to 1” x 20 1/2” strip from Fabric F.


Sew pieces you made in Diagram 7 to the piece you made in Diagram 8. Follow Diagram 9!



Sew the pieces you made in Diagram 2 to each side of the piece you made in Diagram 9. Follow Diagram 10 as a guide. 


Sew two (2) 1 1/2” x 40 1/2” strips from Fabric D to each long side of your table runner.

Next sew (2) 1 1/2” x 16 1/2” strips from Fabric D to each short side of your table runner!

Congrats lovelies, you finished your Pyramid Impressions table runner! Now it’s time to quilt and bind!



Table Runner Quilting Assembly

Place BACKING FABRIC on a large surface wrong side up. Stretch it with masking tape against that surface. Place batting on top of backing fabric. Place quilt top on top of the batting with right side facing up. Smooth away wrinkles using your hands. Pin all layers together and baste with basting thread, using long stitches. You can also use safety pins to join the layers.
Machine or hand quilt starting at the center and working towards the corners. Remember that quilting motifs are a matter of personal preference. Have fun choosing yours! After you finish, trim excess of any fabric batting, squaring the quilt to proceed to bind it.

Binding

Cut enough strips 1 ½” wide by the width of ETN-40042 to make a final strip of 126” long. Start sewing the binding strip in the middle of one of the sides of the quilt, placing the strip right side down and leaving an approximate 5” tail. Sew with ¼” seam allowance (using straight stitch), aligning the strip’s raw edge with the quilt top’s raw edge.
Stop stitching ¼” before the edge of the quilt (Diagram B1). Clip the threads. Remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Fold the strip in a motion of 45 degrees and upward, pressing with your fingers. (Diagram B2) Hold this fold with your finger; bring the strip down in line with the next edge, making a horizontal fold that aligns with the top edge of the quilt (Diagram B3). Start sewing at ½” of the border, stitching all the layers. Do the same in the four corners of the quilt.
Stop stitching before you reach the last 5 or 6 inches. Cut the threads and remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Lay the loose ends of the binding flat along the quilt edge, folding the ends back on themselves where they meet. Press them together to form a crease. Using this crease as the stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding with right sides together (you can help yourself by marking with a pencil if the crease is difficult to see).
Trim seam to ¼” and press open. Complete the sewing. Turn binding to back of the quilt, turn raw edge inside and stitch by hand using blind stitch.
Can't wait to see all the fun projects you all sew up with this collection! Happy sewing lovelies! 
xoxo,

Pat

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

From me with eLove! March 2015

Happy March lovelies!!

How was your weekend? Mine was busy but productive and I managed to spent time with my family. Sadly South Florida had a rainy weather on Saturday that prevented me from going for a morning walk, but Sunday paid off giving justice to its name ☼ Like you all now, it's time for new monthly wallpapers. This time around, I decided to make it a bit simple by using elements of  Rhythmic Totems Sienna and adding a practically transparent element from Dreams of Amina.
Give your electronics a little bit of the ethnic expressions by downloading the links provided below.


with calendar
1280×800 | 1440×900 | 1680×1050 | 1920×1200 | 2560×1440 | iPad

without calendar
1280×800 | 1440×900 | 1680×1050 | 1920×1200 | 2560×1440 | iPad | iPhone | iPhone5 | Droid

I hope you like this month's wallpapers and stay tuned, there are more fun posts coming up on Soulful Eyes!

xoxo,

Pat
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