Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mini Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Hello lovelies, 

I wanted to share with you a quick tutorial on a Mini Infinity Scarf featuring Shore Remains Algae voile from Etno Fabrics. Sometimes you just need an accessory to complete your outfit and this fast tutorial will help you with that ☺It will only take you 20 minutes to complete this project, leaving you with an adorable scarf. 

What you'll need:
►5/8 yards of Shore Remains Algae in Voile
►Sewing Machine
►Matching thread

Once you have your fabric folded (diagram 1), straight stitch all the way down the length of the scarf (right sides facing each other) using 1/2'' seam allowance. 

Turn the scarf right side out then match seams of both open edges and pin to match seams, try to sew all the way around while leaving a small opening were later you are going to blind hand stitch.  

And voila! your mini infinity scarf is complete! You can always alter the size of the scarf. In my case I use 20'' * WOF allowing me to turn it over twice, but you can make it bigger depending on the length that you want.

I hope you enjoy this mini tutorial!



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Same Block, Different Looks

Hello lovelies!

A while ago I made a blog post for AGF called, One Block Three Ways and I wanted to do it again on my blog. I wanted to show the different ways one single quilt block can have with different fabric selections. Sometimes we just get stuck in one style and we forget that we can mixed and match with different fabrics, and have a stunning result. 
This time around I made two Pinwheel quilt blocks (being one of the easiest to make because it only involves half square triangles!), giving them two different looks, Ethnic and Romantic.


For Ethnic, I used Etno Fabrics'  Dreams of Amina, Shore Remains Algae and Macchiato Pure Elements from Art Gallery Fabrics. If you wan to go for a more Ethnic look on your quilt, make sure to choose light and dark pure colors that will complement the main fabric which you had selected for central focus.   

I like to get inspired in everything I do and visualizing my inspiration is a must, so I created this little mood board with inspirational images that will help me get inspired and I hope it helps you as well☺

Here is a close up of the Ethnic quilt block. See how the soft Mocchiato perfectly complements Dreams of Amina and Shore Remain Algae, it truly makes this block stand out.


For Romantic I used Rock 'n Romance. I wanted to give romance an edge with a bit of Rock n' Roll and what a great way to do so than with Rock 'n Romance.
For this block I used Wild Heart Spirited, Femme Metale Steel and Art Gallery Fabrics' Verve Violet. Romance is all about sweetness and softness, but with the bit of Rock 'n Roll I added to it, I had to add a strong yet soft background color and AGF's Verve Violet was the way to go choice. 

And here is some of my inspirational pictures to help me get inspired when choosing colors ☺

A close up of this Romantic quilt block. The fun part about it is that this block does not look the same while using different fabrics. You will have two completely different quilts using the same quilt block! How cool is that??  

I wanted to prove my point by using a traditional quilt block. If you choose your fabric carefully and have in mind what sort of quilt you want to achieve (Ethnic, Romantic, Modern...etc) you can make something amazing and can turn this traditional block in a very stylish one ☺



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Let The Best Quilt Win

Hello lovelies!

As all of you know, I started  helping this noble charity Project Linus by providing fabrics to some of my amazing followers so they can create quilts for the adorable kids at Project Linus. The response I received was wonderful, thank you very much to all of you ladies! Now that I have all of the stunning quilts, I ask for all of you to vote for you favorite one! I know...I know, it's going to be very hard, all the quilts are just gorgeous!

How to vote? Visit this link → http://bit.ly/ProjectLinus that will direct you to my Pinterest board where you will see all the quilts and can vote by liking (heart) your favorite ☺
The winner will receive 10 YARDS OF FABRIC!  Please feel free to share, tweet and even shout about this noble charity and contest!

If you missed the IG call for Project Linus, you can donate a quilt to them, here you can check your local Project Linus Chapter and they will guide you on donating.

I wan to give a massive thank you to all the ladies that participated and helped me bring a smile to these wonderful kids!



Friday, June 5, 2015

Etno Fabrics Headwrap Tutorial

Hello lovelies! 

Last week, I started playing around with some of the Etno knits-I can't wait to get Artisan's already!!- and they are so fun, soft and stretchy! They bring comfort and creativity to our everyday projects. So I decided to make a lovely headwrap using some of my Etno knits. Summer is just around the corner and this head accessories is a must have piece! And specially if you can DIY it, right? 
For this particular headwrap, I used Art Gallery Fabrics' tutorial called Petalum Headwrap which is extremely easy and fast. 

I grabbed some of my Etno knit fabrics like Shore Remains Trinkets, Looming Love Pastel and Cubist Perceptions and started sewing these cuties up! 
They are so easy to make and it will take you less than 20 minutes to finish them. Art Gallery Fabrics knits are very soft and comfortable for the wearer. I can't wait for all of you to try this tutorial, make sure to share it on social media using #PatBravoDesign so I can see all your wonderful creations ☺

Happy sewing lovelies and stay tuned for more ☺



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

From me with e-love!

Hello lovelies!
Is it me, or this year if flying by so fast? I cannot believe is June already, literally we have 6 more months to go for the end of 2015. By far, this year is full with new projects and innovating ideas. Quilt Market was just a couple of weeks ago, but I came back full of energy and with many projects ahead that I cannot wait to share it with all of you. 
For our monthly calendar, I continue mixing Artisan fabrics. Now, I created a fusion between two different color palettes, Denim and Wood, incorporating its respective Betoken Shines and Aged Allure Raw.

○ Downloadable links are provided below 

with calendar
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without calendar
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Stay tuned because I have some surprises this month for all of you ☺