I’m excited to share a little just-for-fun project I’ve been working on over the past few days with the darling new Sweet Orchard fabric from Riley Blake. Summer is wrapping up here. School started this week! Sewing time has been rare but I did make some time to play with these sweet prints for the Sweet Orchard blog tour going on right now.
Sweet Orchard is a brand new collection designed by Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane. I just love Sedef’s beautiful creations and eye for details. Her fabric is a perfect expression of her style.
There are a bunch of bright, summery prints in this collection, but I chose to focus on the pinks, blues and red. I’ve been a sucker for that combination for a while now. I’m also loving this ‘cheater’ print (there are three in different colorways in this collection.)
I decided it would be fun to make some traditional patchwork stars with these fabrics. The cheater print was perfect for fussy-cutting some cute centers for those stars.
These stars are one of my favorite blocks for playing with fabric combinations, creating an effortless but coordinated scrappy design.
I am putting together a tutorial for these basic stars and will share it next week. Now that school has started and one of my favorite time-sucks (aka the Olympics) has ended, I’m having high hopes to start getting caught up on many other projects that have sat patiently waiting for me all summer.
You can also see and be inspired by many other darling Sweet Orchard projects on these other blogs:
|18 August||Kimberly & Melody||fatquartershop.blogspot.com/|
|19 August||Liz & Elizabeth||simplesimonandco.com|
If you’re feeling the Sweet Orchard love, you may also be interested in an upcoming Sweet Stars Sew-along hosted by Peta of She Quilts a Lot to create this original pattern. The Sew-along starts next week – you can read more about it here.