Sweet Orchard Mini Stars Quilt

Patchwork Stars Sweet Orchard

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.

Sweet Orchard Riley Blake

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.)
Sweet Orchard fussy-cut

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.

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Sweet Orchard patchwork stars

These stars are one of my favorite blocks for playing with fabric combinations, creating an effortless but coordinated scrappy design.

Sweet orchard Riley Blake mini Quilt

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.

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Sweet Orchard fabrics are available in stores now and from Lou Lou’s Fabric Shop, the Fat Quarter Shop, Fort Worth Fabric Studio, and Southern Fabrics.

You can also see and be inspired by many other darling Sweet Orchard projects on these other blogs:

15 August Nadra ellisandhiggs.com
15 August Sarah alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
16 August Jemima tiedwitharibbon.com
16 August Anorina sameliasmum.com
17 August Lisa aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
17 August Minki minkikim.com
18 August Kimberly & Melody fatquartershop.blogspot.com/
18 August Keera livelovesew.com.au
19 August Cassie cassandramadge.com
19 August Liz & Elizabeth simplesimonandco.com
22 August Peta shequiltsalot.com
22 August Xanthe wife-made.com
23 August Samantha aquapaisleystudio.com/
23 August Stacy stacyolsondesign.com
24 August Sharon lilabellelane.blogspot.com
24 August Amy diaryofaquilter.com
25 August Sarah piccolostudio.com.au
25 August Kristyne prettybyhand.com
26 August Jennie cloverandviolet.com
26 August Megan quiltstory.blogspot.com


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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.

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  • Reply
    August 25, 2016 at 6:27 am

    This is beautiful. Sedef’s fabric is absolutely adorable. I need to start making smaller stuff
    Yes, the Olympics are always more interesting than we imagined. I wish they had about three days of Synchro swimming, but I had to see it all online….
    It is good to get back to the routine. Now I recall when my kids were little I wished I had an oven and a sewing machine in my car since it seemed like I spent most of my time sitting in there and waiting in a line with after school activities

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      Amy Smart
      August 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Hahaha! Yes! I relate. If I could just make dinner at the same time I wait for carpool, I’d have so much more time to sew! 😉

  • Reply
    August 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you for your inspiration. Your creativity is amazing.

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