Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wistful Winds blog tour

Thank you so much for visiting me on the Wistful Winds blog tour showcasing Shari's latest fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs

I am so excited Shari asked me to be a part of the tour.  Shari is the sweetest.  We first became friends over social media (she was so kind and loving to me in a pretty tough time for me personally) and then we met in person at 2016 Spring Quilt market in Salt Lake. 

Her booth was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, the colours of her fabrics are so vibrant and cheerful.  Here we are together in her booth.  I told you it was good!  

   Shari has really designed the perfect fabric collection to make a variety of different things.  There are large and small scale prints, tone on tone prints and each fabric is packed full of colour and meaning.  


Shari will be sharing her inspiration for the collection over on her blog at Doohickey Designs at the end so be sure to find out why Wistful Winds is such a special collection.

I adore the colours in this fabric by Shari and knew my girls would both love a new Swing Pocket Skirt each.  They were so excited when I finished them and couldn't wait to wear them! (The girls are reading one of our very favourite children's books - The Runaway Hug by Nick Bland).

After I finished the skirts I just had to make a quilt.  Shari's fabric collection name 'Wistful Winds' had me thinking of flying kites in the wind and so I designed this Quilt using two of my favourite prints from the collection.  The pattern includes instructions to make three different sizes and is available for instant download until the 27th October 2016.  Giveaway finished.  Sorry the link is no longer available. 

And last of all with some of the remaining fabric I designed this sweet cushion.  Every morning when I drop my big two girls off at school and kiss them goodbye I tell them to "be kind and remember I love you".  This cushion is another reminder for them (I can never tell them enough how much I love them).  I have not yet written a pattern for this cushion but I will get onto it.

This little miss thought her big sisters were having too much fun and wanted to join in.

One last photo for you.  I had just told our middle daughter to look grumpy in a silly voice - which obviously from her reaction I got the desired result (reverse psychology ;p)  ha ha  

Want to see more from my process?  You can see more sneak peeks and styled photos of Wistful Winds fabrics over on my instagram :)

So many other talented sewers have been included in this tour.  If you haven't taken the time already start from the beginning and go through the list of contributors for some serious eye candy and inspiration.  Go ahead you wont be sorry!

October 3rd:
Amy Sinibaldi – 
Kristyne Czepuryk –

October 4th:
Amanda Niederhauser – 

October 5th:
Meagan Taylor/Kristi Jones – 
Christine Cook –

October 6th:
Elea Lutz –
Jodie Carleton –

October 7th:
Jina Barney –

October 10th:
Elizabeth Evans – 
Kimberly Bourne –

October 11th:
Jemima Flendt –
Nadra Ridgeway –

October 12th:

Katie Skoog – 

October 13th:
Angie Wilson –
Deanna Wall –

October 14th:
Melissa Mortenson –

Jessica Stewart – 

Thanks again Shari for this opportunity.  I am so honored to be included in such an awesome line up and especially to have been able to sew with these beautiful fabrics from your Wistful Winds collection.



DoohikeyDesign said...

Clare, you have out done yourself! The many projects you created and filled with LOVE, HAPPINESS and JOY makes my heart swell with so much love! You are truly an inspiration and I'm so glad you are in my life! Just wish we lived closer together! Just know I'm giving you a big squeeze and a hug! LOVE YOU!

Jessica said...

I love everything, but those skirts are PRECIOUS! Great work, Clare!

Stitches Quilting said...

Clare!!! You are beyond talented!!! I love the shirts!!! The quilt!!! The pillow!!! The embroidery!!! And your blog post!!! Just perfectly lovely and a wonderful way to celebrate Wistful Winds and Shari's story!!

quilter said...

Very pretty and your models are cute too! Thanks for sharing!

Janie said...

Thank you so much for the pattern. Your quilt is lovely. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Clares Place said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments! xxx

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