I feel privileged to be part of
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs fabric tour.
When I met Gerri and saw her quilt designs and fabrics
I knew right away that she was a keeper.
She is incredibly talented and her expertise shines
in the selection of color, texture and illustration
of this fabric collection called
Gerri has designed some beautiful quilts
to go with this collection.
She has a book available now called
It’s filled with 9 beautiful quilt designs.
With luscious reds, country blues, deep navy blues,
and some creams and beige’s mixed in…
how can you not want to make quilt blocks.
I could not resist making the traditional Dresden Plate block.
This quilt block is addictive.
I used a pattern you can download from Craftsy called
“The Retreat Bag” by Janelle MacKay
Super easy! Super fun!
You can purchase the wire frames from your
local quilt store.
Don’t be intimidated…they are super easy
to insert in the top of your bag
and I love how they keep the
top of your bag open and accessible.
I did make my pockets larger and I placed
one on each side…because hey,
who doesn’t need one more pocket
and who says you can have too many??? Not me!
I quilted the fabric first
then I placed the Dresden Plate on the outside
of the bag and quilted on top of the block.
If you notice the modern flare Gerri has given
her designs by giving them some texture and dimension.
She’s clever that way.
I especially love the denim looking background
on the main blue print
which I featured on the outside of this bag.
On the back of the bag I cut some 2 1/2″ squares and pieced them together. They add a bit of charm and
show off some of the other pieces in this fabric line.
Notice all those blues, reds and creams next to each other….
You can find all these fabrics at your local quilt shop.
Penny Rose Fabrics is the Manufacture of these
So ask your local quilt shop if they carry
Be sure to check out these other wonderful
designers and see their beautiful projects.
It has been so fun sharing what I love to do…
Create and Sew with Fabric!!!
Thank you Gerri for letting me play with your
beautiful fabric designs!
Faded Memories Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, April 24
The Clever Quilt Studio
Tuesday, April 25
Lazy Girl Designs
Wednesday, April 26
Thursday, April 27
Jina Barney Designz
Friday, April 28
A Bright Corner
Friday, April 28