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Paperie Blog Tour: A quilt, a skirt and a giveaway!

BlogTourGraphicToday is my stop on the Paperie Blog Tour hosted by Amy Sinibaldi of NanaCompany. I am so honored to be sewing amongst some very fine artists and friends using Amy’s debut fabric collection, Paperie, for Art Gallery Fabrics. I simply adore this line for the soft colors and pretty designs. The possibilities are truly endless and if you’ve been following the tour thus far, you have already seen a wide range of handmade items. The first project I made was the quilt pictured below. I made it just for me and I LOVE it!! I cannot remember the last time I made something for myself. Every step of making this quilt brought me pure joy!PaperieQuilt_Full_BP

I paired each of the 10 prints from Paperie with a coordinating Kona Cotton solid, so 20 fabrics total. It just so happens that these are some of my favorite colors and they all worked together so perfectly. I used my go-to block, the half square triangle (HST), in a somewhat random pattern, but yet arranged in like groupings.PaperieQuilt_Me_BP

As with almost all my quilts, I stitched simply keeping the focus on the fabric.Paperie_Quilting1_BP

For the backing, I used a good quality, super soft, white minky. I love the weight that it gives the quilt, not to mention the warmth, which is pretty essential for Wisconsin winters. However, I’ve found that minky backed quilts are wonderful all year long. For those of you who may be wondering, I do also use a cotton batting when I back with minky.Paperie_Fr_Bk_Bind_BP

I am so thrilled with how this quilt turned out. I couldn’t wait to throw it in the wash so I could cuddle up in it, which is exactly what I am doing as I write this post.Paperie_Quilting2_BP

I also couldn’t resist making a cute skirt for my daughter using the Happily Ever After print. It matched perfectly with this fuzzy heart sweater she already had and what better outfit to wear to celebrate Valentine’s Day?PaperieSkirt_S_Full_Flowers_BP

Even though I knew she’d be wearing leggings or tights under the skirt for the holiday since it’s cold here, I did add a lining layer for those times she wouldn’t be since the fabric background is white.PaperieSkirt_S_Book_BP

I just love the soft, muted colors and the sweet hearts.PaperieSkirt_Waist_BP

And of course the fairy tale references.

I greatly appreciate you stopping by to see what I made. As a thank you, Amy is giving away a Paperie love letter package that includes a charm pack. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post or on my Instagram post.CharmPackGiveaway

Also, below is a list of all those participating in this blog tour with links to their blog. Be sure to check out all the beautiful projects created if you haven’t done so already.

January 25 – Heidi Staples of

January 26 – Kerry Goulder of

January 27 – Cheri Lehnow of

January 28 – Sharon Holland of

January 29 – Jemima Flendt of

January 30 – Michelle Curtis of

February 1 – Christina Egner of

February 2 – Ali Brorsen of

February 3 – Kristine Lempriere of

February 4 – Nicole Young of

February 5 – Lori Landenburger of

February 6 – Jennifer Chon of

February 8 – Melissa LeRay of

February 9 – Megan Jimenez of

February 10 – Faith Essenburg of

February 11 – Renee Lange of

February 12 – Seder Imer of

February 13 – Kristyne Czepuryk of

February 15 – Heather Andrus of

February 16 – Stacy Olson of {you are here!}

February 17 – Erin Cox of

February 18 – Amy Sinibaldi of