Welcome to Week #2 of the Acreage fabric collection BLOG TOUR!! You can check out the entire Acreage fabric collection here. I am lucky enough to know this fabulous new designer for Moda, Shannon Orr. Several months ago, Shannon asked if I would piece a quilt for the Spring Quilt Market, and I was thrilled to do that. Here is the result of Shannon’s darling Bonnie Picnic Quilt, pattern can be found here.
I was so inspired by those cute little dresdens I made for Shannon’s quilt, I decided to make a little skirt for my cowgirl. The Acreage line is so colorful, I had to wanted to showcase the colors with a rainbow layout.
I have three girls (and three boys), the oldest two girls are 17 and 15. I used to sew skirts and dresses for them when they were small, but I’ve neglected making clothes for my 10 year old, so she was pretty excited to get to wear this!!
Lydia loved fixing her hair and taking pictures! She’s cute, she’s spunky, and she’s “wild and free.” She told us that when she was small and the “wild and free” is kind of a little family joke now, but it fits her personality spot on.
It sure turned out cheery and fun! I made up this pattern myself, mostly in my head. I am not a clothing pattern designer, but skirts are pretty simple and I just used a skirt Lydia already owned and copied the basic shape of it.
I couldn’t stop with just the skirt, so I was forced by the fabric to create this pillow for little miss cowgirl’s bed.
This boot pattern called “Hoppin’ Boots” was created by the Southern Arizona Quilt Shop Owners in 2010. There is no online source for it, sorry! I have used this pattern for pillows and quilts over the past several years and I find it so fitting living in Southern Arizona. Anything made with a boot pattern is a hit around here!
I just quilted the boot pillow with a simple diamond pattern. I used a piece of painters tape stuck directly to the top of the boot as a seam guide for straight lines. I’m sure that’s a common practice, but I felt pretty ingenious when I came up with the painters tape idea.
Thanks for joining me on this blog tour. Below you will find the blog tour guide. Don’t miss a week, I can’t wait to see what all these talented ladies have come up with!