Bounce is in the House!

Bounce fabric collection, Windham Fabrics

Bounce has finally started arriving in shops!  

I have loved sewing with this line, I even ran out of my sample yardage, so once I got some fabric again this week I started sewing some new things I’ll share soon. 

Here’s some of my favorite things I’ve made with Bounce I thought I’d re-share since it’s been since October when I first posted it: 

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern in Bounce Fabrics

Chain Reaction with the blue tossed alphabet print as the background.  It also comes in a low volume colorway perfect for subtle fun backgrounds. 

Boxed Up Quilt Pattern in Bounce

Boxed Up with a layer cake of Bounce

Ziggy Baby Quilt in Bounce Fabrics

Ziggy Baby, and the free pattern for the fabric beach balls found here

Off Track Pattern in Bounce Fabrics

Off Track with a jelly roll of Bounce and this green background fabric (my favorite shade of green!). 

Libby Quilt Pattern in Bounce Fabrics

The Libby pattern, so fun in this fabric and fast!

Rainy Day Jr. Free Pattern in Bounce

Rainy Day Jr. free pattern found here, I used her alternate directions that only use one fabric for the cloud, but I can’t see it on her site anymore. 

Geranium Dress Sewing Pattern in Bounce

Geranium dress in the gray floral on Jane that I bribed with a sucker (you can tell she was done with pictures by her little fists LOL!). 

Easy Bake Layer Cake pattern in Bounce

My Easy Bake pattern got a new cover with Bounce, made with one layer cake

Bounce, by Cluck Cluck Sew for Windham fabrics

Check your local quilt shop for Bounce now, and you can also find it in shops online as well. 

I can’t wait to see what you make with it!

 

 

 

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A Tennis Quilt

Tennis Quilt, Batter Up Pattern, Fat Quarter friendly and easy to make!

You know what I love more than every sport combined (besides sewing…obviously I consider that a sport)?   Tennis.  

In my mind I’m really good at tennis…but in reality I’m pretty “meh” at tennis.  Even though my skills are seriously lacking it’s been one of my favorite sports since high school.  

Tennis Quilt, Batter Up Pattern, Fat Quarter friendly and easy to make!

The best part about the Batter Up pattern I shared last week (thank you for all the kind comments about it!) is that it can double as a tennis quilt.  

Tennis Quilt, Batter Up Pattern, Fat Quarter friendly and easy to make!

Tennis Quilt, Batter Up Pattern, Fat Quarter friendly and easy to make!

To make this pattern into a tennis quilt, all you do is swap the white fabric out for lime green (or is it yellow?!) and the red fabric out for white. 

The fabric I used for the tennis balls is called Add it Up in Glow by Cotton and Steel.   For the rest of the quilt I used some fabrics from my stash, prints from my Bounce fabric line (which is in a lot of shops now!), and a few of these Blossom basics. I’ve been using those non-stop and loving them.   

Tennis Quilt, Batter Up Pattern, Fat Quarter friendly and easy to make!

This is the crib size quilt, and my 11 year old was a good sport for making a stop at the tennis court on the way home from church so I could snap this picture. 

Tennis Quilt, Batter Up Pattern, Fat Quarter friendly and easy to make!

It looks sunny and warm but it was FREEZING!  I’m ready for warmer weather.  

The Batter Up pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a paper pattern.  

 

 

 

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Batter Up – A Baseball Quilt!

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern!

After making a football quilt and a basketball quilt, baseball had to be next!  

We are a baseball loving family.  My kids love playing baseball, and I love the soft pretzels from the concessions stand…so it’s a win win.  

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

I actually made this quilt so long ago!  I made it, then I flip flopped on how I wanted to do the fabric requirements and blocks in the pattern…so I put it on the back burner until I could look at it with fresh eyes. 

The pattern uses fat quarters, but in this version I used repeats of fat quarters since I was still working out the pattern.  I knew this quilt would eventually be given to my 8 year old, so I let him help pick the colors and fabrics.  

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

Kathy quilted this for me and did an AMAZING job (imagine me clapping for you Kathy).  The baseballs and the crosshatch quilting in the 16 patch blocks is perfection.  

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

I put a soft flannel on the back of this one so it can be loved and used.  

Since Bounce comes out soon (yay!) I mocked up the crib size using my fabric:  

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

This pattern uses only simple piecing techniques, with no tricky seams, applique, or paper piecing.  These blocks really do go together fast.

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

My favorite part of this pattern is that you can also use it to make a tennis quilt!  And I love tennis (more than baseball…shhhh).   

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

The Batter Up pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper copy.  

Also if I’m missing from this blog for the next 3 months you’ll know I’m probably sitting on the bleachers, in the rain, on a baseball field somewhere eating my thousandth pretzel while watching my thousandth baseball game we were probably 10 minutes late to because someone couldn’t find their baseball glove/cleats/hat/pants/jersey or all of the above.   It’s crazy and I love it.  

 

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