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First Blush Blog Hop Day 4!

Happy Blog Hop Day here at Windham!


I am so excited to showcase one of the newest lines First Blush by Ruby Red Designs. When I first got a hold of the line, all I could think about was how perfect it was to make something for a little girl. The colors reminisce a more simple time.


I just couldn’t imagine a more perfect match than making a Lucy Tunic from Simple Life Pattern Company. Their patterns have me swooning every time I see one, but with only having a boy I hadn’t really had a reason to make them! Enter First Blush.




I absolutely loved making this top. It was so easy to assemble, the hardest part even had a youtube video to follow along with to guide you! I added my favorite thermoweb fusible interfacing to the bodice to make it extra durable around the kam snaps. It took four fat quarters to make the Lucy Tunic in a 9-12 month.




The shorts were also made using a bloomers pattern and a fat quarter! I just opted out of adding elastic to the short legs so it gave a different look to the tunic.


After making this pattern, I’m dreaming up ways to make more with this precious line. Can’t you just see the sweetest of sweet baby girl quilts or doll clothes?!? So many possibilities!

Giveaway Alert!

Comment on this blog post with what you would do with this collection. A lucky winner will be chose at random and will win a FQ bundle of the collection and a small coordinated Thread box courtesy of Aurifil!  Contest ends October 27th, 2016 and winners will be announced on Friday, October 28th, 2016.



Thanks for reading along! Happy sewing!


Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

Blog Hop, Designer, Fabric design

First Blush Blog Hop!


Welcome to the first day of the First Blush Blog Hop!  First Blush is the debut fabric collection from Ruby Red Designs. This collection can be seen in the First Blush Block of the Month, which is designed by It’s Sew Emma and uses a special 30 degree Starburst ruler by Creative Grids!

We have 18 days of fun filled fabric goodness!

Be sure to follow along! See the schedule below to see all of the beautiful projects made from this collection!

made by ChrissieD is kicking us off!


First Blush Blog Hop Schedule 

Monday, October 10 – Chris Dodsley, made by ChrissieD


Tuesday, October 11 – Sinta,  Pincushion


Wednesday, October 12 –  Fat Quarter Shop


Thursday, October 13- Windham Fabrics/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine


Friday, October 14- Jennie, Clover and Violet


Saturday, October 15- Hilary Jordan, Aurifil


Sunday, October 16- Tina Egner, One Little Pooh


Monday, October 17 – Kristyne Czepuryk, Pretty by Hand


Tuesday, October 18 – Allison Harris , Cluck Cluck Sew


Wednesday, October 19 – Erin Cox , Why Not Sew


Thursday, October 20 – Angie Wilson, Gnome Angel


Friday, October 21 – Debbie, Happy Little Cottage


Saturday, October 22 – Heidi Staples , Fabric Mutt


Sunday, October 23 – Leanne Elliott , Daisy and Jack HANDMADE


Monday, October 24- Greg Jones, Grey Dogwood Studio


Tuesday, October 25- Wendy Sheppard,  Ivory Spring


Wednesday, October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton ,Creative Reveries


Thursday, October 27 – Lisa, Love to Color My World

We are giving away a lot of wonderful prizes courtesy of  Windham Fabrics, Aurifil and Fat Quarter Shop! Be sure to visit each stop for a change to win!  Thank you to our partners!



Blog Hop, Designer, Giveaway, Modern Fabric

Sew Home by Erin Schlosser Blog Tour

We are delighted to be a part of Erin Schlosser’s Sew Home Blog Tour! Erin’s fresh and appealing patterns are a sewists dream! We love all of the projects Erin has come up with to turn your house into a home. We can’t wait to make EVERY SINGLE THING! Be sure to follow along and enter in order for a chance to win a copy of this book!



We love the easy projects that Erin created. The placemats above are a happy addition to your dining room! We think it features Carrie Bloomston’s upcoming collection “Dreamer” really well! Just look at the feathers and the geometric prints!

Please see the schedule of the Blog Tour below :

 Tuesday, September 20 – C&T Publishing & Joanna at Kustom Kwilts and Designs

Wednesday, September 21 – Sew 4 Home & Jen Carlton Bailly

Thursday, September 22 – Brenda at Just A Bit Frayed/Pink Castle Fabrics & Nicole at Modern Handcraft

Friday, September 23 – Janome Sewing Machines & Cristy at Purple Daisies Quilting

Monday, September 26 – Windham Fabrics & Rebecca at Bryan House Quilts

Tuesday, September 27 – Generation Q MagazineKaren Lewis Textiles & Latifah Saafir Studios

Wednesday, September 28 – Dear Stella Fabrics & Mandy at Mandalei Quilts

Thursday, September 29 – Erin at Schlosser Designs


C&T publishing is giving away 1 copy of Sew Home to one of our lucky readers!

Please note any US based winner will receive a hard copy ,while an international winner would receive the e-book version.

For one entry, leave a comment sharing what DIY home project you have made for your home.

The giveaway is open until Sunday.

Happy Sewing!

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Get into the Olympic Spirit!



rio 2016 logo

Have you been watching the Olympics? Team USA is dominating the medal count and we couldn’t think of a better project to show off your team spirit in your home, than these “Freedom” placemats designed by Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy Quilts  using interfacing from Bosal. The fabric collection is “Stars and Stripes” by Whistler Studios and can be found in your local quilt shop now!





Download the pattern from our website here!


You can be a lucky winner of this FQ bundle of Stars and Stripes! Contest ends Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10 am est.

To Enter :

1)Be sure you’re a follower of our blog.

2) Comment on this post with the answer to this question. “What is your favorite sport to watch during the Olympics ?”

Happy Sewing!

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Fabric Friday – Christmas Edition!

Hello Fellow Fabric Lovers!

We hope you’ve been following along this week with the continuation of our Christmas in July Blog hop. We have two more outstanding projects featuring “Nordic Christmas” by Rosemarie Lavin Designs.


Make the perfect pair of Pajama Pants to get you in the holiday spirit! These pajama pants were made from a McCall’s Pattern that is no longer in print, but we found another suitable pattern that can be found here .

Also, if you are looking to update your holiday decor , perhaps a stocking made from the knit sweater stripe would fit the bill? The free pattern for this stocking can be downloaded from our website here.


Since it is Fabric Friday, one lucky person will win a FQ Bundle of this collection! Be sure to comment on this post with your favorite food to eat during the holidays and we’ll select a winner. Contest ends on Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 10 am est.