Backyard Roses Blog Tour

Hello hello!  Today it’s my stop on the Backyard Roses Blog Tour.    This beautiful fabric is the work of my friend Nadra Ridgeway of Ellis & Higgs for Riley Blake Designs.  It is just the prettiest fabric and I love everything about it!

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I tend to use a lot of pink in the projects I sew but from the moment I saw this collection the Green Bouquet print just pulled at my heart strings.   With so many fantastic colours it was a tough choice but in the end the green won out and I decided to make a project that featured it and just a couple of the other prints.

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That project was going to be a bag but then…. another idea struck and I thought I’d make this little sleepover set.

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The pillow slip has a simple pieced and quilted front panel and, an envelope closure.   Rather than having visible seams on the inside I opted to bind the pillow slip with the Green Bouquet print.   I think it finishes it off really neatly and looks great too.    The tote bag isn’t too large but it comfortably fits a sleepover’s amount of ‘stuff’, including an electronic device or two, perfectly.

Backyard Roses Blog Tour

Backyard Roses Blog Tour

This is what sleepover days look like at our house… everything ready at the front door approximately 6 hours before the time we’re actually leaving to drop them off!

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Somehow the packing away is never quite as quick but I do like that the pillow slip fits neatly inside the bag and can be popped in the cupboard ready for the next sleepover.

Backyard Roses Blog Tour

Thanks so much for stopping by today.   If you’d like to make your own Sleepover Set you can download a copy of the free step-by-step tutorial while the blog tour is running by clicking here.

Don’t forget to drop by and see what all of the other talented bloggers on the tour have been making with Nadra’s beautiful fabric.

Backyard Roses Blog Tour

April 18 – Riley Blake Designs
April 19 – Emily Ann’s Kloset
April 20 – La La La Patchwork
April 21 – Simple Simon & Co.
April 22 – Down Grapevine Lane
April 23 – Veni Vidi Vicky
April 25 – Why Not Sew
April 26 – Jedi Craft Girl
April 27 – Allie & Me
April 28 – She Quilts a Lot
April 29 – Lilabelle Lane
April 30 – Das mach ich Nachts
May 2 – Tied with a Ribbon
May 6 – Oh How Sweet
May 10 – Greenfietsen
May 11 – A Bright Corner
May 12 – Ellis & Higgs
Have a great week!
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6 thoughts on “Backyard Roses Blog Tour

  1. Thank you for the free tutorials for the lovely Pillow cover and bag. Just love how you made the pillow cover with the sleeve.

  2. Very clever, Peta, and that green is so pretty! We have quite a few sleepovers and I agree it’s so handy having dedicated items ready to go in the cupboard. The kids can then be in charge of it and there’s no excuse for them not sorting themselves out.

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