Good Vibes Only Blog Tour

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When Shayla Wolf of Sassafras Lane showed me her newest collection, Good Vibes Only, I knew it would be absolutely perfect for some summertime Wrap and Go Cozies! If you’re new to my blog or a recent follower, you may not have seen this pattern before, while I know many others are so patiently waiting!

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One of my obsessions is vintage Pyrex casserole dishes, collecting them AND using them. I take them everywhere! Parties, potlucks, picnics. Decades ago, Pyrex created  a promotional fabric cozy that came in three patterns with three different dishes, and it was GENIUS! I have no idea why it didn’t become a staple, but after I saw one, I knew I had to recreate it – and improve upon it!

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So I began designing patterns for easy-to-sew cozies to fit all the vintage Pyrex shapes and sizes that are large enough to be worth wrapping. They’re insulated and have optional straps (which I’ll be adding to these later this week!) and can also be easily customized to other similarly shaped casserole dishes.

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I’ve been procrastinating on these patterns for YEARS (what the heck, Nicole!), but the first set of patterns in what will be a large series will be available later this month, so stay tuned if you’re interested! The first pattern sizes released will be for Pyrex 473, 474 and 475.

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When I saw the COMPLETELY PERFECT rainbow gradient of this line, I instantly knew how I’d use the collection. I created a bias stripe rainbow gradient between two cozies and used the awesome text prints for the side panels, insides, and will also use a black and white text for the handles.

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There are even four additional colored prints I didn’t use in my stripes (plus many more LV prints in white, gray and black), so you can really see how full and versatile this line is! Plus, it just makes you happy! Literally, nothing but GOOD VIBES here!

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You can see more amazing projects using Good Vibes Only during the three week Blog Tour (details here!) and in the Good Vibes Only lookbook. Also be sure to visit me on Instagram for a chance to win some Good Vibes Only fabric for yourself!

Here is the Blog Tour lineup for you to check out all the amazing makers and have more chances to win some fabric!

Monday, June 3rd: Shayla Wolf | Sassafras Lane Designs

Tuesday, June 4th: Emily Dennis | Quilty Love

Wednesday, June 5th: Nichole Vogelsinger | Wild Boho

Thursday, June 6th: Irene Sytema | Sugaridoo

Friday, June 7th: Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts

Saturday, June 8th: Robin Long | Robin Ruth Design

Sunday, June 9th: Jessica VanDenburgh | Sew Many Creations

Monday, June 10th: Nicole Young | Lillyella

Tuesday, June 11th: Sherry Shish | Powered by Quilting

Wednesday, June 12th: Tara Curtis | Wefty Needle

Thursday, June 13th: Jo Westfoot | The Crafty Nomad

Friday, June 14th: Janet Nesbitt | One Sister Designs

Saturday, June 15th: Natalie Barnes | Beyond the Reef

Sunday, June 16th: Elisabeth Hardy | Elisabew Quilts

Monday, June 17th: Sarah Sharp | No Hats in the House

Tuesday, June 18th: Joanne Hart | Unicorn Harts

Wednesday, June 19th: Elise Baek | Elise & Emelie

Thursday, June 20th: Kaitlyn Howell | Knot and Thread Design

Friday, June 21st: Nicole Daksiewicz | Modern Handcraft

Saturday, June 22nd: Sarah Thomas | Sariditty

Sunday, June 23rd: Shayla Wolf | Recap

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Aneela Hoey’s Foxglove Showcase

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I’ve been counting down the days until my stop on the Foxglove Showcase because I had so much fun working with this adorable new line, Foxglove, from the always amazing, Aneela Hoey. I mean, foxes and flowers? You can’t lose.

I really love the orange in this line. I feel it’s a color you don’t see enough of (like yellow!). Together with the rich blue and warm reds and pinks, it’s a gorgeous palette that can be played in so many directions – even for a boy quilt.

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All the flowers and the romping little foxes felt sort of picnic-y to me, in an almost non-traditional sense, so I decided the line was perfect for a set of my Wrap and Go Cozies designed for vintage Pyrex casserole dishes. This pattern is currently out with my testers and will be available within the next couple weeks or so, with other shapes and sizes to follow.

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The set I made here is for the vintage Pyrex 475 and 474 lidded casserole dishes and will be the first released in the series. A layer of insulated batting helps keep your contents hot or cold for dinner parties, potlucks or picnics.

The handle straps are optional and you can see below that I left them off the smaller cozy so you can see the difference. Plus, I just adore that floral print and didn’t want to cover it up! 🙂

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If you have never worked with Cloud 9 fabrics, you need to try them. I love the feel and the way they handle and press. They are soft, yet sturdy, and have just the right weight to them. They were perfect for a project like this and also make a dreamy quilt!

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing this line in action! It is currently available from several online retailers if you would like to pick up some for yourself!

Aneela is sharing more details about this new line and the Foxglove Showcase on her blog, so make sure to stop by and check it out and see the rest of the amazing projects being created for the showcase!

I will be sharing more about my Wrap and Cozy pattern here and on my Instagram page over the next couple weeks, so stay tuned for that, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~ Nicole

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