Riley Blake Quilt Market Designer Blog Tour – Jen Allyson for My Minds Eye

November 15th, 2014

Welcome everyone who joining me as part of the Riley Blake Designer Blog Tour! The previous post wasFancy Pants Designs, and tomorrow’s post will be withZoe Pearn!

I’m Jen Allyson, I design for My Mind’s Eye, and I have this blog where I showcase all my creative projects including, crafting, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, holiday, home decor, and home projects.

At Quilt Market, my new line, Lost & Found Love, was debuted! I still haven’t gotten my samples of the fabric, but I was able to stop by the Riley Blake offices and see these gorgeous bolts. The colors are just stunning in person, and I love how the pinks are very coral, bright, and fresh.


This lovely heart quilt was also prepped and ready for quilt market, and I just love how it turned out especially that rich red doily border. You can get this quilt for FREE on the Riley Blake Designs Blog, and over there you’ll be able to see a little bit more of this pretty line.


My inspiration for this line was old ephemera, tatting & crochet, and fancy traditional damasks. I adore how it turned out, and I love having a sweet valentine’s line of fabric.

Because Christmas is just around the corner, I want to share my Lost & Found Christmas line with you as well.

I have 5 awesome project tutorials on my blog showing off the style and diversity of this line. Click the images below to get to all the tutorials:

Scrappy Star Table Runner – Lost & Found Christmas


Fancy Christmas Apron Tutorial – Lost & Found Christmas


DIY Fabric Loop Christmas Trees


DIY Advent Banner Tutorial – Lost & Found Christmas


DIY Patchwork Table Runner with Lost & Found Christmas


Thanks for visiting my blog and following along on this blog tour! For more updates on projects and giveaways, be sure to follow me on my Facebook & Instagram feeds!

Scrappy Star Table Runner – Lost and Found Christmas

September 12th, 2014


Nothing sets the mood for the holidays quite like home decor.  We love the scrappy look in quilts, so we thought we’d give it a festive twist and line a table runner with some gorgeous scrappy stars.  This is one of those fun “looks-harder-than-it-was” projects that is sure to impress all of your holiday guests.

Scrappy Star Table Runner

by Diane and Audrey of The Cloth Parcel

Supplies Needed:

-1 yd. Red Santa

-3/4 yd. Black Snowflake

-1/3 yd. Red Snowflake

-1/4 yd. (not fat quarters) each of Black Main, Red Main, Black Damask, Red Damask, Green Damask, Black Santa, Green Santa, Red Santa, Black Trees, Cream Trees, Green Trees, and Red Snowflake

-Scrappy Star Table Runner Pattern Pieces (pattern pieces 1-3 – free download below)

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DIY Advent Banner Tutorial

September 11th, 2014


Amy from Ameroonie Designs here today! It’s getting to be the time of year for counting down. I’m going to share with you a double duty advent garland.  It’s both a chance to count down to the upcoming holiday, and a lovely decoration as well. Read the rest of this entry »