Scary Book Step By Step

Hello everyone!

We’re back from our two big events and eager to share.

First up is our big,

SCARY BOOK!

Featuring,

COSTUME MAKERS BALL

fabric by me, J. Wecker Frisch

from Riley Blake Designs

So many of you have asked if this fun fall project was a pattern so, we decided to share the easy process here!

I pretty much made this up as I went along and it was truly so easy. I’m still learning on the sewing front so, if you see anything that can be improved on, I’m interested to hear from you. Of course we love the images on the patch panel and they were the perfect sizes for the pages and pockets to hold whatever spooky items we found around the studio. Choose anything you like in your stash of old photos, tags, charms and trims to personalize your scary book.

 

What you’ll need, beginning with Costume Makers Ball fabric:

• One – Patch Panel for pages and pockets.

• One repeat – Border Stripe for a few fun tags to slip inside and attach.

• Fat quarter – Black Text for cover.

• 1/2 yard – Jac O Lantern Balloons on Black for inside of cover plus one page background.

• Fat eighth – Measure Tape Stripe Blk n Wt for one page.

• 1/2 yard – Riley Blake Linen in Natural for inside pages.

Optional:

• Quilt batting, 1/2 to 3/4 yards based on preference. We used a light weight fusible behind page patches and cover.

• A medium weight Interfacing for a stiff cover cut to 17.5″ x 17.5″

• Measuring tape ribbon, buttons, decorative string, one cargo tag, old key & vintage notions or game cards, etc.

• Fabric only kits available exclusively at greatjoystudio.com/shop/

Pictures worth a thousand words?

 

Pages six & seven with quilted tags made using the CMB border stripe.

Sandwich each of the individual cover and (18″ square) page layers as you like. I chose batting between my cover fabrics and under each of the fabric patches. I then used a variety of sketchy stitches around each the page edges to create decorative borders and attach to the linen pieces. Using your skill level and imagination there are no limits to what you will create with these fantastic fabrics! Again, my stitching experience is short and some of these are my first attempts but I was pleased with the results. So remember, have fun, no rules, anything goes and you can’t make a mistake.

Here are the the page layouts:

Inside front cover & page 1

Pages 2 & 3

 

Pages 4 & 5

 

Pages 6 and 7 are pictured at top of post and are holding the border stripe kid tags.

 

Page 8 and inside back cover.

Not pictured is the outside cover! We used the CMB black allover text.

 

 

Complete Scary Book fabric kit available on the Shop page.

 

 

More Scary Book photos and fun projects on IG @jweckerfrisch and FB Joy Studio

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Please share your scary book eye candy with us!!

 

 

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Fabric Delivery!

It’s true,

Costume Makers Ball

is available NOW!

Just delivered to your favorite quilt shop,

from Riley Blake Designs.

And have we been plenty busy making,

Whew!!!

Here is some of the fun we have had with our latest ‘Art to Applique’ designs.

We used Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cotton basics with Costume Makers Ball, to achieve the perfect blend for these projects.

“Classic Jacs”

was translated from the art in one of my classic Halloween collections. It is a vintage inspired, quick and easy fused appliqué design.

Did I mention FUN to make?!! Perfect for Trick or Treat bags, table runners and all fall decor.

This and MORE Joy Studio Design for Makers will be available to the trade at the

International Quilt Market in Kansas City.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see all the new patterns and two, new FABRIC collections!!

Plus,

our Man in the Moon and he is available now at greatjoystudio.com

So, tell your quilt shop to come by our Riley Blake Designs Booth #1335

to see all of the new items we have in store for you!

&

If you can make it,

we will be sharing with Costume Makers Ball at

Missouri Star Quilt Co’s Academy 2019

May 21-24 following Quilt Market.

I hope you can join us for lots of making, FUN!

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New Year, New Fun

Hello and a Happy New Year to all of YOU!

I’m running slightly behind already following so much holiday activity and art deadlines in January but,

I still thought there might be time for some fabric fun!?!!

How about another Valentine Post Card Exchange?

I really enjoyed seeing your amazing creativity from the first one, which you can see on Pinterest.

It’s a small project so you can stitch up quick and embellish (or not) any way you like, no challenge this time

however,

I do have Riley Blake Designs Paperdoll fabric panels and fat quarters to GIVEAWAY!!

How does a random drawing of the participants sound?

The winner will be drawn from delivered post cards.

All you have to do is sign up by sending me an email with your name and the address where you wish to receive your card.

I’ll match everyone to a partner and send you back the info.

• Email to janet@greatjoystudio.com

• Use any Riley Blake Designs fabric, although I’d love it if you used Paperdoll.

•Sew and send your cards to the partner we assign by February14, or sooner.

That’s it!

Sew . . . who’s in?!!!

OH, and btw, the Man and the M O O N applique pattern above is printed!

Folding and filling and

available

S O O N.

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Pop Up Paperdoll Challenge!

A 2018 CHALLENGE

has been on my mind all summer!

I wasn’t sure when we were going to get it in!

Then, during our Paperdoll Trunk Show at the MSQC Birthday Bash in Hamilton , I enjoyed a visit with Rhonda!!

She, like many of you has participated in the previous challenges, supported my efforts on social media and followed us faithfully.

It was a wonderful surprise!

And it was great to meet her in person and share. Thank you Rhonda.

We talked about doing another Post Card Challenge and exchange as we did for Valentines ’15 and still getting it in for this year.

However, I’m thinking . . . we’ll hold that thought for 2019 due to time, and I just may have the perfect NEW collection for a card challenge.

So, just this week,

I started working on an idea that I had for using the Paperdoll (main) Panel. A Needle Book Apron! I liked it so much then thought, ah ha

C H A L L E N G E ! ? ! ! !

At first, I thought Needle Book Apron Challenge? Sounds fun but did we want to limit it to aprons? Then it came to me,

PAPERDOLL

NEEDLE BOOK CHALLENGE

just popped up!

And, whatever that title conjures up in your maker’s mind is OK.

Your project can be an apron, or anything you dream up following a few simple rules:

• You must use one of the J Wecker Frisch Paperdoll Panels from Riley Blake Designs, either the main or patch panels.

• Additional fabrics must be from the Paperdoll collection or any Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cottons Basics.

• You must complete project and send photos (janet@greatjoystudio.com) before Fall Quilt Market. We’ll set an October 27th deadline.

• You must share on all (or any you have) of your social media platforms, Blogs, Facebook and Instagram using #needlebookchallenge

• You must follow us and Riley Blake Designs also on social media channels.

Instagram – J Wecker Frisch & Riley Blake Designs

Facebook – Joy Studio and Riley Blake Designs

Here on the Joy Studio Blog would be excellent! Although optional.

Post your progress photos on the same J Wecker Frisch or Joy Studio, FB or IG pages anytime using links above!

Be sure to use #needlebookchallenge so we can view collectively.

Oh, and did I mention PRIZES!?!!!

Winner will receive,

LANG She WHO SEWS Calendar Mini & Planner

LANG Draw Near Sketchbook

Paperdoll Fabric FQ

& a boxed LANG She Who Sews, Run the Race mug!

I would like us ALL, along with our panel of judges to vote for the winner so again, we must have your photos for that.

Each participant gets two votes, one for their own project and the other must be for someone else. 😉

Winner announced from Quilt Market! Can I do that? Lol

What did I forget?

Please join and have fun with you version of the Paperdoll Needle Book!

I look forward to seeing what YOU make!!!

Good luck Makers!

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30 Blocks In 30 Days – Day 7

 

W E L C O M E

to DAY 7 of the

Quilt A Long and Blog Hop!

hosted by Carla from Creatin’ In the Sticks

A super easy block she calls ‘Stripper’ was offered and I decided that we could take it on.

Only two problems . .

1 – We/I have never pieced a block before or made a quilt project . . . and

2 – Our schedule is completely FULL as always with designing fabric, and another She Who Sews LANG calendar!!

So, I apologize ahead for not having a completed traditional project using this great block.

You can see Carla’s tutorial for #7 on her blog.

OK here goes.

This is our/my, first pieced quilt block ever. It’s true.

Actually we made two, just in case. Jackie cut and I stamped, inked and stitched.

Our minimal one block project will commemorate the event as a quilted wall piece to be framed and hung in the Joy Studio!

A reminder that it’s never too late to learn how to piece or quilt!!

Since we are waiting for our new fabric, “Paperdoll”

we used our partner Riley Blake Designs, Confetti Cottons in black and white and Aurifil thread for piecing.

 

 

I know it’s not much and I would love a quilt made using this block with each one turned and well, you never know. Maybe we/I keep piecing, right?

We had a lot of fun trying this and enjoyed the encouragement to participate.

Let us know how we did.

Carla was greatly instrumental in the only other blog hop I have ever participated in, the

2013 She Who Sews Sewing Room Hop!

THANK YOU again Carla!

BTW – Ask your favorite quilt shop to check out our new collection PAPERDOLL with Riley Blake at the

Spring, International Quilt Market in Portland May 18-20.

Delivers in August!

 

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More Corset Entries

I cannot say enough about the creative talent that was displayed during our recent

Great Corset Challenge.

Simply amazing pieces!

Here are more of the beautiful corset entries that were not hash tagged to Instagram.

Take a look and enjoy!

Last but certainly not least, this one made using our Queen of We’en fabrics!

Love them all!!

THANK YOU again corseteers.

Please see them all (eventually) on,

Pinterest

A thanks to Aunt Henri on Pinterest

&

Instagram

 

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Joy of Collaboration

Our

J O Y   S T U D I O

2017 Quilt Market

recap is one of collaboration.

At the end of summer last, my childhood friend Ann Regal and I finally had the opportunity to schedule a series of create play dates. After a decade of dreaming about such a time to collaborate, we decided to pay a visit to one of Ann’s first sewing loves appliqué and combine the technique with mine, art. Here are the results.

The

Joy Studio Maker’s Guide.

We chose three of our favorite She Who Sews characters and began the process of translating the art into life size raw-edge appliqué. We were delighted and challenged. A much larger endeavor than either of us anticipated however, the end results were worth the painstaking process. The detailed patterns themselves offer the maker a wealth of information. So we hope you will consider giving them a try.

Also as part of our quilt market follow up, I wanted to introduce you to a company with a wonderful story that we can all relate to.

Aunt Henri.

I began working with this mom/daughter duo, Victoria Naylor Passmore and Jesse Weber after they participated in one of our Handmaids challenges. As I followed them in pure delight I looked forward to seeing each of the beautiful items they created. Item after item began to sell out in quick order. Impeccable taste and skill are only two words that come to mind when I view their works. It is easy to see that an artistic sense is present and it’s a pleasure to watch their creativity with our fabrics. Victoria bravely took on three of our creative characters just in time for market. All are charming and display just how different these female figures can look by switching out fabrics. Victoria and Jesse did Press On in Sewing Seeds II (top) and my new collection “Hatter’s Tea Party” from Quilting Treasures. Seamstress was made using She Sews Sea Shells (below).

A third willing maker to agree that taking on one of these HANDMAIDS was well worth the effort is

Elizabeth Cecchittini of Dandelion Rose.

I have collaborated with Elizabeth on a number of projects. Soon after I found myself designing fabric Elizabeth, Ann and I worked on a series of books using my panels. Since then I’ve learned that one can have complete confidence in Beth’s skill on any sewing, decorative or quilting project. So, Machine Maid was presented to her and she executed beautifully.

Brooke Sellmann of Silly Mama Quilts

joined this year’s market team willing and ready no matter the task. She quilted, she stuffed and even stood post in our booth, all with a warm smile. And here’s what she made! Pillows, placemats, mug rugs and she even quilted our Sewing Seeds II piece.

Tuffet Source

Last but not least is Sharyn Cole, who needs no introduction because everyone knows her and loves her TUFFETS! What an amazing success story of passion to business. Sharyn graciously offered to make us not one but two tuffets using our

Hatter’s Tea Party

fabric for quilt market. And what tea party can do without a tuffet! Sharyn achieved a wonderful result using her 18″ pieced and tuffet mini patterns out of one piece of (tea ads text, multi) fabric.

Words cannot adequately express how appreciative I feel to have been able to collaborate with these talented and skilled makers. All share a passion for creating that reaches far beyond sewing and quilting, I’m sure it is plain to see.

A Pure

J O Y!

The Joy Studio Maker’s Guide is available at quilt shops (ask yours) and on line at

GreayJoyStudio.com

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