Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Today is my stop on the First Blush Blog Tour. First Blush by Ruby Red Designs will be in stores next month. These fabrics have a summery and vintage-sheet vibe. I really needed another project bag for my hand-sewing projects and I thought these prints would be perfect for a quick and cheerful project.
I kept the design simple and used only a few different prints from the line. On the outside, I used wide strips of some of the blue and green prints.
I used two of the yellow prints to line the interior, and a light blue floral to add a pocket for storing smaller objects inside the roomy pouch. I quilted diagonal lines using aurifil thread.
This was an extremely satisfying make: cheerful fabrics, relatively quick, and an oh-so-useful finished project. If you're on my Christmas gift list, chances are you'll be getting one of these bags.
Now for a giveaway. Windham Fabrics is generously giving away a of First Blush, and a small box of coordinating Aurifil thread! Just leave a comment on this post by midnight on October 27th and I'll randomly choose a winner on October 28th.
For more chances to win, visit each stop of the blog hop:
Good luck and happy quilting!
Monday, October 17, 2016
I have a large box full of half-finished or barely-even-started projects that I am determined to empty out in one way or another. I started this block 75 weeks ago according to Instagram. This month I finished it, turned it into a pillow, and gave it to a good friend for her birthday. Now it sits happily on her couch instead of in a dark box somewhere. Yay for finishing stuff!
Pattern: Spring Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing Pattern by Charise Creates for Sew Mama Sew
Fabrics: Alison Glass prints with assorted low volumes
Friday, October 7, 2016
Happy Fall. After what seemed like a summer that would never end, the weather finally cooled down and there's that familiar crispness in the air stirring all kinds of warm memories of sweater and cider season. The leaves seemed to turn colors overnight. I think we were all ready for the season to change.