A few weeks back my friend Katie
and her son came to stay for the weekend. On Sunday we decided we should do some sort of sewing project together and Katie was talking about how she needed a new makeup bag. I’ve made the Sew Together bag once before
, but it was on my old machine and I ended up giving it away, so it seemed a good time to try another.
I don’t have any photos of Katie’s bag except here on Instagram
because I took these photos later, but she did such a great job! While I think Katie does enjoy sewing, I’m pretty sure she was cursing me for making her attempt such an involved bag. In the end though you could tell she was super proud and had a new makeup carrying case for her next trip!
I love my bag and still have not decided exactly what I want to keep in it, which probably means I need a new special project just to store in my bag.
–Sew Together bag pattern
–Kim Kight’s Lucky Strikes fabric
for Cotton & Steel
(this is what I used on my bag, I love these fabrics so much!)
I have been slowly working on a quilt. I know I have made quilts in the past, but they were usually a hodgepodge of fabrics with no real pattern used. I decided this time to use 12 inch foundation piecing blocks to make up my quilt front. I used a combination of patterns I found at Wombat Quilts
, and Sew What Sherlock
I ended up including a 24 inch box in there and really liked how it looked. I’ve finished sewing it together and even quilted it at this point. I will be sure and get it outside to get some photos of the whole thing very soon! One of my favorite features was a suggestion by my friend Jessee. I was talking to her about the backing fabric and its need to be pieced from two pieces of fabric due to size and she suggested adding a line of blocks to the back so there wasn’t just a seam. I made a bunch of 8 inch blocks and I love the effect. I have already started on my next quilt with Halloween fabrics.
Just some photos from earlier this month that I noticed in my iPhoto feed because they are so very colorful, hope they provide a little rainbow of color inspiration for ya.
Here it is nearing the end of April and I forgot to blog about the Bag Of The Month
bag for March! As you can see I ended up having a sad photoshoot in my car one afternoon while I was waiting to pick up my son after school. I have actually been using this bag all month long. The fabric was one I saw on Pinterest and fell in love with Ring Around The Rosie by Michael Miller
. When I found it about a year ago it had already been out for awhile, but a search of the name and there are still plenty of shops that have it for sale. I bought two yards and have been saving them for something special. March’s bag was designed by Anna of Noodlehead
, she makes such great patterns and even has a beautiful fabric collection out now called Rain Walk
. I haven’t even started my April bag, but it looks like its going to be a fun one to sew up!
February’s bag of the month all sewn up in my toy fabric
. This bag was called The Hyacinth Bag
, and was a smaller cross body type of bag. Although I liked the interesting flap feature on this bag, from the bag description- One of the main features of the bag is that underneath the flap is space to store credit cards and cash in the zippered pocket. I thought it might be handy for, say, if you were going to a quilt show (maybe QuiltCon) and needed to quickly take out cash to pay for all of your fabric purchases.
I found myself not using the feature for an everyday bag. I like to keep everything in my wallet because I change purses so often, so if I made this bag again I would just add a few zippered sections under the pouch instead. Ive already started on my March bag, I am just waiting on some hardware to arrive so I can finish it up.