I’ve been waiting forever to show you this bag! Well, it seems like forever. Really, just since last summer when Free Spirit asked for some projects using Tim Holtz fabrics and hardware. This large bag is called World Traveler. It measures 21″ wide by 14″ tall and 9″ deep. I love how it turned out! There is a lot of Thermolam, heavy duty stabilizer and Shape Flex in this bag. But it’s worth it.The fabric and the pattern are such a great match. I also made a little toiletry bag with Tim’s fabrics and hardware and Coats and Clark heavy duty threads. You can find the free pattern at MakeItCoats here.Check out the Coats and Clark blog post about the hardware projects. Fun stuff!
Happy Monday! Did you enjoy a pleasant weekend? We had some lovely Southern California winter weather–just warm enough with some sun. Forecasters predict rain off and on this week, so a bit of sun to recharge is always welcome.
Today I’m sharing my first Hello, Love project–my Pocket Tote pattern (a freebie on MakeItCoats website) done in the red colorway of Heather Bailey’s Hello, Love collection. This tote is just big enough for the basics and sews up quickly. But my favorite thing about this pattern is how easy it is to highlight fussy cut designs. The outer pocket panels are great for displaying your favorite prints. Heather’s Norwegian Wood print is the perfect candidate for this application.And the lining is a good opportunity to add a little zing. Like I did with the Pop Star print.Hello, Love will start shipping to stores next month, so get your list ready.
The winners of Jennifer Paganelli’s Hotel Fredericksted were chosen over the weekend and the winners have been notified by email. Congratulations to Cynthia Meredith and Anna Brown! There will be more chances to win fabric later this month and next, so stay tuned!
A brand new year is underway and I’m hopeful 2017 will settle into a comfortable pattern of sewing and creating. Only time will tell, of course. But my stack of quilt tops waiting to be loaded on the frame promises hours of fun meanders and relaxed stitching of bindings.
Before I get to all those, I will be sewing with Heather Bailey’s Hello, Love collection for Free Spirit. As part of the One Fabric Nation program, I received a yard of every sku in this vibrant collection. Blues, golds, turquoise, reds and pinks. What fun!Groovy swirls and pops of stars fit nicely with the octopi and birds. The collection has great crossover pieces that work across the colorways, giving you a wide range of options.The golds are the best example. You can see how well the gold will mix with the reds.Even some of the blues work themselves into a red mix.I’ve pulled a few sku’s and cut pieces for the first project. Later this week I’ll share the finished project. Stay tuned for more Hello, Love during the month of January. I’ll have projects and ideas to jump start your creativity for 2017. I hope you’ll stick around!