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!
Less than a week until Christmas! Ready or not, here it comes. I thought I’d share more Scandia by Jane Sassaman to give you some things to mull over while you make plans for the new year. This is a very basic, easy tote. No pattern, I just cut rectangles and set to work.
This project represents the purple colorway. It might feel familiar to you. Jane has used a similar color scheme in the past. Remember Sunshine & Shadows? It just so happened that a crib sized quilt top was in my stack to be quilted. (Let’s not think about how long that has been sitting there.) Here it is, all finished and with cat approval.If you like the more subtle tones of olive and khaki, the purple colorway of Scandia will appeal to you. Something to keep in mind as you make up your Wish List for Scandia.
Don’t work yourself too hard this week. The most important part of the holidays is sitting back and enjoying it all. Why not grab some hot chocolate and start on that fabric list.