Next month, Cool Breeze by Jane Sassaman for Free Spirit will be shipping to stores. It’s just the thing for some summer sewing. Two great stash building prints in the collection–the plaid and the dots. When Free Spirit asked for a large, stand up bag, I knew immediately how to capitalize on the plaid. I envisioned a project bag that would hold all your essentials, whether you’re heading to a class, taking your piecing on vacation with you, or just want a bag to separate out a particular project. Boxy in structure, this bag has a large pocket for your 17″ rotating mat, plus straps for keeping your rulers upright. Interior side pockets will hold your rotary cutter or other tools. Another pocket for scraps of paper, notes or patterns and a loop for pen/pencil or key chain. But the best part, it will hold an Art Bin project case.With a bit of room leftover for a zipper pouch, your wallet or water bottle. Tons of room!You can see the leaf print from the collection on this little zipper pouch.
All of this inspired by Jane’s fabulous designs. It started with the plaid and escalated from there. When you’re wondering what to do with her large personality prints, treat them like a diva. Give them center stage. You’ll find it easy to fill the supporting roles with other prints, solids and blenders.
If all goes according to plan, I hope to have some virtual quilt block ideas for you next month, just in time for ordering your favorites. Keep your fingers crossed!