After spending some time relaxing and then catching up on housework last week, I decided on the first of several Tula Pink Chipper projects. One of my nieces turns 13 next week and I wanted to send something handmade to go along with the gift certificate for book buying adventures. This triangular zippered pouch is the perfect project for both the fabric and a 13 year old. A few little goodies will go inside before shipping these off.I made the first one using a 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangle. I crocheted a loop and added a key ring so she can hang it from her backpack or dance bag. There’s a nice little surprise on the bottom thanks to some fussy cutting. (For the second pouch I used a 5″ zipper and cut the rectangle at 5″ x 10″.)Stinka was a bit overly enthusiastic about the photos when I tried to take it outside. Maybe she knew that little fox was under there.Have a great week! I’m off to start on the next project.
Happy Friday! What a week it’s been. I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend, let me tell you. I shipped off 11 pillows and two bags to Free Spirit. I also managed to design 17 digital quilts in the last two weeks. Crazy, right!?! Fun, but crazy. But let’s get back to some fabric talk. Specifically, Anna Maria’s Mod Corsage. Stinka and I took advantage of a bright sunny day to grab some photos. You may have noticed this quilt in the background of the last post. It’s a simple diamond with sashing quilt. I cut the 60 degree diamonds from 5″ strips. The sashing is Anna’s Skipping Stones and it’s a perfect complement to the Mod Corsage collection. Sashing is cut from 2″ strips. For backing, I used Tula’s wide backing in gray (leftover from the Joel Dewberry quilt).This is the sixth quilt to come off the Grace frame. More meandering for this one. I tried to manage medium sized meanders but you can see I seem to have a tighter meander set as my default. More practice!
Oh! And those setting pieces on the edges are Anna’s True Colors Sealing Wax print in red hot. It’s exactly right for Mod Corsage, a particularly good combination for warming things up a bit.
It’s time for me to put my feet up and have some relaxing cups of coffee. I hope you’re looking forward to some relaxation too. Have a very Happy Friday!
Happy Friday! The week has been a blur for me. Lots of fabric messes at Casa P. It’s a good thing I’ve had time to work with Mod Corsage before all the sample sewing started up in earnest. (Free Spirit sent me the collection two months ago. Plenty of time to plan and play.) This Patchwork Carryall bag is a free pattern I did for Free Spirit in 2014. You can find it on the MakeItCoats website by following the link.What I really like about this easy pattern, besides the extra roomy size, is that you can easily transform it. You’ll see that I did not use blocks to create this patchwork. Instead, I used wide fabric strips. You can do whatever strikes your fancy. Just make the patchwork piece to size (20 1/2″ x 40 1/2″) and proceed as the pattern directs. It’s that simple.
I chose from the red colorway and added a bit of blue to mix things up. I also couldn’t resist adding a scrap piece of Anna’s ribbon from Renaissance Ribbons on the pocket. It was a perfect match.
Hawthorne Threads is taking pre-orders for Mod Corsage. You might want to get your order in to be sure you get what you want. I think this collection is going to go quickly.Time for me to get back to those fabric messes. No lazing for me. I have to leave all that to Stinka for the next week or so. She sends her Friday greetings in between hummingbird distractions.
Have a great Friday and relaxing weekend!