Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Velocity Bag

I signed up to be a pattern tester over at Sewsweetness.  Sara has been making a ton of bags and adding the patterns to her shop.  I really like her bags and her patterns.  They are really straight forward and easy to follow.
My daughter had been begging for a "purse" to put around her neck (messenger bag style).  When Sara posted this bag, I knew it would be perfect.  My daughter's favorite color is yellow and she picked out this Amy Butler fabric from my stash.

This bag has tons of pockets on the inside and the outside. 

My first time putting a zipper pocket inside a bag.  It didn't come out exactly how is was supposed to, but I like the yellow peeking out from the edges.  (I do know what I did wrong here, but I like it so I didn't fix it!) 
My daughter LOVED it!  I was really happy with how it turned out.  If you're interested, you can go to Sewsweetness to see the bag made by tons of testers and to order it.  If you're looking for a bag pattern, she has some great one.  I've been eyeing the Aeroplane bag!
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Remarried to the Farmer

Christy and I have decided to make all of the Farmer's Wife blocks.  I've started these once before but was very unhappy with how they were turning out.  I found a Yahoo group that has all of the paper piecing templates, so they turn out much neater.  I have done the first 2.

This is called Attic Windows.  My pieces are mixed up a little, but I don't mind.  I like it.

This one is called Autumn Tints.  I really like the larger print fabric.  I'm using scrap packs from Sew Fresh Fabrics for all of my blocks.  The packs have some really great fabrics that I can't wait to use.

This is something else I'm working on.  I'm trying to use up all of the scraps I have left from my Gypsy Caravan quilt.  I had a whole pile of odd sized pieces, so I'm trying something new. 

I've not been posting much, but I've been doing tons of sewing.  I made wrap skirts for my 10 Brownies.  I've finished a baby quilt and have one ready to bind.  I finished my T-shirt quilt.  I'm just horrible at taking pictures of the finished products!  I'm trying to get back to it! 
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