Warm & Quilted Tote

Lately I haven’t been feeling like being on the computer because of all the new parts of life. There has been plenty to blog about, but not as much of my energy to go around. With the colder weather I’m sure I will find my way inside…maybe!

This tote is for one of my dearest friends. She is a strong, well-spoken, hardworking, fun, silly woman, and is always there for those in her life. She loves the world and the people in it.

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She is classic, graceful, with a pop of daring, and the colors and lines of this bag attempt to capture those qualities.

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A Quilted Bag

Machine quilting is one of my favorite activities because I love the way quilted lines texture the fabric. This quilted bag came in to being for a friend’s birthday gift. It is sturdy and brightly colored. The fabric is a combination of recent acquisitions and old fabrics waiting to be used.

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A close up on the handles.

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The inside is not quilted. I used the School of Sewing‘s construction, with some personalized touches, such a size and fabrics.

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What type of handmade gifts do you like to give?

Finished Tumbling Blocks Weave

This piece is successfully ironed to the stabilizer, and awaiting final orders. Overall this project contains five fat quarters and a half yard of fabric. IMG_7172

The video I used for instruction was T Jayes’. I paused it after direction until I understood the weave. It’s simple, a lot of fun, and the results are stunning.

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I haven’t decided what to do with the piece yet, but it seems like it would make a great mat for a baby bag…and I have a design sketched to try it out on!

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Happy Monday! What have you been making? Thanks for stopping by!

Scraps Tote

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This tote first started coming together in April, but was set aside for other projects. It caught my eye the other day. I scoped out the previous work, and found I was at the final steps of construction. The instructions are from The School of Sewing.

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Free motion quilting is the best, and I love working on improving my skills.

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Most of the scraps came from a baby quilt I finished in March.

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The fabric scraps are mostly from Lizzy House’s line Natural History. A great line with playful fabrics that I love.

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What have you been working on? Thanks for stopping by.