Friday, October 21, 2016

Elm Street Quilts Bag It Recap

How goes the bag making?

We are roughly 1/3 of the way through the Elm Street Quilts Bag It event - 56 days to go!  You've still plenty of time to enter any bag that you've made for a chance to earn a prize from one of our sponsors.

Over 40 bags have been entered so far, including this great Sew Travel bag by Mara Mara Creates  made from this Bag It tutorials!

Credit - @ Mara Creates

5 new bag tutorials have been shared so far - Game Piece BagPurse Pack , Credit Card CarrierSew Travel Bag and Lunch Sack.  
There are 6 more tutorials to come - one each Monday through the end of November.

Our 10 terrific sponsors are offering a total of 18 prizes.  You can read more about the sponsors and the prizes by reading through the each of these posts.  

And make sure you check out these posts listed below because there are participant entries to be earned just by showing sponsor love!

Finally, you can earn unlimited entries into the participant giveaway and get some of your handmade holiday gifts done by making bags.  

Bags for everyone on your list!  

There is much to inspire.  Check out the the great triangle bag made from this ESQ tutorial that Michelle @ Michelle's Romantic Tangle made! 

Credit : @Michelle's Romantic Tangle 

Make a bag, share a photo and then claim your Bag It entry here

You can find all the information you need on the main Bag It event page

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Thursday, October 20, 2016


I've been excited to share my latest quilt finish but I had to wait until it had been gifted first.

Ta da - Adventure!

I used some lovely fat quarters of Blueberry Park for this quilt.

The quilting was done by Cathy Kirk and is the Double Bubble pantograph.

(Edited to add)  I saw the block on a Missouri Quilt Company video - it is called Tangled Geese.  (I constructed the block differently than the video.)

This quilt was a gift for my nephew and new niece-in-law for the wedding.  The wedding was a wonderful and fun event, despite the fact that it poured all day.  (And I mean all day!)   The newly married couple love to hike so taking the quilt photos in a nearby woods make the perfect photo shoot location.

I put two of the blocks on the back of the quilt along with the quilt label which was sewn into the backing before quilting.

Now the bride is a maker and received a cutting mat and rotary cutter as a shower gift from a friend. To further inspire her to become a quilter, I gifted her with some extra fat quarters of Blueberry Park.

Congratulations to Aaron & Kathryn!

(My hubbie was my quilt holder.  You can see his sneakers peaking out in this photo!  Too funny!)

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Crossroads Quilt Complete!

Each year, Fat Quarter Shop has a QAL in support of a charity group.  This year's quilt was Crossroads.   I'm so excited to have it finished and I've been enjoying it every since!

This photo shows the fabric colors more washed out that they are in true life.  This photo below pre-quilting is more true to life.

I quilted with organic wavy lines.

 I used scraps of flannel for the backing and it makes for a really nice warm and cozy quilt!

I'll be linking my finish with Sew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Fabric Frenzy FridayFinish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty