Friday, September 18, 2020

Instagram Takeover on All People Quilt

I'm doing an Instagram takeover this weekend at @allpeoplequilt!  

My quilt Flying Colors is in the October issue of the magazine (!) and I was invited to share more about me and my quilts on their IG account.   

For those visiting my block from the All People Quilt account - welcome!  Make sure you read more about the monthly One Monthly Goal link-up - a chance to win some prizes as incentive for setting quilting goals and making progress on your project. 

To read more about the quilts and projects I've shared, you can find links to various blog posts below.  I will be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend.  

Check back for updates!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

More Hipster Bags

A month or so ago, I made this Hipster Bag.  The pattern was offered to MQG members and it was a really fun make.

I enjoyed making it so much that I decide to make a second one out of similar fabric but with the required interfacing (Pellon SF101) plus a snap magnet (tutorial) instead of a hidden magnet.

While these snap magnets look good on the bag, they are very, VERY strong.  If you take the time to align them, it is almost impossible to pull them apart.  I hope to figure out a way to 'lessen' the magnet but if not, I don't feel comfortable gifting this bag.

I really loved the fabric I used inside - it is a Zen Chic line.

At the same time I was making the blue bag, I decided to try the pattern in cork.  I am a bit of a cork novice - made 3 small items so far.  The hidden magnet didn't work for the cork so I went with the same snap magnets.

The bag looks good (colors are more true in photo on the left) although my top-stitching isn't ideal on the flap.   I also instead to use a different kind of interfacing for the lining if I make a cork bag again.

My final touch on the light blue bag was to sew on the metal tag.  I got a package of 8 of these in QuiltCon vendor area earlier this year and it was fun to use them.

I do want to make more of these bags as gifts.  Now to choose the fabrics!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Monday, September 14, 2020

Improv Stack Curves Quilt

After making some improv blocks for my quilt guild's charity quilt and writing a tutorial how could I not make more blocks for my very own quilt?

9 blocks in, I am still having fun.  Once I assembled these together I decided I wanted it to make it throw sized so I restocked on some solids and have been making more blocks.

These are all Moda solids - black, pool, pistachio, geranium, buttercup and (I think) royal. There are also scraps of a light gray and off white in there as well.

I hope I don't need to take apart anything I've done so far - except maybe that thin strip of pistachio.  Off to make 7 more blocks and then to decide!

Have a wonderful day! Patty