Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Envelope Patchwork Bag - Gingham Gardens for Riley Blake Designs

Hello! I hope the New Year brings much needed joy and happiness to you as we so need that right now. Here is my first project for the year - Envelope Patchwork Bag using the lovely Gingham Gardens by My Minds Eye  for Riley Blake Designs. This line is so much prettiness with florals, text, and gingham of course. I absolutely love the charcoal/black colors used, as I normally don't gravitate to this color. It's a nice change and makes all the pretty colors in the florarls pop! 

I used my Envelope Pocket design (if you've been following me I first made this design with my Versatile Envelope Pouch ). I thought it would be perfect for a front bag design. The pocket has two layers of pockets because of the envelope design. Perfect to throw your phone or mask for easy access. I designed a patchwork palette for the back to showcase all the pretty prints. I hand quilted the patchwork using crossmarks at each meeting point. Right now, I'm loving drawstring closures. It's easy and practical so I added this to the top. I finished it off with black leather handles to make it sturdy and cute of course!

I hope you like this project! Here's what I made:

Front of Bag - Envelope pockets

Front of Bag - Envelope Design

Back of bag - Patchwork Palette

Back of Bag - Patchwork Palette

Drawstring open - gives it a tote bag function


Side of bag - drawstring opened

Side of bag - Quilted Gingham

Black Leather Handles

Drawstring Open - Inside has two internal pockets


Gingham Gardens should be out soon, so check your favorite quilt shops or online to see if they will carry it. 



Thanks for stopping by!

Karen



Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Trio of Makes - Rose and Violets Garden

Hello and tis the season! Here is my latest project for the highly anticipated collection Rose & Violets Garden designed by the beautiful Miss Rose Sister Violet for Riley Blake Designs. Miss Rose Sister Violet designs the most beautiful clothing, home decor, and gifts  in lovely linen, cotton, lace and rose prints. This collection has captured the essence of their brand and is stunningly beautiful, floral, femine, soft, and just plain pretty!

I wanted to highlight every print from the collection, so I made three things -  a Rose Patchwork Tote, a Rose Mini Bag, and a lovely Wall Mini Quilt. The prints marry well together that any project you decide to make will look lovely. I quilted using gold lame' thread for all three projects to accent the prints and give it something special.

Here is what I made:


Rose and Violets Garden - Rose Mini Bag, Rose Patchwork Tote, Mini  Quilt


Here is the Rose Mini Bag. I wanted to create something cute and mini. I quilted the body, added lace details, and used charming gold hardware such as the bow twist lock. Instead of a zipper, I used a drawstring bag closure and added the sweetest pink resin cord caps from one of my favorite fabric notion shop Sunny Day Supply









Here is the Rose Patchwork Tote Bag. I used a patchwork design to highlight each print from the collection. The back of the bag has a large side pocket, hidden by lovely vintage lace. I added a pretty zipper to secure the bag. I used wood handles as well as an optional adjustable bag strap.











Here is the mini quilt. I was so excited for these lovely panels in the collection. I've been looking for artwork to complete my sewing room and this just looks lovely next to my antique cross stitch art piece. I used vintage lace and combined it with the cream striped print in the collection. Each panel has sweet sayings on them, which go lovely with my wall art. 





Rose and Violets Garden should be arriving this month, so check your favorite retailer to see if they carry it. 





I hope you enjoyed my projects and have a lovely, joyous holiday!

Thank you!

Karen






Thursday, October 8, 2020

Patchwork Handbag - Morrison Park

Hello! It's my turn on the Morrison Park Tour and I'm so excited to share my latest project using the lovely collection Morrison Park by talented Pat Sloan for Bernartex Fabric. I made a Patchwork Bag to highlight colorful prints from the collection. Morrison Park is fun and vibrant with beautiful paisley prints, florals, and dots and geometrics to pull it all together. The color combos are amazing. 

For the bag, I used classic wooden handles to soften the patchwork design. I used a quilt as you go method for each patchwork, quilting random lines. I wanted to highlight the blue dots with subtle lines in the large front pocket, as this was my favorite print from the collection. It really brings all the florals and paiselys together. There are also side pockets to hold water bottles and such. The bag is pretty big, so it can hold all your favorite things and more!

Here's what I made:


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Lastly, there is an awesome giveaway posted on my Instagram - Creamcraft Goods, so check it out to enter. Pat is kind enough to give away a 10" stack from Morrison Park, plus a Benartex Fat Quarterly Club newsletter with Charm Pack for US Residents only. Check my Instagram for all the details.

Morrison Park is out soon, so check your favorite quilt /fabric shops!

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Classic Messenger Bag - Flea Market Moxie

This is the last project for Flea Market Moxie and I hope you enjoyed it so far. I made a Classic Messenger bag with pretty details using the Paint By Numbers Print from Flea Market Moxie by Cathe Holden for Moda Fabrics. This print is amazing and one of my favorites in the collection. Cathe is a genius (and a lovely person as well). She took her collection of vintage paint by number prints and reimagined into a collage of fabric. Simply stunning. 

I used dark brown leather for the sides to add structure and stability as well as quilted the body of the bag. To highlight the vintage style prints, I added antique broderie lace for the pocket details. Sturdy zippers and brass findings make the bag pretty and handsome. 

I hope my projects have inspired you to create with Cathe's beautiful collection. It's stunning, unique, and really special.

















Thanks!

Karen