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:


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!


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.



Monday, October 5, 2020

Maker Pouchettes - Flea Market Moxie

Hello! Here is my second project for Flea Market Moxie by Cathe Holden for Moda Fabrics. I made Maker Pouchettes using the Cigar Label Prints and the Text Book prints from the collection. These designs reminded me of French Brocante style - a style dearly I follow because of its vintage old world charm. Cathe designed this print so that you can embellish the middle with things such as Cross Stitch. Perfect touch for any project.

I used vintage lace from one of my favorite shops - Blue Linen Cottage, and charms I've collected over the years. I quilted using gold lame thread and used maxi piping to give it even more pretty details. The pouch is large enough to hold your phone and money, and the side buttoned pocket in the back can hold smaller things or even your facemask! 

Flea Market is coming out soon, the end of this month so check your favorite quilt shops or online to see if they stock it! Happy sewing friends!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Classic Carpet Bag - Flea Market Moxie for Moda

Hello friends! Here is my first project for one of my favorite designers Cathe Holden  for Moda Fabrics - a Classic Carpet Bag.  I had the honor of creating for her once again and this is her second collection called Flea Market Moxie out later this month. Cathe designs using her extensive collection of ephemera and found objects, a collectors dream reimagined into beautiful fabric. My favorite print is this floral tapestry and I knew when I first saw it I had to make a classic Carpet Bag. The colors are rich, classic, and stunning. 

For the bag, I was excited to use materials I've collected over the years. I collect leather on top of all the other things I collect, and I used navy blue leather to make the handles and leather bottoms and corners of the bag to give it a classic look. I wanted to contrast the leather, so I used a peach zipper to pick up the color from the fabric. I quilted double lines to make the fabric sturdy for bag use. The bag has two-way uses, either a tote, or fold the side flaps down and secure to the brass buttons for a handbag style. The inside of the bag is fun too! It uses the people photo ephemera print and is finished off with a zippered pocket inside. 

I hope you enjoy this bag! Here it is:

Flea Market Moxie is arriving later this month, so check your local quilt shops or online for more information. I hope you enjoyed my project, and stay tuned, there's more!