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Tudor Bag Pattern Hack

Some blog readers may remember when I was working on the pattern hack of my mom’s Tudor Bag for Sara of Sew Sweetness. The pattern hack posted today and you can find it HERE. (P.S. YES, those are both affiliate links above… and I am going to save money from that to buy more Sew Sweetness patterns!!)

Tudor Bag

Tudor Bag

This was a really fun undertaking, but a lot more work than I expected. It really gave me an appreciation of all of the hard work and attention to all of the little details that designers go through to give us great patterns.

Thank you, Sara, for the opportunity to be part of the Pattern Hack Posse. Your patterns are fantastic and I appreciate your encouragement to let us change things up a bit!


Craftsy Month on Sew Sweetness

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Today my review of the Craftsy class Mix and Match Clutch Bag Techniques is posted over at Sew Sweetness and can be found HERE. I had a wonderful time reviewing this class and you can see my finished clutches over on Sara’s blog. I will show pictures of the clutches here in a Finished Friday post later this week.

Note: I received this class for free in exchange for an honest and fair review.


Blogger’s Quilt Festival | Moxie

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Thanks to a Facebook blogging support group, I just learned there is a twice-yearly quilt event for bloggers that coincides with the Spring and Fall Quilt Markets. You can read all about it HERE.

Obviously this will be my first year participating, and I am excited to enter the Moxie quilt I finished in August! I know I just wrote about this recently, so this will already be familiar to some… and I’d appreciate it if you would suffer through another blog post to get to the voting information at the bottom! I am entering this into the Large Quilts category.

Moxie

Moxie

My online bestie, Sarah of Georgia Girl Quilts, and I both fell head over heels in love with Tula Pink’s Fox Field line. We also fell pretty hard for Tula’s free Moxie Pattern and we decided to sew it “together”. We both live very far apart, so we chose a date to start sewing and shared all of our progress with each other over Instagram.

This was the first time that I had sewn curves for a quilt. Tula’s pattern has very gentle curves, and it is perfect for a beginner. I kept to the original pattern, with the only addition being a 5″ scrappy border to the outside of the quilt to make it a little bigger. The quilt measures 60″ x 69″. I used Angela Walter’s original quilting design as my inspiration for the free motion quilting.

Quilting Closeup

Quilting Closeup

Moxie Quilt Label

Moxie Quilt Label

This quilt was made for my niece’s birthday and will be mailed to her next week. I embroidered a label using DMC floss #150 on Kona Jade fabric and pieced it into the backing fabric, Fox Field’s Foxtrot in Sunrise.

Moxie Quilt Back

Moxie Quilt Back

If you like this quilt, voting begins HERE November 1st. Also, if you REALLY like this quilt, a nomination to the Viewer’s Choice category HERE would be greatly appreciated!


Giveaway Winner! | Needle & Thread Thursday

Time to announce the WINNER of the website celebration giveaway!

Random.Org picked comment #24 which just happened to be Lisa Lisa and The Quilt Jam!  Congratulations!!!  I’ll be sending you an email shortly!

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Winner! Thank you all so much for visiting my website and celebrating the new name and look with me!  I had fun and I appreciated you taking the time to stop by and say Hi!

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For the second part of this post, I’ve made some progress with my To-Do list and decided to take some pictures of my WIPs and link up with My Quilt Infatuation Needle & Thread Thursday.

All the F Word blocks so far...

All the F Word blocks so far…

This week I made two more F-Word blocks, and so now I have a total of 4.  Out of, like, 111.  Or so.  I think.  I’m making these little 6.5″ unfinished blocks out of solids that match Katarina Roccella’s Indelible line.  I really think I’m going to love this quilt when it’s done. Some time in 2015.  Hopefully.   Sarah of Georgia Girl Quilts is also making two blocks per week, so if you head over to THIS POST on her blog you can check out how hers are coming along too!

Sugar Block Club January through May blocks

Sugar Block Club January through May blocks

I also managed to complete the May Sugar Block Club block (lower left).  I’m hoping to catch up in the next few weeks.  Then I can work on catching up with the 2014 Skill Builder BOM.

That’s it for my WIPs so far this week.  Hope you are all having a productive week too.  I’m off to continue cutting up scraps… Oh. Joy. If you’d like to link up with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle & Thread Thursday, just click the button below!

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~Christine