These Bags Though!

I bought the Boxy Tote pattern and all supplies, not including fabric, probably close to 2yrs ago during a shop hop.

It was even before I owned a Featherweight sewing machine. I bring up the Featherweight because this pattern by Penny Sturges of Quilts Illustrated was designed to carry one.

This is my Viola Davis.

Anyway, I was visiting a friend who makes bags, in addition to tons of other things, on commission. She had just finished a bag for someone and it was made w/the most adorable fabric covered w/quilty notions. It was love at first sight!

Turns out she had some extra she was willing to part with. As soon as she offered my mind went to the Boxy Tote pattern sitting up in my closet and I didn’t hesitate to ask her if she’d make it for me!

And I also remembered how this same wonderful lady let me borrow her pattern for the Caddy Pad Jr. Iron Tote/Pad, at least 2 years ago, so I made a deal with her.

Caddy Pad Jr..jpg

If she’d make me the caddy too,  w/some of that adorable fabric, I’d return her pattern asap. She totally went for it!

Look at all the fancy stitching she did!

It has so many pockets!

I’m totally smitten w/both bags.   I’ll be traveling in style!

And speaking of traveling, if any of you has flown w/a Featherweight I’d like to hear how you did it. I’m thinking/hoping I can just treat it as a carry-on?

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Be My Neighbor

There is one more project I worked on during my productive weekend. Obviously, it wasn’t folding my laundry.

I got the rows sewn together w/sashing…

and the borders added to the Be My Neighbor quilt.

This was my pattern of choice for the Row by Row Round Robin project we started back in November at Quilters Anonymous. I also pieced the backing for this!

I made one row and then passed  it around to the other gals in my small group and they each made a row for me. In return, I did the same for each of them w/a pattern of their choosing.

Here are the rows I made for them. This one is called Painted Ladies.

This one is called Cat City.

The instructions for this was 10.5″ flower blocks. This pattern is called Simple Pansy and is FREE on Craftsy!

And these sweet thangs are from a pattern called A Day to Celebrate.

That’s all Folks!

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A Productive Weekend

I spent a lot of time in my happy stitchin’ space.

I made this cute little paper-pieced mug rug for a swap.

The pattern is by Janeeen of Quilt Art Designs. Here’s a link to her Craftsy Pattern Store .  She has a ton of paper-pieced patterns and a lot of them are FREE!

I also pieced the backing for  Merry Sparkle Punch. No pic of that.

And, I made a Jelly Roll Race crib quilt in primary colors. It’s a flimsy yet, but I plan to have it quilted soon.

Here’s a close up of some of the fabrics.

Not a bad weekend at all!

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