Brown Bag Delight

Even more important than what I would pack to wear while on my work trip to KCKS, was what projects I would take to work on.

I took a few projects, but my most favorite was this adorable lunch tote.

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I’ve been wanting to make this lunch tote for quite awhile so I was excited to finally be starting it.

Because it’s a lunch bag,  I had brown paper bags in mind when I chose these pretty browns.

I didn’t want to travel w/a cutting mat larger than the 6″ x 8″ I brought for paper piecing, so I pre-cut everything before I left home.

The pattern gave me a few fits, but after a couple nights, my Brown Bag Delight was finished!

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I also finished a few more butterflies for the Festive Flutter Tree wall hanging I’ve been working on. I think I have 3 butterflies left to make.  I didn’t take any pics though, because I was too busy adoring my new lunch tote.

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And lastly, I finished the blocks for a Chisel Star lap quilt.

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I used the chisel die and my AccuQuilt fabric cutter to cut all the pieces and  I had several blocks pieced before I got to KC, but I finished the rest there.

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And here’s a pic of my happy stitchin’ corner in the hotel room.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Happy stitchin’ and God Bless.

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So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith. – Galatians 6:9-10

My Quilter’s Bucket List

I didn’t even realize I had a quilter’s bucket list until I started typing this post.    But I do! And I’m happy to say I’ve already checked something off!

When I learned I was going to KCKS for work, I immediately planned a trip to Missouri Star Quilt Co in Hamilton MO! It’s just an hour away from where I was staying.

If you don’t already know about MSQC, you can read their story here.  It’s pretty amazing!

As soon as I arrived, I pulled out my phone to take a pic of the main shop and a nice lady, named Karen, stopped and offered to take my pic in front of the shop.  Quilters are such nice people!

Karen, an Aurifil Designer and Educator, (IG name is redbirdquiltco), informed me that the 2nd Annual Missouri Star Academy,  a 2 day event of learning and collaboration featuring 25+ designers, had just ended. Approximately 700 quilters from all over the world had been in attendance!  I’ll definitely be adding the Missouri Star Academy to my quilter’s bucket list!

The shops are amazing. Yes shops, as in plural! There isn’t just one shop. Missouri Star Quilt Co consists of twelve shops! Honestly, I was a little overwhelmed at first.

I spent a couple hours perusing and shopping then had lunch at the Hamilton Baking Company.

Downtown Hamilton is so cute!

It was a great visit but it would’ve been better if my sis and other close friends could’ve been there with me.  Someday ladies!

Other things on my quilter’s bucket list are: a quilt cruise, QuiltCon and Quilt Festival.  And I’m already making plans for Quilt Festival this November.

What’s on your quilter’s bucket list?

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Finishes!

I’ve been pretty darn productive lately!

I finished a pillow I started hand quilting back in December. It was an extra block from my Arkansas Traveler quilt.

I turned one of my Flutterby blocks into a wall hanging for my sis.

I made and gifted this scrappy strings patriotic mini to a dear friend.

I finished a commissioned crib quilt.

I finished this gift quilt for a precious baby girl. It’s a flip/envelope style but it looks like it’s bound!

I machine quilted and hand tied it. If you look closely you can can see the purple floss.

I finished the jellyroll race quilt from my last post.

I love the binding and the backing!

I also finished this cheery little mug rug for a swap. 

Isn’t this Art Gallery fabric on the back divine?!

And…I’ve been doing some secret sewing!

So, now that you’re all caught up on my progress, what have you been stitching on?

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Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive and seasoned with salt. so that you will have the right response for everyone. – Col. 4:5-6 NLT