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 joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. -Rom 12:12 NIV

A Quilted Passion Birthday Giveaway!

Hi All! I’m so excited!  Today A Quilted Passion is 2 yrs old! Who would’ve guessed I’d still be blogging 2 years later? Definitely not me! But I am, and it’s all because of you…my wonderful readers/followers and fellow quilters/bloggers! Thank you!  
As we all know, when there’s a birthday, gifts are sure to follow.  So to celebrate my blog turning 2 yrs old…and hopefully attract a few more followers, I’m doing a giveaway!  
When I was deciding what to give away, my eldest son suggested a purse.  I recently made a couple of purses which he thought were super cool. So that’s what I did! I made a purse for the give away! Thanks Justin! For the idea and for helping w/the fabric choices!

And here it is.  A 2-Way Purse made by yours truly(me)!

The purse does come w/a  few other goodies too!  A 3″ Drunkard’s Path Pattern and Template, a Spinning Hexagon pattern and template, 3 spools of Connecting Threads Essential Cotton Thread(my fave!) in Fuchsia, Jade and Lemon, AND a 5 pk of Schmetz Universal needles!
For your chance to win this awesome 2-Way Purse and goodies, follow me via Google Friend Connect (“My Peeps”), Bloglovin’ or Instagram (all are in the sidebar to the right, underneath my pic –> –> –>) and leave a comment on this post telling me how you are following.  If you are already a follower, leave a comment on this post telling me how you follow and the name of your favorite purse/bag pattern or tutorial. That’s it!

The lucky winner will be randomly chosen using True Random Number Generator on Friday September 4, 2015 @ 9p AZ-MST and announced in a blog post on Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Thank you all for your encouragement and support!


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But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Cor 4:7-9
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Not Quite an "All" Night Sew w/Sis

It sounded like a good idea at the time…but who am I kidding? I cannot stay up ALL night!…but a few weeks ago, I thought I could and my sis tried to make me.  It was my idea…and the plan was to make 2 of these Big Bucket Tote Bags each.  It wasn’t a race, but I, having more experience, finished first. When sis saw just how BIG the Big Bucket Tote finished, she changed her mind about making hers that BIG.  After finishing one each…I was finally able to crawl into bed.  It was 139a!  
Sis’ 1st tote, not quite as deep
My 1st tote, 21.5″ deep!!
We made our 2nd totes the next day after church and changed things up w/the handles and quilting.
My 2nd tote
Sis’  2nd tote

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!
A Thread for Life

Broken Vessels by Hillsong
All these pieces, Broken and scattered
In mercy gathered Mended and whole
Empty handed But not forsaken
I’ve been set free I’ve been set free
You take our failure You take our weakness
You set Your treasure In jars of clay
So take this heart Lord I’ll be Your vessel
The world to see Your love in me
Amazing grace How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost But now I’m found
Was blind but now I see
Oh I can see it now Oh I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying yourself down Raising up the broken to life
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