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

Progress on MSP

MSP stands for Merry Sparkle Punch. The pattern is called Sparkle Punch; I added the “Merry” because I’m using mostly “Christmassy” fabrics.

Here’s the different star sets and amounts required to assemble a 60″ x 72″ top.

• 80 sets of 5 squares to make whole stars

• 14 sets of 4 squares to make three-quarter stars

• 2 sets of 3 squares to make half stars

• 18 single squares to make quarter stars

Anyway, I went all gang busters on it last week and more than doubled the number of sets to make the whole stars. I went from 29 to 65.

My fabric cutter, Bruno, and 3.5″ die (multiple squares), played a huge part in my progress.

Not only did I use it to cut all the squares I need…

(Click here —> to read about AccuCut vs AccuQuilt.)

I also used it to trim up my star points!Bruno is most efficient! He’s a keeper for sure!

With this being said and done, MSP is temporarily going on the back burner, so I can work on a couple of necessary quick makes.

Happy stitchin’!

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A Thread for Life

I’m not what I should be, I’m not what I could be,

but I’m not what I was. This is the testimony of every Christian.

-James MacDonald