I have been the busiest I have ever been this "Quilt Market" season. I think I have sewn over 20 bags, and quilted many quilts. I always get so sad that I can't share until market it over. But luckily it is just around the corner.
Since I can't share all the lovely bags and fabrics I've been sewing with just yet. I wanted to show you a great new pattern from Patterns by Annie. It is called the Every Way Every Day Bag. This is a pretty great bag, it comes with a bunch of different ways to carry it. Included are the perfect length handles, backpack straps (that can be removed at the bottom and put in the pocket if you don't want to use them), a carrying strap, AND if that wasn't enough included in the pattern are some stroller straps.
The pattern also includes the instructions for a...
I am so happy that so many have joined in on our Open Heart Sew Along. If you missed the details don't worry, there is still time to join. For the next few weeks we will be sewing the Open Heart Quilt. (If you hurry fast the pattern is still on sale on Vanessa's website for just $5.)
I have been wanting to make this quilt for as long as the pattern has been available. When Vanessa of Lella Boutique released this pattern I was instantly drawn to the title and design. Some of you know I travel to Africa as often as my time and money will allow with an organization called Mothers Without Borders. While there we practice principles such as being present, being intentional, and having an open heart.
Many have also suffered from various heart conditions. I hope this sew along will in a small way bring recognition...
I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet Vanessa while attending quilt market in Pittsburgh last year! She is adorable, and I'm grateful that we have become friends! I am excited to share with you today this sweet little binding kit that she has posted a tutorial for on her blog! The instructions were fabulous and very easy to follow! My fabric pick came from a few different lines. I mixed a a few Moda prints with some lovely Gooseberry fabric, which Vanessa designed and will be shipping to stores in October! I was so excited when Vanessa asked me before Market to make her a bag for her booth! I made this Carry-On Travel bag. It is one of Annie's patterns! It just so happens, that I had just enough quilted fabric left over to make my Goody Goody Binding Kit! So the first thing I did a...