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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Kimberly's Sac Sew Along











Hello quilty friends! Today I want to share this really cute bag I made using a new pattern from Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop and Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts. The bag is called Kimberly's Sac. 

I was in need of a new bag /purse so I was happy to be making this one. I used Vintage Picnic by Bonnie & Camille and Essex Linen for my bag. I intended to use the navy, red and aqua prints with the polka dot Mochi linen by Moda but... I started pairing up the corally pinks and greens from the line and went in that direction. I'm a sucker for pink and green! There's a little splash of aqua too. I used a cute button I made years ago from a little scrap of the much loved blue eyelet/seed from Flea Market Fancy. I stipple quilted the body and used a wide zig zag stitch for the bottom quilting. I love how it turned out. My oldest girl loved it too so I decided to give it to her. I'm making a bag for myself now with the navy, reds and aquas. I'll share it with you when I finish.

The instructions in the pattern were great. It didn't take too long to make either. A step-by-step video on making the bag with Kimberly and Joanna can be found HERE.

The pattern can be found HERE.

I used 2 of these swivel D-rings for my bag.

I can't wait to see some other versions of Kimberly's Sac. The fabric choices are so fun for this cute bag.

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Crossroads Quilt Along ~ Diamond Block

Good morning! I finished second set of blocks for the Crossroads Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop and Joanna Figueroa. I really like the colors for these diamond blocks. I think Fig Tree has the best browns. They're always very soft and pretty. 


Here are all of my blocks so far! I'm really enjoying this quilt along. Strawberry Fields Revisited is so pretty. I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty come together. 


It's been fun to see blocks from people not using the same fabric too. I love the different choices others are making. You can check out blocks by others in the Crossroads Facebook group and also by using the hashtag #crossroadsquiltalong on social media like Instagram. 

Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts (@figtreequilts)
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
April of Prairie Grass Patterns (@amrosenthal)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Angie of Gnome Angel (@gnomeangel)
Vanessa of Lella Boutique (@lellaboutique)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Erin of Why Not Sew (@whynotsewquilts)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin


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