September 23rd, 2014

Swap Stuff

by Julie Hirt

I can share another Sew Together Bag now that the birthday girl has received it.

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I know she likes purple… I just hope she likes *this much* purple.

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Added a few flying geese to each side and quilted the exterior.

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Used a lighter fabric in the pockets, which may help Renee find things a little easier.

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I really do love this pattern and it will be a go-to for myself and gifts for a long time.

She also received a pincushion, that she almost didn’t receive it because it’s not perfect.

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The pattern is from the Seams to Me book by Anna Marie Horner.  This is my 3rd attempt at this pattern. No matter how hard I try, I cannot get the seams lined up to lay flat.  Since the pincushion is large and useful I’m willing to overlook those things and use it anyway.

I keep my Wonder Clips in the middle and then I have clips and pins handy.

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Here are my fussy cut blocks for last month’s swap with Amanda.

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The theme was ‘travel’ so I used the double decker bus from the Londing Calling line by Jack & Lulu for Dear Stella.

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I think it’s cute and it reminds me of the Weeble Wobble bus I had as a kid.

Hope you’re having a great week!



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7 Comments to “Swap Stuff”

  1. As usual I love your work…that bag is beautiful and I loved the fussy cut blocks. I enjoy reading your blog, too.

  2. I’m one of those who just love purple and can’t imagine anyone like me NOT loving that bag. In my world, there is never such a thing as too much purple. LOL I know I’d be thrilled to open that knowing it was made for me. I’m sure the one you sent it to will be absolutely thrilled.

  3. Such a beautiful projects and sure the girl is delighted with her goodies.Great job!!

  4. Love that pincushion! Those double-decker buses are super cute :)

  5. Oh how I love the Sew Together bag. This one is pretty awesoem too!

    I see you have a new look, I dig it! :)

  6. I love those buses! You’re making me regret not joining in this round!

    The trick with that style pin cushion is to make it with elongated hexagons and hand sew it EPP style. The hand sewing takes a while but pretty much guarantees your seams will line up. Here’s mine if you are interested:

    Stuffing the heck out of it helps too! 😉 I love mine. It’s probably my favorite sewing accessory.

  7. Such nice goodies for your partner. I agree with that pin cushion caddy, it’s not an easy pattern to construct, but they’re super useful!

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