Friday, May 30, 2014

Best Drawstring Bag pattern Ever ! Jeni's Bag…

 I made this bag out of my last bit of Strike offs of Cherie coming out this July! The fabric is Memorandum CosmosMemorandum Cosmos (a text coffee feed sack type print) I am excited about this fabric… I think Men will like it! I made this bag for my buddy Del for his lunch sack. I hope he likes it.
He is an awesome artist and works at NBC.

I made this bag for my son Jonah, in Safari Moon and Art Gallery fabric solids.

 Ok, I just have to say that I have made a log of drawsting bags… and this is the best pattern ever.
I have been admiring this bag for awhile and the pattern is so great. There are so many size options in the pattern and it is very well written and organized. There are also color pictures inside and each size gives you an idea of what they can be used for.  It can be found Here at the In Color Order Blog and shop
There is also a Patchwork Drawstring Bag tutorial on Jeni's Site which I can't wait to make HERE Thank you Jeni for this fantastic pattern!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


This Spring quilt market was my debut of my second collection with Art Gallery Fabrics Cherie!
I am really excited about this collection and had a great time sewing it for quilt market! The line is very versitle and can be made masquline or femine. Grunge and a mixture of text prints and floral prints.
I was happy with my booth this time it was easier decorating a 12 ft by 8 ft wall instead of a full booth.
My Friend Karen Turchan of Queen bee quilt designs HERE designed the quilt on the wall and will be available as a free pattern download on the Art Gallery Fabrics Website. 

I was so excited about my concept for my booth. A little French bistro!

 Thanks to Scott Griffn who made this incredible messanger bag and the gorgeous quilt on the bistro table.
 I got to participate in 2 school houses and help Sara from Sew Sweetness with her school house!
Look at this great group of women, I am very proud to be amongst them.
Jeni Baker, Sara Lawason, Angela Walters, Katarina Roccella, Caroline Hulse, April Rhodes, Pat Bravo, and Bonnie Forkner (Bonnie Christine)
 Thank you so much Mandy Leins for helping me with props and set up! I am truly grateful!

 Thank you Nancy Helpinstil for making these awesome small bag pincushions! The pincushion pattern can be found HERE Thank you so much Nancy!
 Pat Bravo, Sara Lawson, Kim Niedzwiecki, myself and Katarina Roccella
 Super excited by these chocolates to finish off the bistro made by my friend Susan Vasquez. Thank you so much Susan!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Some wonderful french inspirations…. Cherie!

Kerry and Penny from Sew-Ichigo the sweetiest ladies from UK. Create the most charming paper pieced patterns and when I found this set of Parisan Cafe I nearly fell off my chair! Perfect for my quilt market booth!
Sulky threads is doing an incredible block of the month on desserts! I am seriously dying over these! Wait till you see them done in Cherie fabrics by my friend Susan!

Wonderful Eiffel Tower by one of my favorite embroidery sites Urban Threads!
Can be found  HERE