Tuesday, July 29, 2014

:: Pink Heather Ross Sew Together Bag ::

I made another Sew Together Bag. This time I used a scrap I got of Heather Ross's VW campers from Katy on Instagram. I thought I would probably hoard this fabric forever! Turns out I needed another bag for my sewing stuff so I decided to use this little scrap I had. And I was able to get 3 ~ 3 inch squares from the scrap. Pretty good, I think! I may have mentioned we used to have a VW camper years ago when my husband and I were dating. Well, it was his and then we started dating and it became ours, ha, funny how that happens! It was really fun BUT if you have or have had an old VW you know that you are working on it as much as you are driving it or more even. So eventually we sold it. Traveled cross country. Came back, my dad gave me his VW Bug and that's what I drove for years. My dad also had a VW Super Beetle that he got after he gave me the Bug. So you see, we really like Volkswagons! Well, I still like them but I'm not to sure about the Hubs! He's worked on them way too often I think.

I love this fabric and love my new bag just as much as my little Bug! I quilted some big stitches around each block and on the zipper tabs.

I wanted to keep the colors simple. For the sides and binding used some hot pink gingham and hot pink Swiss Dots both by Riley Blake.

For the inside I used the Swiss Dots again and Moda's Dottie Tiny Dots. I got the tiny dots from Shay's shop Simply Sweet Fabric. I'm pretty happy I didn't break any needles this time. My walking foot fell apart though so I have to work on that. Now, to go fill 'er up and get back to work!!!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Monday, July 21, 2014

Vintage Happy Winner!

Congratulations to Ali for winning the Fat Quarter Shop Lori Holt Vintage Happy giveaway!!!

Thanks to all of you who commented. Have a great week!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Monday, July 14, 2014

:: Vintage Happy Giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop ::

Good Morning! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. Today I have a fun giveaway for you from Fat Quarter Shop!

They are going to giveaway a 10" Stacker of Lori Holt's Vintage Happy fabric line to one of you lucky ducks!!! I love this line so much! It is very vintage and very happy! Perfect.

Aren't the colors fun?! I am using some Vintage Happy for an upcoming project I get to share with you soon. I loved it so much that I asked Fat Quarter Shop if they would want to have a giveaway of Vintage Happy for you all. They very generously agreed! Thank you Fat Quarter Shop!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment below and I'll use RNG to pick a winner next Monday July, 21st!

Good Luck!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Most Exciting News Ever!

Let's chat for a minute! I want to share some exciting news with you... I have been working my little heart out over here on a super secret sewing project. I am working on a book with Martingale. Did I just type that? Seriously, pinch me!!! This is such a dream come true for me. Years ago, when I would thumb through my quilting books (pre-internet), and see the little That Patchwork Place logo in the corner of many of them, I never thought I'd be writing one. Talk about surreal. The only bittersweet thing about it is that my Dad isn't here to see it. He would have been thrilled! Anyway, I can share more as we get closer to the time that the book is available. I just wanted to let you all know because I appreciate so much the support and encouragement I receive from you all. I've been spending every spare minute right there in the above picture. Lots of late night and early morning sewing going on over here. It's definitely my happy place and I feel really truly blessed and humbled beyond belief. It should be a really fun book! Thanks for listening and letting me chat :)

Have a Happy 4th of July to all my friends in the states! 

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin


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