Look what I’ve been making, yall! ❤️✂️
Jessica Swift has been hosting a Summer Tote Challenge with her new collection called Sirena for Art Gallery Fabrics, and I was super lucky to be chosen by Jessica to get involved! Check her out, she's got some awesome talent!
Woo Hoo!! I'm so excited, it's finally my turn to share my tote bag, and my little bonus zipper bag! This fabric is so pretty and fun, you need it for your stash!! 😍
I used the Indigo Tote Pattern designed by friends at It's Sew Emma, if you wanna make one too, the FREE pattern and full fabric collection are available at The Fat Quarter Shop.
Sometimes the selvage on the fabric is totally fabulous and must be included in the project, so I included it on the exterior pocket, and I love it!!
There is a fun little hidden message here in this picture...
The spiky plant down on the bottom right, is a pineapple plant!!! I love to water-root starts after we eat the pineapple from the store. Sometimes they even grow a new baby pineapple, if you are lucky!!
Oh yeah, if you'd like one of the fabulously adorable Mermaid Pins that's shown here in this picture, you can hop on over and get you one here!
You can also check out several other talented makers that participated in this sewing challenge on Instagram by searching these hashtags.... #sirenafabrics #jessicaswift #mysummertote
Here are a few pictures during the making of my bag. I used Pellon Naked Flex-Foam for the body of the bag, and I really liked how it turned out. It gave the bag good body without being too stiff, plus it was easy to work with!
**Bonus zipper bag: I used leftover strip pieces to make a 7x9 front and back with cotton batting, and two 7x9 pieces for the liner pieces, along with a 10 inch zipper. These are fast and easy little bags that I make all the time! Feel free to comment if you have questions or comments, I am happy to help! ❤️✂️
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, hope to see you again soon!
Quilts for Love
Hey Y'all! I'm excited to share my latest finish with you today.
Often times I make quilts for books & pattern covers, or client quilts, and even fabric designer projects, but this quilt was made straight from my heart. I have a beautiful friend that just found out she has breast cancer and I hope that she will snuggle up and know we are fighting with her as she kicks cancers ass!!
I purchased two Color Cuts by Moda Fabric from The Fat Quarter Shop for this project, one pink and one grey bundle, and I pulled the pattern from The Jolly Bar Book Vol.1 by It's Sew Emma. This book is one of my favorite "Go To" books for fun and fast patterns!
I picked the Hopscotch Quilt on page 18 for this PINK project, and I added one special heart from the Paper Hearts Quilt pattern on the next page to add a splash of love to the quilt front. I'm really excited how the color cuts fabric blended together to make such a pretty quilt!
One of my favorite parts of making a quilt is the time I spend with my hubby looking for the perfect place to take photographs! We found a tiny white gazebo not far from our house at one of our fishing spots, and it was perfect for this pink quilt of Love!
Since I am also a long arm quilter, I did some large scale swirls and flowers for the quilting and a few hearts blended in for fun! Oh and I also painted my nails hot pink for an extra touch of love for my friend too! Giving quilts to friends and family that I love has always been one of my favorite things to do, and this one is no exception. I hope you will try out one of the patterns in this book the next time you need a special quilt.
I have also made the Seas the Day Quilt for one of the sweet little boys in my life a couple years ago. I used all Kona Solids for that boy quilt, and I guess the point is, no matter the fabric, all these patterns are simply adorable!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, hope to see you back soon!
August is my Birthday month,
Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!