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Triple Zipper Pouch Swap + Winners!!

The two winners from last week’s give away are:
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Which is Sara who wrote: 27. Wonderful! I love the fabric! She has won the 2 fat quarters.

And….
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Which is sarahschraw who wrote: 8. Wow! I love that fabric. and you have one the 12 swatches.

I will email both of you to get your mail addresses.

For a quick Finish it up Friday, I have finished my triple zipper pouch for the Triple Zipper Pouch Swap. It is a secret partner swap where I know who I am sending it to but they don’t know who they are getting it from. I will be posting tomorrow 🙂

Fabrics:

  • Lining: Straw hat blue, Cloud 9 (purchased from Joann)
  • Small pocket front: Flirty Flowers Tonal Dots in Pink, Robin Zingone, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Fresh Modern Fabric)
  • Small pocket front: Crosshatch in Plum, Architextures, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Westwood Acres)
  • Back + large front pocket: Hexo in Kryptonite, Technicolor, Emily Herrick, Michael Miller (purchased from Fat Quarter Shop)
  • Zippers (purchased from Zipit)

I love the technicolor hexo fabrics, don’t you??

Front Side
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Linking up with AmandaJean @ Crazy Mom Quilts

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Finish it up Friday {26.07.2013} + Back to School Give aways

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Today, I am so excited to be hosting a give away for an independent fabric designer, Natasha K. @ Jumping Birds. I met Natasha after using her fabulous whale fabric for a chair bag order. I loved that fabric, so when she reached out and asked if I would join with her on a Back to School give away using her new line “School Days”, of course I jumped at the opportunity.

I went straight over to Spoonflower and checked the line out, decided it was perfect for the Triple Zipper pouches that I wanted to make my son’s Kindergarten teachers to say thank you. I purchased 5 half yards. This week I went to work, matching the fabrics, choosing the zippers and started on those pouches. I love how they turned out – I am sure the teachers will too (even though they are a little late :-))

The first one:

  • Main Pocket and backing fabric:  Inspirational Pencils
  • Small Pocket 1 fabric: Polka Apples,
  • Small Pocket 2 fabric: Diag. Stripes
  • Lining fabric: ABC’s

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The Second Pouch:

  • Main Pocket and backing fabric:  School Buses (not included in the giveaway but is available on Spoonflower.com)
  • Small Pocket 1 fabric: Polka Apples,
  • Small Pocket 2 fabric: Inspirational Pencils
  • Lining fabric: Diag. Stripes, and Polka Apples

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You can check out Natasha K. via:

We have two giveaways today, all you have to do is leave a comment before 12pm EST Thursday. I will randomly pick two winners and announce next Friday. If you are a follower, you get a second entry, just let me know how you follow.

Prize 1:  2 x fat quarter prints
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Prize 2: Swatches of 12 fabrics (7″ x 9″)
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Linking up my Triple Zipper Pouch finishes with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Friday.

WiP Wednesday…Catch-up Wednesday

I have so many projects that I have not got to recently, and I have been feeling so behind. Today, I feel like I have made some in roads to clearing that backlog. Yippee!!!

Project 1: Triple Zipper Pouch Swap
First off, I am part of the Triple Zipper Pouch Swap going on over on Flickr, here. Posting of the Triple Zipper Pocket is due on the August 17th and it has taken me forever to get started. I finally have all the pieces cut and ready for sewing.

Fabric Choices:

  • Lining: Straw hat blue, Cloud 9 (purchased from Joann)
  • Small pocket front: Flirty Flowers Tonal Dots in Pink, Robin Zingone, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Fresh Modern Fabric)
  • Small pocket front: Crosshatch in Plum, Architextures, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Westwood Acres)
  • Back + large front pocket: Hexo in Kryptonite, Technicolor, Emily Herrick, Michael Miller (purchased from Fat Quarter Shop)
  • Zippers (purchased from Zipit)

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Project 2: Kiwi Cushion/Pillow
I have promised for at least the last two months one of my blogger friends a kiwi cushion in reds and browns. The kiwi (a NZ native bird) is a paper piecing pattern designed by Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi. Her free pattern is now on Craftsy. The pillow front will look similar to this one, except I am using these red and brown improv blocks. The red block for the body and the brown for the legs and beak.

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Project 3: Tula City Sampler – Blocks 1, 2, 3
So, I have started the Tula City Sampler Blocks Quilt Along…well the first three are cut. Boy, I did not realize what 6 1/2 inch blocks would mean….the pieces are tiny.

Fabric Choices:

This fabric line spoke volumes to me when I saw it. Normally, I am not a flower kind of person but the colors and design are fabulous. Perfect, in my opinion, for the Tula City Sampler project.

Block 1:
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Block 2:
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Block 3:
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They are my current WiP’s I am catching up on while on vacation. I am linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

WiP Wednesday {17.07.2013}: Preparing for vacation

Whoop!! Whoop!! I am on vacation Saturday, off to Charleston for the week. Good news, I am allowed to take my sewing machine and I negotiated with the hubby ~4 hours a day of sewing. After that discussion, I decided I would layout my projects and plan out what I would take with me.

All laid out, obviously being very optimistic…
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3x Triple Zipper Pouches…I am participating in the triple zipper pouch swap and I need to make the teachers end of year gifts that I didn’t do last month (due to being stuck in the airport).
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Scraps for a pillow for a friend.IMG_7885

3-5 chair bags/chair pockets for my Etsy store.IMG_7884

A market tote for myself, similar to this one.IMG_7870

New quilt for my niece – it will be a scrappy quilt named “Through the shattered looking-glass”IMG_7888

City Sampler Blocks QAL which I am so behind in as I have not started. I am using Spring House…I love this fabric.IMG_7886

I am also taking the baby hexagon quilt to do some hand sewing in the car and on the beach. I have one more project that I laid out decided to be a little realistic. A new quilt, first time using Kaffe Fassett fabric, want to make cross quilt from simply retro with low tones. Inspiration comes from this quilt by Adrianne @ On the windy side.IMG_7876

 

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

 

March Madness – Goal Update

I did not get through all my March goals but I think I did pretty well, and I found out why they call it March Madness around here. My March was just complete madness and went by so fast :-). Here are my finishes and updates. Here are my finishes and updates. Linking up with “A Lovely year of Finishes” and Amanada Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts.
A Lovely Year of Finishes

  1. Bottom, Baste and Quilt, the “Four Seasons in one day” (named after a crowded house song).
    Finished the bottom and basting but still quilting 
  2. Finish 2 sets of chair bags.
    No Progress. 
  3. Finish 1 set of pot holders (custom order)
    Fabric arrived today….hopefully will finish tomorrow.
  4. Finish a E-reader case
    New finish today
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  5. Sew + Finish the Triple zip pouch
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  6. Kiwi Paper Piecing Cushion Cover
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  7. Make 1-2 Blocks for our Madrona Road Challenge
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Continue with my more general goals

  1. Continue with Life Style Challenge with a focus on:
    – No Sugar or Processed Food
    – Exercise 3 times a week
    I did not accomplish this this month
  2. Post 3 times a week min.
    On target
  3. Post a new recipe each week
    On target

Weekend of small finishes

I am very happy about this weekend’s progress; although, I did not exactly stick completely to my March project goal list. I did have fun which is the most important thing.

A couple of weeks ago, I showed off my first paper pieced kiwi….that has now been transformed into a completed cushion for our grey couch/sofa. To keep the theme of the cushions going, I used the same spoonflower fabrics (designed by Holli Zollinger) I used for the bolster cushion, for the envelope back of this one too. Here’s the great addition:

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The next two projects rose from the triple zipper pouch (TZP) finish and trying to put ideas together for new stock (targeted for Western Wakes Farmers Market Craft fair in May). I made a pencil case, out of the same fabric I used for the TZP. This resulted from a mistake when I cut the fabric the wrong direction, based on the pattern, for the TZP….but it worked perfectly for this little pencil case (measures ~9 in. x 3.75 in.).

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How could I ignore the “Is that for me, Mum? Where’s my case/pouch?”. So, the second project along these lines was for a single zipper pouch for my son. I love this fabric, it is so fun and great for a boy. It is “Blue Newsprint Circus Elephant” by Nancy Wolff for Kokka Japanese Fabric for the outer fabric and “Yellow Chervon” by Riley Blake for the inside. The pouch measures ~ 9 in. x 10 in. .

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Here is my wonderful son checking out his new pouch (but desperately needing a hair cut):IMG_7009

That’s it for the weekend, back to working on my WiP for this week and this time its on my March goal list.
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Finish it up Friday – Triple Zipper Pouch {22.03.2013}

Another March goal has been completed, my triple zipper pouch !!!. I am gifting this to a friend at work, who has supported my fabric obsession, dropping the mail off at my desk.

I joined in January the triple zip along, which provided a tutorial from Debbie at “A Quilter’s table“. There have been come amazing creations…finally, about a month late, my triple zipper pouch is done. I used Les Amis Fabric by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics.

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Note, I did use the alternative ending for the pouch which was posted in this post by Marci Girl Designs.

I am linking up with Amanda @ CrazyMomQuilts.