Friday, October 24, 2014


 I'm heading out today for International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. So of course today's "Favorites" post will begin with my new bag. This is a favorite pattern of mine, the "Two Zip Hipster Bag" by Dog Under My Desk. I made a "Cotton & Steel" version this summer for my Washington, D.C. vacation, and I loved the size and style of the bag, so it was my pattern of choice for market. I used my favorite navy and aqua prints from the upcoming Fig Tree collection for Moda, Aloha Girl

I actually used one of my favorite prints for the back of the bag...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Works in Progress Wednesday

 Happy Wednesday...although I'm busy getting ready for International Quilt Market I've had a little time to work on a few projects this week. My "Jumping Jacks" quilt has been sitting on a chair since Labor Day weekend when I last worked on it. I finally got the outer border picked out, cut, and pieced! I've also started a new project with these fabrics...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Simply Small: Projects with 2 1/2" Squares

 Happy Monday! A few years ago (back in 2011) I posted a patchwork drawstring bag tutorial on my blog. The bag is perfect for using those Moda Candy packs...just one pack and a fat quarter and you're ready to sew!