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…
and I just love the contrast with the aqua, coral, green, and navy!
Another favorite thing is my new magnetic pin bowl from my friend Jodi of Pleasant Home. She is sold out now, but watch her blog for her next sale. I love this bowl because it stays put on my ironing board and keeps those pins where they are supposed to be!
My final “favorites” pick is this book I read last weekend, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.This was just what I needed. Not only does it help you see the importance of figuring out what is essential, but it also offers practical solutions to the problems that keep us procrastinating and prevent us from accomplishing those important essential things. I have read a lot of time management and organizational books over the years, and this one is my very favorite!
Well, I’d better get packing! Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you’d like to see pictures of from market, and I’ll do my best to take them! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Anorina (Samelias Mum) says
Enjoy quilt market. Love your bag. Just perfect!
Have fun Sherri 🙂 That is a cute bag!
Have a great time Sherri! I want to see EVERYTHING. Every little thing LOL! Lots of beautiful booths!
Have a fun time at market and I would love a picture with you, Bonnie, Camille and Carrie (4 of my favorites together):-)
Yes, a picture of you with Bonnie and Camille would be great. Have fun and enjoy
Have a great time-I went to the quilt show last Nov…oh my! overload. A picture of Joanna's booth please 🙂 Susan
Angela Smith says
Love your bag and I'm in love with this line!! I'd love to see pictures of Fig Tree's booth as well as Bonnie and Camille!! Have a safe and great trip!!
Hope you have a great time Sherri and if you stop at Joanna's would love to see whats new at Fig Tree….thanks Sherri
Same as above plus Tula Pink's booth and new fabrics. Also, new patterns from Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Designs (stitchery) Have a great time!
Thanks for the book recommendation. It sounds like something I should read! Have a ball at market!
Such a great versatile bag. Beautiful fabric too. Not sure I could manage this.
Helen L says
Have a great time!!! I'd love to see what the other's have said, plus Lori Holt's booth. Also, would you ask the Riley Blake ladies if they would make a solid fabric the color of Fig Tree's usual cream/beige? I like the tightness of the weave of riley blake's solids better than Moda's (sorry Moda, but I do love all of your prints ALOT!) Have a safe trip!! Hugs, H
Tracey Holzer says
I would like to see pictures of the fabric designers booths. Thanks so much and have a great day.
Nancy Jorden says
When I was younger my mom and I made a quilt. It was something that was really fun to do with her. It took us a while to make it. The finishing product was beautiful. I am really grateful to have that experience with my mom. http://www.provoquilting.com/