Monday, October 31, 2022

It's in the Bag with By Annie and Island Batik


The Island Batik Ambassador Bag Challenge is one of my favorite challenges.  It features patterns from ByAnnie.  The patterns are always easy to read and come with extra add on videos.  Together you can't go wrong making any of these patterns!

This month I am showing off "A Place for Everything 2.0". 
Sewn together with Schmetz Needles 

and 50 wt Aurifl Thread in matching colors.

For this project we got to pick out the fabrics. 

 I chose the main fabric and the coordinating pink from the Sunset Plains line by Kathy Engle.  The yellow comes from the Island Batik Foundations lines.  I wanted something bright and fun every time I opened the bag.  And pink and yellow make a great color combo.

This bag is loaded with pockets!

For this bag, I particularly like how you can take the two pocket pages out.

Annie's videos help you make everything. If you are a visual learner they are a must to watch!
She has free ones to help with binding and zippers as well as the detailed add on video specific to the pattern.

There are so many different options for this bag and you can design the pockets to fit your needs.  
The introduction video for this bag has some great idea.  You can check it out on the details page for the pattern:  A Place for Everything 2.0

There were some bulky seams in some places, but the Schmetz needles went through everything with out any problems.  The video suggests using a 90/14 size needle, but I already had an 80/12 in the machine and that just worked fine.

The next step in this project it to fill it up with all my quilting goodies!

And then figure out what By Annie pattern I want to make next!

Happy Sewing!


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Gremlins, Goblins, and Ghouls Oh My! Blog Hop

Welcome to day two of Ghoulish Halloween inspiration.
I love Halloween, mostly the cutesy fun part. 
 Nothing too gore-ish or gruesome for me.  And I can't do scary movies! 
 Mr. Boodegy is my limit. lol

 But I do love treats and cute ways to pass them along.

This year I made some festive triangle pouches for some special little Gremlins and Goblins.

I used up some of my fun Halloween Prints for these.

These are super quick to sew up, and hold lots of sweet goodies.

There are many different tutorials on the web on how to make these, just search for Triangle Pouch and you are bound to find one that fits your style.

I tried two different types, both with an inside lining: A zipper on the edge and a zipper in the middle.

Can't wait to fill these up and pass them along!

I have also been working on another spooky project. 

The pattern is Bats by Cluck Cluck Sew.

 I cut out all the pieces for it last year and started making the blocks this year.

These are big blocks and are going together pretty quick.

 I am hoping to have it finished in time for the Family Halloween party on the 31st.

I have been asked to do some party games.
A spooky bat quilt would make a nice grand prize...

Be sure to hop on over to the other sites below to see more spookiness!

Happy Sewing!