Friday, 30 October 2015

Bluebell Handbag Pattern release

Hello, my Friends!
Have you been looking for a nice new bag pattern?

Today I am happy to launch my first bag pattern!


 It is a handy and roomy bag: 14" (36 cm) wide; 14" (36 cm) tall; 7" (18 cm) deep. This means that you have enough place for all necessary things: wallet, phone, tablet, a few books, and even for small shopping! 



It is a versatile bag. It is s
uitable for quilting cotton reinforced with fusible interfacing and/or batting, but it is suitable even for home decor weight fabrics.

The pattern includes:
            - fabric reinforcement tips
            - guidance to make up and apply piping to the bag base




            - detailed instructions for magnetic snap closure





            - detailed instructions to sew a zippered pocket on one side of the bag


            - directions for attaching metal rings to handles

 
You will receive 32 pages of easy to follow step by step instructions and 89 color photos and diagrams, plus one printable template to make this handbag.

The measurements are in both inches and centimeters.

Thank you, Geta, Kat, and Silvia for reviewing the instructions! Your help was so precious for me!

To celebrate this launch, Bluebell Handbag Pattern but also Country Home Pillow Cover Pattern are for one week at a reduced price.
Here, in my shop.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MACdesignQuilts
Click on the photo above

Thank you for your support!

I am linking to Finish it up Friday!

Have only beautiful sewing days, my dears!


 


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Black & White second sight - quilting "Time is Running" block (II)

I finished quilting the two versions of my new pattern.


The two tops are washed and are waiting to be transformed in pillow covers.
In my quilting design I assumed I'm weaving canvas pieces.



I used the same thread colors on both versions: black, white and grey, but the two main background colors played their parts in the final different look of each quilt .



The backing is quiet and beautiful like a whole cloth quilt top!

All in all, I like how they came out!
Have you seen the other interpretation of this pattern? Is here, in my past post.

Have a beautiful day, my dears!
Moving on! Time is Running!

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Monday, 12 October 2015

Quilting in an autumn day - Time is Running block (I)

It's a cold autumn day and it's raining. The natural light is so poor that I use two lamps while I'm quilting my new patchwork block "Time is Running".
I have made three versions of it: this, this and this. They will become pillows tops.

The gray version is ready.

 
I started with it because its quilting design came up to me first.
I wanted an accurate quilting, so even I new I will use the walking foot, I decided to mark the design onto the fabric top.
I taped the paper design to the window .


Then I taped over the paper the fabric top and copied the design onto the fabric using washable fine-liner pens.


The quilting was fast and easy.


I washed the pillow top and now it looks like this.


I had only one bad surprise: a small portion of a marking line is still visible.

I hope that at the next wash it will disappear.

Now I just finished the second top. After I will wash it, I will show you.

Have a beautiful week, my dears!