Karefully Made

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My Multitasker Tote

Hey Guys!

I have finished another bag!  I took a class at Fabricate Studios for the Anna Marie Horner Multitasked Tote.  I really enjoyed making this bag.  Let me tell you why..  I made some daring fabric choices (No matchy match here) and I loved the bag so much I made two!  One for me and one for my Mom!

Here is my bag.  I got the fabric from Ikea.  The outer fabric I purchased over a year ago and the accent fabric I got a Ikea last week.  Somehow they look stunning together.  On the handles, I had some scraps of some pink leopard, which I desperately love.

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Here is my Mom’s bag.  All this fabric is home dec weight and boy was those handles hard to turn.  Overall, I really love and i think I like it more then my bag.

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That is all for today.  If you don’t know I am hosting a give away here.  You have until Friday at midnight to enter.  Good Luck!

Until Next Time, Sew Pretty!

-Kerrie


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Sharing the Love Give-A-Way

Hey guys!

I have been super busy this past week working on a few projects that I will be sharing soon.

Now on to the giveaway.  I have convinced my Mother to blog!  She is really starting to get into blogging and I thought it would be great to get some of you guys to check her out!  With that said, I came up with ….drum roll please….

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Here are the rules.  Visit my Mom’s blog!  That all!  Each item below counts as an entry.  If you, visit, comment and follow you get three entries!  How cool is that ;0)

1.  Visit my Mom’s blog The Wonder of Yarrow House

2.  Comment on a Blog Post.  This post would be my favorite.

3.  Follow her blog.

Once, you are done, come back here and comment your entries.  Here is what  you have a chance to win:

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These three pretty fat quarters are from Westminster Fabrics.  The collection is called Pirouette.  Arn’t they adorable?  Giveaway closes on Friday.  Winner will be announced on Sunday.

Until Next time, Sew Pretty!

Kerrie


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My Tsuru Weekender

Hey Guys!

Well, I have made a milestone in my sewing!  I finished my weekender.  I FINISHED MY WEEKENDER!!!!!  I am a bit excited over ….just a little LOL!  I took a class with the wonderful Al from A Thousand Needles at my favorite spot in Atlanta, Fabricate Studios.   I decided to forgo all the Peltex and instead opted for the quilt as you go method.   I have heard many horror stories about this bag and let me tell you…I had a few moments that I needed to walk away from it but I never threw it….So kudos to me ;0)  I honestly enjoyed every stage of this bag and was crazy enough to cut out along with quilting two bags.  One is for me and the other is for my Mother in Law.  I will show you the quilted panels of her bag…as I am all out of Jean Needles (which are needed for construction).

For my bag, my fabric choice was Tsuru by Rashida Coleman Hale.  If you remember my Dot Dot Dash bag,  I made both bags to match so I would have a set for traveling.  Pretty cool, hun?   I really love the Tsuru collection.  It’s bright cheerful and sooo me.  I added some pearl bracelets in pink and yellow along with essex linen in Chambray and a Kona solid.

Here is a picture from the bag being in progress, once I completed all the quilt as you go panels.    I used the  Bloomin’ quilt as you go tutorial from Let’s Eat Grandpa as a guide.  I really like how it turned out.

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Here are the panels from my other bag.   These panels came together very fast because I made blocks that I then quilted down.  For the bigger panels, I used my beloved Alexander Henry Bistro fabric.  I just could not cut it up ….it’s too perfect!  Plus my Mother in Law loved it so much she got a yard herself just for this project.  For the pocket panels, I created a jeweled heart because she loves Jewelry.    IMG_0856And now for the big reveal!

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Everything is not perfect about the bag, but over all I think it’s pretty perfect. LOL.  We will see how the next one turns out once I get some Jean needles.

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I will be linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday and Fabric Tuesday today.  If you are visiting from there, please leave a comment so I can go check you out!

Until next time, Sew Pretty!

Kerrie

 

 


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Words for Pop Pop

Hey Guys!

Sunday is Father’s Day and today I will be putting a special present in the mail.  I had this great idea to make a quilt for my Grandfather.  I ask members of my family to give me a word that described my Pop Pop to them.  I then took some of those words and embroidered them onto the back of the quilt.   With some help from my Mom, I was able to put all my words for Pop Pop in good use.  This project was fun to do and filled my TV time with purpose. Below are more pictures enjoy!

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I used Wonder Under to attached the embroidery to the back of the quilt.  Then I used a zig zag stitch out a wonky star that imitates the large star on the front of the quilt.  IMG_0822

Here is the quilt front quilted and binded.  I love the green binding!

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Kerrie


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My Myrtle Beach Week

Hey Guys!

I have been absent…because I was at the beach with my Happy Husband!  I think that is best reason to be absent by the way…LOL!  So what did I do at the beach?…  I went swimming, rode my bike on the beach, ate some great food, laughed  a lot and sewed of course!  Of course I would bring my sewing machine to the beach!   My Happy Husband loves to relax at the beach and I like to be busy.  After the second day of relaxing I was wide open and would wake up at 5am.   I would sew from 5am until the HH got up at 10 or 11am.  While at the beach I made two quilts (one I finished & one I quilted) and starting cutting another.  I know…it crazy but I had so much fun sewing at the beach.  Here are some pictures of all the fun I had and the quilts of course!

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Bikes at the beach is a must!  I think next year we will just rent one…driving that far with bikes on the car was not fun.

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On Memorial Day, we drove to Quilting at the Beach.  They were closed!  This is the HH pointing and laughing at the “closed” sign.  I went back the next morning and the whole store was on sale… 25%!   Plus they had a clearance section that was CRAZY!
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The resort we stayed at was right by Barefoot Landing, where they had TIGERS!  No lions or bears but really cute Tigers and baby cubs.  It was interesting to see them at the beach.
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This quilt is for my Grandfather for Father’s Day.  I will tell you more about it soon because it has some special features to it.  I got the tutorial from In Color Order.

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I went to Shake N Shake for the first time …I really only remember the Shake!  LOL

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Here is the HH riding his bike.  I had to have proof because my Mom would not have believed us otherwise.  IMG_0754

We rode our bikes all the way down the beach ….here we are taking a break.  It was so beautiful out there! IMG_0761

French Toast at Dino’s Pancake House.  This is my Mom’s favorite breakfast place and it is now mine.

IMG_0762Here is the quilt I finished.  This star quilt is so fast!  I finished the top in a day …add some easy quilting and you are done!  That is all for now!  I will be back tomorrow to share my process on planning a quilt.

As Always, Sew Pretty!

Kerrie