Welcome to my day of the Windham Fabrics' blog hop for Angela Pingel's new collection Curious Dream! I absolutely love this collection. I think the color palette was the first thing to draw me in. The prints solidified the deal. This collection just seems happy!
Bag It Up pattern (coming soon) in Curious Dream and Maribel collections.
First up I would like to show you a pattern still in development. I call it "Bag It Up". Every project needs a home while you work on it. I like to take a bag with me to the quilt shop so I can organize the fabrics and supplies from the very beginning... plus it helps save a shopping bag!
The pattern will have 4 sizes, each fully lined with a pocket on the front to hold your pattern or supplies.
Small is perfect for hand stitching. I chose the shorted handbag handle length for my model. There are two handle lengths: Over the Shoulder and Handbag.
The medium size is my favorite. It holds everything I need for most projects and is a nice size to throw over my shoulder when I'm on the go.
The large bag works for those larger projects. Maybe you need to take a quilt to the longarmer? Are you working on something bulkier?
Jumbo is huge! With a finished dimension of 18" x 18" x 6" it can hold those large king-sized quilts! I plan to use this size for quilt storage and transport to and from quilt shows and other events.
And a few cute pop ups For those of you who are familiar with Pop Ups, it is no surprise I made a few for the blog hop! We will start with a Large Stacking Pop Up. Super cute and functional. Next, we have a Small Stacking Pop Up with a band of pockets added around the bottom. I took a piece of mesh 4-1/2" H x 24" W. I trimmed it with a band of fabric. Then I sewed it on the front of the pop up side: Click here for more info.
My next variation uses the FQG129 Basket Pop Up Pattern and a Medium Spring. I took this basket pop up to the next level by using Seams Like A Dream's Braid Template to build the side fabric. If you haven't tried Kate's template, you should! It made piecing the side braid quick and easy. All I did was make a 6" H x 28" W braid (I used 42 - 1-1/2" strips). Then I applied stabilizer to the back to lock all the piecing together. Lastly, I cut out the final size of the side piece per the pattern's instructions (I cut it out after stabilizer just in case the stabilizer shrunk things a bit). Then just make the Basket Pop Up as directed! I love the way it turned out!
Here is a picture of a pop up I made for the Windham Fabrics' booth at Fall Quilt Market using the Curious Dream collection.
Now for the goodies... Windham is giving away a FQ bundle everyday of the blog hop! You can enter to win by clicking here. You will be redirected to Rafflecopter. That way you don't need to leave your private contact info on my public blog. :)
I am also giving away a FQG129 Basket Pop Up Pattern, FQG123 8" Medium Pop Up Spring and a Braid Template!
Prizes shipping to US addresses only. Giveaway ends 12:00:00 am 12/28/2016. FQ Bundle is one prize. The Basket Pop Up is a separate prize. Two people will be chosen as winners. If I am unable to contact you by 1/5/17 a new winner will be chosen.