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March 23, 2019
Bowl Me Over Bag from Wendy's Quilts and More

My Bowl Me Over bag is finished and I love it.



The front


The back

The pattern is Bowl Me Over byAnnie, and the fabrics are Skylark by Margot and Elena for Tokyo Milk - part of Freespirit Fabrics.

I've used the same fabric in two different colourways throughout the bag, with a complementary pink trim for the bindings. I machine quilted the panels with hot pink Aurifil before I started to assemble the bag.


I included the easy access pockets on one side of the interior, but skipped the zipped pocket on the other side of the interior.  I ...

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January 1, 2019
2019 Quilty Resolutions from 120 Blocks

I feel so far behind in 2018 already! Aaaargh! Usually I have this post written and scheduled to go up by 9 am on the January 1, but this year is apparently a bit behind schedule. Sigh. Here goes! Last … Continue reading

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August 2, 2018
Open Wide bag from Wendy's Quilts and More

Well, I finished my quilt for Capital Quilters' exhibition and handed it in last Saturday.  It was a major relief to get it finished in time.  I can't show you a photo yet, but all will be revealed next weekend. 

If you live in NZ, then do try and make it along to our exhibition at the brand new Lower Hutt Events Centre 11-12 August.  It's going to be a great exhibition with 200 quilts, pop up shops, and a cafe!


So, after I'd finished hand quilting my exhibition quilt, I had a great feeling of freedom ...

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July 16, 2018
2018 Goals - Mid-Year Review from Dizzy Quilts

A little over half the year is gone and Yvonne, from Quilting Jetgirl, is hosting a mid-year review link party. I participated in Yvonne's goal-setting party at the start of the year, so I thought it'd be fun to see how I'm doing.

My goals for 2018 were separated into 3 different groups:

1. Start making garments

My mini-goals here were to:

  • Learn how to use my serger (probably with a Craftsy or Creative Bug class) - I learned how to thread my serger and used it a few times to finish seams.
  • Make an easy woven top ...

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May 11, 2018
My New Baker Street Bag from Dizzy Quilts

I made another bag! Yay me! :-)


This is my Baker Street Bag (pattern by Sew Sweetness). Although this is supposed to be a beginner-friendly pattern, it does have some features I'd never tried before such as the recessed zipper. So I watched Sara's free tutorial video on YouTube before I attempted to make this one.


I'm pretty pleased with my new bag, even if not perfect. For my next one (yes - there will be a next one!), I'll make the straps longer so I can wear it as a cross-body bag, I'll choose prettier fabric ...

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April 11, 2018
2018 FAL Q1 Finishes and Q2 List from Dizzy Quilts

Now that Q2 of the 2018 FAL has officially started (you can link up your proposed list of finishes here), I thought it would be a good idea to look back at Q1 and plan for Q2.

I was pretty successful with my Q1 list, completing 6 out of 7 projects.


Top row:

Bottom row:
For Q2, the list is a little more ambitious - not sure why, I'm not expecting to have much more time for sewing this quarter, but I wasn't ...

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March 30, 2018
I made the Aeroplane Bag! from Dizzy Quilts

I made a bag - a big bag! With straps and pockets!

I love bags - I have a small collection of store-bought handbags and I've made dozens of small zipper pouches over the years, but I had yet to make a "real" bag.

Well - this month, I made the Aeroplane Bag by Sew Sweetness.


This bag is supposed to be an intermediate-level project, but the pattern is so well written a beginner can make one (it's not a quick make mind you!) I did have some issues with putting in the exterior zipper and it's definitely not perfect ...

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February 7, 2018
Pattern Testing for Sew Business from The Craft Divas

Hey,

I had the pleasure of being selected to participate in the pattern testing process for Sew Business Pattern Company.  The pattern that I tested is the Momo Mod Bag. It was a lot of fun making this bag. She is going to have another purse in this series and hopefully I will be able to test that pattern out as well.

This is the beginning of my process where I selected my colors and made the front panel.

This is the exterior of the bag completed. I forgot to take pictures of the lining before I completed the bag ...

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Pattern Testing for Sew Business from The Craft Divas

Hey,

I had the pleasure of being selected to participate in the pattern testing process for Sew Business Pattern Company.  The pattern that I tested is the Momo Mod Bag. It was a lot of fun making this bag. She is going to have another purse in this series and hopefully I will be able to test that pattern out as well.

This is the beginning of my process where I selected my colors and made the front panel.

This is the exterior of the bag completed. I forgot to take pictures of the lining before I completed the bag ...

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Diva Dane’s Sewing Fun from The Craft Divas

Hey Everyone,

It’s been awhile since we have posted but Bizzy Lady and I have been very busy with our day to day tasks and we with sewing. We finally got our sewing mojo back. </p>
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December 30, 2017
Making Plans for 2018 from Dizzy Quilts

I love that week between Christmas and New Year's Day. I'm usually on vacation during that time and it's typically very, very cold, so I like to stay indoors and make plans for the new year. So far this week, I finished a quilt, I cleaned my sewing room, and I started making plans with my new Quilter's Planner.


2018 Planning Party

Last year, I didn't really make plans for my quilting - all I wanted to do is use up my scraps and sew my stash. I think I was really successful there. I completed 15 scrappy projects ...

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December 6, 2017
No Sewing Motivation from The Craft Divas

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Hey Everyone,

It has been awhile since the Craft Divas have written a blog post.  The Craft Divas have been very busy with our social life and having fun. We have been in somewhat of a sewing rut or meltdown, where we haven’t had any motivation to sew. I have been buying patterns and I also have a couple of purses cut out just waiting for me to sew them. We have so many projects in mind and several that we have started and just need to complete them. My UFO pile is very high. </p>
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