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January 12, 2021
My Favorite Color is Moda + 6 Free Sewing Projects from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Our favorite color is Moda! What’s yours? Moda Fabrics released a colorful panel and coordinating yardage with a gorgeous sampling of each Bella Solid as well as coordinating yardage. To make the most of this unique new collection, we’ve created several new projects and released a new FREE quilt pattern, Spectrum!

You’ll love the variety of DIY projects you can sew to take advantage of Moda’s full-color range. We had to sew them all because picking our favorite project is like picking our favorite color – impossible! In fact, did you know Moda has 324 different colors ...

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January 1, 2021
Happy New Year from Wendy's Quilts and More

It's the 1st of January here in New Zealand, so Happy New Year everyone. 

I certainly hope that 2021 is going to be kinder to us all than 2020 was! We won't forget that year in a hurry.  

Here's my first finish of 2021.  Can you guess what it's for?


It's a pouch for my son's new Xbox Series S.  The Series S is a very small, portable Xbox, so my son requested a pouch for it.




He chose the fabrics from my stash - black and white for the outside, a tone on tone ...

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December 21, 2020
2020......Highlights from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 A look back at 2020...


January 2020


I needed a fresh start for 2020.

My sewing area went from this:



to this:




February 2020

Calving Season begins @ the Kessi Ranch



Playing with Rayon Threads




March 2020

The Turkey Vultures are BACK




Calving Season....continues:




Fertilizing the Hay Fields



Playing with Improv




April 2020

Improv Technique 2



Improv Technique 3



Improv Technique 4



Improv Technique 5



Improv Technique 6



Improv Technique 7



Improv Technique 8



Sunflower Quilt Finished




May 2020

Zipper Pulls







June 2020

Improv Quilt Top




Messy Painted Canvas




July 2020

Tassel Necklaces



Haying Season ...

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December 14, 2020
Vinyl Zip Cases... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

Making a few more zip cases

for holiday gift giving...



I purchased the rose colored vinyl 

at Joann Fabrics



I squared off the bottom so the bags

will stand up...



I ran the self adhesive vinyl through the
Sizzix Big Shot Plus

to decorate the bags...



I also made a few more with clear vinyl.


Stuff them full of goodies

and give them to friends and family.


Happy Holidays!


CLICK HERE for the Zip Case Tutorial


CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts




May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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October 30, 2020
Pretty Patchwork Bag Tutorial from A Quilting Life

Patchwork Bag Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, A Quilting Life: image of pretty patchwork bag

Note: Originally published on 21 September 2017 and updated on 30 October 2020. See the step-by-step video tutorial included at the end of the post, too. Hello! Today I’m excited to share with you a new bag tutorial for the cutest little patchwork bags ever made with Moda Candy squares (or 2 1/2″ x 2 […]

The post Pretty Patchwork Bag Tutorial appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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October 14, 2020
Clear Vinyl Zip Cases... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

I call these...

Peek-a-Boo Bags


This is my second time working with vinyl...






I purchased clear vinyl from Joann Fabrics...






I used a Sizzix Big Shot Plus
to cut the heart shapes from adhesive backed vinyl
then stuck it onto the clear vinyl...






I used some of my orphan beads
to create the zipper pulls...






I sewed zipper tabs onto the ends of the zippers
to keep the top corners of the bags nice and square...






I also squared off the bottom corners
so the bags can stand up on their own...






I am attending a Quilt Retreat in Idaho ...

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September 29, 2020
It’s In The Bag! Blog Hop with Island Batik and ByAnnie from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Today is the last day of the
4 week
where all the new fabric collections are being showcased
with bag patterns by Annie Unrein of ByAnnie.com



As an Island Batik Ambassador, I was able to choose which ByAnnie pattern I would like to use for the blog hop.



I chose Pocket Packers!!


Island Batik and ByAnnie set me up for success by providing everything I needed to make not just one pocket packer, but I was able to make all 4 of the Pocket Packer styles from one ...

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September 28, 2020
Vinyl Pouches and Plowing... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

I have several rolls of clear vinyl...

it is time to set it FREE 


I am turning it into Vinyl Zip Cases...





The Vinyl is cut into squares...

The Zippers have tabs sewn to the ends...

I am all ready for mass production !



We are in the Bull Field this week:


I am driving the Cowboy's John Deere 4440



Plowing up the Hay Field:


This tractor is a dream to operate...





It will take a couple of days 
to get the plowing done...





I have the A/C blowing and the tunes turned up...





I will be back in ...

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September 21, 2020
Bag Lady {Two More Finished Open Wide Bags} from Little Bunny Quilts

Since I had enough notions -- with the exception of zippers -- to make a few more Open Wide bags, I bought a few more zippers and got to work.

The first one that I made is the same three fabrics as the large pouch that I made in the original set, just in the smallest size. I used all of the same colors of thread for quilting and construction so that these are a matching set. 



For the second, I made a medium sized bag using only two different fabrics instead of three. I used the same fabric for both the ...

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September 20, 2020
It's in the Bag - Island Batik Blog Hop from Quilted Delights





Welcome to my day of the hop! For this blog hop, Island Batik Ambassadors are showing off new Island Batik fabrics lines hitting shops now or heading that way super quick and to show them off this month were were challenged to make bags! And not just any bags. Bags by byAnnie.


I got to choose the bag pattern I wanted to make and Annie graciously sent all the items needed to make it. I was super excited for this project.

I chose the Divide and Conquer pattern because I was really wanted to make those mesh pockets on the ...

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September 16, 2020
REMEMBER THOSE BAGS??? from Kwilty Pleasures


I finally finished them this summer.  
Lots of fun gifts for some lucky recipients.
Most of these patterns are free!

Lined Drawstring Bag
Tutorial by Jeni Baker, In Color Order Blog


 Adorable Llamas


I couldn't pass on GNOME fabric.
This tutorial is by Noodlehead, Wide Open Pouch.


The front and back have different colors
and I switched the zipper out to turquoise.


The One Hour Basket is perfect for
these Llamas dressed in their Holiday Sweaters and scarves.


I did swap out the lining to a black and white.
Not sure why, maybe I misplaced the other option.


Another ...

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September 15, 2020
September challenge: It’s In The Bag! / Πρόκληση Σεπτεμβρίου: Είναι μέσα στην τσάντα! from Mania for Quilts

It was a great pleasure to see that there was the making of a bag on this semester’s schedule. We love a lot the bag making in Greece. And I love especially Annie’s Unrein patterns. When I was asked about the pattern I wanted to make, I chose this bag that actually is not a bag, but a whole suitcase. I had made this bag in the past several times, but I wanted to see the most of the materials that Annie has in her shop. Therefore I asked for this pattern, that proved to be very wise ...

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September challenge: It’s In The Bag! / Πρόκληση Σεπτεμβρίου: Είναι μέσα στην τσάντα! from Mania for quilts

It was a great pleasure to see that there was the making of a bag on this semester’s schedule. We love a lot the bag making in Greece. And I love especially Annie’s Unrein patterns. When I was asked about the pattern I wanted to make, I chose this bag that actually is not a bag, but a whole suitcase. I had made this bag in the past several times, but I wanted to see the most of the materials that Annie has in her shop. Therefore I asked for this pattern, that proved to be very wise ...

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September 10, 2020
Open Wide 2.0 Bags in Floralicious {It's In The Bag Blog Hop} from Little Bunny Quilts

 Today is my day to share for the It's In The Bag Blog Hop, sponsored by Island Batik and By Annie!

The collection I got to use for my project is the new Floralicious collection!

If you remember back to my unboxing post from this summer, I got all of the pieces and parts to make a set of the Open Wide 2.0 bags from By Annie!


I have long avoided three dimensional sewing, but this was my chance to try something totally new and I am so happy with how the bags turned out!



I started with ...

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July 24, 2020
Quilted Patchwork Bag Tutorial from A Quilting Life

Quilted Patchwork Bag featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello and happy Friday, friends. Today I’m sharing a tutorial for one of my favorite gift projects, a Quilted Patchwork Bag. I first shared a pictorial tutorial for this project several years ago, but realized it might be better shared through a video. Quilted Patchwork Bag This quilted patchwork bag is a fun project. It’s […]

The post Quilted Patchwork Bag Tutorial appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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June 8, 2020
Unlined Shopping bag with removable pocket - pattern for sewing easy and practical bags from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa

It is a common truth that we live in interesting and challenging times.
My generation will have full bags of memories to share.

We are about to reach  the middle of this turbulent full of fear and unknown things 2020, without realizing it. The Pandemic brutally stopped the whirlwind of life in which we all were carried. The two months of isolation meant to prevent the spread of the SARS virus - Covid 19, reminded us, among other profound things, that we are the sons and daughters of planet Earth, not its masters. The geographer in me keeps telling me this ...

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May 29, 2020
Zip It Up bags from Wendy's Quilts and More

A couple of weeks ago I watched Tula Pink's video launching her new black and white fabric line - Linework (It won't be available for months yet, so don't panic).  Towards the end of the video Tula showed two Zip It Up! bags she had made.  I thought they looked amazing so I dashed off and ordered the pattern from the Ribbon Rose in Auckland.





Here's a link to Tula's video.  The bags appear at about 22 minutes in.

Of course we can't get Linework yet, so I ordered some half yards of Tula's ...

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May 13, 2020
Thank You Teachers!!! from Creatin' in the Sticks

I've heard so many say how grateful we should be to the teachers
for all they do.

These times of "stay at home"
have taught us to appreciate these unsung heroes.

They've stepped up to teach in a new way.


I'm over on the Thermoweb blog today
with a great project to show how much you love
the teacher in your life.

It's great to surprise a teacher with a doorstep gift
and
this tote is perfect to fill with all the presents.

Then it's a tote for all the essentials your hero needs to ...

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March 30, 2020
Pretty Patchwork Pouch in Summer Sweet Fabrics from A Quilting Life

Patchwork Pouch in Summer Sweet Fabrics featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life: image of patchwork pouch

Hello friends! Today I’m excited to share a fun patchwork pouch in our Summer Sweet fabrics. The pattern is from a delightful new book, Perfectly Pretty Patchwork by Kristyne Czepuryk of Pretty By Hand. I’ve been following Kristyne for years through her blog and Instagram accounts and have always loved her beautiful projects with an […]

The post Pretty Patchwork Pouch in Summer Sweet Fabrics appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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March 19, 2020
THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Hello fellow quilters. All this talk on TV got you down?   I thought you would like to know that the class to make this Poppins bag is still on at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The class is Friday, March 20.  Call the shop for a supply list.  

Also the Attic Window Quilt Shop will be open during usual hours this Friday and Saturday; however, next week the hours will change to 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Chris said that she wants to be there for quilters who need supplies.  
 Speaking of supplies, you might want to get this ...

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