Saturday, March 22, 2014

30 / 30 CHALLENGE - WEEK 3

Sewed blocks for the "Play a Card" pattern from the
 May - June 2013 "quilty" magazine
Here is a link to the pattern.
  
  2TWENTY-THR3E fabric by Moda had been sitting
in my stash for a while...sew I'm stash bustin (again)
 The jelly roll is combined with more stash in a gray solid 




What a pile of fun!



Will decide next week if I want to add the borders
or not...the top will tell me.  
I like that the pattern in the magazine 
also shows a kwilting design.




Blocks now on the design wall
Next week I'll sew the grays to the blocks- add the vertical sashings. 




 I am still looking for the "BIG BUTTON" for this tote.  
What color button would you choose?

I finished the top stitching around the top. I made bottom inserts
for my bags using heavy cardboard cut to size and covering with fabric.   

 

Linking up to the with Sara over at 
Berry Barn for the 30/30 Challenge. 
Stop by and see what those selfish sewers are doin!





14 comments:

  1. Wow! Your new bag looks great! The button could be any of those colours shown on the typewriters or even gray. That's a tough one. Your blocks are looking spectacular up there on the ol' design wall! Great job, Kathy!

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  2. I would use a black and white button (houndstooth maybe) , or if you really want it solid pick the typewriter color you like best and use that. Looks like you had a good 30/30 week!

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  3. Orange! That's what I'd use, Kathy. And Quilty must be a thing this week, because that's where I saw the block design I used for my challenge pillow, albeit in a dramatically different palate. Happy last week of selfish sewing!

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  4. How about a typewriter button on your uber cute bag? http://www.etsy.com/search?q=typewriter%20button&ship_to=ZZ
    Link to etsy sources.
    Like your newest quilt project. Creative Stitching Bliss.

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  5. I love it when you go wild and chain piece everything, your right the pile behind is such a delight to look at! I think a orange button would look nice.

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  6. You've made some great progress, Kathy! Your great design wall really gives you a great visional of your quilt!

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  7. I too was thinking an orange button would look rather nice. Love that sweet pile of chain pieced fabric goodness :) You had a great week of selfish sewing!

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  8. I love that pattern perfect for that fabric!!!!

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  9. Wouldn't it be cool if you could find a button that looks like one of those old IBM Selectric typing balls we used to snap in and out of the machine?

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  10. black and white button would look cool...you got lots done...the blocks look great on the design wall

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  11. Love the blocks on the design wall, great fabric choices.

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  12. I saw your chain piecing and thought, Oh my goodness, her deck of cards went wild! Sweet bag. I like the idea of picking your favorite typewriter color for the button.

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