I haven't participated in a Blog Hop in a long while but when I saw the fabric, I knew I had to join in because I had the perfect project in mind! I hurried off and ordered several pieces of the Beautiful Bird fabric and as soon as it arrived, I jumped right to it! I had been making totes using charm packs after watching Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company on You Tube . Well, yes, this fabric wasn't a charm pack, but I could certainly make charms from it! I have adapted the pattern a bit, adding a magnetic snap, and using cotton webbing for straps but that is the fun of sewing, making it your own!(click on photos to enlarge!)
|Front of bag. What better place to take a photo of birds than a tree?|
|It was so much fun doing the straight line quilting on the bags. I used the coordinating leave fabric for the bottom of the bag as well as the lining.|
Then I had to make a couple more! I used the birdhouse blocks and Hoo's Tree fabric by Tracy Lizotte . I love her fabric and waiting for her new pattern in May! The later does have other animals but birds are included so I hope it is all right to use for this hop!
|Front of Bag|
|Back of Bag|
|See the cute little owls!|
More owls and a finch!
|This is the front...if you look closely you will see that there is a pocket trimmed with piping near the center of the bag.|
|This is a side view of the gingham gusset. I like what it adds to the overall look of the bag!|
|The top portion fabric is called Flight in Black and the lower section fabric is Bridgetown in white.|
|I decided to center the blue jay and a few of his friends in the center of the pincushion!|
|I made a smaller round pincushion just for the heck of it!!! Aren't they the cutest animals?|
ADDED LATE FRIDAY MORNING:
Oops, I see I forgot one tote and it is my very favorite one! This is from a pattern by Erin at Dog Under My Desk and is called the Outta Time Tote! I used my very favorite owl material(and let me tell you I have loads of owl fabric!). I added piping to her pattern and I just love it! It has a red lining and a zip pocket on the interior also. Aren't those the cutest owls?
Don't forget to visit all the other folks who have made wonder things from bird fabric! Here is the list: