Handmade Backpack sewn by Sharon McConnell, pattern by Sew Sweetness
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Sewing

3-D Sewing! A Work in Progress

A while back I wrote about getting the new book by Sara Lawson (SewSweetness), Windy City Bags. The bag that jumped out me most was a little backpack, and although I am not super confident at my 3-D sewing skills, I jumped in! The hardest part of making a bag versus a quilt is that you have to cut so many pieces! (I know that sounds silly, but you have to cut the fabric, the interfacing, the lining...it kind of takes forever just to get ready to sew). I did a few things differently on my bag from the pattern. I...

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Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine
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Quilting Interest, Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading: Modern Quilts Unilimited

Happy Spring to you! It has been a busy couple of weeks (I had to build a kite at a school! I will show you more later), but now I am on spring break and have some time to breathe...and sew! I am really excited to be making some quilts for samples at Quilt Market in May. Today I want to tell you about a new-to-me quilt magazine that I am really enjoying. I don't know why Modern Quilts Unlimited has not really been on my radar before, but I recently picked up the newest issue at a local bookstore....

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Aviatrix medallion quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Aviatrix Medallion Quilt, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Finished it! Aviatrix Medallion

It's Friday! I am so happy to finally have my Aviatrix Medallion quilt finished. If you have been reading here for a while, you know I spent a ton of time last year working my through all the borders on this. I had lots of fun along the way, adapting the pattern and adding some of my own personal touches. The original pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman. Do you see the birds in the center star piecing? This is such a pretty block, a classic called Dove in the Window. I wanted my center to be larger than the original, so...

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