Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Folk Art Quilted Traditions Blog hop

Blog Hop Save the Date

As you know I’m an Island Batik ambassador and one of my fellow ambassadors Suzy Webster just published this cool quilt book- Folk ark quilted Traditions, she’s made 12 appliqued quilts blocks (+projects) based on Hungarian embroidery designs!

The designs are truly stunning!


I got the book and then had to pick a block and made “something” from it using Batiks from Island Batik.

I picked block #11 and I knew I wanted to make something “different”

At the same time that I got the book I just ordered a new sewing pattern called the MARGO bag by lazygirl design

and I knew I wanted to combine this block on the front of the bag and that it would look stunning in batiks!

Margo Handbag by Lazy Girl Designs

I picked these fabrics from Island Batik’s “surf and sand” collection


Then I cut out the pieces for the bag AND the blocks (I decided to do front and back of the bag with the block.


Here’s the beginning of it.


I rotated the block 45 degrees and only did 3 edges (so a bit more than a 1/4 of a block)

I also decided to iron it all down and go from there.


I appliqued everything in the same thread color (a light green from connecting threads)


it’s always important to have the needle down when you pivot!


Here’s one side done!


I was supposed to use fusible batting, but I didn’t have that and I wanted the bag to be quilted so here I quilted the front and back and two other pieces (didn’t need all four done but oh well)


I did plain stippling/ meandering on the light fabric and the echo quilting on the front and back pieces


Then I trimmed them


and the “scary” part of making this was cutting the pocket area away! but it worked out perfectly!


I got so busy sewing the bag together that I didn’t take any more pictures until it was done.


I love it! The straps are the perfect length and 1” wide and there’s pockets inside as well


Of course, because I had it on the floor, Anja quickly crawled over to grab it


On the bottom, the two center circles meet and I think that looks okay, I knew it would happen and who looks at the bottom of a bag anyways?!


Here’s the rest of the participants

Monday, October 10

Suzy Webster - http://websterquilt.blogspot.com/

Connie Kresin Campbell - http://www.conniekresin.com/

Jennifer Eubank - https://jennifersewing.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, October 11

Bea Lee - http://www.beaquilter.com/

Sally Johnson - http://sallysquiltingcorner.blogspot.com/

Adele Mogavero - http://adelemogavero.com/

Wednesday, October 12

Jessica Cadwell - http://www.desertbloomquilting.com/blog/

Anna Branch - http://arkangelcreations.blogspot.com/

Vicki in MN - http://knitbug2.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 13

Pamela Boatright - http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.com/

Teri Lucas - http://generationqmagazine.com/

Maryellen McAuliffe - http://teachpany.blogspot.com/

Friday October 14

Suzy Webster - http://websterquilt.blogspot.com/

Joan Kawano - http://moosestashquilting.blogspot.com/

Lara Buccella - http://www.buzzinbumble.com/

There’s also a giveaway!

Suzy is giving away a copy of the book and some awesome batiks!!


 a Rafflecopter giveaway


Suzy Webster said...

I love it Bea!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a neat idea to do the applique on the front of the bag Bea! Would you believe I think I have that purse pattern.....bought it a couple years ago. I think Anja has claimed it for her toys! Beautiful!

Donna in NH said...

That looks great! I have that pattern, but haven't made it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Allison CB said...

Your bag looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam said...

That!s BEAutiful! Bags, batiks and babies!!! WINNER!!! Suzy's designs are delightful.

Miriam said...

That!s BEAutiful! Bags, batiks and babies!!! WINNER!!! Suzy's designs are delightful.

Calicojoan said...

Love it. Great way to have gun with those beautiful designs.

Janie said...

I love the colors you picked. I like the bag as much as Anja. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

I love your colors and how they are more muted than traditional folk art. That bag is so wonderful, and your baby makes the most adorable model!

Vicki in MN said...

It turned out simply gorgeous!!

Seacoast Quilter said...

What a beautiful bag. Carry it proudly.

teachpany said...

Great job! I love that the circles match on the bottom, and using the applique for a bag is a great idea. Your daughter loves purses already?? So cute.

Angie in SoCal said...

Lovely bag, Bea. The fabrics are so pretty as a bag, and the applique really neat to decorate it. Thanks for the chance.

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your bag. I am loving bags as gifts and a way to experiment with techniques and fabrics.

Adele Mogavero said...

Bea, great job. Love the bag

Farm Quilter said...

Great bag!! You chose the perfect pattern for the applique!!

Sandra Miller Pitts said...

Beautiful book and a beautiful project ❣
Great idea for using the blocks. Love it

Bec said...

I had that pattern once upon a time and never thought about putting applique on it. I love the idea!

tac73 said...

Love what you did with this bag.

Judy1522 said...

Your bag turned out beautiful!

GranChris said...

It turned out wonderful. Hugs and kisses for the model.

Lynne Stucke said...

Anna has good taste ... The bad is lovely! (lynnstck@yahoo.com)

Barb said...

just adorable...both the bag and baby

Jodi - usairdoll said...

How awesome! Your bag turned out beautiful! Anna is so sweet! Thanks for sharing, super job!


eileen said...

Really cute appliqued bag...it is a great idea!
Eileen in Spain

Martina said...

So lovely!

Beth said...

Hooray for you, doing something scary! It turned out beautifully. What an inspiration.

Lara B. said...

What a beautiful way to use the block Bea!