Posts by Jennie

Simple Scrappy Sampler {Week 5}

Shoo-FlyI’ve been absent from my sampler quilt for too long {see the rest of the posts here!}, but I’m determined not to let this one slip by the wayside. So, I’ve made up two more blocks in hopes of getting back in the swing of things. I am still dreaming of having this quilt on my bed someday, so I chose two easy blocks {they’re essentially the same, just the half-square-triangles are rearranged!} for my first week back. Here they are:

Friendship-StarI’m honestly still undecided if I’m going to use the navy. There are so many navy prints that I love though, so I decided to try it with a couple blocks and see how I feel about it. For now this one stands out a lot! I had also intended the star to be the lighter aqua, but accidentally cut the pieces backwards, and now I’m glad I did!

Block 9 and 10Here’s the cutting layout for the blocks. Alternately, PDF version can be downloaded here. This time my notes on block construction is easy, for both blocks I cut my larger squares to 3 3/4″ and then sewed and trimmed them to 3 1/8″. I’ve heard that there’s a ruler that will trim the blocks before pressing…I need to check into this!

Ten-BlocksAnd here’s the 10 I have so far. See, the navy really stands out…but I’m hoping if I add some more, it will be okay, thoughts? If you hate it…please tell me! I’d rather remake this one than have to remake a bunch!

As usual, if you’re sewing along, please share in the Flickr group or on Instagram with the tag #simplescrappysamplerqal. I’m already looking forward to next week’s blocks!

Little Geofabulous Skirt

skirtI sewed my girl a skirt today. I’ve been mulling over the idea of how to curate a handmade wardrobe for my daughters, and have decided to make skirts. tops, and dresses, and then buy pants, leggings, and t-shirts. Anxious to get started, I used some of the Geofabulous leftover from the Felicity bag and made this quick little skirt!

girl-skirt-1I tried to get some cute pictures to show everyone, but my girl was more concerned about her Minnie Mouse and what her silly brother was doing.

girl-skirt-2So, instead, here are some fun, action shots! And look at that crazy hair, I could not get her to let me put a ponytail in it, and so, sometimes she just wins!

I’m really excited to put more handmade pieces in my daughters’ wardrobes. Wearing clothes my mom made growing up is such a fond memory for me, I want my girls to have the same! Have a happy weekend!

The Felicity Bag: More Versions

Felicity-Bag-Fluffy-Sheep-Quilting-2Last week when I shared the Felicity bag, I was still waiting on a photo from a tester, so I didn’t share their versions. But here they are! This first bag is made by Cindy of Fluffy Sheep Quilting, isn’t it cute?

Felicity-Bag-Fluffy-Sheep-Quilting-1She used Vintage Happy by Lori Holt for the prints and Essex Linen for the body. The bright fabrics stand out so great against the solid background.

felicity outsideThis bag was made by Sandie of crazy’boutquilts, and she used a dark corduroy for the body of her bag. Again, I love the contrast of the hexagons! And, of course, I love the happy-go-lucky by Bonnie & Camille she used for the hexagons.

felicity topAnd here’s a picture of how the bag looks from above. The pattern has the option to have the frame purse either match the lining or use a separate fabric. I love how the separate fabric gives the illusion there’s a second purse inside the first!

DSC_6134And here’s a version I made of the Felicity bag this weekend. The fabric is Geofabulous by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics {my mom pieced all those lovely hexagons, isn’t she great?!}. I think using a subtle print for the bag body, behind the hexagons, looks really nice.

DSC_6139This bag is on its way to Blend Fabrics now, to be displayed in their quilt market booth {but I kind of want to keep it!}.

If you’re thinking about making a Felicity bag, I think you’ll be happy with the result. And, if you make one, we’d love to see it! You can add the photos to our Flickr group or share on Instagram and tag #cloverandviolet and #felicitybag. Can’t wait to see them!

The Fabric Makes the Bag: the Lucy hobo

lucyhobo4Lately it seems like blogging is a Catch-22: if I sew I don’t have time to blog, and if I blog, I don’t have time to sew (or anything to blog about!). But, I’m stopping in today to show you what a couple others have been sewing lately. First up, this amazing version of the Lucy hobo by Nicole of Modern Handcraft. I love how she modified the patchwork portion from the original granny square configuration! You can see all her lovely photos here!

Lucy-Hobo-2And, here’s another Lucy hobo that’s headed to Quilt Market with Blend Fabrics. I recently met a friend who moved to our area, and then discovered she sewed! So, she made up this pretty bag for us, while I’m working on a few other projects {that you’ll see soon, but you can catch some sneak peeks on Instagram!}.

Lucy-Hobo-1The fabric is Sweet Siesta by Shell Rummel and is very soft and inviting. It is always amazing to see how different a bag looks from one fabric to the next. That must be why we all love fabric so much, because it isn’t just pretty, it’s a form of self expression.

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. It’s rainy here, so I’m trapped indoors trying to sew while keeping the little ones entertained. I will say though, I’ve been loving the fall colors everywhere {even if it means summer really is over}. Hope your day is wonderful too!

The Felicity Bag {Pattern Release}

the Felicity bagHappy Monday, everyone. We’re excited to show you our latest pattern release, the Felicity bag! This is a pattern I’ve had in mind for far too long, so I’m glad to finally have it available to you. I posted my original version earlier this summer, but after carrying it around for a couple months, I knew it needed a little bit of a revamp.

Felicity-bag-5I’m so happy with the way this one turned out.

Felicity-bag-6Here’s a look at the inside with the attached frame pocket {we bought our frames here}. We also used By Annie Soft and Stable to give this purse a lot of shape, and so the frame doesn’t weigh it down. You can read a little bit more about this great product here, and purchase it in quilt shops or directly from By Annie’s website.

Felicity-bag-4We hope you love the Felicity bag as much as we do! Happy sewing!