Winged by Bonnie Christine Blog Tour {Ava Purse}


Today is our day for the Winged blog tour  featuring Winged by Bonnie Christine of going home to roost. Thank you Bonnie for including us in such an inspirational blog hop, we have really enjoyed it.

We are so glad you have stopped by to see what we made with the lovely Winged fabric {and you can see the lookbook here, it’s lovely!}! We love the butterflies and soft colors, especially as fall is transitioning to winter, it’s a great reminder that spring is on the other side.Ava-purse-Bonnie-Christine-WingedSince we are all about quilty bags and purses we thought it would be appropriate to make this charming little bag: the Ava purse {pattern coming soon!}. Bonnie generously sent us 4 fat quarters and we were able to make this little purse with a few of our favorite features, including patchwork, quilting, binding, a zipper closure and a pocket in the lining.


I love the ruffling in that sweet vintage inspired green print, who doesn’t love a few ruffles?!


I quilted it with some wavy lines to give it an subtle design, without overpowering the pretty prints.


And then you can see the brighter peach peeking out as the inside lining!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting us if  for the first time or as a regular reader, we are glad you came! Now you can enjoy the rest of the blog hop. If you’re just discovering the blog hop here, make sure to go see the pretty tote Teresa of Dandelion Drift posted yesterday. Then, stay tuned for Monday’s stop with Tara at Rad and Happy blog.

Have a happy weekend!

A Smallish Project Coming Up

Here is some fabric that I am using for a new project.  Kind of thinking of a purse.


It is Winged by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. We are going to be part of a blog hop highlighting this fabric. We chose 4 fat quarters from this color way in the line, it’s called Northern Migration!!


I love the vintagey look of it. It is really very soft and pretty. So here goes, wish me luck that it turns into something cute.

Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!!


Modern Stitching Bee Blocks

I have been making a little progress on my blocks for the Modern Stitching Bee. I was thinking these blocks were going to be difficult, but they are just fun!


It is fun going through scraps and putting them together in a fun way! I love seeing all the mixes of fabrics in each of these blocks.


I have been sewing many other things lately, but I am glad to be making bee blocks again.


These are all for now. I have a couple of more blocks for this bee and then several more for the Sew Sweet Bee.


Quilty Fun 1st Birthday Celebration!!

Happy 1 year Birthday to “Quilty Fun”, Lori Holt’s adorable book!!


This is the block that she designed for the celebration, such a fun idea. It is the cutest, as is everything she makes!!


If you would like to make your own birthday block you can go here for the cutting directions. And if you would like to purchase Lori’s book go here!! This book is filled with many adorable projects and you can learn so much from her. I never thought I would be able to sew such tiny things until I started sewing using her method!! Here is the link for party central!!

Have a great day!  I have a little secret for choosing these colors, my granddaughter  will be celebrating her 1st birthday in just a couple of weeks and this is going to be for her birthday celebration. Lori helped make Lydia’s birthday just a little bit cuter!! Thank you!!

Mini’s & Swaps

As the holiday’s approach it seems like gifts are on more on our minds. All through the summer there were many swaps going on.  I have put together some of the swaps I have been involved in, these are from instagram swaps.


This is the most recent swap I was involved in on instagram. It was called the #enchantedforestmugrugswap. This cutie is what I received in the mail Saturday from Courtney, she is super talented and made this for me. She did beautiful paper piecing on the front of it.


This is the back, no less cute than the front. All that very special fabric, that I had never even seen some of before. I am going to hang it in a special place in my new sewing room. I am still transitioning, hope it is finished soon!!


Next is this little mini that was made for me by Carmen. Isn’t it adorable? She made it using paper piecing also. This is hanging in my kitchen. It was part of the #strawberryswap.


I made this for my partner and sent it off to her this summer. I really enjoyed the paper piecing. It was so much fun being involved in all of these swaps. Since not everyone is on instagram I thought I would share here so you don’t miss out. I know there are a lot of swaps going on all the time.


My purpose for showing these mini quilts was for two reasons, to share them with you and to give you ideas for gift making. I have these three books that I love browsing through. I plan on making a few gifts from them soon. I am currently working on one already. I will show it when I am finished.

I hope you are enjoying the fall, it is a great time for sewing and stitching inside!! My instagram name is @cloverandviolet2 if you are on instagram and want to follow. It’s a great addition to blogging!!