Prairie Prints and Bag Pattern • 06.05.15
Hello friends and happy Friday! I hope you are all enjoying the start of a great summer (or winter, depending on where you are). My girls last day of Kindergarten(I can hardly believe it) and 4th grade(equally mind boggling) was last Thursday so we have had a full week of summer break.
Needless to say, we have been busy!–our summer break always kicks off with busyness. This year seems especially busy as things wrap up from quilt market, VBS prep is in full swing, and I’ve also spent a little bit of time helping my sister move.
I promised to share more fabric pictures for those of you wondering about specific prints(you’ll find those at the bottom of this post), and I also wanted to share another project with you.
This is the bag I made to take to quilt market this year–I love having a new bag each year for quilt market. Usually my quilt market bag gets carried around with me for the better part of the next year hauling around all of my gear. I find that I collect a lot of gear as I get older. So my quilt market bags are roomy and gear worthy.
I found this bag pattern over here on the A Bright Corner Blog and it’s a great one for using up those mini charm packs you may be hoarding. Another couple things I wanted to mention about this bag–first, a bit about the fabrics.
Of course I used a lot of Prairie–the colored prints are all from this collection. But, I also used some great text prints. It looks like I used a lot of different text prints, but in reality I just used a couple prints. Feed Company by Sweetwater has two really great text prints: a recipe print and a feedsack label print. Most of the text prints on my bag are from those two fabrics. The recipe print has a lot of different fonts in one fabric so when it’s cut up it seems like you are actually using a lot of different text prints.
And, the Labels print is perfect for fussy cutting:
And, then I threw in just a couple more low volume prints and I was good to go. Oh, and I want to talk a little bit more about that bottom polka dot print.
That fabric is Mochi Linen. And, I’ve talked a bit about the Mochi linen here but I wanted to mention it again..because it’s fab. I love using Linen in my projects but sometimes linen can be a bit fussy. Moda’s Mochi linen is not fussy–it’s great to work with, doesn’t wrinkle like other linens you may have used, and my favorite is that it has the same shrink rate as the quilting cottons. That means if you are not a pre-washer, you won’t need to prewash this linen. And, your quilt won’t turn into a hideous mess the first time you wash it.
I used Mochi Linen in my Candy Scraps quilt (tutorial here) and really fell in love with using it.
And now onto some fabric photos. I wanted to share the various prints as well as the coordinating solids–I’ve been getting asked about which ones coordinate. First up, the main floral print:
The coordinating solids are:
9900-81 Goldenrod (this is the yellow I used in my yellow/white Idyllic quilt)
9900-171 Etchings Charcoal
The white is 9900-97 Bleached White & I used 9900-178 Etching Stone in my print Idyllic quilt.
Have a Happy Sewing weekend!