Patchwork Progress

planning it all out
in stitches planning
my patchwork

Project: In Stitches September/October — assignment patchwork purse.
Tools required: a stack of pink and brown fat quarters, a sharp rotary cutter and a large dose of patience.
Result: Soon enough, a new Fall bag.


27 Replies to “Patchwork Progress”

  1. It’s looking good, Kelli! I’ve got my fabrics but haven’t reached the stage you’re at right now. I don’t know why I’m stalling on this–not something I normally do. Seeing your cut pieces is somehow reassuring.

  2. Pretty pieces, Kelli!

    Yeah, I’ve been trying to gird up for this project. Unlike June, I stalled out at the fabric selection stage, so I guess I’m really behind. Who am I kidding? It’s still shocking that we’re a week into October! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I read a couple of older blogs to find out how the training was going as well as looking at the quilt and wow! I’m Impressed! Skinny and strong. Working out that hard should do it. I’m now walking at least 5 day a week but only doing 10 miles, but I’m more than double you age too, and I fell twice 2 weeks ago. It isn’t as though that is my first fall, but it surely whacked my back and shoulders doing it twice in one week on the same parts. Ouch. Still I’m totally impressed. Good work!

  4. I love it Kelli! And I’m crazy about the chocolate and pink combination you chose. That is going to be one great looking bag.

  5. nice patchwork, it will be a new purse in no time now!!! well done with your training too, I am well impressed from reading your previous posts!

  6. Um, so I’m kinda feeling stupid about throwing out my patchwork pieces now. I thought I’d just gone horribly awry with my measurements, but it looks like that’s just something that gets worked out in the sewing.

    Oh well – yours looks so awesome! You did a great job with the matching up of fabrics. Nice nice!

  7. I have all of those fabrics just sitting on a shelf. I will be waiting to see your finished product. Maybe I will be inspired!

  8. Whoops! For some reason I thought this was October/November. Well, perhaps mine will be a little late! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the pink and brown…tres cute.

  9. Wow! I love those colors and that fabric too! Your bag is going to be beautiful!

    Over the summer I learned about “charm squares” and ordered myself a few different lines. (Charm squares are sample pieces of a certain fabric line and come in 5″ x 5″ squares. You get about 40 squares.) I purchased a set that includes some of the same prints you are using for your AB bag. FYI-I bought them online from Hancock’s of Paducah. I’m sure you got yours from some awesome store in town or do you buy online?

    I’ve used the charm squares for a couple of handbags and some baby stuff. I just posted my latest creation on my blog.

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