Tuesday, October 22, 2013

An FO, hot off the machine

FO: grellow super tote

I literally just finished this, about ten minutes ago. After seeing all of the awesome Super totes around, I decided last week that I wanted to make one now. It was already on my list, but you know that feeling of 'gotta have it/need it/gimme'.

Super tote back

So, I started pulling some scraps together and came up with a lovely stack of gray, yellow, black and white. I quilted (in a quilt-as-you-go fashion) the back exterior and the front pocket.

Detail: piping, gusset

This was my first try at piping, and I have to say, I am a big fan. It is easy to install, and it looks so good. This red was from my grandmother's stash (we help her clean out a few boxes every time we visit).

Super tote Interior

This was also my first time to use elastic pockets. I'm not sure how much I will use them, but they are lovely to look at!
Also, the recessed zipper is genius!

I am thrilled with the resulting bag, and between this and my Snap Tote (which carry all the time), I'd say I'm set for awhile.

This bag is very labor intensive, but your time is worth it. Go slow, and take breaks. I like to do all of my cutting and then break before sewing a single stitch.

Anna is so very talented, and her patterns are always well-written. And the resulting projects are satisfying!

Friday, October 11, 2013


And the winner is Daisy!. Thanks again to Alison for the giveaway fabric and pattern. And thanks to everyone for entering.

I hope you all have a crafty weekend.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Shop Update

Thanks for all the Long Addition love!

I don't mention my etsy shop often here, but I have decided to run a coupon for a couple of weeks.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to participate in the craft show that I mentioned, and I'd like to clear out some shop items.

So, if you're interested, please take a look! I've got one favorite quilt listed, several pillows and lots of destash items. I'll be adding more this week, too.

If you spend $20.00 or more, use coupon code FIVEOFF for a $5.00 discount!

I hope you find something you like. And thanks for your support, friends!

The coupon is good until Friday, October 18th.

FO: Long Addition

I'm sure by now, you've heard about the new Sun Print and Clover Sunshine fabric lines, by the fabulous Alison Glass of Andover. There have been some amazing projects made as part of the release (see links below!).

I was thrilled when Alison asked me to participate in her blog event. I love her style, and her sense of color. She is an amazing artist and has such a warm heart.

Alison sent me several fat quarters to work with, and I dug through my solid stash to find a fun pairing. I landed on a Pink Chalk Fabrics solids bundle, called Hot Summer Nights. It included a variety of bold pinks, oranges, and some purple and brown. I thought it worked perfectly with Alison's palette!

LA 2

And truth be told, I am in love with this quilt.
I used Jeni's Arithmetic pattern, and made the throw size (dimensions: 64" x 76").

LA 1

I completely love the colors, and a plus quilt is always a happy choice. This is my first full plus quilt, but I made a few pillows previously.

LA 5

I quilted it in what I call "loopy squares". There is probably a more official name for this type of quilting.

Long Addition

LA 3

I backed it in one of my favorite Sun Print fabrics (purchased from Stash Fabrics!), the magenta feathers!

Alison is having a huge giveaway, as part of the release, with a prize of 74 fat quarters!


Click here to enter over on her blog! I am at the caboose of her blog event this week! Please check out the previous posts below!

Group 1 - Feathers, Text, Party Streamer
8.21.13 - One Shabby Chick
8.26.13 - Threadbias
8.28.13 - KD Quilts
8.30.13 - April Rhodes
Group 2 - Feathers Quilt Pattern
Group 3 - Clover Sunshine
9.16.13 - Crafty Fox
9.18.13 - One Girl Circus
9.20.13 - Sew Sweetness
9.23.13 - There and Back
9.25.13 - J.M.B.
9.27.13 - Modern Maven
Group 4 - Corsage, Bike Path, X & +
9.30.13 - 

In addition to the big giveaway over on Alison's blog, by leaving a comment here, you can win a copy of her new pattern, Color Plus!


One winner will get a copy of this new pattern PLUS a set of ten fat quarters from Alison, similar to this pairing!


To enter, just leave one comment, and tell me about your favorite print from Alison's new lines!

Please make sure I have a way to contact you!
I will pick one winner on Thursday!

And please, go enter Alison's big giveaway!

Thanks, Alison, for letting me be a part of this!

Comments are now closed. Thanks for entering. I will select a winner in the morning.

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