Monday, September 1, 2014

Cinnamon Delights Bag - Patchwork Loves Embroidery SAL


I recently purchased the Kindle version of Gale Pan's Patchwork Loves Embroidery so that I could join a Sew-Along for the book. Martina at Sunshine Quilting is hosting, and today is the first link-up for completed projects.


I chose the Cinnamon Delights Bag and was able to use fabric from my "de-stash" purge that was in my "unloved" pile. The blue is a batik, and for some reason when I first started collecting fabric, I was fascinated with batiks. Now, not so much. However, the fabrics took on new life as they were transformed into a bag!


The inside lining is a tiny bit bulky, so next time I make this I will cut the lining just a smidge smaller.


The bag combines hand quilting with machine stitching, and in spite of a few minor hitches (and hidden mistakes) I thoroughly enjoyed making it. Now I am eager to choose my next project.


I am linking to Sunshine Quilting's Patchwork Loves Embroidery Sew Along 2014
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13 comments:

  1. Oh Linda, your bag is so beautiful! I loove it and the batik looks so great. You know what, I think in my blue bag I chose the same fabric as you did, only the color is different. So funny, isnt't it?
    Happy stitching , hugs Martina

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    1. Lol Martina - our fabrics do look a lot alike! Thanks for the compliments. :)

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  2. Hi Linda! Your bag is fabulous! Don't worry about the lining no-one looks at that!! I find that they always seem a bit too big so I always cut them slightly smaller than the outside. Really like that blue batik fabric! Christine :) xx

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  3. Beautiful work Linda, what will you use your little bag for? I think I will be doing this project later in the month.

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    1. Dawn I plan to buy some cinnamon sticks and put inside, then donate to my church's fall market to sell. It is in October, so cinnamon should be popular then. :)

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  4. Dein Beutel-Täschen sieht so schön aus, ich entdecke keine Schmunzelfehler, alles ist Dir wunderbar gelungen.

    LG Uta

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  5. I'm not a great fan of batiks but I love your small bag! The batik goes very well with the other fabrics. It's a nice idea to donate it to your church's fall market. If I were there I'd buy it!

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  6. Wonderful bag,dear Linda - I LOVE it!!
    The fabric and your stitching are so lovely!
    Hugs
    Deborah

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  7. Dear Linda,
    your cinnamon bag looks gorgeous. Such a lovely bag, the colors fit perfect together.
    Looking forward to your next project.
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  8. Du hast einen tollen Beutel genäht mit wunderschönen Stöffchen - toll, deine Stickerei!

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  9. Dear Linda,
    dein Beutel-Täschchen ist die wunderbar gelungen! Ich freue mich schon auf dein nächtes Teil beim SAL.
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  10. Your embroidery work is beautiful. I wish I had the patience for it.

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    1. Thank you Kathy. But you do have the patience for your beautiful quilts!

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