Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pattern Testing 1,2,1,2

Back when I started blogging ages ago, (4 weeks) I was browsing other blogs and came across Shelli at Needle in a Haystack.  She was looking for pattern testers.  I left a comment that I would be happy to help.  Not sure what I was thinking as I can't seem to find time to get my own projects done but as usual those details don't stop me.  I was (and still am) a little apprehensive as I am by no means an expert at sewing or quilting but what's to lose?

A week or two later she sent out some pattern info.  She was having some of her embroidery patterns digitized for machine embroidery, which is perfect as I have an embroidery machine.  I had stitched out this cute pumpkin applique design on some linen I had in my stash:

I didn't know what I was going to do with the design.  After a couple of days I decided on this:

I had some Moda in my stash so I used that for the lining:

I'm quite pleased with it as it is my first bag.  Shelli loved it and asked me to post it on "SWAK Embroidery".  If you haven't been to that website, it has patterns and ideas for machine embroidery projects.  Be sure to visit Shelli's page there.  If embroidery isn't your thing, sisters sites "You Can Quilt This" and "You Can Make This" also have a lot of nice projects for quilting, sewing, and general crafts.

I've been on a roll the last few days, finishing up this bag, a baby quilt and a little stuffie for the baby's big brother.  I will post pics of the baby gifts when the little dog gets a face.

Until Next Time......

1 comment:

  1. This bag came out soooo great! I'm starting to make some bags for the first time too. I bought some patterns but haven't had the time to start them yet. I was thinking they would be fabulous Christmas gifts. I don't have a true embroidery machine yet though. :(