Wednesday, September 3, 2014

BYU Quit Start with an Order and Bag Finish

I had a great visit with my mom. She was here for six days and went home yesterday. While she was here we got a few things done including a quilt start, a bag for her, and an order for my shop.

I collected the fabrics for this quilt over several months. When I first saw the BYU Quilt Tutorial over at Kitchen Table Quilting I just knew I had to make it and started collecting navy and white fabric. I would love to finish this for my September ALYoF goal.

I finished cutting out all the squares this morning. I am a tall girl and the original was intended for a baby so I increased the size a bit by adding four more rows to the skinny side and cutting the squares at 3.5" instead of 2.5". It will finish at 75" by 87".

This Crab Hat has been my most popular hat by far. I worked up this order from my shop including a diaper cover to match (found in a separate listing here). I've made a surprising number of this for adult males but this one is for a cute baby Halloween costume.

My mom saw my adorable bird bag (left) and decided she needed one. We had fun shopping at my favorite LQS to pick her out some fabric and make her a matching Emily Bag (pattern here). I think I may like hers better than mine.

The outside of her bag is canvas weight but I can't remember the designer. I love this raspberry color and this other print from Joel Dewberry's new line Birch Farm looks so great with it! I love Joel Dewberry!

Here's a better shot of the Birch Farm print. I used a gold-ish colored snap and I convinced my mom to let me do a pop of color on the zipper. I love it! It almost didn't make it on the plane with her. I do have extra fabric from this project though so I may need to make me a little something with it.
Well, that's my week. It was fun and I can't wait to see progress on my BYU quilt! I'm linking up over at WiP Wednesday.


  1. Can't wait to see your byu quilt finished. love the fabrics you're using.

  2. Had a great time!! Everyone loves my bag, cloths and hair. I feel like I had a complete make over. Miss you and the kidos already.

  3. Those are really pretty Emily bags, I couldn't get the link to work. If it's not too much trouble could you send it to me? Thanks!


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