Monday, August 11, 2014

Love More, Fear Less

Remember this post a few days back?  I had an afternoon of sewing time this weekend. It felt great!

 Look at the detail of this fabric by P&B Textiles. It really was a joy to work with.

 The medium value was difficult to work with. I took the lightest print and used that consistently while making the Puss in the Corner blocks. I could tell right away it wasn't going to make the pattern I thought it would. I feared less and moved ahead with my plan.

 It seems the center is a bit of a jumble, but it is growing on me. It begs for a closer look, which is good since it is the fabric that steals the show. I fussy cut to make the border, which I think helps define it. Overall I'm happy with it.
Lizzy suggested a market bag, so I found an online pattern and whipped up this hobo bag. When my husband came home from work he said, "You don't make bags" LOL I do now!  I didn't have enough P&B fabric for the lining so I added a neutral stripe.  
I couldn't resist. He wasn't happy about it though.




22 comments:

  1. Wow, love what you did! The border really works well in the design.

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  2. I just love your quilt top!! Love how the fabrics give it dimension. You sure must have had fun sewing and to make a bag too.

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  3. I LOVE this quilt and the fabric is stunning!! I also really like your hobo bag...you REALLY need to re-name it though!! Too nice for a hobo!:o)

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  4. I really like that fabric and how it looks in the quilt and bag.
    I have some specialty fabrics, need to try some things with them.

    Debbie

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  5. Sweet fabric Lori -- thanks for sharing it with us... I think your quilt came out wonderfully and LOVE how the fabric is shown off on the bag.

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  6. Ok, I totally cracked up at the photo of the dog! They do put up with so much don't they? I'm pretty sure they are smart enough to know it's worth it, for the treats and love they get in return!

    I actually like the craziness of the quilt top and the border is perfect! Good job figuring that out with the fabric. I like what you've done and the bag is cute too, even if the dog doesn't think so. :)

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  7. you did a great job with what you had to work with! ok love how you added the darker border in the bottom RH corner with the lighter blocks, really works. fun quilt, a bit of a challenge, worth the effort.
    love the bag, one never has enough bags and the model is just adorable :)
    Kathie

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  8. I love that fabric! Did you get it locally???? yep, the pups hate when we use them as models, lol

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  9. I am working with my Love More fabric today. Have to say that the fabric is telling me what to do. I had something different in mind when I first saw the pictures of the fabric. Mine will be very different from what you are doing.

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  10. Lori, I think you just discovered the "Blended Quilt" ! Marsha McCloskey has written a few books about this design idea, one of my favorites.

    Love the Hobo bag, too. Might try that one myself if I can find the pattern.

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  11. I love the bag and the fabrics.

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  12. This quilt is spectacular, Lori. I love it. Sometimes it really pays off to be a bit daring with a large-print fabric like yours.

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  13. The fabrics is almost too pretty to cut. Glad you like it now. Nice bag on your pup.

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  14. That fabric is so beautiful and it really does make me want to see it closer to see all the detail. You did a fantastic job using the fabric. The fussy cut border is really such a perfect detail. Great finish. Like the bag too. And your bag model.

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  15. You are a master at "making do", Lori. Your "fearing less" worked out great. I would have been flummoxed!
    Your bag model looks like he is thinking, "Doesn't the rhyme say this little PIGGY went to market?"

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  16. I couldn't believe you've cut it up!! Aaahhh!!! But then I saw the quilt and it is a beauty. It was the best way to cut up this fabric, in BIG pieces because it is so interesting to look at. Very well done. Love it. Love the model with the bag too. I could just sssssmooch him.

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  17. Love the quilt and the bag. Yes, the fabric stole the show. Your dog was a good sport.

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  18. The quilt is beautiful. I love the modern low contrast effect of this group of prints.The way you used them really draws one in to see all the details.

    And the bag is great! I like the soft market bags bec they can usually be laundered. Will you share the link, and also tell us where we can buy or order these prints?

    lizzy

    lizzy

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  19. cody doesn't look happy, lol
    I LOVE this quilt you're working on! Cool fabrics

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  20. Lori, your P&B quilt came out great. I don't think Porter looks so great in those colors, though!!!

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  21. Isn't it fun to work with something so different from our usual repros? I need a fix once in a while, too. Your project is very cool!

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