Posts Tagged ‘amy butler’

Birdie sling bag

Before our trip, I knew I needed a new bag to hold all of my stuff. I love the birdie sling bag (designed by Amy Butler) because it has a great shape, it holds a LOT of stuff, and it’s pretty easy to put together! (Also– it’s larger in person than it looks in the photos I have. Click on the pattern link above to see some pics of it being modeled to get a better sense of the size).

holding all our stuff!

I paired together a print from Innocent Crush (for the body of the bag) with one from Hope Valley (for the handles), and I can’t believe how well the colors work together! I’ve found that Hope Valley plays well with lots of other prints (I used a bunch of Hope Valley along with Castle Peeps to make this quilt).

I’ve already gotten a lot of use out of this bag, and I think I’ll be using it for a long time!

new birdie sling bag

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first finished single girl ring

Finally, some pictures of my first finished single girl ring! 1 down, 15 more to go (I’m aiming for the queen sized quilt). Luckily, I don’t think it will be too bad– I’ve been systematically sewing together all my curved pieces for a while, so I really have more than just one ring done– just not fully assembled yet. I’m a little behind the quilt along, but I’m hoping to make up some ground this weekend.

single girl ring closeup

I used a mix of fabric from modern meadow, hope valley, and a few Amy Butler prints. For the background, I’m using Essex cotton/linen blend in natural. I really like how the natural look of the linen works with the color palate I opted for. I can’t *wait* to get this quilt put together!

first finished single girl ring

In other sewing news, I cut some fabrics for a new baby quilt I’m working on. I’m really liking these colors together lately– the baby quilt seems to match my single girl rings!

Squares for new baby quilt

Last but not least, I’m working to finish putting together my sample blocks for April’s do. Good Stitches quilting bee. I’m still deciding on a final color scheme, but I’m aiming for something Springy, and I’ll be back later this weekend with a post about the blocks.

I hope everyone is excited for the weekend! I know I am!

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