Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Sunburst Clutch

What could possibly be more fun than a paper piecing project? 
A new little  clutch purse pattern,  by Mrs H  ... COMBINED with a paper pieced flap!  That's what!!

Samantha, of Sewing Patterns by Mrs H,  and Kerry, of  Pennydog Patchwork,  collaborated to create this  super cute pattern ... a clutch with a fun flap! 

As Samantha explains in her pdf pattern description:  

"If you're a bag maker wanting to give paper piecing a go, this is exactly the pattern for you, with just a small amount of paper piecing to dip your toe!

In fact, let's just say this is an excellent pattern for anyone who wants a cute clutch, for a date night, a wedding (it is wedding season after all!) or even just running errands when you only need your wallet and phone!

The finished bag measures approximately 8.5" x 6" x 1.5" (22cm x 15cm x 4cm) and features mitred corners, a sunburst paper pieced flap and a magnetic clasp closure.  "

Go to buy here

I am lucky to be a pattern tester for Samantha. When she showed us this cutie clutch, I knew I would MAKE time to test out this  pattern!

The Fabrics:

Black Denim    (bottomweight) from JoAnn Fabric
Barcelona   charm pack  by Zen Chic  (5 inch squares)

Magnetic Snap

Dimensions:   8.5" x 6" x 1.5"  approximately

Now, I won this Barcelona  charm pack.  It is not in colors and designs that I normally choose for myself.  It sat in my "Charms Box" for probably over a year.  It is very modern and darkish.

photo courtesy of Emerald City Fabrics

However, I was determined to use something from my stash.  So, I began sorting out the fabrics into piles of similar colors.  
This is what  I came up with.... and I LIKE it!!

The Sunburst Clutch          Susie's Sunroom version 

Some of the rays in the sunburst pattern  are longer than 5 inches.  I simply sewed sections together.  (Patchwork piecing !)   The inside lining of the flap is pieced...
see below.

The flap lining and the inside of the clutch.   Yep... it's all pieced from charm pieces!

 Samantha's purse pattern directions are written clearly, with lots of pictures . It is a pleasure to make bags from patterns made by Mrs H !

This pattern took longer for me to choose my fabrics, than to sew up the clutch!  
You can see all of the different fabrics that the other testers used to make their Sunburst Clutches...  Here      I love how this clutch can be made to be dressy or casual.... fun and funky or traditional.

If you'd like to make your own Sunburst clutch, you can buy the pattern in Samantha's  Etsy store here.
*  For this first week only the pattern is 15% off using the code NEWPATTERN15 .

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:             Let's Bee Social @  Sew Fresh Quilts   and
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2015

Amy's Creative Side blog

There's an  Online Quilt Show!!

 I am submitting a favorite  mini wallhanging  of mine, in  the Spring 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival    at Amy's Creative Side blog.  Amy has link ups for quilters to share a project, in lots of different categories. 

I love seeing all of the gorgeous quilts that so many talented people have created. 

You'll want to hop on over to Amy's Creative Side now , and see all of the entries!!

And, if you like my Ladybugs mini quilt,  cast a vote in the Mini quilt category , starting May 22.

Here's my entry-                         Lady Bugs Mini Quilt/Wallhanging

Pattern -  from Paper Piecing 1/4"  issue 5  April - June 2015   QAD Publishing  {here}

Ladybugs                by Susie's Sunroom

Mini Quilt size:   20 inches x 20 inches
Fabrics:   Sugar Hill    Tanya Whelan by Free Spirit
               Black and white polka dot,  tonal white, and blenders -  from my stash
{Previously posted on April 1 , 2015 }

If this is the first time you have visited Susie's Sunroom.... welcome!  

I'm off to my sewing room!

Pattern provided by QAD Publishing

Linking up at:  Blogger's Quilt Festival 2015   mini quilts @ Amy's Creative Side

Friday, May 15, 2015

Farmer's Wife Blocks

Friday Block Talk
It's been awhile since I sat down to make a few Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt blocks.  I really enjoyed making these!  I had fun looking through my laundry basket of Denyse Schmidt fabrics to pick the fabrics. 

Block # 27:  Darting Birds

#27   Darting Birds       Susie's Sunroom
Block # 28:   Duck and Ducklings

#28  Duck and Ducklings    Susie's Sunroom

Block # 29:  Economy

#29  Economy     Susie's Sunroom
I really like this Economy block!  I can see making a quilt with this block , where I want to feature some cute fabrics in the center.

Block # 30 :  End of Day

#30    End of Day    Susie's Sunroom

You can see all of my completed Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt blocks :

Here  at the FWSQ Page  ,  at the top of my blog under the header    


Here   in my FWSQ  Flickr Group

I think I'll be adding to my pile of FWSQ blocks this summer.  They are very relaxing for me to make ( by paper pieced foundation!)

What do you like to sew, that is relaxing?
I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:      Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict   and
                           Fabric Frenzy Friday  @ Fort Worth Fabrics Studio      and
                           Paper Piecing Party @ Quilt Art Designs  and
                           Sew Cute Tuesday @  Blossom Heart Quilts