Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sew Retro 2 is Sew Fun!

Sew Retro Kitchen  .... is Sew Fun !

Today, I got to sew and have some fun in my sunroom.  Ahh...  moments of  sunshine, stitches  and bliss.

First project:      Test a  new paper pieced block for Kristy,  of Quiet Play

Earlier this year,  Kristy designed these  delicious blocks,  and they are currently available in her Craftsy store.
Kristy's Sew Retro Kitchen patterns     available at Craftsy now

I had such fun picking out fabric for this  new block.
I wanted to make the top -half background look like "wallpaper", and then I only  had to pull out my turquoise and red fabrics.  
Susie's    Sew Retro 2 -  Mixing Bowl       designed   by Kristy@ Quiet Play

I just loved making this block!  It is fun to make, and you could split up the rolling pin from the mixing bowl, for separate projects!  Look for it soon on Kristy's blog.  And check out her other patterns, too!

Fabrics used:   Michael Miller  :   Mini Mike  Dot -N-Square
                                                Mini Mike  Dot Duo Red
                                                Mini Mike Tiny Gingham Cherry
                                                Aqua Red Daisy Doolittle Turquoise
                                                Stash solids

I will be making March's  And Sew On  BoM block next week.....

Second Project:  A Bow Clutch  purse for my daughter

When my daughter , "C",  was home over Christmas, she requested that I make a Bow Clutch bag for her.  She saw the bow clutch purse that I made   in June.  
Bow Clutch     made for Purse Palooza 
This is an excellent tutorial pattern found at  Elm Street Life, by Whitney .  If you have not "taken the plunge" to make a zippered pouch yet,  this is a good one to make.  I love this little pouch/purse!

My daughter wanted her bow clutch to be  in rust colors  and if possible, in  a houndstooth print.  I said, " I'll do what I can..."  I then looked  around on the internet, and finally  found  these rust fabrics at !  Whew!!

Rust Bow Clutch  for "C"  
It has a roomy inside
I added an interior slip pocket.  There is a lot of room for her phone and keys, and more.  She likes this size of purse because it slips easily in and out of her backpack.  

The fabrics I used for this bow clutch:   Premier Prints Houndstooth Rust/Khaki
                                                          Quilter's Linen Print  Rust    *love this line!* 

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Thank you for all of your encouraging comments,  and  delightful  obsessions!!  Some obsessions have actually made me giggle out loud when I read them!

I have to go now... there is still time to sew!
I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Your bow clutch purses are beautiful ....

  2. Oh, wow...I just adore that bowl and rolling pin, in those colors!

  3. Love your new retro block......favorite colors!

  4. That really is a great collection of retro blocks! And that bow clutch for your daughter...well, you just couldn't have done better to satisfy her! Well done!

  5. Your block looks so fab! I just love the colours you chose!

    Fab bow clutch too - great fabrics!

  6. Oh look at you! You have some great projects going on! I love the clutch purses. I'm going to have to check them out after I leave you this comment. I would write more, but I NEED to go check out that tutorial! :) BEAUTIFUL work!!

  7. wow sun and sewing you have me in total envy soon it will happen here too. Great job on the block

  8. Really love that new block. Very pretty fabrics used.

  9. LOVE the block and the bow clutch!

  10. Susie, both the clutch and the pieced block are adorable. Love, love your fabric choices.


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