Sunday, August 11, 2013

My Lucky Star

My lucky star....

August is still a busy month for many of us.  Everyone that I know who loves to sew, is busy trying to fit  projects and blocks in  between visits and vacations and activities during our  warm weather.   I was lucky to be able to sew a  purse this week, and win in a giveaway!!

I already considered myself lucky to have found a delightful blog to follow , called Cat Patches
Cat Patches  by Barbara

 I just  love to see what Barbara is up to with every new post.... is it about her adorable cats, her embroidery, her quilt making, her gardening , her delicious  food, her trips in the RV with her cats, or her photography today?....    I am amazed at all that she creates!  
Barbara posted about a piece of art she got for hanging on her garage. It is called a barn quilt block ,  from Classic Metal Company.  They have lots of different styles of quilt blocks to choose from.  So cute!

Barbara's barn quilt
photo by Cat Patches blog
At the beginning of August, Barbara  had a giveway , with the prize being a 12" by 12"  barn quilt block from  the Classic Metal Company.  And I was lucky enough to win it!  Yay!

Here is the block that I chose~
The Lemoyne Star
The Classic Metal Company sent it out to me immediately, and I opened it up, to love it even more in person!!

I decided to put it on top of my window frame, in my sewing room, so I can see it all of the time!

My Lemoyne Star     
The Lemoyne Star   in Susie's Sunroom
I just love walking into my sewing room and seeing it up there !  

Want to see the purse that I made this week?   It is one of my favorite styles.

Vicki's Bag   by Penny Sturges
{I got it at}
I love this bag's  cute pleats , the rounded shaping,its size,  and its contrasting band at the top.

Fabrics:    Mystique  by Riley Blake
                Mystique Stripe Grey  by Riley Blake
                 Eclipse Geo Dash yellow by Timeless Treasures

My fabrics... I loved this gray Mystique instantly

Vicki's Bag        by Susie's Sunroom

Lining and pockets ... maybe you need sunglasses to look inside here

I added the inside zippered pocket
Flap.... with a magnet snap

Vicki's bag.... functional AND cute !

Hope you are having a great summer, and can fit in sewing time when you want to!
I want to make some quilt blocks next....
Thank you so much, Barbara and the Classic Metal Company, for making my week!

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:   Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?  @  Confessions of a Fabric Addict
                             Sew Cute Tuesday @ Better Off Thread


  1. Congrats on your win, your bag is perfect for a summer's day

  2. Love your bag Susie! It's so elegant and beautiful!

  3. Love the sunroom style and colors! That metal quilt block is super cool!!! I've never seen anything like it!

  4. Congratulations on your win! You are such a fantastic bag maker, Susie! I love this one! Love the colors!

  5. Congratulations !!! I love the grey you picked for the bag!
    I love your sewing area infront of the windows !

  6. Super cute bag, Susie - your fabric choices are just perfect!

    Oh, lovely win from Barbara! Your Lemoyne star looks right at home in your sewing room.


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