Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Book Bag for a Boy

 "Boy Hiking" Block

The first of July means there is a new edition of " Paper Piecing 1/4 " " digital magazine! 
These magazines are simply  filled with  modern, creative paper piecing patterns designed by Janeen, of Quilt Art Designs!

This issue #10 has 12 summertime  blocks depicting families and their fun outdoor summer activities !   There is everything from the  beach to a  picnic, and  from fishing to soccer!
You can make them up into a fabulous quilt, or use the blocks individually.
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Paper Piecing 1/4' Dig Mag Iss 10
                                                      Issue #10  July - Sept     {here}                                        

Here's a look at the paper pieced patterns included in this issue !!   Aren't these cute?   And they are even better when you make them come to life with fabrics!!

(7) Name: 'Quilting : Paper Piecing 1/4' Dig Mag Iss 10
In Issue # 10  July- Sept 2016

    The block that I got to test is made :  Hiking Boy  (I just call him that)       

Boy Hiking    made by Susie's Sunroom
 Block stats:    Hiking Boy     pattern design by Janeen, at Quilt Art Designs, in the issue #10  July-Sept 2016  of " Paper Piecing 1/4 " digital magazine   {here }                 
Size: 14.5 " x 14.5 "  unfinished
Fabrics:  Solids and a few textured blenders from my stash

Things I love about this block:  The mountains in the background
                                               The boys little knees  ( it reminds me of my son , when he was a toddler and wore shorts that showed his little chubby knees !)

I thought this block would make a cute book bag for a little boy.  I added some sashing to the front, and made up a simple tote bag.  It measures about 16" across and 16" high. 

Hiking Boy Book Bag   

  It is big enough to hold lots of books from the library!!

I also added a large slip pocket in the inside.

You'll want to check out the other adorable blocks in this issue, depicting families in outside activities!  click {here}   They are really cool !

I'm off to my sewing room!

Pattern provided by QAD Publishing

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  1. He really looks great, the whole set of blocks all together would make a fun childrens quilt :)

  2. These blocks are fabulous Susie, they look really complicated though:)

  3. Such a cute block and bag Susie!!! You did a fabulous job picking fabrics and bringing the block to life!!!!!

  4. This is the cutest bag EVER! And so many lovely paper-pieced blocks in one issue. You really are the cleverest paper-piecer. xxx


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