WIP Wednesday = Lots of little projects & upcoming releases!

I have no wonderful long sewing stories to share with you today.  What I do have is a lot  of little WIP’s! It’s been a very productive week in the studio though which is a good thing. Here are a few shots of  what’s been going on:IMG_0134

I finally finished another original EQ7 block this week.  I made it 18″ finished and will probably make it into a pillow.  The fabric is a favorite of mine, PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda.  I seriously want a bolt in each pattern. Love, Love, Love it!!   EQ7 has been a lot of fun to learn, and the more I play with it the more I’m learning.  I’m going to try and make a Christmas quilt in the coming weeks to use as a wall hanging.

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In the mornings when time allows I have been working on my 318 Patchwork Quilt-A-Long blocks.  I have tried freezer paper method, graph paper, measuring on the fabric, but the jury’s still out on which one I like better.  Which do you use the most?

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A lot of my time recently has been spent on this little pretty above. It’s going to be a super-awesome bag pattern I hope to release as an e-pattern in the near future. This is the final prototype I’m making, just to be sure I don’t want to add or change anything. After this, I’m going on the hunt for that perfect fabric to use for cover shots and pattern pictures.  I am really excited about this pattern and hope this next step (photography) goes as well as everything else has!

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The last project to check off this week is editing a few pictures of the *FREE* tutorial I will share with you  in the next few days.  It’s a super easy pattern and can be sewn up in a few hours tops.  I designed it a few years back, but set it aside in my WIP bin.  When I got my new iPhone and was looking for something to store it in when I’m on quick errands it back it popped into my head. So out came the big to give the pattern another shot. Now it’s finished so look for this freebie soon!

That’s all for now! Hope you had a great Wednesday. I am linking up my post today over at Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.

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New Pattern ~ Crimson & Clover Train Cases by Sew Sweetness ~

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Happy Monday!  I am so excited to finally share with you The Crimson and Clover Train Case, a new pattern by Sew Sweetness!  I tested this pattern awhile back but  Sara held it back a bit so she could make a few cases in Tula Pink’s upcoming line Elizabeth! What is wonderful about this pattern is that you get 3 different size options included. Finished Size of each case:   Small 6” long x 4” tall x 5” deep.  Medium 8” {Read More}

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Writing Handbag Patterns

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I have been pattern testing handbags for a few years now and love it. I have learned so many new techniques an for some reason, I really enjoy the editing and the process of how patterns are written.  So can somebody tell me why I am struggling so much with writing my own pattern!?!?!  I have a ton of ideas and samples in my studio, but getting through this first one is proving difficult. I have pattern pieces done and have {Read More}

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Moonshine Sew-Together Bag – Finally!

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Several months ago I purchased the Sew-Together bag by SewDemented.  I may have shared a few WIP of this bag on the blog, but I got to the bias binding on the sides and zipper and stopped.  As many of you know, bias and I don’t get along quite well.  So I put it aside for a bit. Days later, after seeing many more of these beautiful bags over the blogosphere, I decided to finally bite the bullet and get {Read More}

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Purse Palooza 2014 ~The Iris Convertible Shoulder Bag ~ Review!

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Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be sharing my review with you today as part of  Purse Palooza 2014.  This is my second year participating and I love checking in on the Sew Sweetnes site each day to read all the reviews and stories.  Thank you Sara for hosting this event again and for asking me to participate! This year I decided to share a pattern from I Think Sew.  The first purse pattern I purchased after I dusted off {Read More}

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