Something Finished and A Little Giveaway

I’m not much of a bag maker. I am mostly a quilter. But last year at Sewing Summit Amanda (seriously one of my fave people to follow!) taught a class on how anything can be a quilt. Something about a quilt just radiates love to me. I love that feeling of time and effort that has been invested in a tangible way. It seems that as a wife and mother, so much of my time is spent completing tasks that come undone as soon as I turn my back.

Houndstooth Bag

So when the lovely Susi offered to swap bags with me, I knew I wanted to make something special. I really love making gifts. I try to make sure that the gift is perfectly suited for the recipient. I knew Susi liked Heather Ross, so I pulled out my Unicorns. Doesn’t this design just make the unicorn ‘pop’. I think I fell even more in love with these creatures making this bag!

This little Unicorn was perfect on this little bag. I used the tutorial on Colleen’s blog here

Now, I am off to enjoy the lovely weather  with this little girl
So flipping proud of my little artist!

And spend some time cutting these lovelies
I have been so excited for the return of dictionary print! And they are WAY softer than the original!

These new dictionary prints are flying off the shelves, so grab some while they’re here! If you want to try your hand at winning a fat quarter of each, leave me a quick comment letting me know your favorite thing about Fall. Mine is the cooler days and more time out doors. I think I was made for sweaters and wool socks! Bonus entry if you happen to follow me on Facebook :)

Off to go cut pretty fabrics and hopefully finish up a my Tula Pink Sew Along quilt but I’ll be back soon with a couple of quilty finishes!

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138 Responses to Something Finished and A Little Giveaway

  1. 101
    loren says:

    my favorite thing about fall is football. university of south carolina football to be exact- absolutely love it!

  2. 102
    Nichole says:

    I’d normally say that walks in the woods and crunching leaves underfoot are my favorite things about fall, but right now my favorite thing about fall is the fact that caramel covered apples are in grocery stores !!

  3. 103
    Linda says:

    Autumn leaf colours but don’t like the thought of the coming winter and dark nights! Love the fabrics in your Giveaway.

  4. 104
    Niina says:

    My fave things about autumn are the colours and the crisp air. Oh and the autumn storms which give you the perfect excuse to stay indoors, drink tea and read scary books.

  5. 105
    HeatherBee says:

    I love the smell of fresh roasting green chilies (here in CO), the look of the sunlight and the crunch of leaves!

  6. 106
    Marit says:

    My favourite things about autumn are the smell of the woods, especially when it has rained, and my birthday :) Thank you for this give-away!

  7. 107
    Andrea says:

    oh I love fall! my favorite are the changing leaves

  8. 108
    Andrea says:

    i’m also a FB follower

  9. 109
    gina f. says:

    you did a great job on the bag…love the colors! My favorite thing about fall is all the fun activities like football fields and pumpkin patches along with gorgeous light; it is cooler but still sunny. Have a fun weekend!

  10. 110
    Judi says:

    There’s nothing I don’t like about fall – except maybe that it’s too short :) I love the crisp air, all the colors in nature, warm apple crisp… I could go on forever :)

  11. 111
    Judi says:

    I’m a new facebook follower :)

  12. 112

    My favorite thing about fall is baking and making soup for dinner. But, it’s always hot in California!

  13. 113
    Pamela Dungar says:

    I love wrapping up in soft wool scarves and hats and walking through the fallen leaves, every shade from palest yellow to deep red, oh and smelling woodsmoke drifting from a chimney. And going home to hot chocolate, bliss.

  14. 114
    amy dame says:

    your bag is wonderful! what a great pattern to showcase the unicorn! i desperately need to make myself a new bag, so thank you for the inspiration.

    i saw those fabrics in the sold section of your shop, so i guess i missed them (you did say they were flying off the shelves!). i’d love to win a fq set of the three of them!

    i love the crispness of fall, it feels so refreshing after the occasional muggy stickiness of summer, but what i REALLY love about fall is HALLOWEEN! i’m so excited already! i’m coordinating 2 halloween swaps with one of my quilt guilds, and a halloween block lotto with the other, it’s very closely tied with Xmas as my favourite holiday!

  15. 115
    mar says:

    i love fall and its colours ;) yellows oranges browns ….

  16. 116
    Bent Needle says:

    Squee! Pretty fabrics. My favorite thing about fall is definitely the cooler temperatures. After even a few weeks of heat and humidity I’m so glad to feel *cool* breezes again. :)

  17. 117
    Bent Needle says:

    I also just followed you on FB. :)

  18. 118

    i love all the get to gathers with our families

  19. 119

    i liked you on facebook

  20. 120
    Jody says:

    I’d have to say my favourite thing about fall is apple cider….by far, my favourite!!!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    jodym7atyahoo.com

  21. 121
    Cecillia says:

    I love the colours of the fall foliage :)

  22. 122
    Beth says:

    I love the crispness in the air and the kid’s excitement about Halloween coming.

  23. 123
    Nettie Crain says:

    My favorite things about Fall are: pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins, cozy quilts, hot chocolate with mini marshmellows, Halloween, beautiful colors of Mums for my porch. Displaying all my Fall quilts and tabletoppers, candles and wool candlemats.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Nettie

  24. 124
    Kelly says:

    Hot apple cider… YUMMY!!!

  25. 125
    darlene says:

    Favorite thing is warm cider donuts fresh!!!! And of course apple picking mmmmm hate to give up my shorts but I live in NYS so it’s time for those warm yummy sweaters… happy stitching!

  26. 126
    Alyssa says:

    I really enjoy cooler nights and picnics. No more 115 degrees :)

  27. 127
    Shannon says:

    I love a cold bedroom to sleep in, under a pile of flannel, fleece, wool & cotton!

  28. 128
    Shannon says:

    I follow you on fb too!

  29. 129
    kara says:

    The smells! Crisp leaves/air outside, and warm, sweet scents inside!

  30. 130
    kara says:

    I am a fb follower!

  31. 131
    Jolene says:

    My fave part of fall is the smell of harvest in the air, and the crisp cool mornings. Also the fact that I can be a bit lazy about my yard:)

  32. 132
    Heather Ward says:

    My favorite thing about fall is everything Pumpkin flavored! Especially cheesecake :). Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. 133
    Beth T. says:

    So many things to love about fall. I love the way they all come together: the scents, the colors, the chill in the air.

  34. 134
    Kirsten says:

    I love the changing colours of the leaves and the cooler evenings.

  35. 135
    Kirsten says:

    And I follow you on FB.

  36. 136
    Sarah says:

    Autumn (I’m Australian!) is my favourite season. I love cooler weather, the colour of the leaves, and my birthday and my wedding anniversary are both in Autumn!

  37. 137
    Sarah says:

    I also follow you on facebook!

  38. 138
    Margret Johanna says:

    The cool weather and beauiful colors