Monday, February 19, 2018

Swan Inspired : :

Swan Inspired

Last week I started a pretty sewing project that I'm so excited to share today! I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed making zipper pouch bags these past few months and I have no plans of stopping! I've already made over one hundred Love Story & Indie Folk bags, can you believe it?!

For my next batch I want to switch it up a bit and offer more of a limited edition gift set that includes a bag with a coordinating journal and maybe a few extra little things. I was so inspired when I spotted these pretty swan journals that I decided to purchase a half dozen to be my muse for this first gift set project!

Swan Inspired

These pretty journals are larger than the 8" bags that I've been making, so I purchased a bulk amount of 12" zippers (affiliate link) to be sure they'll fit perfectly. If you're looking to build a zipper stash, be sure to check out the link. I can't tell you how nice it is to have so many different colors on hand to choose from!

Swan Journal Love

I already have a beautiful stash of swan themed prints, by fellow AGF designers Bonnie Christine and Jessica Swift, that inspired my fabric pull for this project. This color and print combination is so sweet, I think these bag & journal sets will be perfect for Spring and Easter gifts!

Swan Love

When I share a curated bundle like this one, from now on I plan to include a collage of each print with a link to where each fabric is available just below it. One of the questions I receive the most, almost daily, is where the fabrics I design and use can be purchased, so I'm going to make more of an effort to include that info for all of you. carries nearly all of my prints + almost the entire catalog of Art Gallery Fabrics and they recently become a sponsor of mine, so today I'm sharing an affiliate link to each of the pretty prints I'll be using to make these new swan themed bags!

Swan Fabric Pull

Swan GIft Set Making

Each bag will even have a fun furry pompom keychain. I think these swan gift sets are going to be really special!


I'm using my Quick Quilt As You Go to assemble the bag fronts and backs. Each bag will feature a beautiful swan on one side and my go-to herringbone qayg pattern on the other.

Swan QAYG Blocks

Seeing each piece quilted has me thinking a baby quilt in these prints would be so sweet! I'll be back soon to share the finished product, I can't wait!

Swan Themed QAYG

Wishing all a creative new week! xo Maureen


  1. I’ve been sewing with swan fabric and starting a travelers journal this weekend so it’s awesome to see you are on the same wave as I am because I really admire your work

    1. Oh wow, we certainly are on the same wave! I also sent out a quilt top using many of these swan prints to be long arm quilted. I should have that back to share very soon, I can't wait!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Pat! Perhaps the sweetest bundle of prints that I've ever pulled!

  3. Maureen, thank you so much for sharing this fabric. I love it.
    Bonnie Christine has lovely designs too.
    I love the pink and the sage.
    These bag fronts you made are beautiful!
    I also adore the qayg sewn strips. absolutely beautiful

  4. The swan fabric is beautiful. Very graceful; like the swan.

  5. Thank you Thank you for your collage with the prints. I have the Hello Ollie fabric and have been looking for blenders and have a difficult time online telling if they will work. Your bags are beautiful.

  6. I love these, you blog is so inspirational. x

  7. Love your prints. What loft did you use to quilt?

  8. ADORE THESE! Can't wait to see the finished product :)

  9. PS: Eager to see the Green version too!!!


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