Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Summer Bag for Sharon Holland's Everlasting Blog Tour!

Today I'm excited to share my project for my talented friend, Sharon Holland's Everlasting Blog Tour!

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Everlasting Blog Tour

Sharon is a dear friend, who I've mentioned quite a bit here on the blog as we've co-hosted a few different events together, and she's also a fellow Art Gallery Fabrics designer. Everlasting is her seventh fabric collection, full of romantic, summer-inspired prints with a classic palette of navy, red, turquoise, and blush. It's so pretty!

Everlasting by Sharon Holland rolls

I had the pleasure of sewing up a few different samples for the Everlasting LookBook back in May and for this blog tour project I chose several of my favorite Everlasting prints to make a variation of this Summer Bag using my go-to Quick Quilt As You Go and I love how it turned out!

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Following the Summer Bag pattern, I used the same size blocks that are suggested only I had I to use different size pieces of Everlasting fabrics since I was working with what I had left from making the LookBook projects. Using qayg, I densely stitched each fabric to a cushiony layer of Hobbs Tuscany cotton batting with a pretty turquoise Aurifil 50wt, assembled the bag according to the instructions with just slightly wider bag straps, and then I finished with a lining made in my pretty Sun Kissed Canvas!

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This pattern makes a HUGE tote-style bag that is perfect for Summer outings! The extra quilting, layer of batting, and canvas lining make this a sturdy bag while keeping it still very soft. I just LOVE how good Sharon's Everlasting fabrics are for quilt as you go patchwork!

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I hope you're inspired by my stop on Sharon's Everlasting Tour! It's such an honor to be amongst this amazing line up of designers:

THE EVERLASTING BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

Friday, July 12 - Sharon Holland
Monday, July 15 - Marija Vujcic
Tuesday, July 16 - Carolina Moore
Wednesday, July 17 - Dana Willard
Thursday, July 18 - Lisa Ruble
Friday, July 19 - Dritz Sewing
Monday, July 22 - Eleri Kerian
Tuesday, July 23 - Marisa Wilhelmi
Wednesday, July 24 - Sharon McConnell
Thursday, July 25 - Modernly Morgan
Friday, July 26 - Alexis Wright
Monday, July 29 - Priscilla Geissler
Tuesday, July 30 - ME
Wednesday, July 31 - Elina Temmes
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xo Maureen

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