Inspiration comes from so many places, so when I saw the stitchery pattern called “I Love Fabric”, I knew it was a design for me. I have followed Lisa’s blog called Lydia’s Treasures for quite sometime and find that she and I have quite similar tastes in stitching, quilting and our love for all things Tilda. I downloaded her design months ago, so after procrastinating month after month, I finally got busy and stitched the design. The embroidery was quite easy and relaxing to do and in just 2 evenings my whimsy gal was ready to be sewn front and center on my quilted tote. The colors used on the stitchery were those that I thought would compliment fabrics from my Sugar and Spice Collection by Riley Blake. Yes, I’m still loving that fabric.
I liked Lisa choice to make her sewing bag circular, and I may make a quilted circular bag next. However, for this project I thought it would be fun to make a rectangular bag that was of good size to hold whatever sewing supplies I needed to tote around. The bag ended up being 14″ wide by 13″ high and almost 4″ deep and the handles are long enough to put the bag over my shoulder.
It was an easy bag to put together, no pattern used, just bits and pieces from my fabric stash, a little trial and error and in a short time the bag was complete.
I want to thank Lisa for her generosity in offering this fun, whimsical embroidery pattern and once again thank the gals over at The DIY Dish for the wonderful Riley Blake fabrics that I won from them last summer. I still have more of this luscious fabric left, so there will be more projects to share in the future. A pincushion, mug rug, apron, we’ll see what inspiration hits next for my Riley Blake Sugar and Spice fabric.
Take care and God Bless!