Thanks go to Mdm Samm and Jane for hosting and cheer-leading this stitching party and for providing such fun patterns from these designers... Debbie, Cyndi, and Mdm Samm.
Thanks also to Colonial Needle for being such a generous sponsor!
I am a big fan of the outline backstitch so I chose to make a redwork stitchery from one of the cute patterns that Mdm Samm designed and provided...a wee bitty girl...I took the pattern and reduced it down to 5 inches...
And I added her to a friendship bag.
I quilted the bag with straight stitches...
Here she sits on my candy scale - I'm guessing that's chocolate she has behind her back!! But knowing the designer as we do, I suppose it's more likely a cup of coffee?
I used this free pattern and tutorial from Rachel Griffith at her ps i quilt blog to make the bag. It went together quickly and with no fuss, I really liked the boxy corners :)
I added an inch to the height of the bag and scaled down the stitchery pattern to 5 inches tall to fit in the panel space.
She is now a friendship bag that I gave to my friend Cheryl as a pick me up after having pneumonia...I may or may not have stuffed it with fabric...just sayin'...
Now, I have been remiss in having a giveaway the last several hops but I have a small one for this hop if you would like. We are still in the 20's and seeing the occasional (snow) flake so Spring fabric seems a good choice... No hoops to jump - just comment below and I will do a random drawing on the last day of the hop March 29th for a Moda Spring Meadow charm pack. No reply bloggers please list your email to be eligible!!
Please be sure to visit the others on this day of the hop! And find all the others on the rest of the scheduled days at Sew We Quilt or Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
FRIDAY March 22nd
Keri@That Other Blog
Heather@That Other Blog
Pig Tales and Quilts ( moved from 20th)