With hours to spare I finished my bag for Quilt Market. I used the Birdie Sling pattern by Amy Butler. All of the fabric is Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner. Sewing this bag was a challenge! I'm glad I didn't try this bag first. A few times, I found myself grumbling, "Oh NO!" quickly followed by, "It's ok! Everything is ok. Trust Amy! Trust Amy." The pattern is very very well written. The fact that I came out with a recognizable Birdie Sling is a testament to Amy Butler. Trust her. She knows what she's talking about.
I mean look. Even the lines inside my bag match. That is no accident, it's all Amy Butler's instructions. I didn't even know I was doing it until it was done.
I have a little sneak peek for you too. I've been working away on my Happy Blocks quilt. Look! Polka dot binding. : ) The full reveal will be this Friday as part of Blogger's Quilt Festival. I can't wait to participate again this year. Anyone can join. I hope to see a bunch of you there!!
Psst, eye spy a new header. I pre-wound 4 bobbins of thread for this quilt and as you can see it was *just* enough! Phew!
Thank you for all the sweet comments about DH! You guys make me smile!!! He is a keeper. ; ) He used to roll his eyes when I got fabric in the mail too. Now he's active on the forum and he's well versed in the language of Denyse Schmidt, Heather Ross, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner and Joel Dewberry. For those of you who have signed up, I'm sure you've seen posts by Tom the DH. Well that's him! *cheers* Hi Honey! He is the one who helped me pick out Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner for my bag. He also recognized the Love dots in the quilt above. Maybe we need more husbands signing up. We'll give them their own corner and they can talk amongst themselves. I think you could all benefit. Hee hee.
One more thing. There is still time to enter the Bliss Giveaway. The winner will be chosen on November 3rd.
Ok, I'm off first thing in the morning to Quilt Market. I will be posting lots of pictures on my blog and tweeting along the way. If you are good, I will bring presents to share.