A fun photo shoot

The past week we have been busy photographing a new book about sewing for children with our lovely model Emma. Soo adorable!
We are all a bit exhausted (as you can see on the last picture) but it was such a fun and charming photo shoot.
Thank you Ingun, Sølvi, Ingrid, Emma and mother Silje all for your efforts!

The book will be out this autumn with lots of new ideas.

Fun-phote-shoot

Have a great day!

Summer Bag

A large summer bag is great for trips to the beach and this one matches the Painting Flowers quilt. The fresh summer colors are perfect with any colored denim and a nice summer tan.

The Painting Flowers fabric collection used for the bag is a limited edition collection, but you can use any fabric that you like.

Painting-Flowers-Bag

We used the same block for the bag as we used for the Painting flowers quilt. The measurements are in inches and seem allowance is already added.

The pieces are then stitched together as shown on the right. As you can see the rectangles are pieced together in different ways.

You need two identical patchworks, one for the back and one for the front of the bag.

Painting-Flowers-bag-1

Cut two pieces for lining that are the same size as the patchwork pieces.

Sew the two patchwork pieces together as shown below. Attach wadding and backing fabric and quilt the patchwork.
The backing will not be visible because of the lining, so use something simple.

Sew the lining pieces together. Leave an opening for turning in the seem as shown on the right.

Painting-Flowers-bag-2

For the patchwork handles 4 inch wide pieces with random lengths are sewn together until each patchwork piece is 26 inches long.

Cut strips of wadding that are the same lenght (26 inches) but just 3 inches wide. Place the wadding against the back of the patchwork pieces, and iron in the fabric edges.

Painting-Flowers-bag-3

Fold the strips double so that each handle is about 1,5 inches wide, and sew along both sides.

Painting-Flowers-bag-4

Attach the handles on each side of the quilted patchwork piece with pins, as shown on the illustration on the left.

Each handle-end should be placed approximently 6,5 inch from each corner.

Place the lining right side down on top, and sew along the top and bottom edge, shown on the illustration to the right.

Painting-Flowers-bag-5

Fold the bag so that the two patchwork halves lies right side against each other, and the two lining halves lies against each other on the opposite side. The seems where the handles are attached should be in the middle. Sew along the edge on the right and left side.

Cut out a 2,5 inch square in each of the four corners.

Fold each corner opposite so that the seem is in the middle and sew across, see illustration on the right.

Turn the bag right side out trough the opening in the lining. Push the lining-half into the patchwork-half, and sew along the top of the bag, about 1/2 inch from the edge to keep the lining in place.
Sew the opening in the lining closed.

Your bag is now finished. Have a great day!

Summe Bag

 

 

Painting Flowers preview

Stitch Craft Create  made this nice little preview of the limited edition Painting Flowers Collection using our marketing pictures.
The collection will be released on friday the 1st of May, in two days!
You will find the quilt pattern on the blog the same day.

Cute dress

Bente Vikene Hermansen made this very cute summer dress in the Flower Ball Teal fabric from the Spring Lake collection. Lovely with the teal blue jacket. Visit her instagram account here.

Cute-dress

Paper Craft

If you enjoy making cards and paper craft check out the Spring Lake and Apple Bloom paper products.
You will find all the fabric patterns printed on paper, perfect for spring and summer craft projects.

Spring-Lake-Paper
In each series there is a Candy Bag with cut outs and tags, and this season a Mini Pattern Pad witch is perfect for making cards.

Apple-Bloom-Paper

Have a great week!

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