Friday, 11 March 2016

Mrs and project cases ~ Mrs Morgan and Mrs Brown


Two more Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew-along blocks and two Work In Progress Bags are my finishes this week...

#71 Mrs Morgan As soon as I read the letter I immediately thought of this Penny Arcade print, perfect to represent the drama guild the community created to battle the "restlessness" of the "young folks who were...pulling out for the city". The brown print for the country and grey for the city. This block was hand pieced.



#67 Mrs Brown I like the message of this letter, "the best light is the one that emphasizes virtues rather than faults". I decided to play with light and dark and used this beautiful Matt Maddison D Liberty print as a 'picture'. This block was English Paper Pieced.



I was itching to make these Work In Progress Bags, pattern by Amanda Jean. There's another cut out and ready to sew once I've made a bit more binding. They come together quickly, the binding was the trickiest part for me and wonder clips proved invaluable! I had to use tissue paper under the vinyl because there was no way it was going through my machine without it. I can think of lots of uses for these bags and definitely recommend the pattern!


One was immediately stolen by my son for a pencil case, saves him digging around to find the colour he wants! 



linking up:

at Dizzy Quilts this week

and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts

10 comments:

  1. Your plastic bags for works in progress are great. I will make one soon. Thanks for reminding me.

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  2. Your hand piecing is just so precise. You're amazing! And those bags are pretty cool.

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  3. The project bags are great and perfect for kid's pencil cases too! Loving your FW blocks too! How many do you have now?

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  4. Hehe isn't that always the way?! I make myself a pouch then my hubby or girls claim it ;) Your FM blocks are lovely.

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  5. Both of these blocks are pretty - a great way to modernize them. Love the pouches too.

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  6. What gorgeous FW blocks! I especially like that you fussy cut the fabrics. Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Brown would be quite proud of those blocks! Your project bags are going to be very useful--provided that you can get enough made to go around and keep a few for yourself. My grandchildren tend to snag a bag every time I get around to making some.

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  7. I adore your FW blocks, the fabrics everything. I desperately need a project bag!

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  8. I love being able to see into pouches, it is so much easier when you can find things really easily. I haven't tried sewing with vinyl yet but thanks for the tip about the tissue paper. x

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  9. love the plastic pouches, so beautiful!

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  10. Your blocks are beautiful, such great fabric combos and perfect piecing! I like that you are capturing the thoughts of the women in your fabric choices, it really works!

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