Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Say it with Flowers!

Hello All,

It's my day on the blog hop! First though, a big thank you to Samm and Carol for another wonderful blog hop.

I love flowers! Wildflowers, daisy's, roses, flowering trees...I just love that burst of color set among the greens and browns.

This is one of my roses, isn't it gorgeous!


I have no idea what the name is, it was already here when we moved in.


But I also love flowers on my fabric. If you looked at my stash, you would see that about 75% of it is flowery!

When this pretty Flea Market fancy arrived in my mailbox, I just knew it had to become my new bag.



I hate having to carry two bags around, a diaper bag and a purse. I don't need a large purse, just something big enough to carry a few things. And my previous diaper bag/purse combo was just too large. I usually left it in the van and just took my wallet in stores with me.



This one is just right for a trip to town. It holds diapers, wraps and a set of clothing, plus his sippy cup.


And it has a seperate pocket for my wallet, keys and sunglasses. Plus its large enough for any papers I aquire, roaming around town.


It's just the right size for me, at 16"x14"x4".

About halfway thru the month, I decided that I needed to make something else out of that lovely print too. LOL


Hexagons are always fun to make. I sewed these large ones with my machine. Yes, that means Y seams, but they aren't that bad. I've got some tips for you here.


(Don't look too closely at my quilting...I'm still learning how to do machine quilting.)

So that's it for my projects. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you are enjoying the hop! Please stop bt and see what these other Ladies have made.

May 29th
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59 comments:

  1. What pretty projects. There is nothing better than a custom bag to meet all your needs. Very nice.

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  2. I love your quilt; it's so pretty!
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  3. Very pretty projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Dorian your bag is just wonderful and the quilt is lovely. I love the colors in the fabric....gret job.

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  5. What a good idea to make a more convenient size purse/diaper bag. My daughter uses her diaper bag for her purse too ! Your little quilt is perfect, there are no mistakes in anything quilted only design opportunities !

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  6. Dorian, good morning...ok, a diaper bag never looked so good and to accompany it with your giant hexies...wow....love your fabric...very very pretty

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  7. So pretty. Love the bag and quilt. I'm now carrying a diaper bag around again after almost 4 years without one. When baby gets bigger, maybe I'll get to downsize.

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  8. I did look closely and it's beautiful! Love the fabric and your creations!

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  9. Beautiful job! And your machine quilting looks great.

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  10. love the fabric colors
    nice bag and quilt.
    I'm learning machine quilting too so I didn't notice your quilting. ;P

    nice job

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  11. The fabrics for that bag and quilt are beautiful. I love your quilt and the design you chose for it...it really turned out so lovely! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  12. Yes, that fabric is really pretty and it looks great in your bag and your wall hanging! thanks for sharing! Oh... your quilting looks great too!

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  13. It is indeed gorgeous fabric and both your projects are charming.

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  14. Love your hexi quilt and what perfect fabric!

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  15. Beautiful bag and runner. You do such lovely work!

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  16. Great idea for a diaper bag!!! I love your fabric and both projects turned out so sweet.

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  17. Dorian, I love all you have made with these pretty Flea Market fancy fabrics! The bag is as lovely as it is useful. The hexagon quilt is sew pretty! I love the layout of the colors and fabrics. You make "y seams" look sew easy, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing. {{{{{hugs}}}}} ... :) Pat

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  18. Beautiful bag and quilt too. Love the fabric and colors.

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  19. Great job on your purse and table topper. Love those hexagons.

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  20. Very nicely done. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Love your all purpose bag! Your hexie quilt is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Love your pretty projects! Thanks for the link to your tut. Makes it look easy. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  23. They are all so lovely. Your bag seems perfect for you and I adore the fabric you used for it.

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  24. Great bag, and your hexagon quilt is lovely :))

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  25. Great job. i love floral fabric too. It is just hard to pass up no matter how much I have - I love your bag and your machine quilting looks terrific! Great job.
    Jan

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  26. I don't know which project is cuter--the bag or the quilt. Lovely fabric to start with, Dorian. Kind of an old fashioned vibe to it, right?

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  27. That is quite a neat set, both quilt and diperbag are lovely. I hope they will be well used for a happy little baby!

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  28. What a great bag! That would certainly be easier to carry than both a diaper bag AND a handbag! (And it's pretty, too!)
    The quilt is also wonderful! Great job!

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  29. Your quilt is so beautiful and a very pretty fabric.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  30. What a beautiful quilt project. The back is gorgeous too but I am so loveing that quilt.

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  31. I love that FMF! wonderful projects.

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  32. Great projects - I especially like your bag!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Cute bag. I am always looking for a new purse idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Congratulations on being a top pick of the day. Your projects are lovely and great fabric choices. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Love your Bag! Very handy for sure. But your Quilt is soooooo cool!! Beautiful!!!

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  36. Lovely! It's funny how our purses get bigger with kids. Now that my children are grown with kids of their own my purses have shrunk. It's wonderful that you have made one just right!

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  37. Love your beautiful quilt!! Your bag is super cute!!

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  38. Such a pretty bag...I need to make one, but I hand sew and am afraid it will come apart. Suggestions? Thanks! vickise at gmail dot com

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  39. -wonderful quilt, Hexagons are always beautiful.
    Lovely bag, your fabric choise is perfect.
    Bente

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  40. Love your gorgeous bag,and the hexies too!

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  41. Love that bag. Pretty and practical. Your quilt with the hexies is very nice. Great sewing.

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  42. Your hexagon quilt is wonderful -" and I agree, stitching large ones by machine is not that difficult.

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  43. I love the fabric it is so pretty and looks lovely in the bag and the hexagon quilt.

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  44. I can already see that you'll be loving your new purse/bag. The motto, "Just Do It!", is a good mantra for FMQ. Practice is what's needed and soon you'll be extra proud of your quilting!

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  45. Your bag and hexagon quilt are lovely! I just love hexagons. Great job!

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  46. We have the same rose on our deck. I asked hubby what it was called but that is one flower he does not know the names. Any others, now he is your man.

    Love your bag!

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  47. Flea Market fancy is such a pretty floral print. Great choice for this bag. I love that the bag is a nice large size, so that once it is done being a diaper bag you can use it for traveling projects.

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  48. Beautiful floral print. Love the bag.

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  49. Hi!!! Your quilting looks wonderful!!! Your quilt is very pretty!!!!

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