Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tis the night before blog hop


Hello All,

Welcome to my part of blogging land. Thanks for dropping in to see what a lovely gift I received. And a bit of talk on easy gifts to make.

Thank you Samm for putting together this very fun blog hop! And to Marlene for being a great hostess.

My beautiful gift came from Margie at Threading my needles blog.



She said she couldn't decide which pincushion to give me, so she sent me both :)



Aren't they lovely?!



Thank you so much Margie. You do such lovely work.

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One of my favorite things to make is bags. Purses, tote bags, hand bags, lots of different shapes and sizes. They can be short and quick, or take 3 or 4 hrs.



Mostly I make up my own pattern. But this year, when I saw the Sew Together bag by Sew Demented (click on the link to buy the pattern), I knew it would make the perfect gifts for some of my quilting friends. And it was the perfect excuse to buy a pattern ;)

I've made 2 so far, and really enjoy making them. I have 2 more  cut and ready to make, they are addicting. lol (You'll see the first one I made tomorrow, on Cindy's blog.)

They can be soft and sweet.




Bright and colorful.


Or just plain fun.



You can quilt the outer piece or use interfacing, use a variety of colors, or all the same. What a great pattern.

I hope you are enjoying the other blogs in this hop. You can find the full schedule over at Marlene's. This is who I hopped with today.


Just Let Me Quilt
Bumbleberry Cottage
A Reformed Heath’n
Coeur D’Alene
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Threading My Needles
Ridge Top Quilts (you are here)

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68 comments:

  1. What a wonderful selection of bags, I love the one with all the zippers! Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays!!!

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  2. Love those pincushions! - two of them! Great bags!

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  3. Love the Sew Together Bag, I have the pattern and will make one, soon!
    You received some wonderful pincushions.

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  4. Lovely Pincushions, we can all use them!! I Love all your Bags, especially the one with all the Zippers!! Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  5. What beautiful bags. I just love the long one with all those pockets and dividers. I sure could use one of those myself.

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  6. Your pincushions-gift are really sweet, I like the heart with these small buttons. And I am a bag-lover as well, sewing lots and lots of bags, and I like them in all fabrics and material :-)

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  7. Those little pincushions are very pretty...don't think I'd be able to do much more than admire them. Now your bags...something that is always needed and practical and can be very pretty too (I've been learning). Love your fabrics and looking forward to tomorrow!

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  8. Such sweet pincushions! And that Sew Together bag is so nice and a great gift idea.

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  9. Great bags! I don`t think we ever have enough.

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  10. what lovely pin cushions..yes beautiful work...and love your bags....always an easy thing to make and with choice of fabrics, always so different..

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  11. Oh my but I may have to add another bag pattern to my collection!! Lovely and thank you for sharing!!

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  12. Love the sweet pin cushions you got. That sew together bag has interested me since I first saw it. It scares me a bit, looks complicated. Bags are always a great gift.

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  13. Very cute pincushions...such a lovely gift! Your bags are amazing and would definitely make a great gift!

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  14. Love both of the pincushions from Margie! Cross stitch and tatting.... two of my favorite crafts!

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  15. Beautiful pincushions. You will love displaying those. And that bag looks so handy. What a great gift. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your holidays.

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  16. Nice bag. having fun seeing what everybody makes.

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  17. Great bag with the compartments, that would help keep me organized.
    Your gifts are very sweet indeed.
    Happy Holidays!

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  18. Ooh, that tomato pinnie cross stitch is gorgeous!! A sew together bag is on my list to make but I haven't been quite brave enough yet.

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  19. What delightful pincushions you received from Margie - very sweet. I've been eyeing the Sew Together Bag for some time. I just need to overcome my fear of zippers!

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  20. Beautiful pincushions sent by Margie! Oh, and look at all your fun bags - that Sew Together bag is high on my list.

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  21. The pincushions are really wonderful. I love the tatting on the heart.

    Your bags look wonderful too. I have loved that Sew Together bag for awhile now.

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  22. Beautiful pin cushions, just beautiful! There is only 1 rule us quilters have...it's no one can ever have too many bags! Love them! :-)

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  23. Cute pincushions. I luv that sew together bag. Have to try it!

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  24. Am hoping you can use the pincushions. I have one of the round ones on my sewing machine with Velcro. I want that pattern for the bag really bad and I think my list of why I need it is winning out over why I don't need it.

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  25. What a perfect gift! Great job!

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  26. Love your pincushions...that tiny cross stitch one, oh my! Such a cutie. You caught that bag bug too I see. I have that as well, just love a new bag! The one you made looks like a challenge for me, but so practical and lovely. Great job, someone is going to be such a happy lady to receive it! Merry Christmas ~Cori

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  27. What an amazing selection of bags! I love making them, but I haven't made one like yours yet. I am a little intimidated by all the zippers. Great job.) The pincushions are very cute.

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  28. Such sweet pin cushions you received. That looks like a terrific bag. I love lots of compartments. Thanks for the idea.

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  29. Sweet pin cushions. Great bag,and so many ways it could be used. Liked all the fabric choices. Wouldn't mind one in my stocking.
    Blessings
    Tonia

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  30. Very fun gifts given and received. Your bags are wonderful. Thank you sew very much for participating and hopping. Creative T'Was the Night Bliss...

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  31. Such nice gifts, I love the bag, do you perhaps have a link for it?

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  32. lovely pin cushions! Your suggested gift items are wonderful.

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  33. I am making that sew together bag also and can't wait to finish mine. Yours looks great too! A friend had one at retreat and it was so handy! And very cute pincushions you received!

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  34. Lovely bags and I even have the Sew Together Bag on my wishlist with Craftsy. Wonderful pincushions!

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  35. You little bag is very sweet with great fabrics. Looks like Margie spoiled you nicely with your pincushions. It's so fun to see all this giving.

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  36. your bags are great- I love all those zippers- but donot want to put them in! :)
    the pin cushions are gorgeous!

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  37. Great bags....I'm not much of a bag maker so I really admire yours !

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  38. Your friends will love the bags!

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  39. Your bags looks great,
    really wonderful gifts!
    The pincushion you got are
    gorgeous, can't say wich one
    I like most, how lucky that you was given both ☺
    Bente

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  40. I, too, enjoy making bags of all shapes and sizes. You've also reminded me that I *really* need to get that Sew Together Bag pattern. Yours looks wonderful and I love your other fabric pulls! Merry Christmas, Dorian!

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  41. Hi Dorian! I just love that zippered bag you made and I even bought the pattern! Just love the way it looks. So, you promise I can get this done in a day?

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  42. Love all your bags...lucky quilt friends...the pincushions you received are adorable...I don't think one can ever have too many of either!

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  43. The pincushions you received are beautiful. Love pretty stitching. The handbags are wonderful. Love a variety of patterns.

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  44. I love making bags and haven't tried the 'sew together' yet! Love it! :)

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  45. Your pincushion gifts are beautiful Lovely hand stitching.

    I love making bags myself and yours is spectacular. I have seen that pattern floating around on the web, I just may have to pick it up for myself.

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  46. I love making bags, also, though I am a beginner. I will be looking for that pattern. What a great felt pincushion!

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  47. Great bags, I haven't made any for a while.

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  48. Beautiful bags! Very nice work!
    -Brittany

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  49. Lovely pincushions you received. I love the bags you are creating. So many zippers! Great for organizing. Merry Christmas

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  50. Those are darling pincushions. I spied the tatting on the heart - ohhh, I love tatting. The sew-together bag is great; you can showcase so many different fabrics. Super!

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  51. Sweet pin cushions from Margie. I have the pattern for the Sew Together bag and it is on my 'to do' list. I love bags and I think I have way too many but I keep making new ones!! They are great gifts, especially for the ladies that don't sew. Thanks for sharing!! Happy Holidays!!

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  52. You really like to make bags. Great fabric choices and colors.

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  53. Love the bags. I'm going to be making the Bionic Gear Bag, which is similar to the Sew Together Bag.

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  54. What a lovely set of gifts you recieved. You KNOW I love the sew together bag you sent me. LOVE it. Thanks again. I'm inspired to break out the pattern and give it a go...after the holidays, though. :)

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  55. Oh, my! Love those pincushions you received - sew pretty. Wow. You really do love making bags - lots of great gift ideas here (I love making bags, too!). Your Sew Together bag is so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  56. Your pincushions are such sweet gifts. and the bags will make wonderful surprises... you can fill them to the brim with even more surprises. :)

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  57. Lucky you got both pincushions :) Thanks for the bag ideas love those too!

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  58. Great bag I need to find out where to buy this pattern.....thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

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  59. Those bags are all over the place this year! I may have to try it out, thank you for sharing the different color ideas.
    ~Brandy

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  60. What fun pincushions,looks like you have already put them to use!

    Bags are my favorite thing to sew up too! I love your sew together bags,especially the one with green. That pattern is on my list.

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  61. Lovely gifts, my friend, enjoy!

    Your Sew Together Bags are sew wonderful. You are sew accomplished to be able to make this challenging pattern ... :) Pat

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  62. the bag is most lovely. thanks for sharing

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  63. Dorian what a sweet gift! And I love your bag - I'm looking for that pattern because I really want to make some of these. blessings, marlene

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  64. They really are wonderful. Nicely done.

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