Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: More Zippers, More Peace

Prepping fabric and supplies for another zipper project!

Red and Aqua
A little while back I saw the cutest bag on Instagram.  The pattern is the Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented.  If I can manage it, I'd like to make one to take to QuiltCon.

Coordinating zipper pull
Yesterday I cut out all the fabric pieces and chose my four (yes four!) matching zippers.  I even have my zipper pull chosen!

Chain piecing
I am also feverishly working on another Peace quilt to show on Friday when it's my turn for a pattern giveaway.

Text fabric
Today it's Mary's turn to show the peace quilt she made and giveaway a copy of my Peace quilt pattern.
I was pleasantly surprised when Mary agreed to test my pattern because I know her sewing services are in high demand!  Luckily for me, Mary is a machine and can crank out beautifully made items quickly. She sent me a picture of her completed (and quilted!) peace quilt, and it's lovely!!!  Please go visit Mary and leave a comment on her blog.  Tell her I said hello!

Pantone 2013 Color of the Year is Emerald
Mary is another Gruber buddy of mine and can always tell you how many months and days until our next retreat!  It's nice to know I am not the only one counting down until we get to sew together again.  I already have my room booked and am looking at flights....

Below is the list of corrected links to the various peace pattern reveals and giveaways.  They are all still open.

Monday, January 21 -  Katie at KT Quilts 
Tuesday, January 22 - Michele at  Nostalgic Cafe 
Wednesday, January 23 - Cindy at  Live a Colorful Life 
Thursday, January 24 - Michelle at  Frustrated Quilter 
Friday, January 25 - Stephanie at Peas in a Pod 
Monday, January 28 - Terri at Terri's Notebook 
Tuesday, January 29 - Doris at Made by a Brunnette 
Wednesday, January 30 - Mary at Mary on Lake Pulaski 
Thursday, January 31 - Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts 
Friday, February 1 - back here for a give away

Hope your Wednesday is wonderful! Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Talk about a a machine! Did you read your own posy? LOL

  2. You find the neatest patterns! Love that Sew Together Bag. I must figure out how to use Instagram. Seems I'm missing out! And where do you find your zipper pulls. I think I need to buy some.

  3. fun fabrics for your new zippy pouch. You have been so productive lately! How awesome is that!

  4. I love all of the projects you are working on!! Can't wait to see the finishes!!!

  5. Oh, that bag you're going to make is cute. I adore your fabric selection for it, too! Nice! Mary did a great job on her quilt.

  6. Looking forward to seeing your zip bag--the idea is very ingenious. And bravo to you for being such a sewing machine yourself! The emerald looks refreshing.

    Elizabeth E.

  7. Ok Rene, where is that bag picture. I am dying to see it. You may have to show it to me in person at Quilt Con