Friday, October 11, 2013

Quilt Market Sewing

Charley Harper fabrics purse for Birch Fabrics Quilt Market

I had the absolute pleasure of sewing up a few samples for Quilt Market this week. The lovely people at Birch Fabrics sent me some of the new Charley Harper prints to make into a few bags for their display. I tackled a frame purse again to feature the beautiful Feeding Station print you see above. This type of bag is a lot of work but so worth the trouble. I used a variegated lavender Aurifil thread to stitch along the frame at the top, and I love the way it compliments the purple tones in the rest of the bag.

Charley Harper fabrics purse for Birch Fabrics Quilt Market

Honestly, I can't say enough about these fabrics. They're absolutely stunning. The colors are so saturated, and the designs are just as you would expect from Birch -- incredible. All of the exteriors are made with canvas prints, while the interiors are cotton.

Charley Harper fabrics purse for Birch Fabrics Quilt Market

I used my Nora Clutch Tutorial for the other two bags. This clutch is so quick to sew, and I love trying it out with different fabric combinations. These Cardinal Stagger and Octoberama prints are just perfect for fall and winter projects.

Charley Harper fabrics purse for Birch Fabrics Quilt Market

There was also a fat quarter bundle of Fort Firefly included in the package from Birch Fabrics which -- as some of you may have noticed if you follow me on Instagram -- is rapidly becoming a baby quilt for a friend of mine. I expect to have a finished project to show you in the next week so stay tuned!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday.

20 comments:

  1. I have been a fan of Charley Harper for many, many years. I cannot wait for this fabric. I may buy it all!
    Thanks for sharing your cute projects.

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  2. I just got a bundle of Fort Firefly for myself and I love it. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  3. I am not a purse person, but your beautiful bags are sure tempting me to change that! They are all gorgeous. And I love those fabrics! Can't wait to see the baby quilt, too.

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  4. Charley Harper fabric - wow! Great bags Heidi!

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  5. Love that you and Beth were both able to get your hands on this gorgeous fabric early! Your bags are too cute. I love the Nora Clutch with the Cardinal Stagger print! (I have had fabrics pulled for my own Nora Clutch for too many weeks. Going to have to block out some selfish sewing time for your cute pattern.)

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  6. Those are sooo cute. I really love the Fort Firefly line so much! But I have no idea what I'd do with it so I don't know if I could justify buying some... *sigh* I need friends with small children!

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  7. I love the stitching on the framed purse, so pretty! Everything looks great! Love the Fort Firefly I've seen you working with on IG!

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  8. Once again, you have made a beautiful bag! The clutches are so sweet. What great fabric. Love the squirrel!

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  9. gorgeous fabrics and you are the queen of clutches and bags :-)

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  10. Oh man I am so jealous- I cannot wait until this range is out, I will be all over it.

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  11. Wow - how have I not come across Charley Harper fabric before? Your bags are perfect - so beautifully made!

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  12. Oh those fabrics are too cute! And your bags are so lovely. The frame purse is so adorable. I love them

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  13. This is so cute! I love the frame purses!

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  14. Nice! I love(!) the cardinal fabric.

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  15. I like the fabric combinations you put together. And I think the lavender thread was a perfect choice!

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  16. Quilt market beauties! That yellow fabric inside the frame purse is about to do me in. It reminds me of my favorite lotta print from her Echo line...

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  17. Those Charlie Harper fabrics are adorable!

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  18. What sweet fabric! I love the lavender thread on the metal frame! Great projects :)

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  20. These are adorable! I love the charley Harper prints and they are on my wish list!

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