Pretty rainbow colors.
What Shade are You with Cristy StuhldreherHi, I’m Cristy of Love You Sew. I’m a lifestyle sewist who like to dabble in all different type of projects- from quilts to garments, to bags and even embroidery. Lately, I’ve been incorporating quilting and piecework into more than just quilts themselves. I’ve been experimenting with different substrates and enjoy combining my love of quilting with my love of bag-making. So when I was asked to be part of this blog hop, I knew I would do something a little different… I was given the green-light to make anything with these fabulous Cotton Supreme Solids. With the durability and bright color saturation of these fabrics, I chose to make the Sandra Saddle Bag by Swoon Patterns. It was the perfect style bag with ample “open space” to use for piecing.
The following colors were chosen:
033 Optical White
290 Putting Green
330 Tickled Pink
Cotton + Steel Sprinkle – Counting Stars NavyBoth the front flap and front pocket of the Sandra saddle bag are pieced and I quilted them with fusible fleece interfacing to add even more texture. I chose to use faux leather on the gusset and the back of the bag to keep it more modern. But the back of the bag looked too bare…so of course, I had to quilt that! It’s all about the texture, right??? The quilting was created to mimic the HST piecing and really pulls the whole bag together. I love how this bag turned out and how I can carry a little bit of quilting with me everyday. Do you have your own quilted accessory? If you would like to follow along with my other fun sewing projects, you can find me on Instagram here or on my blog, here.