16 October 2012

The Long Weekend: oh yes, I did!

Have you heard about what Lori H. Designs and Heidi from Fabric Mutt are doing?

Only the awesomest blog hop of the year!

*My apologies to the other blog hops out there. I'm sure you are nice hops. I'm just so excited about this one.*

The idea: to dust off your copy of Amy Butler's Weekender Bag pattern (or buy a new one because you can't seem to locate yours no matter how big of a mess you make in your sewing room searching for it). Not just dust it off, read the list of "ingredients," freak out and eat some chocolate and put it back on the shelf.

Nope. We're makin' 'em. We're going to sew them together. We might even sew two. Or three. Might. We'll see how painful the first one is.

I read a funny blog about the construction of this bag. It's been likened to childbirth. Sure, it's painful (I don't think you can get epidurals for sewing projects), but in the end, you will be giddy with the results. So I hear. Since I did the childbirth thing five times, I think I can handle this bag.

So here's my fabric selection #1:

I love dandelions. I've also ordered this in yellow with a yellow ticking stripe. If they had it in aqua you know I'd be all over it, but I could line a yellow one with aqua . . . see what I mean about making three? Or four?

And fabric selection #2 (which I will pair with Kona Ruby and line with Kona Pear):

I bought that umbrella print ages ago when I lived in Seattle. I know I'm not the only one who gets fabric out and admires it but doesn't really know what to do with it.

My brother's girlfriend would also love one of these for Christmas, so I've got to find a nice peachy fabric. This is proving to be difficult.

So join the fun my friends! There's prizes involved, which sold me on it. It was on my 4Q FAL list anyway. Better and better!


  1. I love it, Jennie! Both your options are great!!

  2. I love the umbrella print ... Can't wait to see how it turns out :)

  3. I'm going to a quilt shop tomorrow and really hoping they have it... THEN I can join in, but right now have no pattern. :(


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