We luck out at times and really click with someone. And then, months and months later, we don't know what started it all, but who cares, right?
Now my friend Kate is some kind of awesome. She quilts, she runs half marathons and 10Ks (sometimes in the same weekend!), she's an Air Force wife who deals with last minute deployments, and she makes some seriously fabulous t-shirt quilts.
When I started thinking about designing patterns, she volunteered right away to test patterns for me. (I'm remembering this correctly, right Kate?). She dazzled me with stunning pressing directions on my Taffy quilt (seriously, they are the work of a master), and she gamely tested out patterns that were not her favorite.
Naturally, I needed to return the favor. And wouldn't you know, Kate didn't have her own Weekender. She doesn't do 3-D and zippers, and why should she? I'm here for that!
I'm not showing her Weekender until she shows it off on her blog, but I am going to show off her Sew Together Bag.
Since she is the name inspiration for the Miss Kate line, I used some Miss Kate squares for the outside patchwork. She'd sent along some Ruby and Bliss scraps and I used some of those on the inside. Add some colorful zippers and we've got ourselves a handy dandy Sew Together Bag.
Oh, and checking this girl off the 1QFAL list.