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Hobo Bag Finished

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A UFO that had been hanging around for months got finished this week! Yippee! I used Tula Pinks fabric line "Nightshade". The first time I saw Tula's pirate girl all I could see was my oldest daughter when she was little. She really wanted to be a pirate or a ninja turtle. Now, at 27 she is an independent beautiful woman living in NY state. So maybe she will think of me when she uses this to carry her groceries. It is quite big, my mother said big bags like this where called "hobo bags" in the 60's.
Above is the inside, Nightshade Apothecary in Vapor, with two big pockets, Nightshade Spider Blossom in Vapor.

Below is the back! I used Nightshade Raven Lace on the strap and opening. Nightshade Storm Clouds for the back and front. This is the appliquéd front of Netunia Von Black from Nightshade Coven in Vapor. The model is Joyce my very helpful Mom! Who said the bag could just stay here! I packed it up and will mail it tomorrow with my daughter's ot…

Ghastlies have arrived

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Vicki @ Quilting Lodge had a giveaway of 2 yards of "A Ghastlie Night" The Alexander Henry Fabric Collection. I won yippee! She also put in a yard of this other "Ghastlie" fabric, which is beautiful! Best part my momma loves it. She can be a bit hard to please when it comes to fabric (does not sew) she thinks most of it is boring. Not the Ghastlies! laughing she ask me what I was making for her. Thank you Vicki you gave me an awesome prize.

I Love This Line! It is just fun! Speaking of Vicki, she just won "Best Appliqué Quilt Category" from Blogger's Quilt Festival @ Amy's Creative Side. So when I tell you she is really talented check out her blog "Quilting Lodge". When I emailed her the other day she told me she is working on a new pattern that will be coming out soon. I am sure it will be a winner. Anyone besides me love this "knitting group"! My husband's favorite cousins two children and their spouses had babies t…

A Little Nightshade/Heat N Bond Tutorial

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I have to admit one of my favorite designers is Tula Pink! I am working on a present for someone special!

When I saw "Nightshade" I had to have some for my little pirate girl. It is hard for me to picture my children as adults. I always see that little person who played in the wild flowers and danced as a sugar plum fairy. Am I the only one who sees their children this way? How to use Heat N Bond Lite

First cut out the design you want to appliqué, with at least an inch on all sides in a square.

Cut out a square of Heat N Bond Lite 1/2 inch smaller than the fabric square.

Lay the Heat N Bond bumpy side up on an ironing surface and put the design right side up on top of it.

Make sure your design is completely covered underneath by the Heat N Bond, and no Heat N Bond is sticking out from under the fabric.

Using a hot iron with the steam turned OFF to press the two together. Slowly and with even pressure. I start from the center and pick my iron up to move it instead of slidi…