WIP Wednesday & A Baby Spring Bag


Hi there!  I know I’m a bit late for WIP Wednesday, but I do have major WIP going on in the studio.  Here’s the first one that is actually done!

14313589743_db14657942_zI have no name for her, but after receiving some Dreamin’ Vintage in the mail a few weeks backs I knew this fabric had to be made into something cute and springy.  The closure uses velcro as does the front pocket.  I use velcro on occasion, but since this was more of an experiment gone very well I may use it again. The straps were hand cut and stitched out of 5 oz veg-tan leather I cut into 2 1/2″ strips. Very soft on the hand and will age nicely. The fabric was also interfaced with Pellon SF101 and Annie’s Soft & Stable. My favorite combo.

14293423415_c1f24c0e41_zI finished two more blocks from my 163 Japanese Patchwork book.  This quilt is going to be a funky one when it’s done too!  I have used scraps for all of them, which has been an added challenge. I’m still hitting Y-seams and other evil techniques now that the easier ones are done so it has been a bit frustrating.  But I continue to plug along and hope to learn a few things in the process.14106719599_235593b874_z

Last week I finally broke down and bought the Sew-Together-Bag pattern by Sew Demented.  It is really a pretty straight forward pattern and if you are comfortable with zipper installation and binding it comes together pretty fast.  The only struggle I have had is with the written directions.  There are not as many pictures and diagrams as I was hoping, but The Quilt Barn Blog had a week-long sew-along series featuring this pattern that was a tremendous help!   I think I may make a few of these for teachers gifts next month. I think they’d be a hit.

So that’s all the WIP I can show you at the moment. In the next few weeks I hope to share a bit more of what else is going on around here.  I can say it involves needlebooks, a scrappy summer quilt sew-along, pattern testing and a blog hop I’m participating in July.

Thanks for reading today and if you are new to Raspberry Sunshine, Welcome!!  Cindy


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  1. How cute is that bag?! It’s perfect for those fabrics! Love the fabrics you chose for the sew together bag, I’ve been debating on getting it for a while because it’s adorable but am having a hard time justifying buying yet another bag pattern lol!

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