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Sunday Stash – Orange Dahlia

I found four more of the retro, organic prints in my stash from the Midwest Modern collection by Amy Butler.

AB-Midwest Modern in Orange dahlia

These are from the Orange Dahlia color palette, making me think of sherbet, further making me think of summer, which is a nice feeling after the snowy day we just had.  

Orange Dahlia patchwork

With these four fabrics, I have decided to do more patchwork bags, but I’m tweaking the size and shape into a slightly different style this time.


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Sunday Stash – Midwest Modern

I love the fresh, crisp colors and retro, organic prints of these fabrics from the Midwest Modern collection by Amy Butler.

AB-MM Ohio Sky fabrics

They are from the Ohio Sky color palette, making me think of spring, my favorite season.  I can’t wait to see all the bulbs come up when the days start to get warmer and sunnier.  

Midwest Modern in Ohio Sky

I never bought much of any of Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern fabrics, so I’m not sure what to make with these four fat quarters.  I could make a zippered bag, a couple napkins with rick-rack trim, or a patchwork pillow cover.  Any other suggestions?


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A Day Off

I am so glad I took the day off. I had a doctor’s appointment this morning (all is good), and then I went to the yarn shop to browse. I don’t do much knitting in summer, so I haven’t been to the yarn shop in awhile. They moved the register to make more room, and added some shelves for more yarn. They were also offering harvest latte with pumpkin flavoring – yum-o! It felt good to be back, so I stocked up on a few supplies for new projects.

I’m thinking about making a couple felted oven mitts and potholders, and a scarf and fingerless gloves to match my favorite fleece jacket.

Next on my list is to finish my new laptop sleeve. I made it from a pattern in this book-

But I didn’t follow the pattern exactly.

In my stash I found these great fabrics from Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern collection, so I decided to make the front from a solid piece of fabric instead of patchwork.

It isn’t quite finished yet because I still have to hand sew the lining to the outside, and I’m going to add handles to it, but here it is so far-

Isn’t it cool? I really like how it turned out. This is the first time I have used fusible fleece, and I love it. Highly recommend it. I fused the fleece to both the outside and lining fabrics for added cushion to support my laptop, and I’m happy with the result. It created a lot of extra bulk in the seams, but I trimmed the corners and seam allowances, which helped reduce the lumps and bumps.

Thank goodness I had made the portable cushions from Sew,Mama,Sew’s tutorial series or I would never have figured out how to do the zipper and gusset. The directions for that part in this book were very minimal, so I used the directions from the cushion tutorial and things went together quite smoothly. I will post another picture as soon as I finish the hand sewing and handles.

Now I’m going to enjoy the rest of my day off!