When I received this book from Kerri many many months back, I was secretly smiling in my heart. Kerri was one of the first crafters I followed online and I even bought quite a few stash of fabrics from her previous shop. The way she sew patchwork was something fascinating for me as I was just starting out as a newbie in sewing. I visit her blog almost daily can you imagine? Her color combination is always gorgeous in my eyes and I learnt a great deal from her.
I love little patchwork too so naturally my heart fluttered when I got hold of this lovely book. It's very well written with clear instructions and creative ideas. I can't fault this book in any way seriously. You will love all the projects as much as I do.
For this blog tour, I wanted to make many things from the pretty Heart Coasters to the Spring Flower Table Runner to the Oh Deer Wall Quilt. It was so hard to choose one. Finally that day my daughter told me that she needed a small gymnastic bag for her new after-school activity. My mind clicked and showed her the strawberry patchwork bag in Kerri's book. She nodded enthusiastically and even helped choose the fabrics. I am so thankful she helped me choose a beautiful project!
So this is what I sew for this Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour. A Strawberry Patchwork Bag using Apple Farm fabrics by Elea Lutz from Penny Rose Designs. It's a perfect match of strawberries and apples!
Guess how long did I take to finish this bag? Just three hours! It was unbelievable for a slow coach like me. I was so surprised by myself that I have to credit the easiness of the project itself. No hassle at all. Kerri wrote the instructions pretty well.
The fabrics are fussy cut. I wanted to show all the cute animals and pretty flowers.
Kerri designed the bag to be sort of like a back pack so there are tag loops at the sides. I replaced the tag loops with lace so that my daughter can hang her favourite key chains.
The leaves are easy to sew. I snip a little at the corners for easier turning out.
I have to count myself lucky to find this yellow drawstring bought form Daiso from so many years ago. And it just long enough to be snapped into two for this bag.
You know I don't fancy exposed ends... So I try hard to cover them.
The inside of the bag. Different fabrics for front and back and a little stinkin' cute apple tag.
If you are looking for a satisfying quick sewing project for kids, you have to try making this strawberry bag for sure. I certainly enjoyed whipping up this for my daughter. Makes both mommy and daughter very very happy!
**Giveaway time! Kerri will be giving out a signed copy of Lovely Little Patchwork book at the end of this blog tour. So do remember to check her blog out! We still have many talented bloggers waiting to share their beautiful projects. Below is the list:
AmandaNiederhauser Sarah Edgar