Here are the participants for yesterday, the first day of the hop:
and here are the bloggers for today:
Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is the hostess for this hop. She has teamed up with Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks and Joan from Moosestash Quilting to bring monthly blog hops to all of us for several more months. It’s sure to bring lots of inspiration in to all of our lives to jumpstart the creativity.
When Carol first posted the theme for the hop, I knew the perfect fabric existed in my stash;
“The “Born to be Wild” blog hop challenge is all about sewing something that’s jungle related. Like jungle animals, wild colors or designs, or jungle fabrics.”
Then I had to decide what to make since this past year and a bit since the Pandemic hit I have been trying to play from my stash and scrap bins. Fabric purchases were limited because I can never pick the “right fabrics” from photos on line. My other guideline is that I am trying to make functional items that I am using or gifting. Sounded easy? I was stumped until I received an email from Mari @ The Academic Quilter that I had won the EPP paper giveaway that she had on her blog.
Now I have been drooling over all of the pretty photos I have been seeing of the EPP projects so many online friends are doing that I really wanted to try it. It haven’t done much hand sewing for years and thought it would be a good idea to have another hand project to work on beside knitting, crocheting and sewing binding.
Of course I needed a bright pretty case so it was time to design a project bag that would keep everything organized and neat so I wouldn’t misplace any pieces.
Measuring and cutting, fusing stabilizer, layering and quilting began.
I was able to sew through 8 layers of fabric and 4 layers of various batting and stabilizer or fusible fleece on my newest toy!
The Janome Memory Craft 9400 QCP is a workhorse and has so many great features that I can’t wait to play some more with. It sure made this project a joy to make!
Here’s my jungle themed project bag:
The inside of the bag has pockets and zippered pockets to keep all of the fabric, papers and notions together (I think).
I’d like to thank Carol @Just Let Me Quilt for inspiring me to make a jungle themed project bag to brighten my spirits on those dark, cold winter nights which is when I do my handwork. I’d also like to thank you for reading my post. 😉
Do stop by the other blogs on the hop for some truly inspiring projects. I’ve already added a few things to my ToDo List and found a couple of new blogs to follow. As you read their posts do add a comment, check out the other posts on their sites and follow them if you enjoy reading about what they do. We all appreciate that bit of quilty love being shown to us!