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Thankful Sale 2016

thankful sale 2016 - noodlehead

Just a quick hello and a huge thank you to every single one of you! I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for this awesome sewing community and all it’s encouragement – that’s you! I’m having my 5th annual sale on all my PDF patterns and leather items (3/4″-wide and 1″-wide in various lengths and colors) in my shop! Wahoo! From today through Sunday, November 27th (11:59pm CST) all PDF patterns and leather items are 20% off.

This is the first time the Makers Tote, Petal Pouch, and Compass Bag patterns have been on sale! And the first time I’m offering my leather on sale. Yippy! For the leather please know that the discount applies while supplies last, some colors are low in stock, but some I can replenish – if the item you want is out of stock please check back the following day.

No coupon code necessary, all prices reflect discount.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you!

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Making: Wool + Wax Tote

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

Today the new issue of Making: FAUNA is available! I’m excited to be a part once again. In the last issue my Petal Pouches were included (you can now find the pattern for them here) and I’m happy to have this Wool + Wax Tote pattern in the new issue, Fauna.

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

If you’ve been reading here long enough, you’ll notice this is based on the tote I made earlier this year for my mom’s birthday present. And of course you already know that I love a basic tote! If I go anywhere further than a local trip I always bring a basic tote with me. I like to pack up a sketchbook and my notebook, a bunch of brush pens and pencils, books, magazines, and whatever else to keep me entertained. I like keeping things separate rather than trying to stuff things into my purse. Of course it’s great to use as your main purse as well, just depends what you like!

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

I loved playing with these materials together. The wool for the main tote was one I purchased from Drygoods Design a while back, the waxed canvas I purchase mainly from AL Frances Textiles, and the leather handles are available in my shop. I really enjoy using these timeless materials that I know will stand the test of time as well as being something that is seasonless and can be worn throughout the year. Of course feel free to mix up the materials to your liking,but I do encourage you to try something new perhaps. A nice canvas is always a great option for totes, the black sample is a super sturdy canvas.

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

I’m excited that I have a few copies of Making for sale in my shop. I don’t have many and last time Making magazine as a whole sold out rather quickly I think! It’s available only in print, so that makes it kind of fun and special, too. Of course there are many other great projects in the magazine as well. There are knitting projects, crafts, embroidery, all from makers that you probably already know. I’m honored to have contributed this small part.

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

 

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Finished Tangelo Quilt

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Happy Friday! I’m excited to have finished this Tangelo quilt this week (started here). It was definitely a project I let sit for long periods of time without working on. Usually I like quilting a quilt right after I’m done piecing the top, but this time was a little different. I knew I wanted to try free motion quilting like Carolyn does on her quilts. It was really intimidating for me so I let it sit for a few months before deciding I just needed to get started!

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

I ended up making another column to the top to make it a bit wider, I’m glad I did. I think the colors are balanced really well. I used Me + You Indah Batiks for the triangles and I love how it turned out. The colors are so pretty!

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

This was also my first time paper piecing an entire quilt top! I’ve done a bit of paper piecing in the past, but never an entire top. I’m really proud that I stuck with this project and that I tried quite a few things I normally haven’t done in the past. It’s always exciting to push myself to try new things. I know it’s easy to get stuck and always doing what’s comfortable, so this was a great exercise in doing something uncomfortable and I feel very rewarded for doing that!

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

The free motion quilting is something I thoroughly enjoyed on this quilt. It took a bit of time and forgiving myself of little mistakes, but I am so excited to try out more of this style of quilting! I’ve done more traditional stippling before, but this was a whole new thing for me. I highly recommend Carolyn’s Creativebug classes, and she has one specifically on how she does this type of quilting.

I’m excited to ship this one off, just need to add a quilt label! I think this one definitely calls for it.

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead


Pattern: Tangelo Quilt (baby size) by Carolyn Friedlander
Fabric: Me + You Indah Batiks and a chambray for the background (sorry I can’t recall which),
Carkai for the backing


Hope you have a great weekend!Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead