Sew Along

Sandhill Sling Complete Sew-Along

Thanks for following along here on my blog. It’s been almost 12 years since I started blogging! So thank you for being here and welcome to the Sandhill Sling Complete Sew-along!

I’m excited today to share the Sandhill Sling complete sew-along with you! This sew along wrapped up last month (Mar. ’21) and it was a blast sharing videos and information that will help you complete your sling! Even some fun extras, too!

I’ve been using my Sandhill for over a year now and I’m not ready to switch over to a different style bag yet. I love being able to take what I need on walks and hikes. It’s been great to be hands free and still bring the basics!

It’s so interesting to hear from fellow sewists who’ve made their own Sandhills and what they bring with, it’s kind of fun to know what fits! Be sure to check out the #sandhillsling hashtag on Instagram for loads of amazing slings!

Sandhill Sling View A

Fun Fact

Did you know that the Sandhill Sling was named after a local bird, the Sandhill Crane? I think the name is quite fitting with the style of bag. The long neck of the crane reminds me of the sling’s strap connector and strap in a round about sort of way. I’ve taken two trips to the International Crane Foundation with my daughter’s on their field trips. Cranes are amazing birds! If you’re ever in Wisconsin, check it out! Sandhill Cranes are a very common sighting in the Mississippi River valley where I live, and we frequently encounter them in the backwaters of our local lake. They make really cool sounds!

This post is available now to make the sew-along accessible to anyone who needs it. Even though the sew-along isn’t currently happening, you can still follow along at whatever pace you need, whenever you need it!

Links to the Sew-along

Below are the links to the newsletters that went out weekly as part of the sew-along:

Supplies

Sandhill Sling View B interior
Sandhill Sling View B interior

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sew Along

Pepin Tote Complete Sew-Along

Hello! Today I’m sharing the Pepin Tote complete sew-along here on the blog. At the end of last year, I hosted a sew-along for the Pepin Tote. It was a blast! Being able to connect with everyone who joined along made the winter so much better. I also loved hearing back from so many of you each week, just knowing that you were there and sewing with me was exciting and encouraging!

Pepin Tote Complete Sew-Along
Floral Pepin Tote (Rifle Paper Co. canvas)

I wanted to make the sew-along accessible to anyone who needs it. Even though the sew-along isn’t currently happening, you can still follow along at whatever pace you need, whenever you need it!

Below are the links to the newsletters that went out weekly as part of the sew-along:

Pepin Tote recessed zipper
Recessed zipper option

In addition, next week I’ll be adding the Sandhill Sling Sew-along to the blog (we finished up the sew-along a month or so ago). If you’ve been looking for that sew-along, it’ll be ready and posted here on my blog in just a few days!

Oh and if you want to keep up-to-date on everything that’s happening, I have a newsletter that goes out somewhat sporadically to let you know of new patterns, new fabric collections, sales, etc. Click here to sign up for the mailing list.

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Paper Cuts Quilt featuring Quarry Trail

I’m so excited to share this quilt today! It’s the Paper Cuts quilt featuring Quarry Trail! Paper Cuts is a quilt pattern by Megan of Then Came June and I just love it! I think it is the perfect showcase for your favorite fabrics.

Paper Cuts quilt featuring Quarry Trail

When I was getting ready to make my samples for Quarry Trail (that’s my new fabric collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics), Paper Cuts jumped right to the top! I loved that Megan gave instructions for making this using directional prints. Quarry Trail does have directional prints so I made sure to note that (I made the Throw size).

Paper Cuts quilt featuring Quarry Trail
Paper Cuts quilt next to my Poolside Tote

Each column is made up of the same print in my sample, but Megan has tons of examples of scrappy and solid versions, too, so be sure to check them out!

Quilt Details

Of course I was pushing it to the last minute so I quilted this one myself, too. I really do love quilting on my machine. It’s fairly quick on a quilt this size (~56×68″). I did simple straight lines and just kept quilting! I used Kona Natural for the background and love how it compliments Quarry Trail. I like the subtle flecks in the Kona Natural.

I’m excited to make another quilt using this pattern. I love that it lets each print really shine! I haven’t made a quilt since this one and I’m really getting the itch to finish up a few in my work-in-progress pile that has been sadly neglected over the last few months.


Project Details:


Can’t wait to have this one back after it makes its tour to all the quilt shops!