Monday, August 15, 2011


 Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night
just waiting for it to be morning so you can go sew?
I'm too much of a chicken to tiptoe downstairs
to the basement and sew at 3am.  
What if all the spiders and boogeymen
are down there partying?  
Will I interrupt?  
Will I look out of place in my underwear?
So I toss and turn in bed until sunlight peaks in the windows.

This purse has kept me feeling restless at night. 
I love making quilts.  
But I forget how satisfying a smaller project can be. 
I started this purse project at Corrie's house.  
Found a pattern.  
It is Sherri's from the APQ August magazine.  
LOVED it!  
Then I found my Prince.  
Can you please tell me what to do with the jelly roll
I can't get enough of this line!! 
I love the blues and corals. 
Is it indigo blue?  navy blue?  I'm really not up to speed on my color wheel.
Then I quickly, and I mean, QUICKLY 
cut it out with the Accuquilt.  
Lickity split, I'm in hexagon heaven. 
I've done hexagons by hand for years.  
Corrie twisted my arm convinced me to try sewing them.  
Now, I'm hooked.  
Put in a good audio book and I was good to go.  
The thing I love most about this project 
is that I can use a charm pack and see 
all of the charms together in close proximity.
Now my life would be complete, 
if only Corrie lived in close proximity to me.


  1. Gorgeous bag!
    How about Amanda Jean's Moda Bakeshop quilt for the jelly roll?

  2. LOL! It's 2:30 AM and I'm up and in my sewing room! Yeah, I know just how you feel!
    Wonderful bag!

  3. I have the magazine and yes Saturday night I woke up at 3 am and thought of all the things I need to do quilting wise. My quilt room is next to our bedroom and I should have gotten up and worked on it. I did finish my book, books keep me awake.

  4. Oh, my goodness! I LOVE it! This is the first finish I've seen from my pattern...I can't even tell you how fun it is to see it! Wow!!! Did I mention I love it?!!!

  5. This turned out so cute. When I was younger, I would get up and go to sew, then go back to bed. It is strange how our minds work!

  6. Ahhh, that was so sweet. Find me a house.
    It turned out great!! Love it. After all, making it was my idea & my magazine! Why didn't I make one? Just got me some fusible fleece.

  7. Oooooo, I really like this one! Very much. Darn, another project. ;-)

  8. I wake up with those thoughts every day! I think you just gave me the nudge to try that pattern... I was intimidated, but I am trusting you!

  9. I love it! Very, very cute and bright and happy. Now... is there some secret to doing hexies by machine? I thought you always had to do them by hand???

  10. I think YOU need to live close to ME, so I can borrow your Accuquilt! Darling, darling bag. You have every right to be proud of it.

  11. How funny...I'm also a chicken about walking around our house in the dark because I'm afraid of encountering any "night creatures." I was just lying in bed this AM planning sewing projects in my head but, of course, didn't get up to make them happen! Your bag is lovely!

  12. You machine-pieced your hexies for this project?!? How? Please, can you share how?

  13. OK, so I just now read your Aug post in Jan ....I soooo totally identify with you about feeling the need to go sew at 3am but not sure about the invisible boogymen !!!I love your bag and wish I had the nerve to go sew at 3 :)