Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts is a very sweet bloggy-friend of mine. Recently, she asked if I would like to be a part of a blog hop where we share projects we have made from Kate Spain fabric. After accessing my finished projects, I quickly emailed Alyce back and told her that I have never used Kate Spain fabrics, but I would love to join in. I think Alyce probably fainted on her side of the computer monitor and I was a little embarrassed that my fabric collection is not very diverse!
I really have no idea how I have managed to never use any of Kate Spain’s fabrics. Kate’s fabrics are gorgeous, fun, whimsical and bright. Everything I look for in a fabric line. I feel like a whole new world has been opened up to me!
I’ve been wanting to make a quilted purse and my friend Jenn at Sunny In CAL recently patterned a really adorable duffle which comes in three sizes. When I saw the Cuzco fabric line I knew that it would be perfect for the purse, so I purchased a fat quarter bundle to play with.
I made quilt-as-you go panels using batting and duck cloth on the back to give the purse some stability.
Jen showed me how to sew it all together and she made so easy. Isn’t that the happiest bag ever?
I love the extra deep side pockets and that peacock fabric is so fantastic.
View from the top.
I love that the zipper is visible and Jen showed me how to make little fabric tabs on either end of it , which is such a great finishing touch.
View from the bottom.
The straps go the whole way around!!
I have become a total Kate Spain convert. I’m making a quilt for Moda Bakeshop right now and my #1 fabric request was her new line, Sunnyside. My fingers are crossed that it arrives in the mail for me. The cloud fabric is dreamy!
Make sure you visit the other stops on the blog hop and link-up your own Kate Spain projects. There are giveaways, tutorials and an interview with Kate herself!
Monday June 3rd – Interview with Kate Spain
Tuesday June 4th – Interview Part 2 and Jane at QuiltJane
Wednesday June 5th – Christa at Christa Quilts
Thursday June 6th – Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
Friday June 7th – Laura at Quokka Quilts
Monday June 10th – Chrissy at Sew Lux
Wednesday June 12th – Julie at The Intrepid Thread
Thursday June 13th – Kristy at Quiet Play
Friday June 14th – Link up your favourite Kate Spain project! and Lynne at Lily’s Quilts
Monday June 17th – Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
Tuesday June 18th – Heidi at Fabric Mutt
Wednesday June 19th – Melissa at Ms Midge
Thursday June 20th – Jess at The Elven Garden
Friday June 21st – Janice at Better Off Thread
Monday June 24th – Diane at From Blank Pages…
Tuesday June 25th – Gemma at Pretty Bobbins
Wednesday June 26th – Kara at Me And Elna
Thursday June 27th – Readers’ Q&A with Kate Spain at Blossom Heart Quilts
Friday June 28th – Link up your blog hop projects!