Kate Spain Blog Hop

Kate Spain Blog Hop

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!

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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.

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I made quilt-as-you go panels using batting and duck cloth on the back to give the purse some stability.

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Jen showed me how to sew it all together and she made so easy. Isn’t that the happiest bag ever?

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I love the extra deep side pockets and that peacock fabric is so fantastic.

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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.

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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!

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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!

23 thoughts on “Kate Spain Blog Hop

  1. Awesome duffle bag, glad to hear I am not the only one who hasn’t played with Kate Spain fabric before, just got a few pieces of Terrain.

  2. It’s gorgeous! Great choice of fabrics for it. You can never go wrong choosing Kate Spain fabrics. Have a great weekend!

  3. I love the Cuzco range – just perfect for such a happy bag! This bag looks like it will be very, very useful (and it is so pretty!). I’m looking forward to seeing your ‘Sunnyside’ project!

  4. I just came across this bag on pinterest and I checked the link but is this pattern available for purchase? your’s is adorable and I’d love to make one too.

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