For that blog hop, I made a quilt, a change purse and attempted to make a sew-in-frame purse for a dear person in our life that was battling cancer.
The purse I tried to make was my first attempt at making a pattern for a beautiful heart clasp frame I purchased from crazyquiltingsupplies.com.
I accidentally sewed the top together with a 3/8-inch seam instead of a 1/4-inch seam, making the purse too small to fit the frame.
This was a learning experience though. Next time, I would angle the bottom out more. Boxing the bottom brought it in further than I hoped, so the frame appears to stick out a bit at the hinges. I do hope the recipient likes it anyway!
Here, you can see a tiny bit of the pocket I added inside the purse. The stitches holding the frame in place are mostly hidden. I am trying to perfect that skill.
I found a silver chain and clasps to attach it to the purse in the jewelry section at Jo-Ann Fabric.
This was my October block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2014. My goal with CQJP 2014 was to make 12 purses using the blocks for each month of the challenge. One more is now complete and marked off of my mental To Do List!
I believe the sign ups for CQJP 2016 will begin in November. The challenge is to complete one crazy quilt block a month (the block must be a minimum 8-inch square size this year.) The idea is to assemble them into a quilt at the end of the year to "promote the art of crazy quilting". I plan to finally finish up my CQJP 2014 projects so I feel comfortable participating in CQJP 2016. If you want to see some more eye candy being created this year, take a look through the CQJP 2015 blog.
Today, I am joining the Monday Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape! I do hope you will pop over to see the free embroidery pattern and to see the lovely work others have shared this week. If you have done any hand embroidery and have a blog, feel free to link up and join the fun!
Thank you for stopping by!