If you haven't already heard, Heidi from Fabric Mutt and Lori from Lori H. Designs have teamed up to co-host a blog hop all about Amy Butler's fabulous Weekender Bag! These bags have been popping up all over blog land lately and if you have considered making one yourself, this is the blog hop for you! Starting November 9th, a great group of bloggers will be showing you their version of the bag and giving you some tips for making your own. Check out the schedule here.
I've been contemplating making a Weekender Bag for awhile now after seeing so many beautiful patchwork ones. Here are some of my favorites:
And fortunately it seems that every time someone makes one of these bags, they write a detailed blog post all about the experience. The bags in the mosaic are no exception - here are the links to the posts about those bags: (1) Providence Homemade, (2) One Shabby Chick, (3) Needles, Pins and Baking Tins, and (4) Lucy & Norman. I've also found the posts from Sew Allegorical, Don't Call Me Betsy, and A Quilter's Table about their Weekender experience incredibly valuable (and I love all their amazing bags as well!)
I am really looking forward to this blog hop - after the informative weekender advice posts above and all the posts to come, I really have no excuse not to at least try, right? I've already started thinking about fabric choices.
I'd add in more fabrics including some dark grays - maybe essex linen in black - but I really like this color palette. Or maybe something a bit like this:
Or maybe I'll just go totally scrappy with no specific color palette? I have to first work up the courage to make one - all the talk of broken needles scares me a bit!
To help start off the blog hop, Pink Castle Fabrics is giving away 2 of their random fat eighth bundles to one lucky winner. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. Any comment will do but if you want a topic, how about whether you think you might make one of these bags and if so, if you've thought about fabrics yet.
The giveaway will remain open until November 3, 2012 at 8pm EDT and one winner will be chosen at random. And please, unless you are sure that you are NOT a no-reply blogger, leave your email address in your comment.
This giveaway is now closed and the winner is #99 Judith.
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