Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quilted Ruffle Duffle Bag + Arizona Fat Quarter Giveaway!

When I got an email from my friend April Rhodes asking me if I'd like to participate in the blog tour + giveaway for the release of her new fabric line Arizona for Art Gallery Fabrics... my head just about popped off! YES!!! 

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If you're a fabric lover like me, you've probably heard of her new line called Arizona for Art Gallery Fabrics. It is magical. I am crazy about her frontier-like, geometrical designs.  I love that they are gender neutral. Seriously, these fabrics were SO fun to play with. I have a list of about ten things I'd like to make with them! The hand (feel) of Art Gallery Fabrics is so different than most other cottons. It is soft and buttery. I am just swooning over these fabrics. 

 I used my Ruffle Duffle Bag pattern to show off April's fabrics. This was my first time making a quilted version of my bag, and I LOVE how it turned out! (If you want to make this bag... hang in there! Details are coming)!

I used a diamond quilting pattern on the front pocket, quilted with a #50 weight Aurifil floss. And here's a view of the side of the bag.

I used one of my favorite prints called Arid Horizon. I lined it with Token Triangles. I am so excited about how this happy little accident happened... the shapes lined up better than I planned!

I made a quilt-as-you-go version of the pocket, and added it to the inside. On the outside it would have clashed with the already amazing shapes that April designed. I love how it stands out from the inside of the bag.

So.... are you in love with these fabrics? There are several other prints that I didn't even show you! I'm so excited to give away a whole FAT QUARTER BUNDLE of April's amazing Arizona fabrics! To keep things simple, this giveaway is only available to enter on Instagram (my apologies for those who don't have an account). 

And be sure to check out the whole Arizona Fabric blog tour so you can see what else is being made and enter to win a Fat Quarter bundle!
Thursday, May 1 - Anna Graham / @noodlehead531
Friday, May 2 - Shelley Figueroa / @figgysstudio
Saturday, May 3 - Julie Herman / @jaybirdquilts
Sunday, May 4 -  Erin Sobon Sundet / @sewbon
Monday, May 5 - Jenna Brand / @howtobejenna
Tuesday, May 6 - Kelli Ward / @truebias
Wednesday, May 7 - Rachel Howard - @familyeverafter
Thursday, May 8 - Delia Randall / @deliacreates
Friday, May 9 - Kelly Costas / @cutcutsew
Saturday, May 10 - Rachel Gander / @imaginegnats
Sunday, May 11 - Devon Iott / @missmake
Monday, May 12 - Mary Dugan / @marysdugan
Tuesday, May 13 - Shannon Cook / @soveryshannon
Wednesday, May 14 - Penny Layman / @sewtakeahike
Thursday, May 15 - Katie Blakesley / @swimbikequilt

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  1. Oh my that bag is wonderful! I will definitely have to make one :) And, umm - where did you get those shoes??

  2. Thank you!!! And I got the shoes from They are Frye shoes (but I didn't pay full price)! I copied April, who also has these shoes :)

  3. Gorgeous! Love the quilting!

  4. I too love your shoes!! [and the bag of course . . .]

  5. Oh your bag is stunning! Loving the matched up pattern in top! ��

  6. I agree : the bag is great, but bag + shoes = awesome. :) thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I love your bag! I wish I were better at bag making. Thanks for sharing. :-) cute shoes.

  8. Awesome! Excited to have more details on the bag :)

  9. I love the bag!! Very cute and the perfect size. Thank you for the giveaway. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

  10. Can you suggest any of these products for making baby bedding?

  11. You did an incredible job. Very well put together.

  12. That is one gorgeous bag. And KUDOS for that impeccable top part matching designs. WHOA!! impressive. And the shoes are cute too!

  13. I love the bag and I was wondering if you can tell me the dimensions of it?


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