Monday, April 22, 2013

A New Supreme Finish and Giveaway!

While I haven't had much in the way of sewing posts, I really have been sewing!  Today I get to show you one of my latest "Supreme Pattern Tests" for Stephanie of Loft Creations!  You can also win a PDF of this fantastic new design!
Stephanie's new bag design is called Caity Did.  I had a great time making this bag as well as picking out the fabrics.  I wanted something for spring, so off I went to my local quilt shop, Stash.  I chose to use a line called Simply Color by V and Co.  It has the spring colors I wanted and I am a pushover for florals!  I wish the inset colors photographed better, but I can tell you the crisscross is a ribbon that very closely matches the green in the floral print.

My lilacs are in bloom - not very many blooms, but they are oh, so fragrant.  I was nearly mesmerized by the  fragrance as I stood taking photos!  The fabric in the handles is actually a variegated print which is why one side looks lighter than the other.  
Stephanie's design includes a peek-a-boo lining which I think really sets off the main print.  Here is a peek inside the bag.  Do hop over to Stephanie's blog to see her original creation and a chance to win there as well and also to Mary on Lake Pulaski's blog.  Mary is another of Stephanie's Supreme's who also tested the  pattern and is giving away a PDF version as well!
I have to admit that I also chose this fabric because it coordinates really well with one of my favorite spring jackets and a pair of dark washed jeans!

Stephanie is giving away a PDF version of her Caity Did pattern!  Here is a photo of the pattern cover.   If you'd like to win this, please leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite spring blooming flower is!

Meanwhile, Sasha continues to be a joy in our lives here at the Squash House!  She loves to sit next to me in the mornings while I drink my latte and check email.  It's hard to see, but she is positioned right in the middle of a sunbeam.
Yesterday she decided to check out what I was sewing.  I had to explain to her the dangers of getting one of those pretty little paws caught in the needle.  Hopefully, she understands.

So don't forget to leave a comment about your favorite spring blooming flower and be entered in a chance to win a PDF version of Caity Did!  Sasha will help to pick a winner on Thursday, April 25th.

37 comments:

Sue Bennett said...

I love your bag. Great colors. I would make mine out of Alchemy, by Amy Butler.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

Nanna said...

beautiful Spring colors & your helper is adorable!
Helen

ozone3 said...

My favorite flowers are daisies. Right now all 6 of my Gerber Daisies have bright blooms on them!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Barbara said...

LOVE the fabric and the bag - love Miss sacha more though - what a precious girl !

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh my, your little kitty is just too sweet! Our cats used to follow the sun around the house all day too! I love your bag and the fabrics you used! My favorite spring flower would have to be the happy daffodil...they just make me smile!

MGM

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Candace - can you believe we both asked our readers to answer the SAME question for our giveaways??

joanold said...

I really love the vibrancy of daffodils in the Spring. They are flowering a month late here in UK this year, so they are still around in abundance.

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Needled Mom said...

That is a great bag pattern and you did a nice job on it.

I love seeing the iris blooming in the spring.

Gill said...

What a great bag - I love it!
I love lily of the valley - mine are just coming into flower!

Sue said...

Great bag and it coordinates so lovely with your outfit ;-) Your lilacs are gorgeous !

Me and My Stitches said...

Can't wait for our lilacs to bloom! Beautiful bag, but mostly I love Sasha! Glad she is such a big help to you in your sewing room!

Diane said...

Gerber Daisy is my favorite. Great bag pattern and a generous offering.

Lesley said...

Your bag is a beauty...you did a wonderful job! I too love lilacs...I have terrible luck with growing them, but finally after years of persevering, have a bush that will produce some early blooms for me...love them. Thanks for the chance!

Sheila said...

Great bag, love the colors you chose. Lilacs have to be my favorite spring flower. I live a little south of Rochester, NY. Rochester is know for the lilacs in Highland Park. Our lilacs are a little behind yours. The Lilac Festival is always around Mothers Day.

Tammy said...

Your bag is so cute and I love the spring fabric you choose. My favorite spring flower is a peonie, they don't last long, but they are gorgeous. I didn't know your area had a LQS, it's been awhile since I've been there, I must check it out sometime soon.
Hugs!!

Ulla said...

The new bag looks so good, I like big bags! My favourite spring flower is the coltsfoot, our first brave wild spring flower, a weed really but such a promise of new life.

Alyce Rodriguez said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite spring flowers are bluebonnets of course. They're all over Texas right now. wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

hueisei said...

My favorite flowers are Spring Blossoms.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your bag! The colors just sing. :-) Daffodils are my favorite spring flower and I always look forward to their blooming. Thanks for the chance!

barbara woods said...

love tulips thanks

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

The botanical name for my favorite springtime flower is a long one! It is the ever popular Daffolipcinthlia Violhearteesia Butterlily Lilaris Blossom!

Quiltsmiles said...

My favorite Spring blossoming flower are daffodils. Love how they dance in the Spring Breeze. Also love the look of your Caity Did bag besides the tip of a post it note for a single stitch plate while using your machine, what a handy reminder and a great way to save on both eyes and needles.
Jane

Marei said...

I really like the look of this bag and LOVE the fabrics you used. So happy & springlike. I'm a tulip lover and would be in awe of the hundreds of red tulips I had planted in the front yard of my former house. Incredibly beautiful in spring.

pinsandgiggles said...

I love your bag...a much needed reminder that Spring is hopefully on its' way. Daffodils are my favorite spring flower

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Oh Candace
I want to eat your bag. It is beautiful. I love your colour combination. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
I have come to visit from Loft Creations and I am glad I did. Your blog (and cat) are great.
Now, my favourite spring bloom - anything with a lovely scent. I am a shocking gardener, so I am grateful for anything that flowers, but I do love flowers with scent.
Thank you for offering a give away.
I'll be back again soon.
Debra

Miriam said...

Sascha is very cute!!!
I love your version of the bag! I'm a pushover for florals too!
Its very difficult to pick just one favourite spring blooming flower; I love them all!! I love freesias and jonquils because of their perfume.

Michele said...

Really cute bag! I'm sewing with Simply Color right now too. It looks great on your bag! My favorite spring blooming flower would have to be geraniums. Hot pink ones this year! We plant sunflower seeds too, so we are ready for summer :-)

Densews said...

I love daffodils. They are in full bloom here in CT. right now. So pretty.

Densews said...

I love daffodils. They are in full bloom here in CT. right now. So pretty.

Jane Holbrook said...

Greetings, Candace! Happy Spring. My daffodils are blooming, and it is so sweet to see your lilacs. Lovely photos. I like your color choices for the tote. A fun fabric I might use is a wild Kaffe floral in blues... Thanks for the chance.

dutchcomfort said...

Coming over from Loftcreations to visit your blog and admire your bag! Love your sweet Sasha!

My favourite Spring flower is a tulip!

terriquilts said...

My favorite spring flower is the hyacinth; adore the scent! Mine are beginning to bloom here is SW Michigan (yay!). Also, need to use your post it note idea re: the straight stitch plate before I break a needle, or worse. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cool pattern!

kathyalden said...

Love the bag and the fabric. I love the colors. Favorite spring flower is peony! Mine is just about ready to bloom.

Ramona said...

Your kitty is adorable. My kitties like to help me sew also. My favorite spring flowers are peonies. They smell wonderful though I really love lilacs too.

Prairie Stitcher said...

I'm so proud of Sasha for deciding to stay and love you. Her fear factor was pretty big, there at the start. I love the bag and hope I win it. I'm so tired of dragging all these WalMart bags around....I should get paid for the advertising, right? Happy spring, Candace. Quilt show this weekend, here. Everyone's sewing like crazy.

Mary said...

Very pretty fabric for your purse. And I really like your straight line quilting. I wonder who obeys better as to keeping the fingers/paws off. Evie wants to sit with me at the machine and push all the buttons. It's all just so interesting to her.