Friday, August 20, 2010

The Buggy Barn

Don't you just love it when you finish something so sweet that it makes your teeth hurt? I've been walking around the house with this sewing roll placing it here and there....just trying it out to find my favorite place for it. (I'm weird....I know!)


Don't you love the way it rolls up? Just right to tuck into a small sewing box. I used the blue rose print from our newest fabric line, "Wild Rose." It seemed just right for this project. (Wild Rose will be in quilt shops in November. Click on "Wild Rose" to see the prints on Moda's website.)


This is the antique one Barb purchased from Kathy Barrick. I've been studying it trying to figure out the construction. After making several, I finally finished one I love. This looks like it was made about 130 years ago to me. I appreciated the work put into this piece by a woman long ago. I bet she was tickled when hers was done too!

The one made by me is part of the class project at the Buggy Barn. We are getting out our suitcases and traveling to Spokane, WA for a bit of fun with Pam and Janet. (I really have to go and buy a suitcase as I don't have one anymore. I gave mine to my son when he moved to Washington, DC.....so I better get to the store!)

Hope your day is filled with projects that make your heart sing!

Until later!

Alma

35 comments:

  1. Great sewing roll. Will the pattern be available for those of us unable to attend a class?

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  2. That is just wonderful! Love the original and your version as well. Have fun in Washington!

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  3. Love the sewing roll and new fabric is just gorgeous :-). Have a good trip to Washington.

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  4. that is amazing!! i really need to visit the Buggy Barn one day... lucky girls who get to go!!

    and if you ever come to DC write me.. i live next to Dulles Airport!

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  5. So sad your going to be in my neck of the woods and I had no idea!!! Have fun in Spokane!

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  6. That little case is adorable! Have a great time in Spokane!

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  7. Feeling very jealous as my friend Sue leave's the UK on Sunday to travel to Spokane to your workshop. I shall enjoy seeing her little treasure she makes.

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  8. that is a wonderful sewing roll and I love your version, especially the fabric ... can't wait for your new line to be out ... love it!

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  9. The sewing roll is very sweet. Enjoy your trip to WA.

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  10. HI Alma, I love your needlecase. I am going to visit my son, Robert, in the D.C. this week.

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  11. Love the needle roll! It made my teeth ache too! LOL :) Very sweet, and will we see a pattern for it (as another had mentioned for those who can't get to Spokane)? :D

    I love Wild Roses as a flower. now I have to go over to Moda to check it out...may have to get some for pincushion backings to cross stitch projects!

    Hugs,
    Jennifer H

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  12. Wish I had the talent for such a cute item. Love it!!!

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  13. I love them both but, to be honest, I know the other one is old and your one is new but I really prefer the one you made.
    Love
    Patti xxx
    P.S. I run a blog called Blackbird Designs Exchange and it does what it says in the title. This was the first exchange I have been in charge of and it has been amazing. Please go and have a look at www.blackbirdexchange.blospot.com

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  14. P.S. Sorry I got the url wrong. It i http://blackbirddesignsexchange.blogspot.com/
    Patti xxx

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  15. I'd carry it around the house too - it's adorable!

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  16. I love the sewing roll and I have just the little box to put it in. I can't wait until you publish the pattern. I hope you come to the Washington, DC area sometime to teach classes.

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  17. I am glad I am not the only one, lol.
    I do that every time I make something new for the house, have to try it out in different spots. Love the antique and how you reproduced it, would love to do that one.

    Debbie

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  18. So cute and so fun! Wish I were going to the Buggy Barn! Enjoy your trip!

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  19. love the sewing roll - sounds like it will be a great class

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  20. Just looking at your sweet sewing roll make my heart sing. I am closing my eyes tight and wishing I will be able to have one too!

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  21. I love your sewing roll, and your new line of fabrics are lovely!

    If you're weird then I am too because I would do the same thing!

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  22. ohhhh I love it!!!!
    I would be interested in a pattern too! We just moved from Oregon to So. Calif.

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  23. Very, very cute! Those are some lucky ladies at "The Buggy Barn"! And I just love your new Moda line. Very pretty. Have a safe and happy trip....btw, when do you ladies sleep? :)

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  24. I cannot wait for the Wild Rose fabric! Every piece is wonderful and will make fabulous quilts! You really are talented designers!

    Karen L.

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  25. I really like the sewing roll, and I can't wait to see the new fabric line. Have a happy trip!

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  26. Alma, believe it or not, I have just recently discovered your fabrics !!! Can you believe it? What world have I been in? I thought I was a true stitcher, but I was told I am not until I discover your fabrics, so I think I've finally been promoted to "true stitcher" LOL. I love them !! Now I just need to convince my local quilting shop to carry them !! I really like the sewing roll...., but then again, is there anything you guys do that I don't love? NOT !! I look forward to your Shepherd's Bush retreat class.

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  27. I LOVE the fabric and the gorgeous litle sewing roll! I would so love to attend one of your classes. Hope you have one in the Atlanta area in the not too distant future....Susan

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  28. I took Barb's idea for her "Sweet Alabama" cross-stitch and did my own thing with it. How do I send you a picture?

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  29. porta lavoro stupendo e venire a fre una lasse a milano in italia che dire

    port and beautiful work come to a fresh loose in Milan in Italy say that

    ciao silvia

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  30. I love the needle roll! I do hope you offer the pattern in some way! Perfect for someone who likes handquilting. You can have the single tread run through several needles and move easily to a new threaded needle when needed.

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  31. Love the sewing roll. Don't think I've ever seen one like that before!

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  32. HI! I am curious as well if we can order a kit if we are not attending the buggy barn?? Wendy

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  33. I already know that I must have your new fabric line. You both are so talented. I just love your style.

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  34. What a special project! And I love the result!

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  35. The sewing roll is precious. Please tell us that there is a pattern available!

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