Sunday, April 28, 2013

Micro Mod

Happy Sunday and Welcome to my stop on the Micro Mod Sew Along!
I had the pleasure of meeting Alexia at Quilt Con and was thrilled to find out she would be teaching a class from her book Liberty Love at Drygoods Design here in Seattle. In her class we whipped up some Around town Tote bags and I got to see her All Zipped Up bag in class as well as the ever popular Marcelle Medallion Quilt. When Alexia invited me to be a part of this sew along I was thrilled.
Putting on my thinking cap I quickly resolved to making yet another (yes this is my third) All Zipped Up Bag from Liberty Love. I think that it's a perfect merge of this amazing husband/wife team. Alexia's pattern, Rob's fabric...a match made in Heaven? Well.....yes!
 
I just returned from a family road trip to California where I picked up some metallic vinyl. Not your typical quilting cotton mind you, a bit different, maybe even a bit odd (think your favorite diners seat cover).  More than either of those two adjectives a  bit delicious and retro especially paired with Rob's awesomely retro and funky line!
It all started with the triangles, I mixed the micro mod with what I believe I have identified as a green essex linen (not 100% sure on this) I added in some field study, a bit of Echino and the marvelous Melody Miller Telephone.





 I added a front panel with a zipped pocket because I love a front zipper on a purse.



 This is the bag almost done just waiting for a handle and some hardware. I lined the purse with what might be my favorite from the Micro mod line: Tick Tock in white!

And Voila!

 The All Zipped Up bag all done!All metallic, all funky all Micro Mod fun!




All Zipped Up is right and ready to go!!!
WIN THIS BAG!!!
If you would love this bag I would love to give it to you.
 I ask three simple things of you: do something kind for yourself, do something kind for someone else and comment here with any reason you would love this bag. I will choose a winner on Tuesday evening. 
I hope you have enjoyed this stop, and be sure to follow along with the rest of  the His and Hers microMod sew along! If you make a project from the sew along be sure to tag it on Instagram with #microMod , and add itto the microMod flickr group.
There will be prizes at each stop, and at the end of the month you can enter to win an amazing grand prize: A fat quarter stack of microMod by Rob Bancroft from Cloud9 fabrics, the entire Green Bee Patterns collection, a microMod sewing bag, and a Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine! (Open to contiguous US residents only.)
April 2 - Alexia & Rob Green Bee
April 3 - Kelly at Kelbysews
April 5 - Amanda at the Craft Junky
April 6 - Rachael at Imagine Gnats
April 8 - Heather at alamode
April 10 - Holly at Bijou lovely
April 13 - Alexia, Michelle & Rob Green Bee  
April 17 - Faith at Fresh Lemons
April 18 - Katie at Swim Bike Quilt
April 19 - Deborah at Whipstitch
April 20 - Jacey at Jaceycraft
April 24 - Jenny at the Southern Institute
April 25 - Amy from sukie don't ya know
April 26 - Jen from Betty Crocker Ass
April 27 - Sara from Sew Sweetness
April 22 - Krista at Krista Withers Quilting
April 29 - Katy from I'm a Ginger Monkey
April 30 - Amber from One Shabby Chick
May 1 - Alexia & Rob Green Bee GRAND PRIZE

84 comments:

  1. Love love love your bag. So wonderful Piercing and colors, cool...

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    1. Haha, of course I meant your piecing and Not your Piercings ;-)

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  2. I love the whimsy of this bag! Such great color and combination of materials. Was the vinyl difficult to work with?

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    1. NO!!! It was really a breeze to sew through! WAY easier than leather!!

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  3. I drooled over this bag as I watched you make it over on instagram, it is a serious beauty! I have been looking for a new purse to make myself, you could just send this one to me and save me some time ;) Gorgeous work all around!

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  4. Ohhhh...what joyful funky modern nostalgic fun! It just makes me smile! I'm old enough to remember when telephones looked like that. I absolutely love the phone fabric and the colors and the movement in this design, Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity and for your beautiful blog. Your quilting is awesome!

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  5. I love how you combined Micro Mod with green solid - this is perfect match!

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  6. I am so in love with this bag-such a great combination of color! You are incredibly generous for parting with this masterpiece...thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. The bag is amazing! I love it when people like you can just whip things like this up! Great colors, fun bag. Would love to have it to travel with and use for all the electronics, cords, jewelry and other valuables you want with you! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. How kind of you to give this away! I too have been following its progress on instagram and may have drooled on my screen a little. So many reasons I would love to own this bag, so that I could look at its awesomeness every day, because I would never be able to make anything like it myself and just because I think it might make me feel a bit awesome to use it.

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  9. Your bag is just wonderful...looks like an expensive designer bag. Obviously, this is an extremely kind thing for you to do...to give away something made with love.

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  10. This is a stunning bag! I can't begin to imagine the fun of carrying it. I'd love to have it and brag about you! You are so generous!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

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  11. This is an absolutely gorgeous bag. So impressive!

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  12. I am dying that you are giving this bag away. I have shamelessly been stalking it's progress along with your white one and the red leather one. I would LOVE to be this little darling's new owner!

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  13. Well, I would love to win this bag because YOU made it! Plus its so frickin' cool, just you. I've been doing so much kind stuff for the circus school it all may turn around and get ugly, I tell you. 12 hours/week sewing lycra unitards is really killing my creative mojo! I will do myself a kindness right now, though. I'm finally going to applique my hexie peace sign onto the back of my new jacket. I've had that think pieced for over a week but haven't take the time to sew it on. Thanks for the reminder, and for giving away this ultimate bag!!

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  14. VERY cute bag! Would love to win it! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  15. I love this bag, but I spose relatives are not eligible :( I was very good to myself all weekend...stayed home and took care of my cold, and I just finished doing a huge project for my homeowners' association. AND, I would LOVE this bag.....and that's the truth!

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  16. It that is one fantastic bag! My current bag is on it's last legs, so it would be amazing to win this :o)

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  17. Krista, you crazy bag lady you, you're giving away this awesome bag? I'd love to win it because then I'd have something lovely and amazing made by you and I could tell everyone who complimented me on the bag all about my talented friend Krista!

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  18. I will love this bag ever so much! Every time I use it I will remember a certain Flickr quilt swap with a fabulously talented young man and is crazy bag making Mom, who fosters his creative ability. xo lollydo

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  19. Give this away? I would use this as a pillow! I wouldn't carry it like a normal person. It would live on my shoulder like an early 90s ghetto blaster, all cuddled up to my face!...
    ...
    .....too far?
    Stunning purse! I loved watching the construction on Instagram!
    Instagram: liveformemories
    Email: Gustafson dot Jenna at gmail dot com

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  20. What an awesome bag, how can you stand to give it away, so very nice of you. The metallic is so cool and I love the green handle, oh and the typewriter, and the zippers, so many wonderful things...

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  21. OMG, that bag is GORGEOUS! I love bags, but never thought that I could make one that I would want to carry. This is such an inspiration. Thank you!

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  22. What an unbelievable giveaway. I love everything about this bag, the colour the prints and the hardware. Thank you so much for a great giveaway.

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  23. I never ever enter these give aways. But the your bag is just too cool not to take a chance! You do beautiful work! I followed along on Instagram as you were making it and thought that is such a fabulous bag! I could make that bag! Yah right! Now maybe I could win that bag! Great give away! Love the MicroMod fabric as well! I need some of that as well I think!!!

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  24. You are so sweet! I took a nap today (something nice for myself) and I made a pie (something nice for the hubby and daughter). Thank you so much for the giveaway! :) The bag is FANTASTIC!!!!

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  25. I too took a nap, made dinner & cleaned the house (nice for others too) and I am in love with this bag. Seriously. the vinyl is perfect. I have ran my other purse into the ground (the zipper wont stay shut) so this would be a very welcome change!

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  26. Wow, I'm in love with this bag! The phone is so whimiscal and adds so much fun to the bag. I love the colors, viny and zippers - it all adds up to one fun bag:) I did my PT for my ankle and took my hubby out to dinner tonight. I would so love to win this bag

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  27. The bag is fabulously chic. As a busy mom of three, I recently realized I was in a rut, and constantly in my "momiform" of jeans, flats, and a t-shirt or sweater. I've been actively trying to return to my formerly somewhat hip self, and dressing cuter. This bag would be the icing on the cake! So, my fingers are crossed, and thanks for offering such a fab giveaway!

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  28. This bag is stunning! I can't believe your going to part with it. Why would I like to have it? Well besides the obvious, that it's gorgeous my current bag/purse is thread bare and falling apart. I keep telling myself I'm going to sew one instead of buy one. Thus far it hasn't happened. Thank you so much for this give away!

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  29. Why would I love this bag? What's not to love? The design, colors, fabrics, hardware, zippers, this bag has it all, and I love all of it. I would love to win this bag, thank you for the chance.

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  30. What a great bag - green fabric, paired up with some purple - aaaah!

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  31. been watching this come along via IG. Looks great! I love that fabric!

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  32. This is an awesome bag Krista!! Hmmmmm....let me see, something kind for myself would be going to bed now that it is 2:28 and I have to get up and stitch all day tomorrow and something kind for someone else is remembering to take my box of embellishment ribbons to share with my table mates at class tomorrow.
    Did I say how awesome your bag is? Well it is. Awesome!

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  33. Wow, that bag is amazing and I would love to have something so unique to carry. I'll bet it would get lots of compliments and start lots of conversations when I'm out and about! For me, sewing is the kind thing I do for myself AND for others -- the sewing time is a joy for me and then giving away things I make is (I hope) joy for me and for the recipient. Just last week I sent quilts to two of my aunts, just because. Getting something in the mail that's not junk or a bill is something everyone likes, right?

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  34. You are so kind to give this away. Of course I love it! I am going to do some sewing tonight (being kind to myself) and tomorrow I am hosting a morning tea for the mum's in my sons class.

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  35. All I can say is Wow! I love your bag and Tick Tock white is my favorite from the collection too. I've made 2 bags, but they were not even close to yours in complexity. I really like the vinyl you used and the front pocket. Thank you for the chance to own your lovely bag.

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  36. Amazing job on this bag! I adore it!! I would love it because it combines my two favorite colors blue and green, and one of my favorite designer's prints!
    As for the something kind - I am blowing off the housework this am to work on a quilt for my niece who is graduating from high school! I am very excited to sew - it's been a while! It's a treat for me, and will be a big surprise for her!

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  37. Every time I sew/quilt I'm doing something kind for myself. LOL I try to do lots of kind things for others. I would love that bag for so many reasons: colors, fabric styles, bag style, and most of all I didn't have to make it. LOL

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  38. Are you kidding me? Really? You are giving this bag away? Wowser lady...that is so freaking generous of you!

    Ok....why I would love to win this bag....
    ~made by you
    ~my bag sucks
    ~made by you
    ~my bag is an old grandma bag...and I'm not a grandma
    ~made by you
    ~I'm a newbie to bag making so...I'm scared to try
    ~made by YOU!;)

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  39. Those are my mom's favorite colors. I'd love to win so I could give it to her :)

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  40. That bag is so kitchsy! I love it!

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  41. OMG, I love this bag! I'm really into triangles right now. I'm working on a pyramids quilt now, too. And that Kokka telephone fabric is one of my favorites! I'd love to win that bag. It's so awesome using those fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I love the fabric choices, it makes for a really fun bag.

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  43. Wow, amazing job on this! I love this fabric line as well. I would love this bag just because it's awesome and I need a new purse lol!

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  44. who would not want to win this bag?? My daughters 40'th is coming up and this would be the perfect gift for her. She has 21 yr old triplets and it would be fun to do something really special for her, she is an amazing mom.

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  45. The bag is amazing! If I don't win this one I will have to be on the hunt for some awesome faux leather and make my own. :)

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  46. I love this bag! If I don't win, I will have to make my own, and it won't turn out as nice as yours!

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  47. WOW! This is so fantastic and I'm so thrilled I bought this book to make up this UP.

    It's so difficult to be present sometimes.. thanks for the reminder. I would adore this bag and it would happily replace the one I'm currently using. Off to find some metallic vinyl!

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  48. The vinyl really makes this bag unique. Great inspiration for all of us.

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  49. IF we love this bag? It's amazing and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have and use it! Plus, you could just give it to me at the next SMQG meeting instead of shipping it. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  50. Wow! how can you bear to give this bag away???
    I love it!

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  51. This makes a fantastic diaper bag! I would love to have it!

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  52. Krista, this bag is just awesome. i envy your talents...i would love to win this bag so that i can officially retire my hideous Vera Bradley backsack...

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  53. A few weeks ago I snagged my favorite bag on a door handle...since then I've been rocking a canvas grocery tote. This is the first bag I've seen that would be a worthy follow up to my trusty purse.

    Regardless of winning this bag, you've inspired me to try sewing with leather!

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  54. This bag is absolutely awesome! I would love to have this bag. I would actually probably use it as a 'diaper' bag but only for the few necessities of having a 2 year old - her birthday was yesterday...the day of the post. Maybe it's meant to be? This bag would make me such a stylish mom! Fabulous!

    lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

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  55. I am following all your instructions..LOl, I would love to win this bag because I cant make my own and I need a vacation and this bag.... I love Micro Mod and have stashed away some FQ.. thank you

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  56. Oh my goodness, Krista, this is amazingly generous of you!! And what a stunning bag, I can't get over how gorgeous it is! I'm a purse-a-holic, and have been itching for a new bag, and this one would be perfect for me. I have a sneaking suspicion that if I don't win, I'm going to have to figure out how make one of my own, because I really adore it, especially all the fabrics you used!

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  57. Very nice indeed. Can't believe that you can make such a cool bag. Would love to win it. But really would like to learn to make such cool bags for myself.

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  58. oh it's so so lovely!! I am still carrying a black winter purse and this would be just the thing to get me into the warmer months ahead!! xoxo

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  59. Such a gorgeous bag - love how you used a fun mix of different fabrics!

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  60. I love the fabric combinations you have chosen. Love the pockets on each. This would make a great summer bag for me!

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  61. I cannot believe you are giving this gorgeous bag away! I love the MicroMod and the Melody Miller! Together - beyond perfect!

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  62. Wow, it is beautiful and I would love to win it, my bag I am currently carrying is sorta past it's prime, to put it nicely! I am here via a pinterest pin!

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  63. Very creative bag....would love to win this....my birthday is May 1st so what a gift it would be!

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  64. Why would I love this bag? It's gorgeous AND green is my color - love it. Plus it looks like something I would never attempt on my own :-) Really lovely bag and giveaway!

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  65. I love this bag and I would so love to have it. I would bring it along with me to work, and hopefully it would distract the other guys with its wonderful design and metallic vinyl and all that wonderful hardware. The telephone is also great, I used to own one that was similar, another reason why it is perfect for me. Or really perfect for most anyone, but I really want it. Wonderful give away, thank you.

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  66. oh my gosh, how cute is this, I would LOVE to win... and if I can't win, a tutorial?!?! or pattern?! :)

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  67. Oh it's so cool! Really love it :-)
    I'm feeling a bit mumsy today - and hubs just got some 'cool' new trainers, so I could do with something to up my coolness factor. This bag would so do that!

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  68. Are you kidding? That bag is fantastic! I have bag making on my to do list but feel very intimidated by the patterns... I only know how to make quilts. Thanks for the great idea with the piecing incorporated into the bag!

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  69. What a generous give away and what a stunning bag!! No way does it look hand made, but being able to tell people that you made it is so cool! I love the color choices and the Melody Miller print - I hoard mine for special projects like this, too!

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  70. This bag is gorgeous. The different fabrics are great. I would be proud to own this bag.

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  71. I ADORE this bag! Love everything about it, especially the fact that you made it. The Tick Tock is my have in the line too.Really great job, Krista, and so generous for a giveaway prize. Thank you! As far as your requirements of retry go: I've been doing a kind thing for others this past two weeks, and this morning I bought myself some smoked salmon for a bagel for breakfast for a treat. So I'm in!

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  72. The bag is so beautiful. It's the kind of bag people would stop you for to see where you got it. Nice for me is looking for the job I want (pet sitting) instead of an office. Nice for someone else is cooking my son's fave meals during the week even though he's 20. Love the Typewriter!

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  73. LOVE this bag! What's not to love about it?!? I would want to carry it because it's beautiful and one-of-a-kind!

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  74. Everyone needs something fun and funky in their lives, right? Great bag, thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. Ooooo my.....what a fabulous bag! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  76. This bag is gorgeous. I have been wanting to try working with unusual fabrics, so this vinyl is a great idea. Just love it.

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  77. I love this project. I love the way the handbag looks and I can imagine that it is very sturdy. I will definitely work on winning that awesome bag.

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