It’s A Black and White Day at Seams To Be Sew Today…

It’s A Black and White Day at Seams To Be Sew Today…I do apologize for my recent absence. between working on Sue/Sam’s to get them ready for release, the Cupcake of the Month, and TTNBC, I’ve also had the flu, have been dealing with more leg issues.. Apparently, according to an Ultrasound I had, I have something called leaking veins. The doctor wants me to have laser surgery that she isn’t sure will even work to resolve the issue. My question is, why should I pay for a surgery that may not work? So, I’m debating it, in the meantime, another sore has cropped up on my foot and I’m working on getting that fixed. Some very bad news came last week when we found out my niece who was asked by her longtime boyfriend to marry him on Christmas day last month, has died last week from blood clots in his lungs. It’s a difficult time and so many bad things happening so far this year that I’m not liking 2019 so far this year. It just seems so wrong for my niece to have to go thru something so tragic.

On another note, my internet is still giving me fits, thus the late posting tonight. I have even had my project done for about two weeks now, so it is frustrating that I went to write my post earlier tonight and kept getting interrupted by the internet shutting down on me. 

So, are you curious what I made for this really fun blog hop by Carla at Creatin In The Sticks? 

It’s A Black and White Day at Seams To Be Sew Today…

I made this very fun Crazy Patch Bag which is done partially in the hoop of my embroidery machine and then finished on the sewing machine.

The Crazy Patch bag is a design from Kreative Kiwi. I have wanted to make this pattern for ages, but just never got around to it. When I saw the announcement for this blog hop, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

However, I changed this pattern up a bit. I didn’t create the bag as she did in her pattern. She does give you full instructions, but I am used to making bags a certain way and that’s the route I chose to go in making this bag.

In the very middle of the bag in the above image, she placed a monogram, but I chose to make mine a small pocket if you look really closely you can see where the pocket opens at.

I also did something I’ve always wanted to try and that was to make this bag a different design on the other side.

It’s A Black and White Day at Seams To Be Sew Today…

So, I created a stipple design for the backing and the bottom of the bag, I also added a flap to the bag with the stippling and added the letter “M” on the flap in my infamous purple, because those of you who know me, know I always use something purple in my projects.

Because of my foot issues, I have not gotten out to try and find a button for the flap, but that’s all this purse needs is a button. You’d think with the 1000’s of buttons I have, I would be able to find one, but I looked thru all of my cans of buttons and couldn’t find one I liked.

Either or, I love how this bag turned out, I love the idea of the two different designs on the bag, and the flap makes it quite interesting. Her bag doesn’t include a flap, I simply made the flap easily from all the previous bags I’ve done before.

This bag was made with various black scraps of 100% cotton fabric, Sulky White and Purple Rayon Threads, and Aurifil Black thread to sew the bag together. The bags main black fabric for the flap side and the lining are from Island Batik.

What I love most about this bag, is the white looks silverish on the bag, or a light pinkish color… I think that’s pretty cool.

The other bloggers sharing with me today are:

Thursday, January 24

Quiltscapes | Seams to be Sew  | Storied Quilts
Kathy’s Kwilts and More | Ms P Designs USA 
Den syende himmel | Melva Loves Scraps
The Joyful Quilter | Creatin’ in the Sticks

Please be sure to visit and comment at each site, we all love hearing what you think of the fun projects we’ve made.

I hope you have an awesome day!!

It’s A Black and White Day at Seams To Be Sew Today…

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37 Responses to It’s A Black and White Day at Seams To Be Sew Today…

  1. AvatarRobin says:

    Cute bag! I hope + pray that you got the worst of the year’s bad luck news all in January so that the rest of the year is nothing but good to you.

  2. AvatarTheresa says:

    Your bag turned out great, Marian. So sorry about how 2019 is shaping up. I feel for you truely. 2018 wasn’t such a great one for me. It was a time for growth though. That I am thankful to Jesus for.

  3. AvatarJoanne H. says:

    Your bag is lovely! I’m sorry to hear how the new year has started for you, but I have high hopes that it will turn around soon. Good luck!

  4. Hi Marian, Your bag is lovely! So sorry to hear about hour health issues, and hoping that life gets better for you and soon. Happy Quilting!

  5. AvatarSusan Shaw says:

    Marian, your bag is gorgeous and the changes you made are phenomenal. I am extremely sorry for your health issues. I send condolences to your niece. When I got married the first time, I lived in a small town in a duplex. The couple who lived on the corner across the street had a son who was engaged to get married about the same time
    as we were, I did not know him, but my husband did. I was not born and raised there and had not lived there long. That couple’s son was riding his motorcycle in a hilly part of eastern OK not far from where we lived and was involved in an accident and died about six weeks before the wedding. That shook me to the core, I realized how precious life is and that could have been one of us in an accident. And the younger we are; the more we usually take life for granted. I hope she will get some good counseling. I pray that your health issues are resolved. I am thrilled that you were able to make and share this magnificient bag.

  6. AvatarCarla Henton says:

    I’m so happy to see your black and white bag and the embroidery is so pretty. The stippling on the other side is a great idea too. I hope you get to feeling better and I’m sorry 2019 has been so tough for you. Here is to a better ending than the beginning. Thank you so much for joining the B&W blog hop. Your bag gives me all kinds of ideas.

  7. So sorry for the awful start to 2019. I hope the tides turn for you and yours. Your purse is so much fun – thanks for sharing!

  8. AvatarCarole Colaw says:

    Love the bag! I’m a beginner at sewing so you’re way ahead of me. Prayers to your niece. Hope your health improves very soon. Our family hasn’t had the greatest start to 2019. One day at a time and it will get better.

  9. AvatarSusan Spiers says:

    So sorry for all your troubles! God Bless you and your family! Prayers, Susan

  10. AvatarTeresa Drake says:

    Oh my, you have had a rough beginning for 2019. Sure hope you are better soon and prayers to your niece on her loss. Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy.

    Your purse is adorable! I have examined that bag and I cannot see where the pocket opening is located. Are you sure it is there. 😊 would love to know how you make your bags, so you have a tutorial I could see somewhere?

    Wishing you better times in 2019. Thank you for sharing your time, your talent and creativity with all of us.

  11. AvatarJayne P says:

    This is a great project. Thank you for sharing with us

  12. AvatarNicole Sender says:

    Your bag is lovely! Hope you are feeling better.

  13. I am impressed with your fabulous B & W finish. Such a lot of precision. Your sad stories really pull at my heart, I sincerely hope the year is looking up for you and your family. Happy Sewing.

  14. AvatarQuilting Tangent says:

    Cute bag, love that it is revesible. Feel better.

  15. AvatarShirleyC says:

    Cute bag! I’m so sorry for your loss, and I sure hope your health gets better.

  16. AvatarAnna brown says:

    Well done ty for giving us inspiration. …

  17. AvatarJoan says:

    Well, dog gone…your years hasn’t started out too well. My heart goes out to your niece. I know she has to be devastated. Cute bag and perfect for all the “stuff” we find we have to haul around. LOL!! Sending you my best that the year and your leg improves.

  18. AvatarDeonn says:

    That is a gorgeous bag, Marian. I’m so sorry about your niece’s fiance’, that is heartbreaking. Best wishes to you in all that you are dealing with, and thank you for sharing your creativity. Sometimes quilting really is the best therapy. We are all pulling for you.

  19. AvatarSusan says:

    Cute bag! You certainly had fun playing with all the different stitches.

  20. AvatarBrenda says:

    Dear Marion, I’m so sorry to hear all you and your family are going through so far this year, and do hope that it turns around for you all. I can only imagine the devastation your niece feels.

    Your bag is lovely and I like the idea of the two different sides and adding the flap is awesome! Please take good care of yourself. I hope the rest of the year is much, much better.

  21. AvatarMary Maciel says:

    I do so hope that the year gets better for you and your family. Hang in there. Hugs
    Your bag is awesome. Very stylish. Thank you for sharing. I think I would have given up. Fingers crossed your internet gets fixed.

  22. AvatarMary says:

    2019 has certainly gotten off to a bad start. That is so tragic.

    Your bag turned out so well. A black and white bag is so practical.

  23. AvatarKJH says:

    What a fabulous bag.

  24. AvatarQuiltShopGal says:

    Great job on the bag. Very interesting idea about two different designs, one on each side. I think you are going to start a trend with this approach. Way cool!

  25. Beautiful bag Marian! I’m so sorry for all your troubles.

  26. AvatarLori Smanski says:

    oh goodness, prayers for you and your niece.
    your bag is lovely. thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    have a wonderful day. i hope your internet comes back to full speed soon.

  27. Congrats on a successful scrap project for the Black and White Blog Hop!! Sorry to hear of the tricks you and your family are facing. Keep on quilting!

  28. AvatarCarol S. says:

    What a fun bag with the stippling on it! My goodness, I can totally understand why 2019 is not starting out very good for you. So much sadness for your niece and family, and your health issues sound terrible. I’m so sorry!

  29. AvatarAnita says:

    A very creative bag, love it! Thanks for sharing.

  30. AvatarGin says:

    Lovely bag. I think we all tweak a pattern a little to our way sometimes.

  31. AvatarDebbie R Gruenbacher says:

    Oh Marian, I love, love, love your bag! I will be looking for it on someone to maybe get to meet you someday! That would be a treat but since I live far away, I wish I could send away all your craziness! Shouldn’t happen to sweet folks le you or your niece. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  32. Avatarselina says:

    I love your bag and the fact that you were able to do the bulk of it on your embroidery machine. Thanks so much for sharing the link. Very sorry to hear about your start to the new year. Prayers are with you and yours.

  33. Avatarlynn bourgeois says:

    Wow Marian, great bag. I love the designs and the stippling. I hope 2019 soon starts to improve

  34. AvatarConnie says:

    Love the bag! Beautiful work! Sorry to hear about all the background difficulties though…especially the niece and what she’s going through! This year had better start sharpening up…way too negative a start! Be well there…

  35. AvatarRonelle says:

    Your bag is absolutely beautiful Marian. Thanks for sharing your project with us,,

  36. AvatarJoyce Carter says:

    Gorgeous Marian! I really love how you made it with the embroidering.
    Sorry to hear about all your problems. I hope everything turns out okay for you.
    It is really horrible about your niece’s boyfriend. She must be devastated. I totally agree. This year has started off very badly.

  37. AvatarDanice says:

    Really cute bag and pattern. I love the stippling.

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