Joyful Song

I love birds.
Anything with birds.
I am also very fond of paisley and polka-dots.

Joann’s Fabric has a variety of beautiful, bird print fabric that
I have been wanting to purchase. I was just waiting for the perfect

I found this excellent blog, Sewn Up, and I chose the charm pack tote bag.
There are so many good tutorials on this blog.
The directions and photos are very clear and helpful.

I had ordered the Moda Polka-dot and Paisley charm pack.
Then, I purchased three coordinating fabrics from Joann’s to use for the lining,
the bottom portion of the bag, and the sash and handles.

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The tutorial suggests stipple quilting, which is something I have never done. That’s next on my list of things to learn. I just stitched 1/4 inch lines.
Instead of a bow, I attached the sash and added a bird button that I have had in my button box for some time.
This pattern suggested a “how- to -make a pocket” tutorial that is excellent.

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