A few weeks back I had the delightful surprise to win a giveaway, a couple of fat quarters of Sarah Waterhouse’s beautiful fabric. This is the gorgeous packet that dropped through my door.
Sarah makes a range of modern funky designs. Using water based ink in her Sheffield studio she handprints onto organic cotton and hemp fabrics.
To see more of her range, or to treat yourself to one of her kits (rather tempted by the lampshade kits myself) see her website.
I have to admit to a little bit of pondering (and indecisiveness!) – what to make with this organic hand printed cotton? Regular readers will not be surprised to discover that I made a bag, this time for myself:)
The Buttercup Bag, is free pattern from Made by Rae, designed for making with one quarter, perfect:)
The pattern was easy to follow, partly I think because I’ve made a few bags now. I tweaked it here and their, sewing the handles in between the lining and main fabric (rather than attaching on top) to make it more secure.
I’m chuffed with the bag, and still have some fabric left in the dusk blue, plus the yellow quarter to make with. Naturally I have started a Pinterest board fat quarter projects.
What do you make with fat quarters? Any great suggestions, I would love to hear them.
Thank you to so many of you who take the time to comment, often weekly, it really encourages me:) And thanks too to Sarah for the fabric, and introducing me to biodegradable packaging, next time I stock up on postage bags I will be buying biodegradable:)
PS As usual, I’m taking part in Handmade Monday, pop over there to see what everyone’s been up to this week.