Another Challenge Bag and Scrap Happy!

On Monday I showed 2 of the bags I made for my Challengee, I don’t quite know what else to call her. LOL! She passed these FQs to me and I added the neutral shown above hers and the teal. All but the teal are Tula Pink fabrics.

Today’s bag wasn’t sure what it was going to be. It led me on a merry chase trying to nail it down! In the end I relied on an old favorite, Open Wide Zippered Pouch.

Again, the details just delight me!!!
Zipper pull and tab for the cute factor win!!

This bag was by far the quickest of the 4, and the one I did the least amount of ripping on! Can you say “Chris makes stupid mistakes”, I can and did too many times on these bags. But I wanted them to be as perfect as I could make them.

My reveal on Monday was awesome!! My Challenger(?) must have telepathic means to have picked up a vibe that told her to make Chathedral Windows. I love CWs!!! The darker print in the center has Christmas Ornaments on it so this will come out at Christmas and sit in my sewing chair. It is sooooo squishy!!! Diane makes adorable items for her shop.

Happy ScrapHappy Day if you are visiting from the link up! I have  been using 2.5″x5″ pieces for Leaders and Enders as I sew projects. I currently have sets of twos that I am going to start sewing into columns of 4s, which will then become 8s, and so forth until I have long enough length for a throw size. Then I will build the width until it is wide enough, I am thinking a 50″x60″ size. I know color placement will drive me crazy! I am very control freaky about matching. LOL! So, what’s making you Scrap Happy today?

 Linking with:
Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers
Put Your Foot Down

28 thoughts on “Another Challenge Bag and Scrap Happy!

  1. katechiconi May 15, 2019 / 5:19 am

    Cute bag, I’m jealous of that cushion, and I know exactly what you mean about being a colour placement control freak with scrappy projects. Can’t wait to see what your enders and leaders turn into 🙂

    • chrisknits May 15, 2019 / 8:12 am

      I am so glad I am not the only one!! Thanks for the follow and comment! > >

  2. KerryCan May 15, 2019 / 6:42 am

    I do love those zippered bags and need to learn to make them! They are a great way to use up pretty odds and ends!

    • chrisknits May 15, 2019 / 8:12 am

      You do! Definitely check out the Open Wide tutorial. It is one of the best out there. > >

  3. Maggie May 15, 2019 / 6:48 am

    That’s a lovely bag! I like that it opens so wide. The pillow is amazing.
    And the color placement of scrappy projects… oh my. I tried to knit a scrap blanket once, but the weird color combinations were driving me crazy. The colors in your picture look great though, so maybe you should just sew them together as you go without thinking too much about it.

    • chrisknits May 15, 2019 / 8:11 am

      Thank you! As to the scrap top, I know I shouldn’t obsess about it, but I know I WILL obsess about the colors. LOL > >

  4. rl2b2017 May 15, 2019 / 8:47 am

    Hi Chris! Oooh, that pillow is fab. I’ve never tried the cathedral window block, but this is a gorgeous example of it. Makes me want to rush out and make something. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits May 15, 2019 / 9:02 am

      I love it! And yes, I understand making you want to go out and start something right now!!! > >

  5. Moe aka Celtic Heart May 15, 2019 / 9:27 am

    I love your zippered porch. I’ll have to try doing my zippers that way.

    • chrisknits May 15, 2019 / 9:57 am

      I much prefer this method for zippers. Less issues with the top corners!! Thanks > >

  6. AJ May 15, 2019 / 10:38 am

    The bag is awesome as is the pillow. You’ll enjoy that prettiness in your sewing chair:)

  7. DelightedHands May 15, 2019 / 11:30 am

    You did a great job on this bag!!!!
    The new pillow is so very pretty!

    • chrisknits May 15, 2019 / 11:43 am

      Thanks! I just love my pillow!


  8. Kate May 16, 2019 / 6:56 am

    Congrats on finishing off your challenge with another cool bag. The CW pillow is gorgeous. Happy scrappy stitching this week.

  9. quiteayarnblog May 16, 2019 / 10:31 am

    That bag turned out great! And also your cushion is lovely – what a nice surprise!

    • chrisknits May 16, 2019 / 11:13 am

      Thanks! It is a great pillow, I look forward to decorating with it at Christmas! > >

  10. Denise May 16, 2019 / 10:54 am

    I am freaky with matching fabrics so I rarely do scrap quilts. Strange too because I love scrap quilts. I’m drooling over that pillow too. Thank you for linking up with me, please come back next week too when I test Linky Tools.

    • chrisknits May 16, 2019 / 11:12 am

      I am finding we aren’t the only ones. LOL! > >

  11. Susan May 16, 2019 / 5:17 pm

    Nice little bag, and a great job with that zipper going down the side

    • chrisknits May 17, 2019 / 3:17 pm

      Thanks! Cute bags are so much fun to make! > >

  12. Joanne S May 17, 2019 / 3:44 pm

    Haha! I like to try to control color placement myself. I mean to throw it all in a bag and pick blindly, but haven’t gotten the nerve. Very pretty pillow cover. I have not tried CW blocks yet. Another item to put on that to-do list. 😉

    • chrisknits May 17, 2019 / 8:45 pm

      I have a feeling our to-do lists keep getting bigger due to blog hopping!!! Thanks! > >

  13. inquiringquilter May 20, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    That’s a great bag! Love the pillow you got. The color placement on it is superb. Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.

    • chrisknits May 20, 2019 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you! I do believe some of those FQs came from the shop! > >

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