Monday, March 9, 2009


I did it!
After shutting myself in there for 4 days, I have emerged from my sewing room victorious. You see I have a job interview tomorrow at a Patchwork shop, and they asked me to bring 3 items with me. They didn't have to be original items, but had to show my ability to use colour and co-ordinate fabrics. But I thought I would create some original items anyway. Might give me some extra brownie points!
The main reason I needed to create some new items was because I don't have many here at home. Most of the quilts I have made have been for other people, so I no longer have them. But I will be using my Omi's quilt (see some of my previous posts,) and the quilt I made for my brother on the occaision of his wedding.

And for the life of me I couldn't remember if they said it had to be all quilts, or there could be a bag or something like that. So I made both.

First up, is my little red quilt.

Excuse the shocking shadows on this one. It's really alot brighter and fresh in real life. I started off with the little redwork stitcheries, and just built on it from there. I love pinwheels, so I had to include them, and most of the red fabric I only just bought. It's just gorgeous stuff.

This little snail is probably my favourite of the stitcheries. He is so cute! I had such fun drawing and stitching him. The other 4 stitcheries are of flowers, leaves, a ladybug, butterflies, toadstools, bees etc.

And I'm really happy with this simple white backing, with the pieced central strip. If I had of had the time I would have stipple quilted the whole thing, but alas, the ditch stitching will have to do.

So of course, I can't just carry these quilts in any old bag to this interview. It has to be a patchwork bag!
So today I made this.
And I just LOVE it! I love the colours, I love the style, I love the size. I just made it up as I went along from offcut scraps of fabric, and I am so happy with it. I pleated the striped fabric that goes around the bag, and the ribbon can be pulled to gather the bag.

Did I mention how much I love this bag???
Keep an eye out for my next post, it will be my 50th, and will have a giveaway - which I am extremely excited about!


Karen's Korner said...

Good luck with the job interview. With those "samples" you are a sure winner.

Tozz said...

Sam I wish you all the very best with the interview. How awesome it will be working in a patchwork shop. Your samples are truely lovely and you should be very proud of them all ...they are just fabulous. :)

Mistea said...

Well done on those creations and good luck with your interview. I can't decide whether I like the Red Quilt or that gorgeous bag best. You are amazing.

barb's creations said...

Good luck with the interview,what bliss to work in a patchwork shop.Love the redwork quilt and your bag is to die for.Barb

creativetreasures said...

All the very best for your interview Sam. Your samples are sure to impress. I love them all; particularly the bag, which is divine.

Allison's Page said...

Good luck with your interview, I love your bag the colours and style are great!

miss~nance said...

Loving your creations Sam, the jobs yours.............

Will be praying for you.



miss~nance said...

Forgot to mention that the bag is simply stunning.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you have done so well........wished I could work in a patchwork shop but the nearest ones are just so far projects look great and I esp love the bag.......goodluck......

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking the other day how working in a craft shop/ Quilt Shop would be the perfect job! How lucky are you, Good luck! That bag will knock them dead!

Rest is not idleness said...

Good luck for your interview, how good would that be, working in a Patchwork shop, all the fabric to look at and dream about. I quite like the blue quilt hanging on the line, but they all look great.
take care

Jantine said...

I hope your interview goes well! Good luck and please let us know what happened! You have done some lovely work to show them, all very different!