Today, I'm super-excited to be participating in the microMod Sew Along! The sew along features the microMod fabric designed by Rob Bancroft of Green Bee, for Cloud9 fabrics. For my project, I used the Tick Tock print in white, which was my absolute favorite one. It is very graphic and just my style, and I think the colors chosen for the print are very unique together...mustard yellow, berry purple, turquoise, navy blue, and grays. It's really gorgeous fabric! You can find it at Stash Modern Fabric!
Before I get into more detail with my project, here is some more info on the sew along!
The His and Hers Sew-Along is a sew along that anyone can participate in, and there are a TON of great projects to see! Join the Flickr Group to participate! I know I'm one of the last stops on the blogging train, but if you have some Micro-Mod handy, you still have a few days left! Follow along and at the end of April you can enter to win an amazing grand prize: A fat quarter stack of microMod by Rob Bancroft from Cloud9 fabrics, the entire Green Bee Patterns collection, a microMod sewing bag, and a Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine! (Open to contiguous US residents only.) Check out the full list of great blogs participating:
April 2 – Alexia & Rob Green Bee
April 3 – Kelly at Kelbysews
April 5 – Amanda at the Craft Junky
April 6 – Rachael at Imagine Gnats
April 8 – Heather at alamode
April 10 – Holly at Bijou lovely
April 13 – Alexia, Michelle & Rob Green Bee
April 17 – Faith at Fresh Lemons
April 18 – Katie at Swim Bike Quilt
April 19 – Deborah at Whipstitch
April 20 – Jacey at Jaceycraft
April 24 – Jenny at the Southern Institute
April 25 – Amy from sukie don’t ya know
April 26 – Jen from Betty Crocker Ass
April 27 – Sara from Sew Sweetness
April 28 – Krista at Krista Withers Quilting
April 29 – Katy from I’m a Ginger Monkey
April 30 – Amber from One Shabby Chick
May 1 – Alexia, Michelle & Rob Green Bee GRAND PRIZE
I designed this bag pattern for my friend Lisa, who was looking for a bag for her laptop. I just need to brag a little bit, but Lisa is super crazy talented, and she quilted the best in show and the viewer's choice winners at this year's QuiltCon. The bag that I made with the microMod fabric is the small version of the pattern, but Lisa's bag will be made (hopefully next week) in the large version of the laptop bag. She quilted me the fabric for her bag, and it's amazeballs (my new favorite word). In a perfect world, I would be releasing the laptop pattern today as I show you these bag photos, but I got a little side-tracked, as sometimes happens, so this pattern is still with my pattern testers; it will be out in my pattern shop on May 7th.
The microMod fabrics really make this bag shine, in my opinion. The accent fabric is from Architextures, and I dyed it myself. I love microMod because there aren't a huge amount of fabrics out there that are masculine in design and color, and I think a bundle of microMod would be perfect to make into a quilt for a man.
Here's a view of the inside of the laptop bag. Because it was designed specifically for a laptop, the sides and bottom of the bag (besides the usual interfacing that I would use for a bag like this) have 1/2" foam, which will help protect your laptop if you drop your bag. Seriously, it's thick and lovely. On the right side of my photo is a divider pocket, which you can use for smaller devices, memory cards, etc. And see that yellow zipper in the middle? Yep, that is a zip divider pocket which is embedded in the lining side panel. Yes, it's sewn into the bag. The purpose of the zip divider is to keep the laptop (which is styled with this hp box, from what electronic device, I have no idea...I don't have a small laptop with which to put into the small laptop bag) separate from the laptop charger. See? My laptop charger is inside. Everything fits most comfortably.
There is also a zippered pocket on the exterior of the bag, in the back, which I have apparently neglected to take a photo of. The whole thing secures with a magnetic snap, and the bag also has an adjustable strap.
Hope you liked my microMod project! The good folks at Cloud9 and Green Bee generously have a fat quarter bundle of microMod to give away to one lucky winner, in addition to the Green Bee 'Lots of Dots' quilt pattern, which I have chosen to compliment the bundle!
So how do you enter to win these fabulous prizes?!? Just click on the link below to take you to the entry page. The giveaway will remain open until May 1st at 7pm CT! Good luck!
This giveaway is now closed. The winner is #32 Lynne Tilley.