Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Texture Magic Tuesday/ Bags by Linda Hopkins

Linda Hopkins, owner of Sonoran Silks, is a professional quilt maker who's award winning quilts, patterns and wall hangings have appeared in magazines and national quilting catalogs.
Lately, she has been playing with Texture Magic in the design of two bags.

"The tote bag is a pattern of mine called Totes des Fleurs. The instructions for the grid work are on the main page of Patchworks.com., a great quilt store in Sayville NY. I used silk dupioni and Quilters Dream Select as a batting between the fabric and the Texture Magic." Linda said.

Linda will be teaching both bags at Mulqueens Sewing Center in Mesa, Arizona

"The red and black purse pattern is a free download from Exclusively You at Leisure Arts. Linda made several adjustments to the pattern.
I micro stippled around the poppy motif using Superior's Bottom Line (#625) black thread. The poppies were outlined in a matching color to the poppy and minor thread play was added. The beaded poppy closure was a free standing embroidery from Jenny Haskins Lotty's Poppies that I beaded and then backed with Ultrasuede. " Linda continued.
Thank you Linda for sharing with us your beautiful designs. We look forward to seeing your use of Texture Magic in future projects.