So many people in the sewing community are working hard to prep for market in and around the month of October. I know when I first got an instagram account, I was so jealous of everyone posting the #secretsewing or #marketprep or whatever the hashtag was and hoped that someday I could get in on the action too! In my local MQG, one of our members-Leslie Tucker Jenison-recently got a fabric line with RJR fabrics and I was asked to quilt a few items and make some bags from her amaing fabric line, Urban Artifacts! Naturally, I jumped at the chance, and couldn’t wait to get started. I know this is December and quilt market was in October…life happens, guys!
|Reisende Bag in Urban Artifacts Fabric by Leslie Tucker Jenison for RJR Fabrics, pattern by Sew Sweetness|
So Leslie selected three really awesome bag patterns for her market booth and the first one was the Reisende bag-a Sew Sweetness pattern. I really love the look of these fabrics with this pattern and I cannot wait for them to be at my LQS!!!
|Nora Doctor Bag-Swoon Pattern in Urban Artifacts Fabrics by Leslie Tucker Jenison for RJR fabrics|
The final bag I made for Leslie’s booth was the Betty Bowler, also a Swoon Pattern. Such a great pattern to showcase Leslie’s new fabric line, and I couldn’t be happier with how they all turned out. I’m so excited that my sweet friend had this opportunity to show off her amazing artistic talents and share her art with everyone!
|Betty Bowler by Swoon Patterns in Urban Artifacts by Leslie Tucker Jenison for RJR Fabrics|
If you haven’t tried your hand at making some of these store-quality bags with these awesome patterns, I highly recommend that you grab some great fabric and try one! I don’t think you’d be disappointed with the results! Plus, you should go check out Leslie’s fabric line and buy the prints. Pictured below is Leslie’s full line. I am SO inspired by the grey/steel color way!
|Leslie’s complete line-photo taken from leslietuckerjenison.com|