Welcome to my stop on the Roam Blog Hop brought to you by the wonderful crew over at Hawthorne Threads. I have been shopping there for years and purchased loads of fabric, so I was tickled when they asked if I would join in on the blog hop. They’ve been designing and printing their own fabric in house for a while now and currently have 22 collections! As you can probably guess, this blog tour is all about their Roam Collection.
I decided to make my favorite bag, the Caravan Tote, for my project. I’m showcasing the cool Dawn palette with a fun selection of prints.
For the bag exterior I chose Big Sky in Dawn, which is this really beautiful watercolor looking print with the prettiest hues that make me think of our Gulf sunsets.
My contrast fabric is a classic gingham, Buffalo Plaid in Midnight. Its such a nice shade of Navy blue.
For the zippered pocket, I chose Meander in Dawn, which is a fun arrow print with great little pops of color.
The interior of the bag is made with The Plains in Shell. I wanted to include the print that seems to “make the collection” so to speak. I just love those buffalos, and I think the pinky color is the perfect calming contrast for the rest of the bag.
I used leather accents because, you know, southwest…leather. They seem to go together. My machine doesn’t have a walking foot though, so I had to get really creative to even get my machine to feed it and top stitch. It was quite the process. I covered my pieces with parchment paper to help them slide under the foot, and incidentally I don’t have a perfectly straight seam, which sort of bugs me. But I did do my very best, and I need to see if this model has a walking foot. Its a smaller machine than my old one, and I think the walking foot I already have is just too big.
Anyway! I just love my new bag, and I’m so thankful to Hawthorne Threads for sending me this fabric to work with. They do send along a card for caring for their fabrics, which I really appreciate. I did not prewash these fabrics simply because I wanted to keep the stiffness for the bag, but had I been making a quilt or clothes or anything else, I certainly would have laundered beforehand as recommended.
I would love to make a messenger bag! Love your bag !!
A little elf told me I * might* be getting the farmer’s wife quilt book for Christmas and seeing as I live out west, buffalo country ( or not far from) I thought this would be the perfect fabric! Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway and as always your work is beautiful- gorgeous tote!
I would love to make quilt! I just finished making a purse for my daughter. I might have to try the one you made it looks like a good one.
I’d make a star wall hanging for my dining room.
Would love, love, love these fabrics for a baby quilt. My girlfriend is expecting her first grandchild and it’s a boy! Would be perfect Meredith!!!!
I would use it in a quilt
I think this would make such a sweet baby quilt! Your bag is beautiful!
Lovely tote! I absolutely love this line.
I would make a bag too
Love your bag! I would like to make a quilt with this fabric.
Yep a baby boy quilt is calling my name as I look at these beautiful colors.
Beautiful bag!! I love everything about it!!! This fabric collection is very sweet and would make a darling baby quilt!!
If I win in gonna make the exact same bag you made exactly ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love how you use the leather with a lot of your creations ❤️❤️
It’s such a soft baby boy palette! It begs to be made into a quilt. But I do love your bag!!
Ah, love this line. My girls are really into peach these days (because why does everyone like PINK so much?) so I would definitely make them a quilt for their playroom…and probably a pouch or two for me :)
I love the bag you made, especially the leather accents. I would use the material to add accents to a denim apron and probably make a baby quilt as well.
Simply beautiful! The leather accents really make the bag special. I love this color palette and would make a baby quilt for the baby we’re expecting :)
These are so pretty! I would make something for my daughter with these–maybe a skirt or dress.
I would make a fun bag highlighting the buffalo. We see them from time to time here in Montana!
I think I’d make a simple squares quilt. I love these fabrics and sometimes a simple quilt showcases the fabrics the best.
FABULOUS bag Meredith!
Great bag, love the leather! I’d most likely make a quilt, since I’m fairly decent at those :) It’s a fantastic line, thanks for the giveaway!
I’m feeling an urge to begin sewing clothes — maybe a pretty blouse out of this beautiful collection!
I would make a quilt with it!
What a great bag. I would love to make one just like yours.
Most likely a bag. I love the fabric!!
Love this fabric! The buffaloes are the cutest! I’d make a small quilt for my grandson to use.
What a great bag! I’d love to make a quilt.
The more I see this fabric, the more I love it! I would make a paper pieced Succulent Shelf wall hanging from this…its gorgeous fabric!!
I’m not sure what I would make but I do know my kids would love the buffalo :)
i would make a quilt for my great granddaughter 1st birthday in march. thanks for the giveaway.
Your bag is gorgeous, looks so well made! I love the Roam fabrics and would like to use them to make a lap quilt.
I really like the leather with the buffalo plaid. I think I would have to try a bag like this!
Love these fabrics. I think they would make a great lap quilt for a friend.
Love this collection, I would be tempted to make some lined drawstring bags as gift holders! Ronda
Love that bag pattern that you showed. had not seen it before.
I would make a quilt for a special friend. Those colors are so peaceful.
I would make a quilt for my sister.
I need new pillows, these would be perfect.
I would make a quilt adding some of those pretty blue and pink in solids
thank you for the giveaway
I would make beautiful quilt. I have scads and scads of patterns I’ve been collecting, and I’ve never made anything just in blues and I love those light taupes, wonderful!!!
Beautiful bag! The fabrics are just gorgeous.
I’d love to make a dress or jumper for my little granddaughter.
Wow, I love that purse. That watercolor fabric is so lucious. Think I would make a tote or a quilt. Thank you for the idea and the opportunity to win.
I’m loving the bag you made. Would love to make a similar one- or maybe I should stick to quilting !
a quilt, definitely a quilt. Thinking a Lone Star, maybe, but I’ve got to play with them first!
Your Caravan Tote is just lovely! I have made quite a few and love the pattern as well as most of Anna’s. Have always wanted to try Hawthorne’s fabric line. I have been buying from them for years. I have Anna’s new Makers Tote on my list of bags to try and these fat quarters would be perfect! Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Mostly I make quilts with FQs but I love your bag and the tutorial makes it look easy. Thanks.
I would love this for some couch cushions.
I would make a cute dress for my little girl. :) Love the designs!
The fabrics are great! I would love to make a quilt for my bedroom. I think they would compliment my rug color.
Your bag is lovely – the caravan tote is on my list! And that exterior print is very inline with the 2016 Pantone colour of the year! You will be right on trend!!
I’d make a quilt for sure. Beautiful fabric.
That bag is v v cool! Love the blues and the leather accents. I’ve been busy making quilts lately and haven’t made a bag all year. I’d definitely make a new bag if I won this awesome bundle of fabric :)
Lovely fabric! I would make some throw pillows for our leather couch…similar in color to the leather you used. I can see them now:)
Absolutely love your bag and it showcases these beautiful fabrics perfectly. I would make a quilted tote bag to take with me to Florida on holiday at New Year x
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Such lovely fabric. It would be perfect for cushions in my living room.
Your bag is lovely & you are the only one who will ever notice that very slightly un-straight stitching! This fabric collection is so nice; I would probably make something for my granddaughter.
You are very talented. I am certain that if I made this bag it wouldn’t look any where as good as yours! The colors in the line are gorgeous. Thank you for the chance.
Beautiful bag and fabric! I’d love to make a baby quilt with this line :)
Seeing your bag, I would make a book bag for my nephews for school.
I would love to use these fabrics to make a little dress for my daughter!
Oh my gosh!! I would love to make a purse or Tote!! These are my Daughter’s fave colors…know she would be thrilled!!! (& I would get to keep the scraps!! he he) Thanks for chance to win! :)
Wow, you are talented. I would never attempt something so difficult as a purse. But I would love to make a bed runner and/or pillows with this gorgeous Roam fabric
Love the color combination of your bag. Thank you for the inspiration and the giveaway.
Kitchen accessories & a Sew Together Bag!
I would make a quilt or a bed runner. Have a great day!
I would make a tiered ruffled skirt for my granddaughter, and maybe a matching vest. What wonderful fabric! Thanks for sharing this, and thanks for all the inspiration on your blog!
I would make a quilt.
Oh gosh, love the bag so cute!Thanks for the giveaway chance :)
Love your Messenger Bag! Like the zippers! I’d like to make a quilt with Roam.
I have never made a quilt in paler blue and pink, and this just might be the perfect range to do it with. I love the feather and the buffalo prints. Hawthorne are such a great company to deal with too.
I’d make a tablecloth for my dining room table. I love the colours!
I think these fabrics would make gorgeous pillows. Your bag is wonderful, really nice work!
Love the Buffalo plaid and the way you trimmed the edge of the pocket, such a lovely touch. Hoping to have time to make my own caravan tote soon, I purchased it as a birthday gift to myself last month.
Beautiful! I’m really interested in knowing what color the Aurifil spools are in the last photo? They match perfectly!
That is a beautiful palette. Would make a lovely baby quilt
Love your bag. I grew up in North Dakota, right in the middle of the Great Plains. Lots of farmers in the area have started raising buffalo as well as cattle for meat. There are three white buffalo in Jamestown, ND.
I would use some for a quilt I’m planning for my husband and some for little crayon/art envelope/clutches for my daughters.
Tbh, I think I would be a real copycat and make the same bag with different colo. I have had pattern both the bag and some gorgeous buttery leather for some time, just waiting for the exact pattern. I think this might just be the time
You have made a beautiful bag. I would love to try something with the leather, as well. Thank you for the inspiration.
I’d love to make a quilt or two with those lovely fabrics. Thanks!