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More Summer Sewing + a Satchel

My Dream On quilt is growing.  
It kind of screams summer, doesn’t it? 
(I’m using this pattern.)
I also spent a lot of the weekend sewing bags. I’ve got a new tutorial to share on Wednesday as part of Elizabeth’s Christmas in July series – ideas to help you start getting ready for Christmas now so that you’re not in that last minute funk, trying to finish all those handmade projects.
While working on the bags for said tutorial,  I had a little guy who patiently reminded me that I’d promised to make him a bag a long time ago. *guilt*  So we did it.  He specifically requested “a satchel that doesn’t hit my bum when I run” – which pretty much describes your ideal little boy bag, right? Plus I loved the strategic choice of the word ‘satchel’ – so much more manly that ‘man-purse.’

We used some the rocket fabrics from Sarah Jane’s Children at Play (available here and here).  Hedgehogs were also requested since, you know, hedgehogs and rockets just go hand in hand.  So the hedgehogs made it to the inside of the strap.

This bag was made using my Messenger Bag tutorial, only I shortened both the bag and the strap to help prevent bum-hitting. Such a cutie with his fresh from the barber summer haircut. (Who I have strategically placed with his back to the camera so that you can’t see all the chocolate ice-cream drips on the front of his shirt.)

Linking to
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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29 Comments

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    QuiltNut Creations
    July 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I love your Dream On Quilt; so pretty!

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    natalie christensen
    July 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Beautiful quilt. That is a Nice bag and cute boy too!

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    Steph
    July 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Oh, that quilt. It is fabulous. FABULOUS!! <br /><br />(And D looks so grown up. I can&#39;t hardly believe it)

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    Katy Cameron
    July 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    ROFL, rockets and hedgehogs, genius!

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    Melissa Corry
    July 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Your little guy is so adorable!!! He looks so pleased with his new satchel!! Oh, and my SIL wanted me to mention that she absolutely loves your nursing cover tutorial. She has already made 3 🙂

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    Joanie's Quilts
    July 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Love your Dream On Quilt! The fresh summer colors are so pretty! Actually I am in the process of making a similar quilt accept my blocks are smaller than Amy Smart&#39;s pattern. My son&#39;s girlfriend found the picture of Amy&#39;s so I designed a similar pattern on Electric Quilt to make one in blues and greens for her nephew. I just posted it on my blog if you care to take a peek.<br /><br />

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    Cathy
    July 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    What A cute face… Screams personality and just a wee bit cheeky!!! Love his &quot;Not hitting the bum satchel&quot;&quot; lol.

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    RaeLyn
    July 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Love that mommy honesty 🙂 I&#39;ll have to remember that pose with my boys!

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    Sara Amerine
    July 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Love the quilt. Very summery 🙂

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    randi--i have to say
    July 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Such a pretty quilt! I do love it!

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    Leslie
    July 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    this quilt is so beautiful, and sunny, and cheerful….sherberty. is that even a word? i love the little bag you made.

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    CJ
    July 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    CUTE summery quilt! Cuter model 😉

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    Claire Jain
    July 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Super cute Dream On quilt 😀

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    CaroleM
    July 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    It does scream summer. I like. Also like the cute model 😉

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    Debby
    July 24, 2012 at 5:14 am

    What a happy quilt!!!

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    Maria
    July 24, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Another beautiful quilt in the making and a lovely bag. Cute boy too.

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    LynCC
    July 24, 2012 at 7:20 am

    &quot;Dream On&quot; is so pretty – like a garden trellis. 😀

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    Michele
    July 24, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Very cute bag and model, with or without the ice cream drips on the shirt…which by the way are just a normal part of summer.<br /><br />And you dream quilt? I thought you said the last one is your all time favorite! LOL

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    Thimbleanna
    July 24, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Haha — what a little cutie! Don&#39;t you just love it when they have a sewing request (especially the boys!) Very Cute Bag Amy!

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    Fran
    July 24, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I love the green you chose in your quilt. It really stands out but is perfect!

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    jodi@Pleasant-Home
    July 24, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Loving the Quilt Amy! LOVING….

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    bethanndodd
    July 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    That Dream On quilt is fabulous! And your little guys is too cute…great bag too. Smiles~Beth

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    Live a Colorful Life
    July 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I love Dream On too. What a cute little guy you have!

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    Gmama Jane
    July 24, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    What can I say! Little boys have a special way of melting my heart and your little guy is too cute for words..Oh yes I like the quilting too but all I could see was that precious little boy! I have 4 grandsons that take my breath away and one granddaughter who steals my heart!<br />Blessings<br />Gmama Jane

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    trish
    July 25, 2012 at 5:43 am

    What a darling little helper you have there! :o)<br />I adore your quilt! I have a charm pack in that line<br />and have yet to open it. :o) Trish xo

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    Dee
    July 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Oh…dreaming of an end to the summer that&#39;s as beautiful as your quilt! Sigh.

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    Safiya Alyse
    July 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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    Safiya Alyse
    July 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Oh that Dream On quilt is just lovely. It makes me want to make something from all of my vintage sheets.

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    Tracey Holzer
    July 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Amy! I just ordered your quilt pattern for this quilt…thanks so much.

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