Monday, November 13, 2023

Catch All Caddy 2.0 - It's In the Bag

 Welcome to Week 3 of the Island Batik blog hop!  Our theme this time is It's In the Bag and we are featuring ByAnnie projects - always a fun hop!  Today I will be showing you my Catch All Caddy 2.0 that I made using the pattern and accessories provided from ByAnnie, and the newest collection by Island Batik!

The collection I get to feature is Morris Tiles - a signature collection designed by Kathy Engle for Tammy Silvers.  

It's even prettier in person!  I have something special planned for this bundle, but I'm not telling yet!

So, on to the challenge!  One thing I really like about ByAnnie patterns is that many of them come with add on videos that are included - this really helps with the tricky bits!  Plus, they come with a page of labels so you can be organized with all your parts and pieces, and are written with boxes to check off your progress.  It just feels so much better with all these helps in place!

I chose the Catch All Caddy 2.0 because it seemed fairly easy to make, and I love containers!  If you watch the introductory video on the pattern page, you will probably be convinced you need to make one, too!  It really is pretty awesome!  It was actually one of the easier bags I've made with ByAnnie patterns, and I love how it came out.

After quilting the panels, it was time to start assembling all the pieces and parts!  I used a teal and a rose colored thread from Aurifil (50 wt).  Sometimes I will use a 40 weight thread for a bag that will get a lot of heavy use, but for this one the lighter weight thread worked great, plus I had colors that worked with the fabrics.  I paired this with a size 14 Jeans needle from Schmetz needles (the costume pack has a great assortment of needles for many purposes, very handy) - and I was happy that I had no skipped stitches and didn't break a needle with all the layers!  

I did find that I was missing a package of 1 1/2 inch rectangle rings for the handles, but Kruusn Quilt Designs saved the day!  They have a great assortment of ByAnnie Patterns and notions, in fact they were the winner of the ByAnnie Local Quilt shop for Oregon this year!  Linda loves the ByAnnie projects, and I am so happy to know that a local shop carries the patterns and hardware just in case I want to make another one of their projects.  It doesn't take long to put the bag together once you have all the pieces and parts ready!

These dividers are so cool!  I love the way they expand, so handy!  There are five total dividers on the inside, and seven pockets on the outside, including a zipper compartment.  The handles are comfy and padded, plus each end has a loop that you can also use to move the bag around.  I think they are really great for clipping your wonder clips to!

I put my pattern, tools and leftover stuff from making the bag in it to take a picture.  It will hold a lot!  

Maybe this bag can help me be a little more organized?  I think it would be an awesome gift for anyone who does crafts!  And the fabrics - so beautiful!  Yardage is shipping soon and you can find Morris tiles Stacks (10 inch squares) in the following stores now:

Bird In Hand Fabric  PA
Country Cottage Quilt Shoppe  WY
Hunter Heirloom Quilt dba Hunters Quilt Mart  MO
Laural's Fabrics and More, LLC  MN
Little Timber Quilts MT
Quilt Crossing  ID
Quilt Haven On Main- MN
Sew Ewe Quilt Shop MY
Sierra Patchworks NV
The Duke's Stash, LLC  WI
The Sewing Basket-WI
Treasured Quilting-IA

Don't forget to stop by Elita's blog and see what she made from her Morris Tiles collection!

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Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty bag, looks like it could help organize your quilting project.

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful bag Pamela. I love the fabrics, and the fact that it is big and roomy. I also love all those pockets. It would make an awesome gift for someone so if you need my address, just let me know. Just saying. LOL Great job!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Looks like it would be so handy. This has been on my list for awhile.

teachpany said...

I made that one last year, and love it. I might end up making another. Pretty fabrics!

Jennifer Thomas said...

I love the way your bag turned out! The fabrics are so pretty. Another ByAnnie pattern to add to my bucket list. Have a great day!

Kathleen McCormick said...

I love that this is one of the easier bags...need to put it on my list. I am dragging my feet on an Ultimate Travel Bag...all cut out...well there are a few things. You give me hope!

Nikki said...

Great looking tote!!!!