Lazies, I have a bit of a mixed bag for you today. Pretty pictures of Mirandas made by some Lazies in my Yahoo group. And some details about why the Miranda Day Bag #LGD123 pattern is so special.
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Miranda in beautiful oranges by Jessica.
Miranda Is A Book Posing As A Pattern
The Miranda Day Bag pattern is actually an 8 page, full color book. She’s printed on sheets of hearty glossy paper, collated, then folded and stapled with a finished size of 8 1/2″ by 11″.
A Book At A Pattern Price
The book is folded once more to fit into a pattern bag. So, you’ll find Miranda in the pattern section of your favorite quilt shop, along with our other designs. The book format is a bit more expensive on my end but I feel this upgrade is worth it and I’m not passing that extra cost on.
Miranda by Carolyn Griffin of Far-Flung Quilts.
As you know, I’m rather chatty. I did my best to keep the text/narrative in Miranda to a minimum. I am excited to announce that there is only one paragraph of dialogue in Miranda. And that’s the description on the back of the pattern. All other text is bullet lists of instructions or titles/headers. This really created more ‘white’ space.
Gorgeous purple peacocks with striking leather shoulder straps by Karen Randolph.
White Is A Color
I was the first in the quilting industry to offer full-color patterns a few years ago. And I went wild with that color. Hey, I was paying for it, so I flooded the background for edge-to-edge fun. In the spirit of ‘white’ space, I removed the soft background color from the instruction portion of the Miranda pattern. The background color is still there for the front/back cover.
I also chose mellower/softer fabric colors for the step-by-step photographs so it is softer to the eye as you work through the pattern.
Pretty in pinks by Penny Deckard of the Cotton Vault.
More Visuals Please
There are more photographs and they are a bit bigger than in previous patterns. Instructions are bullet items under each photo. You should just about be able to look at the pictures and work through the project.
Beautiful blues and greens by Sharon Phagan
I’ve included cutting layouts for all four fabrics, the batting and interfacing. Keep in mind that this is a rotary cut project, no pattern pieces are included. Simply rotary cut strips, then re-cut for the pieces needed.
A Miranda by Lazy Sister Sue Earl for her daughter.
Miranda By The Numbers
From start to finish, Miranda took 9 weeks and approx. 400 hours of work. That’s from the time the design started pouring out of me, until she went off to the printer. And this was in addition to my normal duties of running the company and being Lazy.
Miranda Is A Hottie
Within two weeks of hitting the streets, Miranda landed on Checker Distributor’s top seller list. As of this writing, less than a month old, she is #2 on that list, followed by the Wonder Wallet at #3.
Where To Buy
To purchase a Miranda Day Bag pattern, check with your local quilt shop or retailers listed here.
A big ‘Thanks’ to the Yahoo Lazies who shared their pics with us today. I do not have information for the fabrics or products used for these creations. I’ll share more pics by our Lazies in future posts.
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