SLICED WINNER!!


What a month of creative and inspiring projects from all our contestants! This has been such a joy to see what creations these four people were able to come up with from a random selection of mystery items.  On our last week we had two competitors left and they had to come up with a project using a zipper, grommets/eyelets and fabric from a layer cake. Here is what our judges had to say...

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Moda Sliced Finals - "Owl Tag Along" Toddler Backpack by Twee ✁cut to pieces

JUDGES COMMENTS:

Love this backpack for Toddlers! It is adorable, functional and unique.  I especially love that she incorporated all the required basket items in one creative project.  I also like how she mixed fabrics from various Moda collections instead of using from all one. Great use of items and beautiful construction.

It's precious, well made, unique, and so much fun! The details are great and I will definitely be making one of these.

Using Insul-Bright for the batting is a unique idea and lets the backpack double as a lunch bag. Laminate on the inside with limited pockets great for clean up. Making the side pockets out of mesh was a good way to limit the weight - important in a bag designed for small toddlers. The overall style of the bag was traditional and similar to what you'd find in-store for a school backpack. This is probably good for a toddler, as little-ones are always on the lookout for something "just like the big kids." The addition of the big owl face was a nice way to add some innovation. We were particularly impressed by the side pocket construction. The mesh was very nicely bound on top with the cotton band and fit perfectly against the side piping. The pleating at the bottom was very neat. And, the shoelace grommets with the small cording and cord stop were all nice details and executed with precision.The use of Layer Cake squares was limited to the happy owl face. It would have been interesting to see some additional use of the pre-cuts within the overall design. The wide curved opening with the contrasting zipper and the adjustable straps - although expected on a child's backpack, were certainly features that gave the project a professional finish.




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Mum's Day Tripper Bag, Compact Changing Bag, and Toy by lovefrombeth

JUDGES COMMENTS:
This is wonderful! I love how this set goes together. It's practical, pretty, and well made.
All three projects are super adorable.  The bonus projects are especially cute and functional and are an essential to a mommy's day trip with a little fella.  The grommet was used on the inside of the bag as a holder for keys or the little toy fish. Which is functional, but would have loved to see them used on the outside of the bag.

A very innovative use of Layer Cake squares to create an interesting patchwork design on both the interior and exterior of the bag as well as on the coordinating changing pad. Super clever use of the remaining scraps as well as ribbon (and interesting "crunchy bits" on the insides) in the Sleepy Fish. The design doesn't "scream" diaper bag - it has more of a tote-like shape, giving it life after baby as a stylish bag for Mom. The changing pad's pleated side pockets are both clever and functional, and the entire pad folds up very nicely - without a lot of bulk.  The sewing detail is beautiful, from the perfect points of her patchwork to the top stitching detail on the changing pad... from the professional feet on the bottom (protecting the bag and keeping it stable) to the lovely dimensional handle. We were very impressed with the craftsmanship. Beth's choice of pattern and color was excellent. This bag combo would work equally well for either a boy or a girl. We liked that the design selections were whimsical and fresh, but not too-babyish. As mentioned above, this extends the longevity of use. We could see this bag flying off the shelf at Anthropologie.
The SLICED CHAMPION....
Angela Pingel from Cut to Pieces... CONGRATULATIONS!
Check back for more about our two contestants that competed in the final round and their projects to be posted on the Moda Bake Shop. 

34 comments:

Cherie said...

I have been stalking all day for this! Congrats to angela! This contest blew me away. Beth, your work is beautiful, too, and congrats to you, too?

Kelly said...

Me too Cherie! I'm so happy and excited for you Angela!

Natalia Bonner said...

Congratulations Angela! It's darling!!!!!

Cherie said...

That should have been "!" and not a question mark!

~ko said...

Incredible! Congrats Angela!

B Greene said...

Congrats to Angela and to ALL the finalists and honorable mentions. I am simply in awe of your creativity and workmanship! Well-done!!

Kaelin said...

I've been stalking this site all day too! Both ladies did a fabulous job, and the prizes headed your way are well deserved!

Congrats Ang!!!! You are SO talented and that owl backpack is a work of art (and Caitlyn/Favorite Baby is pretty adorable too *wink*)

2lovebirds said...

Congratulations Angela!!! You are the BEST!

Maryjean said...

Congrats to both! I love both projects. I have got to make the Diaper Bag, great idea.

i like orange, too! said...

Yay Angela!!! I'm so stoked for you!!! Congrats!!

traceyjay said...

Congratulations Angela! You know I've been an admirer of your work since I found you in flickrland... I love that your little backpack has so many little touches of your creative style while being so classy and functional at the same time!
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and Beth -- I bow down to you. I have an almost 3 year old and a 5 month old, and I don't know how you've got all that done! Beautiful projects... I especially want that toy and changing mat! so clever!

Mary Anne said...

Wow! So much talent and creativity out there! I am happy to be a reader and not a judge, for sure.

Congratulations, Angela! I'm so thrilled for you!

felicity said...

Fabulous projects, both! Congratulations, Angela and very well done, Beth!

jednoiglec said...

Congrats to both of the finalists, but especially to the Angela! Somehow I knew that you'll win this contest:)

Kristy said...

Cngrats on the win Angela, and to all participants for your fantastic creations.

Amy said...

Congrats Angela! Love the little owl, one of my favorite projects of the competition.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Really wonderful final projects, and all of them. Congrats!

Mhairi said...

Congratulations to everyone involved in this competition particularly the judges who have done an amazing job. I have loved seeing the innovative ways that the elements have been combined to create such unique items.
Congratulations to Angela, very well done and definitely desereved. However, I am really looking forward to seeing both the final projects as Moda patterns.
Congratulations to Beth as well, you have done an amazing job.

Logan said...

Love this! How can you be so creative?

http://www.loganmakesamess.com

The Tulip Patch said...

Congrats Angela. Both projects were SO beautifully sewn. Both of you should be so proud of yourself!

Little Miss Shabby said...

Congrats Angela! That backpack is just stellar!

Rachel said...

Congrats Angela. Beautiful work ladies.

Melissa Corry said...

Congrats to Angela!!! I loved your backpack. Congrats to Beth, your work was fabulous. Thank you to Moda for such an amazing contest.

Kirsten Smith said...

Oh my goodness! I am swooning over that backpack. The fish is just adorable too.

Great job!

Lee said...

Congratulations, Angela - a well-deserved win! GREAT work from all the contestants.

Unknown said...

Wow, both of these are amazing! Glad I'm not the judge because I love both of them! Congratulation to both of you ladies!

Kristen said...

Congrats! Lovely items you created with wonderful fabrics.

Celebrate well. :D

P'tite Plume said...

So cute! Love them and love the fish.

WandaFish said...

Congratulations Angela! Love the backpack :)
Congrats to Beth too for producing such fabulous projects throughout the competition :)

charlotte said...

Both were excellent. It must have been hard to choose. Congratulations to both Angela and Beth for a job well done.

**nicke... said...

congrats to angela! i loved it and i am so excited for you! i can't wait to see what you make with all your winnings!

VeeV said...

LOVE the first picture,,,,the backpack looks bigger than her...
too sweet!!!
xo
eva

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats Angela, loved all your designs :o)

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