All right quilters! Doing the first project in this book has been on my to do list for a few months now. I’ve finally gotten the urge to actually do it. Maybe it’s because I’m between quilty projects – Moon Glow’s month 12 is complete and I’m not planning (I just don’t feel like it!) piecing the rows together just yet. I really want to get clue #3 for Scrapitude but I want to take a little break from piecing. Or maybe it’s because I made this cute bag last week.
I’m starting to get a little arsenal of cute little bags/pouches. I think this one is my favorite but takes all day to make. Of course, the more I do I will get better and faster. And the thread used above is Aurifil 12W! Wooh – that is some thick thread! I love how it pops off the fabric though.
I’ve got the fabric cut for the first project of Sew Practical. I’ll be running errands and spending some time with a friend so I will probably not get a whole lot done today. But it’s ready for me now. I can pick it up and do a little bit here and there until it’s done.
Have you ever worked with Linen? This is my first time and it’s very slippery. I bought some linen at Road2CA last January and it seemed thicker and I loved the feeling of it. For this first project I didn’t have yards of it so I went online and bought “natural linen”. I do not know if that is different than the linen from Moda’s line but it definitely feels different. This natural linen is difficult to cut a straight line through because it slips all over the place under my ruler. So – none of the pieces I cut, is exactly the right size. I hope I can manipulate it enough so that this doesn’t matter when I get to the point of sewing everything together. 🙂
Happy quilting, my friends!