Still on the floor where I left it although I’m hoping to get to this this weekend. I’ve only got the border to finish quilting then I can bind and label it and it’s done.
I actually removed this from the design wall. I’ll put it back up when I’m ready to actually piece the back together.
3. Scrapitude – Clue #3 is done and I’m planning on tackling Clue #4 this weekend.
4. Moon Glow – This is done for this month and I’ll add the next step to next month’s goal list.
My exciting news for today – #5 – Mini project – I finally got the first project of the book “Sew Practical” done. I still need to put more pins on it. In the book it has buttons that we make with fabric. I bought the supplies to do that but I wanted to use the bag to showcase some of my pins that I’ve accumulated. I’ve got more somewhere so as I find them, I’ll be attaching them to the bag. Next time I make this bag I will do the embroidery with thread that matches the inner lining. The instructions for this bag was pretty clear but there were some things I felt were left out. First – to use a quarter inch seam or a half inch seam or something else. The book didn’t say. I’m a quilter so my default action would be to use a quarter inch. However, I think I’m starting to be more familiar with bag making (this is, what, my 5th now?) and I decided to use a half inch. I worried until I got to the step, that when it came to putting on the bottom it wouldn’t fit properly. It wasn’t exact but it fit better than if I used a quarter inch. Second – when I made the lining, the instructions said to follow the same steps to make the external part of the bag. So I did. Then the next line said, leave a 6″ gap in one of the long sides. That one took me awhile to figure out but I had already followed the steps from before so I had to take my seam ripper out and re-do one of the sides to get that gap. And that was it… just two things that I didn’t understand and had to redo. I think this is a cute book bag to take to the library. I do not know if I will make another one. I don’t think it’s cute enough to make as a gift unless I change the fabric. There aren’t any pockets inside or anything. And it’s not that big. It’s about 15″ (H) x 13″ (L) x 3″ (D). But if I find I use it a lot then I might make more. Or, if I get more buttons.
Happy Quilting everyone!
I really love your bag! It looks like the perfect size tote. And Moonglow is gorgeous!
What fun projects, especially your button bag. I don’t use big bags anyway, so that would be a great size for me. Your moon glow blocks are stunning.
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