I had a couple of projects that would qualify for my June NewFo but I have chosen the quilt I am going to make sewing along with Quilting Gallery in their "Aiming for Accuracy" quilt-a-long.....
|My selection of fabrics|
|Closer view of the fabrics|
|I will be using my Singer 201K knee shift to make this quilt|
So there it is.... my NewFo # 6 ... check out Cat Patches HERE to see all of the other NewFo's !
The first block has been posted by Quilting Gallery so I hope to start sewing tomorrow. I need to oil and grease the machine first - this is so important when using these old machines, they lap up the oil and every now and then they need grease too. My machine sews like a dream so she is worth looking after properly.
I promised to be back with photos of some recent sewing. I made a fantastic bag --well, I think it looks fantastic but the pattern is really fantastic!.........
|THE BIG EASY BAG - PATTERN FROM WHISTLEPIG CREEK PRODUCTIONS|
THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE BAG ALL BUTTONED UP TO USE AS A BIG HANDBAG
|BIG ZIP CLOSURE|
|THE BAG WITH THE MAGNETIC SNAPS AND SIDE BUTTONS UNDONE |
YES... IT IS A BIG BAG!
|THE SIDES ARE UNDONE AND THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE ZIP STILL CLOSED, SO|
AS A BIG TOTE OR OVERNIGHT BAG, EVERYTHING IS STILL SAFE AND SOUND!
|YOU CAN FIT A WHOLE LOT OF STUFF IN HERE....|
I HAVE USED MY NEW BAG AS A WEEKENDER AND ALSO AS A
"SHOP HOP" TOTE
I just LOVE this bag! The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. There is a lot of prep work, cutting, interfacing etc but well worth it to produce a well finished and sturdy bag. My bag has really been put to the test lately. I took it on a "shop hop" and filled it to capacity with fabric. I then used it as a weekender and then last week I used it as a suitcase for my week up in the country with my Niece (looking after school children on their school holidays). Although stuffed to overflowing, the bag took it all!
I've also been sewing Infinity Scarves but still no photo! I am making them in cotton voile and they are so soft and warm.
So that covers my NewFo # 6 and my latest sewing adventures.... time to put another log on the fire ...