Of course I had to make a new bag to take to the Craft Show next week.....
|GEAR UP BAG, pattern by Sweetwater (link) two outside|
pockets and one inside pocket. 11" x 11" x 3"
|Outside fabric - Trefle created by Kokka, made in Japan,|
sorry I don't know the maker of the pink spot fabric.
|Beautiful fabric flower brooch made by my very clever sister...... love the antique button!|
|Inside the bag. I only added one pocket (for the new iPhone), plenty of room for purse,keys and a bottle of water! plus|
some rolled up tote bags for all of those purchases!!!
|I love the inside fabric - A Stitch in Time - Allover by Nutex N.Z.|
This bag went together very quickly. Easy pattern and instructions. I decided to make it out of some sewing theme fabric I had as I already own so many 'handbags' so this bag will become a project bag for craft.
I love the fabric on the inside of the bag. It was quite funny when I was making the bag, I kept trying to pick off the threads until I realised that they were printed on the fabric!
In other sewing news..... I finished off a Teddy quilt top that I have had stashed away waiting for the time I needed a gift quilt.
|The Beary Bunch, pattern by Toni Alexander - The Red Boot Quilt Company|
just washed and out of the dryer!
|Triangle label. |
I usually do my labels like THIS but this time I tried this method where you cut a square, fold into a triangle and stitch the edges down when you add the binding. I wrote on it after I stitched it into the quilt, using a Pigma pen, then I hand stitched the diagonal fold down to the quilt back. Quick and easy! HERE are a few other label ideas
|I always include a book or two with a quilt and this time|
I also put in a little car
The Aiming for Accuracy quilt-along is drawing to an end, we are up to the borders this week. Here is my quilt top minus borders...
|Photo taken outside, quilt pegged to the clothes-line - bit breezy!|
I'm a little behind with my Batik version of this quilt. I'll work on it over the weekend I hope.
I was able to use another June Tailor ruler recently. We had to make the ticker-tape block (that long skinny brown and orange squares block) and I found that the June Tailor Shape Cut Plus ruler worked perfectly to square up and trim the strips. You won't be surprised to hear that June Tailor rulers are on my shopping list for the Craft Show !
We are experiencing an extremely hot day today, so not much sewing going on right now. I'm sitting under the fan playing on my computer and watching Midsomer Murders. Time for a cup of tea I think.....
Cheers from Helen