This month, I finished a new bag. The fabric is "Little Black Dress" by basicgrey, for Moda. As soon as it came into the store, it spoke to me to make a bag for my mother-in-law. I made a bright one in June for her, so she needed one for winter, a little more subdued. She received it yesterday in the mail, and was thrilled!
I had a little trouble with the lining, as I turned it the wrong way when adding pockets. So, I unpicked again and did it right. It seems my seam ripper and I are getting to be better friends every day (grin)! I hope it isn't a permanent friendship (hee hee).
I am slowly working through some other projects, but as they are not completed, yet, I will wait to show them.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I finally finished this quilt as a store sample. I loved the way the little pink and brown squares create the diagonal lines. I also love the little squares that each have something about Christmas in them.
I was working on this quilt at our little retreat in August. I got the blocks pieced soon after that.
I started quilting it last month, but had several difficulties and decided to leave it alone for a week or so. Then, last week when I got down to quilting it again, things went smoothly, and I got the binding finished this weekend. So, it is off to the store to help sell the kits. I think it is a darling quilt, and look forward to hanging it at home down the road sometime.
There isn't much time for sewing right now, but I am trying to grab every minute I can. I worked last night on a bag for my mother-in-law. I got it all together, then realized the lining was not right. So, I think I'll be unpicking and doing the lining all over again. That will be about all I can work on this week.
Keep Sewing! (When you can!!!)