Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday Night Sew-In Accomplishments
I wish I had accomplished more but I went out to dinner, had two glasses of wine and then came home to sew. Needless to say, my eyes were slapping shut long before I finished everything on my list! (And that is also the reason why I am posting this on SATURDAY morning instead of Friday night.)
I am loving the free motion quilting on the batik strip bag. I think I will look for a pretty button today to finish the front though I am also thinking about a small tassel. The bag is only about 7" square and roughly an inch deep so it is perfect for a quick shopping trip. The closure is a simple dot of Velcro. The cording is long enough to cross over the shoulder. This was the first time I have put in a small grommet. I love banging stuff with a hammer so that was fun!
The Christmas theme bag is just a simple tote. I have one that I made for myself last year that I use all during the Christmas holiday. I have a couple of inside pockets in it but there is no closure. I like it for toting my lunch or books.
The baby quilt is curve line quilted and then free motion loops in the border. I still have to bind it but that will happen tonight while I watch TV.
I have so much to do today and still have to manage a shopping trip to pick up more fusible batting. The open house is tomorrow afternoon. Thankfully I have the support of my mom and quilty sister who are coming to help today and tomorrow. My mom is getting to be an expert in making bag bottoms!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!