Monday’s Design Wall

I have quite a bit to catch up on, so this will be strictly a sewing post, in the interest of brevity.  I have a photo post and a scrap-busting post that I will publish in the next couple of days.

  • Have you discovered Swoon bags yet?  My first Swoon bag…her name is Ethel.  This is a nice smaller tote bag with a zippered pocket and a large divided slip pocket on the inside, as well as a large slip pocket on the front.  The designer uses interfacing, fusible batting, and other stiffening products to make a nice bag that stands up nicely.  Her designs are also a bit more sophisticated in construction than what we are used to in the quilting world.

bag sofa front


I used home decorating fabric, and that made it pretty thick with all the additional layers, so I wouldn’t do that again.  This is also only about 10″ high, so while it’s a nice bag, it isn’t quite as tall as I expected.  (Yes, the pattern said 10″; no, I guess I can’t read.)

  • While at a quilting retreat with my Aunt Bertha in Alabama, I made this fun top from the book One-derful 1-Fabric Quilts by Kay Nickols.  My original fabric was a border stripe.

One Fabric Quilt


This is two rows, and I have completed six rows with one more to go.  The original fabric:

One Fabric Q fabric

  • Bertha and I also made Bow Tucks bags — well, hers is done, mine is not, so no photo.

Goals for this week:  Finish the Bow Tucks bag, and finish the blue one-fabric top.

Linking to Patchwork Times’ Design Wall Monday post.

Be sure to stop back this week and see how I’m getting my scraps under control, and some quilt-room photos.

— Sue

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