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