This week has been rather productive but not a lot to show for it just yet.
I am starting my first sewing course on Tuesday which I am very excited about. The course covers patchwork so I am hoping to pick up a few tips on how to do things better. I received my list of class requirements last week and have got everything ready to go. When I looked at what I needed to take I decided I was going to need to something to carry it all. A tote bag it was. I have made a few bags since starting sewing but am no expert so I was really happy with myself when I made the tote (lined) without needing to refer to any tutorials or patterns. I've learnt something :)
Everything fits very nicely!
On one side I made a pocket to hold my purse and phone.
On the other side the pocket will hold my rotary cutter and cottons.
The other finish this week was the Firefly quilt from a few weeks ago. I was waiting for my new sewing machine before i quilted this one. Well I have my new machine which was a lot sooner than expected but I am thoroughly enjoying it. When we have some nicer weather I will take some photos and share some thoughts on it. For now here is the quilt. You can find the tutorial at Canoe Ridge Creations.
It has been a dreary day so the photos are a little dark. This time I did wacky lines all over the quilt. I kept them fairly well spaced so the quilt would still be soft. The binding was completed with left over fabric from the quilt top.
I couldn't believe how much easier it was to quilt and also bind with my new machine.
I've got a few works in progress which I'll share Wednesday. As well as another finish that I didn't get time to photograph.
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