Monday, October 29, 2012

This week's finishes...

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.

I am linking to Sew Monday

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the quilt - it looks great and being a fan of minimal quilting ( because I want my quilts to be soft, soft, soft) I wholeheartedly approve of your quilting!!! And I love the fabric you made your tote from - is it a Prints Charming one by any chance?? Cheers, Karen