Wine Gift Bag
With the sun getting lower in the sky, it’s hard to find a spot to take pictures. I had to go out to the front yard and take one by the gate.
This is a free embroidery pattern from Sulky Threads. You just have to give them your email address to access their free projects. (And I haven’t recieved a ton of email from them!)
Sew – what did I learn while making this project?
- I learned that it stitched out WAY better with batting and stabilizer than with just stabilizer. Since I wanted to give the bag more body – I stitched it out again with batting.
- At the end, the instructions tell you to make a “cat ear,” but neglects to tell you how big to make the ear. Thankfully, I had made a few bags with boxed bottoms, so I knew what to do. I sewed mine about 1″ from the corner. It was perfect. I also found that tacking the “ear” down one the bag made with batting made it so the bag would not stand on it’s own. So, I cut it off and it stands very nicely! However, on the one without batting, it is fine with the cat ear tacked down.
- The instructions tell you to cut the rope / ribbon/ bias tape in half, but do not tell you how long to cut it in the first place. I cut the ribbon at 1 yard, and when cut in half, I had (2) 18″ pieces.
Two bags are made, but since we only had one bottle of wine in the house – I only took a picture of one bag. This used a total of 1 yard of fabric.
Another NEW start?
Oh dear!!! Yes. I need a quilt for a Christmas gift. For awhile I thought Irish Snails was going to be the gift. And, the more I quilted it, the more I knew that it was not to be. SEW … I started “4 Patch Charm Quilt” from Tamarack Shack. A co-worker had made this quilt and I fell in love with it! The pattern calls for 3 charm packs … but I used 24 squares from a layer cake (10″ squares). I cut them and made my own 5″ charms. The layer cake was not on the UFO list – because until I saw this pattern, I had NO idea what I would make with the layer cake. It was bought EONS ago … my cousin, from Ontario, had brought her Dad to visit a friend and we ended up going out to Hamels and I fell in love with the browns / beiges of the layer cake. (How long ago was that, Connie?)
I started this quilt yesterday and got all the blocks made. I’ve started webbing the blocks together … then all I need to do is add the borders, quilt, bind, make a label and call ‘er done! Easy … should be done in time for Christmas … but ideally, I’d like it done before the weekend so that delivery is easier. BUT, we have company from the interior coming for a couple of nights and have a breakfast date later in the week in Vancouver with friends from Australia (we haven’t seen them for about 23 years!) And, I work 2 full days this week. Sew … quilting time will be greatly decreased!
Summary: 2 UFOs to complete … 1 new start to complete
Good Fortune: Bonnie Hunter Mystery
I have not finished Clue 1 – a few more are done since I took this picture, and I’ve got some of Clue 2 done. (I’ve decided on teal for red / navy for blue). I still don’t know what my other colours will be. Green? Mauve? Grey? Pink?
Bonnie’s Monday Linkup for Clue 2 is HERE.
Irish Snails is still being quilted. The 4 Patch Charm quilt is next in line, then a UFO baby quilt.
NEWS FLASH!!!!! I did not buy any fabric this week!!! Nope, not an inch of fabric! And neither did my husband! grin grin grin!
- Fabric Used this week: 1 yards
- Fabric Used this year: 264.1 yards
- Fabric Added this Week: 0
- Fabric Added this Year: 109.3 yards
- Net Fabric Used for 2018: 154.8 yards
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- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
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