On Monday I shared with you my sewing goals for the week. Overall, I am a list maker. Lists keep me organized and on track. But I usually don’t use lists for my quilting. That’s gonna change! I have managed to get so much accomplished this week and I feel so good about my progress. So from now on I’m writing it down!
I finished two zipper pouches for hubby. They were quick and easy – the most difficult part was ironing on the Velcro without melting it. 🙂 I used Velcro Fusion on the pouch, and a regular stick on Velcro for the cooler. I’m pretty comfortable with those choices, as the pouches won’t be removed often. If they were going to be taken out often, I probably would have used a sew in Velcro.
The lining is fabric I had in my stash; it came from JoAnn’s a while ago.
I made myself a new handbag for spring and overall I’m happy with it. For other bags I have used a heavier home decor fabric that I quilted and it gave the bags a nice structure. For this bag I used quilting cotton which I quilted. It has a nice soft feel to it, but it looks ‘limpy’ – I definitely should have used interfacing on both the outside and lining panels. Qulting it more densely would have helped too.
I will probably sew up another bag because this one is driving me a bit nuts with the way it feels and hangs. I’m counting this as one of those live and learn lessons…..
I was able to finish two more pages for my FMQ ‘book’. Yay! I am going to post them on their own page so they will be organized in one place and easy to find. Hopefully I will get that page up over the weekend.
The hourglass blocks are coming along. I was able to do some sewing on those and can’t wait to start laying these out in some sort of design.
And last, but certainly not least, I cut and pieced a quilt top! This wasn’t even on the list. Whew! It is a rainbow quilt, which I have wanted to do for a while. I ordered matching threads last night, so I’m excited to get started on the quilting.
That’s it for this week. I hope you had a productive sewing week. I still have plenty to keep me busy so I better get another list made 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!