Friday Finish(es)!

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.

Velcro Zipper Pouch

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.

Zipper tote, handbag, quilted bag

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.

Fig Tree Somerset Hourglass block

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 🙂

Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts, Pink Doxies Pet Project Show and Show Off Saturday.

Have a great weekend everyone!



About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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7 Responses to Friday Finish(es)!

  1. Susan says:

    Nice to be able to meet some weekly goals! Congratulations on how much you did this week. I love that a new project sneaked in there.

  2. GeminiJen NZ says:

    Gorgeous fabric on the bag! I am mixed about lists – some days they work for me, other days nope! Good luck with your plans!

  3. Jasmine says:

    I am a list maker as well. They keep me functioning. 🙂 I hope your hubby is enjoying his pouches. I think your bag looks great, but can see how quilting it more densely would have helped.

  4. I love lists! (I will admit to sometimes writing things on the list just so I can cross them off and have a sense of accomplishment). Have you tried Wonderlist (an iphone app)? It is a great list app. Great projects too, I like the idea of the pouches in the cooler.

  5. soma1773 says:

    Same here! Can’t do anything without a list. I thought it was ridiculous at first, but I am very glad of my project list. The pouches looks so great, thanks for the tip on velcro. That is a very nice looking bag. I also love the look that interfacing provides. Great piecing on that hourglass block. I am looking forward to seeing your FMQ page 🙂


  6. Diane says:

    I, too, am a list maker but have never thought to carry it over to my quilting. What a great idea! Thanks for pointing out the obvious to me. Productivity is not my main concern since for me quilting is a hobby, not a business, but not forgetting all those things I want to do… priceless. Prioritizing them will be an added perk. Thanks for the tip.

  7. Wow, congratulations on the really productive week! The pouches for your husband look great; I hope he is already getting good use out of them. And a whole unexpected quilt top pieced? Awesome!!

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