Sunday, April 7, 2013

After Sewing Summit Swap

At Sewing Summit, I got to spend some time with a lot of people.  But there was a group of about 9 of us who really hit it off, so we decided that in addition to the Post Sewing Summit Swap we'd do a smaller, more intimate swap.  I received my package from Paula, and of course started using my bags right away!  She sent me two new grocery bags--and a Jane Market Bag which I have since decided was too pretty to put groceries in so now it's my knitting bag.

I was assigned to make something for Leigh.  She asked for zipper pouches, or potholders, or something for her kitchen, but when I sat down to plan the project, I was so uninspired.  So I decided to let the fabric choose for me--I started piecing scraps and an unloved Farmer's Wife block.  I made two panels.  Then I sandwiched those with some fusible fleece and a backing fabric, and quilted dense straight lines all over.  At this point I knew I had a tote bag on my hands, so I finished putting it together and coupled the bag with a cute quilting notebook and sent the entire package off to England!


Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

I love the bags she made for you! One can never have enough bags.

Or zipper pouches.

Jessie Keating said...

AHAHAHAHA! Seriously, I have about a zillion.