Got it done last night! Honestly, this is embarrassing how some of these projects got stuck with maybe an hour or two's worth of sewing. This took me an hour to complete. I already had the main bag body fully complete. I think the stall happened because I bought the wrong length of zipper....and then got side-tracked onto another project.
I had already made one of these bags for myself, and two for friends,
and was impressed by the simplicity of construction, the clear
instructions and the overall finished product.
Here it is in the original pics of the projects:
If the fabrics remind you of Provence, France, you are spot on, as that is where I bought them! I bought enough to make a quilt, which has had some pieces added from my stash, and a basic idea for a pattern, but nothing made yet. No, I did not bring that project with me!
Do you see the difference in threads used to quilt the bags? I used Sulky Blendables on the pink one, so you can really see the thread, since it's literally raised up off the fabric. For the Provence bag I used a Sulky gold rayon to quilt and then an Isacord red to attach the zipper and its casing. I might use my Provence bag for carrying around sewing supplies. Haven't decided. A girl can never have too many cosmetic cases.
The pattern is Lazy Girl Designs #106. Hey! By checking that link, I just discovered she is on Craftsy too! I'll be checking her out!
Today I plan to work on my Self Round Robin on an orphan block for my Kingsville Guild (I'm 2 months behind, egad). The first round was to add a stripe, so I created my own stripe fabric by piecing strips of the fabric I used in the original appliquéd block.
I have to do flying geese and some appliqué. Then I have to email a guild member to find out what is due for this month! So I guess I'm nearly 3 months behind. Gulp.