|Do you see the scrap from the Seashell runner? Lower rh corner|
|Chain sew the pairs together, alternating the direction the seams are pressed; sew each pair, aka "book" to the pair below it|
|Press the seams of one double column down, the other up; notice how everything nests perfectly?|
|Second side done|
Franken-batted some pieces together from my leftovers and quilted away. I had a great Gutermann sparkly thread that is pretty thick, so I did some bobbin work. Started just doing a simple meander, and then pow! I thought why not try one of Christina's designs from her new book, Step By Step Free Motion Quilting book I just received? And the first design in the book, called Cherish, was an open, simple meander-type design! Love it. Nope did not rip out the beginning meander. It's just a bag for moi, no pattern, making it up as I go.
|and the back|
With right sides together, sew the remaining two sides of the little bag together, pivoting at the bottom corner, backstitching at beginning and end and remembering to leave your zipper open so you can turn the bag right sides out! I did not box the bottom; I just wanted a small pouch type bag.
Cut a piece of fabric 16 1/2 (mine was 16 3/8 after quilting) by 8.5". Sew the sides and bottom together so it looks like your pouch. I turned the top edge of my lining over 1/4" and topstitched it in preparation for somehow stitching it to the wrong side of the zipper... I used a laminated Kona, so generously given to me by Lara earlier this winter. It is just terrific for bag linings!
So I pinned it in place, wrong side of lining to wrong side of zipper, and then carefully, with my walking foot, and decorative thread in the needle, topstitched on the quilted side of the bag, catching the lining exactly on the topstitched line! Rather like machine stitching the binding down to the back of the quilt from the front side of the quilt, if that makes sense. I couldn't get all the way around because of the zipper ends, so I got as far as I could, about 2/3 of each side, and then handstitched the remainder of the lining to the inside wrong side of the zipper. The zipper is now encased between the wrong sides of both the lining and the outer bag.
And another shot of the latest gloves under construction inside the little bag.
And it is official: I have joined in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, RSC 2015, over at SoScrappy. I love scraps, in large part because looking at a block, I not only see the block as a whole, I see the pieces of past quilts.
When I saw this Cow Block at Piecemeal Quilts, that Leeanna is also doing for the RSC Challenge, it all fell into place: this quilt is going to my aunt for her birthday in December, when she will be 75. She IS a farmer. A farmer's wife, and a farmer's daughter. I will be incorporating a couple of other farm-themed blocks in with the cows for her quilt. One thing I know for sure is that there will be a minimum of 12 cows in the colours of the rainbow in her quilt. Here is my progress so far this morning:
Fleurs, sigh. My stash is calling me...but I will wait until the snow is gone, thank you very much!
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