Tuesday, December 17, 2013
work in progress Wednesday...
I have been working on a number of Christmas gifts. Which I cannot share because the recipients read my blog. So what I will show you is another Perfectly Quilted Totes in progress. This is a fabulous Elizabeth Hartman pattern and I have made several of them already. This is the wide tote. I have to say that Elizabeth writes really excellent patterns. The only thing I changed with this is to make the inside facing and the outside top panel deeper. I decided to do this to make the stitching around the magnetic snap easier. It was an inspired idea. I just increased the two pieces by 1/2" and it made all the difference. This is also a great pattern to use up scraps! And this is destined to be a gift for a friend. I think it is just the thing!
I am also sharing what I found on Sunday afternoon when I decided it might be time to give my sewing machine a bit of a clean out. This is evidence of the fact that I have been sewing. Gack! Look at all the fluff! Seriously. So yes, I am sewing but I am just not sharing! I actually took out the vacuum cleaner to tackle this fluff-fest!
Linking up with the Needle and Thread Network and Lee at Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday.