I already posted pictures of the fabric, but I have finally starting cutting into it. I decided to start pre-washing my fabric, so I had to wash and iron these before I was ready to begin. Washing all of my fabric stash has become a huge project that I probably won't finish until after Christmas.
I am planning to make several shopping totes using the Heather Bailey pattern, New Leaf Folding Totes.These will be Christmas gifts so I really need to get to work.
This weekend I am going on a sewing retreat with the Austin Modern Quilt Guild, I am a member (and officer) of that group. I am really excited to have some dedicated sewing time without the distractions of my computer and the pile of laundry that needs to be ironed.
This will be another Heather Bailey bag. The carrot fabric is technically my lining, but this bag is reversible! I am so excited to see how it turns out; it may be a Christmas gift for someone, but honestly I may need to keep it for myself as an early birthday present.
Here are some rough photos of a quilt that my cousin Robin and I are working on together. Our grandma will be turning 82 right after Christmas and we decided to each make a quilt top and sandwich them back to back to make one quilt for her. We quilted it last Saturday on the long arm, and it did not turn out well. We decided to rip it out and quilt again on December 3rd. That gives us just enough time to add the binding, take some pictures, and wrap it up for Grandma.
|Robin's quilt top: Kona white and various Moda fabrics|
|My quilt top: at least seven batiks from The Quilt Store|