I have made 3 Sew Together Bags by Sew Demented. Can we say lots of zippers. Here are links to My First, Second and Third bags.
I have a small group of girlfriends from high school (that was a long time ago, 1974) and we try to get together at least once a year. It was time for a get together and I always like to take a little something to share, so it was time to make a few more Sew Together Bags. Only five of us will be getting together this time and we are headed to one of the girls place in Northern Michigan sitting on a great lake (not one of the GREAT Lakes, but still a great lake).
Thankfully I have some zippers in my stash from Zipit Zippers. And I my first two bags made are just hanging around the house waiting for a home. I only need to make two more bags. Just need to find some fabric that goes with my zippers.
Here is the fabric I ended up using.
Now that I have made a few bags, it doesn’t take to long to get one finished. I have looked many places for tips on making these bags. The printed directions are directions and for someone like me (sometimes pattern reading challenged) pictures help. The Quiilt Barn- Sew Together Bag Sew Along is the best. Her pictures and breakdown of each step makes this bag easy.
Here are the finished bags.
I still need to work on my binding sewing by machine.
Here are the four bags that made the trip.
I also brought each a book, The Girls from Ames, it is about a group of girls from Ames and their friendship over 40 years.
We had a great weekend.
I am linking up with
Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Whoop! Whoop!
Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish It Up Friday
It is late in the month and I hadn’t even started my OMG for July. So this morning I got started. Decided on a NoodeHead – Wide Open Zipper Bag
This appeared to be such an easy pattern and my sister had bought some cute fabric, wanting a few bags. Off I go to do my bags.
She had bought the material when we were down in Shipshewanna, IN last month. It is very cute and they vendor had added the vinyl to the fabric.
Here is my bag. It was a bit bulky in the lining, since I lined it with vinyl fabric too. Too much bulk for the inside seams, along with the interfacing. Maybe I should have tried without the interfacing.
I am modifying my July OMG from 3 bags to 1. I need to decide if I want to use the remaining vinyl fabric for bags or thread catchers or something else.
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts – OMG
July has flown by, I started All In Good Time back in June and finished it earlier this month. Thought I would get back to updating my projects on the blog.
I used Kate Spain Early Bird and love how it turned out.
The only thing I changed on the pattern was the piano key corners. I wasn’t crazy about trying to do the mitered corners, so I changed up to blocks the same as the borders.
Went with my favorite striped binding.
I think I am getting better at this machine binding thing!!! Here’s how this one looked. Thinking if I change to 2 1/4 stripes for my binding it may be great!
I am off to start my July One Monthly Goal. I know I realize it is the 26th of July. Thankfully my July OMG isn’t too tough.
Linking up with
Mid Week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wait Loss Wednesday at Inquiring Quilter
Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
Work In Progress with Friends at Mama Spark’s World
I finished this quilt last month, but never posted, so here it is.
It was started in May, Purple Diamonds. I had a few popped seams that are now fixed, so here is the finish.
In the beginning I wasn’t that crazy about the fabric. It was one of those great buys, but not sure what I was going to do with the layer cake. Of course for me HSTs when I want a quick quilt and not to much thinking.
I love how the back came out with the simple straight line quilting. It was my first time using variegated thread and I like it.
Today I am linking up with Live Love Laugh Quilt – Making It Monday and Cooking Up Quilts – MCM