Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Wednesday WIP





When I was at my sewing day on Sunday,  Deb showed us the great tote bag she received in a swap.  It is the Winslow Market Tote, and because it is not quilted, just interfaced it can roll up when not in use.  It was surprisingly roomy and  because I was only using a paper shopping bag, (admittedly a very nice one) when travelling with all my sewing supplies, I thought I needed to make myself one.

After a lot of deliberating over fabric combinations, I chose a mix of Tula Pink's Moonshine, some Julianna Horner,  Cotton & Steel and a red check from DS fabrics for the lining.  Shopping the stash here.  I even had thread in all the right colours too, and just enough interfacing.

All was going well, until it came to attaching the base to the front and back bag panels.  Help - I was two inches short.  Somehow I had cut my base to 18" not 19", and then to make matters worse,  I missed the vital instruction that all seam allowances were 1/2" not 1/4 ".

So after some remedial cutting, and patching, I have nearly made a bag, based on the pattern, but with some unique design  features of my own.  Now there is just the lining to make, some corners to trim, the putting it all together and finishing off with some top stitching. That might be the weekend's job.

I am also still working on my pieces for the Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL, so far four blocks have been completed, number five will, hopefully be started tonight.


Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, you have been busy, the blocks look amazing. I love the bag.

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  2. Love the Tula Pink bag!! And I may have to try that paper pieced bell!! Really cool.

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  3. I am in love with those trees!!! Oh my!!! And your bag is fantastic friend!! Looks like your sewing day was a great success!! Happy almost Thursday to you!! Nicole xo

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  4. Love the fabrics in your new tote bag! Your LMCSampler blocks are looking light & bright - I see the snow crystal went together beautifully!
    Linda

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  5. My goodness, you have been so busy!! Your bag is lovely and will be great for your sewing things, and your quilt blocks, well, what can I say!! They are of course stunning!!!!! I love the snowflake and the trees especially. xx

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  6. Love your bag. You are doing so well on your projects!

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  7. Nice bag - and I really love those sampler blocks - very Christmassy!

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  8. Love those blocks - what a great collection so far - cant wait to see more! And oh no! feeling you on the bag troubles! Glad you were able to remedy and looking forward to seeing the results!

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  9. Your bag looks lovely! And I adore those blocks you've made!

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  10. That bag is fabulous ... perfect for carting Christmas presents in too :)

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