Friday, November 19, 2010

Bag it

This week I have been busy working on the sashing of my scrappy quilt. I was having a lot of problems with my seams matching...and I obsess about this. Finally today, I figured out what the problem was. I used one of those ruler/cutters that has slots in it to cut strips. But unfortunately, my cuts were still not accurate. Some of them were the 2 1/2 inches that they were supposed to be; others were actually about 1/8 inch bigger. The only thing I can think of is that perhaps when cutting, my rotary cutter leaned in the slot or the slot spread while I was cutting. Now that I figured out what was wrong, I am able to make adjustments in the quilt. Some seams still are not the greatest but at least the quilt is beginning to look better.  Oh, I can't wait for Santa to bring me that GO strip cutter.

 (Oh, please disregard the spray bottle and stained ironing board in the following picture. Just look at the bag!)

 At the October meeting for my applique guild, one of the members, Marion,  showed us a purse she had made and mentioned how simple it was. It was her own pattern. She agreed to show us after this month's meeting so a bunch of us stayed after the meeting and made purses. I had this fabric in my stash and decided to use it up as a trial. Now, I think I will make more since the purse was simple.  Her samples had beaded trim but this fabric did not go with any of the trim that she brought to share. So I was just going to leave the trim off. But one other member had this trim that went so well with the fabric.  Thanks, Joan. It was fun to see everyone's fabric and how the purses turned out.

Three more days of PT this week. It does seem to be helping some. The people at PT are so fun to be with, I almost think I will miss them when this is over...but that will be a while yet.

11 comments:

JustCindy said...

What an adorable bag! I thought you had made all those little hexes. Enjoy the bag!

Needled Mom said...

That bag is gorgeous!!!

QuiltSue said...

What a great bag, and the trimm really does work brilliantly with the fabric.

Pat said...

That is such a cute bag!!! And how lucky that you had such a terrific fabric to use for it.

sewmeow said...

You will love your GO cutter when you get it. You'll wonder how you ever got along without it. Accurate cuts....yay!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

sewmeow said...

You will love your GO cutter when you get it. You'll wonder how you ever got along without it. Accurate cuts....yay!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Micki said...

I love your hexie bag...just so stunning! You will love the GO. It makes cutting so quick!
Micki

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your bag! It's fun to make the totes that are not so complicated! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane ♥

Julia said...

Love the bag...the trim really finishes it off nicely..
I have the Go on order ...it's my christmas present to me..like you I can't wait either..
Julia ♥

Kim D. said...

Your bag is adorable! I'll stop in again to see if you make more. I've been wanting that Go Cutter also. Maybe I'll have to put a bug in Santa's ear. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nancy said...

Cute bag! I don't use all the bags I make, but can't stop making them anyway. Everyone raves about the GO Cutters. Hope you enjoy yours. There will be projects galore coming out of your sewing room!