Before I show some of the last weeks creativity a reminder that this week from Thursday is Sewing for Pleasure: Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch/Hobbycraft event at the NEC Birmingham.
For tickets and info follow this link:- http://www.ichf.co.uk/sewingforpleasure/
I made a bag from bits cut from the fabrics I am using for the backings and frames for my scrap quilt (still a work in progress). I love it, the size, I thought might have been a bit small, is actually really good for me; just one thing I need to add a closure to the top, I don’t like it so open as I am a bit o.c.d. when it comes to security and having had a handbag stolen sometime ago (with my whole life in it) I really don’t want to have anything lifted from this one.
To quilt the bag quickly I just used an orange variegated cotton thread and the fly stitch built into my machine over all the sections except where the final construction appears. Would I construct the bag in the same way next time – well, no. I am already working on another bag this time using some layer cake squares I have left over form something else; I would also add internal pockets and consider some form of internal closure.
Below is a quilt created in EQ7 which can be made from a Jelly Roll, although you will find fabric requirements attached.
Please click on the following links for the block diagram easy georgia block , the rotary cutting info easy georgia rotary cutting instructions and the fabric requirements easy georgia fabric requirements.