Category Sewing

Purses and pieces

I had imagined I would have time to finish some projects while on shift, yet I feel with the period half over I haven’t accomplished as much as I should. Despite working on many projects. My daughter asked for a bag to carry her new clarinet, and we picked the Sew Sturdy messenger bag from […]

A Gift for Lisa (TGIFF)

I tried to resist jumping in with another swap, but I rationalized that it wouldn’t take too much time. On Instagram #saturdaynightcraftalong is a fun group around the globe (starting in Australia) who share their crafty endeavours. This is the second year for a little gift swap at the end of the calendar year. My […]

Next mystery steps

For the second step in Bonnie Hunter’s mystery, we were making half square triangles. As I cut them out I realized that I will have a couple of days away at our shared cottage later in the month, and I could bring my featherweight…so I’m concentrating on just getting each clue cut out and I’ll […]

A not so little finish

I made another pair of Sunny Days shorts (free pattern from Oliver + S) this summer. I selected this lovely Rifle Paper Co fabric from another local quilt shop, Annie’s Quilt Shop in Newcastle, Ontario, knowing I would have scraps to add to my stash. I’ve made this pattern in sizes 5, 6, 8, and […]

Finale to the bag of the month

I didn’t plan on making 5 out of the 6 patterns from the 2018 bag of the month club, but somehow it happened. With the warmer weather, quilts are less appealing as a sewing activity so I pulled out the pieces of the March Stargazer bag. Patterns are never written the way I want to […]

Another new purse

The bag of the month club has been a great investment as a series of tutorials in bag-making but creates a new squirrel every month when the next pattern comes out. I was determined to use piecing for May, since I am a quilter, after all. Once the pattern came out, it didn’t seem suited […]

Seductive Projects

The projects you start and work on when there are other projects waiting patiently for their turn. For me that’s the Bag of the Month club for March and April. March in particular had a lot of pieces to cut out, and a lot of interfacing to fuse in place. I am excited to use […]

Work in progress Thursday

I’ve been flitting from one project to another like a butterfly. It is nice to have my Pfaff back from her trip to my local quilting shop for a general dusting –nothing significant needed but with the amount I sew, it was definitely time at the age of two for a checkup. I finished basting […]

The Podium Bag (A finish)

Well folks, I did it! I met my goal for 2018 of making some bags (or at least one) by completing January’s Bag of the Month, a pattern by ChrisW Designs. I would have actually completed this in January if the rivets I had ordered had come in sooner. I has some challenges installing them, […]

Let the bag making commence

I certainly have made bags before, and I’m usually bad about exactly following a pattern, so this post is to document all the changes I have made to the Podium Bag, which is January’s pattern for the bag of the month club. At least so far. First off, I hadn’t checked the printout size, but […]