Happy Tuesday! How did your week go? I finished my last quilt and wrote a Finished Friday post too. I feel like this year is already going so differently from last. I am able to focus a lot more on my sewing, and that makes me feel so joyful!
When I wrote last week’s To-Do list I was hopeful that I would be able to choose my fabrics for the February Bag Of The Month Club, The Window Shopper by Mrs. H. I chose to use the Melody Miller Black & White Typewriters from the Black & White line by Cotton + Steel for the outer fabric. The lining of the bag is the grey Newsprint fabric from the Cottage Garden line by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. I am using the Making Waves print in Ink from Tula Pink’s True Colors line as the accent and pocket fabric. I will be using black faux leather/vinyl for the bottom and gussets, as well as the straps.
I had extra time so I cut out the pattern pieces and attached interfacings. I didn’t have much time to work on the bag, but did manage to put a zippered pocket on the back main panel. This bag is going to be bigger than I expected. I was worried about the size being too large, but since it is designed to be a shopping tote bag, I think the size will be great for that purpose. I am changing the pattern up a bit, to make it fit my preferences in a bag. I will talk about them more when the bag is finished.
On another note, Jennifer, The Inquiring Quilter, is going to be hosting a Quilt Along with her new pattern, Stepping Stones. I loved the scrappy version of this quilt the moment I saw it. I have a specific person in mind for this quilt, so I am excited to start participating. The timing is just right for me as the quilt along begins in mid-March. I will no longer be working at that time so I will have availability for adding sewing projects to my list. If you would like to see the schedule and/or get more information about the quilt along click the button below:
This week my goals are to finish the Window Shopper Tote. What about you? Do you have any specific things you would like to accomplish this week?
This week’s To-Do list:
- Assemble and finish Window Shopper Tote
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