When I'm away from the studio, I am constantly making lists of fabrics, quilts, and things I want to do. By the time we got home, this list was pretty long. So my first day in the studio, completely devoted to what I want to do, I'm paralyzed and can't decide which of these projects to start on. Instead of dithering on what to do, I immediately went to my favorite fabric (AGF Bonnie Christine's Hello Bear) and my favorite purse pattern - Sara Lawson's "Hey Mercedes" from her Windy City Bags book. I love the size of this purse and made it before using Yoshiko Jinzenji fabrics. And of course this fabric matches the Sloan Travel Bag (also a Sara Larson pattern) I use.
|The other side has a wonderfully deep pocket.|
|The side gusset becomes an interesting design detail when done in a contrasting fabric.|
The Marcia Derse fabrics will become the above quilt. I already have my cheat sheet for the cutting measurements. I've made this quilt before - grandson Ryan has it at Ball State. But I need to make another.
And what about these Marcia Derse fabrics? They are the only ones that don't play nicely with all the others. A nice napping quilt perhaps? I have already made a winter quilt for our bed, a table runner, and an Aragon bag. But I'm just not quite finished with these fabrics...
And here's the one project with a December deadline. All the strips are sewn and need to have the background added. I have the fabrics and even know what measurements I need to use.
It's just a matter of getting started! No more purses...for a while... Just quilts.