Monday, August 1, 2011
Focusing for August
These two hobo bags are complete. I added a D-ring to the brown one to make the strap longer, which is what one of the moms wanted to do. The blue one used the rest of a fabric that I have loved. Both of these will be samples for future workshops. The quilting is simple, and both bags are terrific. So, enough about purses for the time being.
byannie.com - such a great purse lining. This pattern called for quilted material, and the bag would go together quickly if that was the starting point. Since I quilted my own, I had to adapt the pattern directions. Easy enough at this point.
The only thing I would change now is the straps. For such a hefty bag, they should be wider. Next time.
The inside of the bag has three pockets - the one here and then one on either end of the interior. I like how the zipper goes all the way across the bag, giving easy access to all parts of the interior.
Ebony and is now ready to bind - the binding fabric is in the bottom right corner.
Finally, a jazz friend of John's has some interesting t-shirts and wants a reversible lap quilt with his shirts. He's a graphic designer and knows precisely what he wants. It was good to work with someone who knew exactly what fabrics he wanted incorporated into his quilt. So far I've stabilized these shirts with a thin fusible interfacing - just something to stop the stretching so I could cut them accurately.
Here's to August and a continuation of the dog days of summer. I love my studio air conditioning.