Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Bag Pattern - and some channel quilting

You guessed it:  time for another bag pattern.  Here are all the parts ready to go - back body, front body, side panels, lining, interfacings, zippers, handles.  The pattern is the Dot Dash Dot bag by Sara Lawson.  Sara is a Chicagoan and experiencing some success with her printed patterns and a book she has coming out.    I have used two of her PDF patterns, including the Aeroplane Bag.  Sara's patterns are pretty, well-tested, and include excellent directions.  I can't wait to get started on this one!

This Trip Around the World is one of the charity quilts for my Chicago Modern Quilt Guild's Teen Living outreach.  It was tied at the August meeting, and I just this week channel-quilted the outer three borders using a heavy-weight thread (17wt) on the top, and a thinner thread (50 wt) in the bottom and a lengthened stitch.  The quilting is more noticeable, and I like this effect.  My machine seemed to like this as well.  It is now waiting for binding by Eileen! 

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