These two Tudors are complete. I am going to hang onto the multi-colored one for a while. The other is for my Quilty Melissa. I love the size of these bags. In both, in addition to simple inner pockets, there is a sleeve for a water bottle. Melissa's bag has some faux textured leather on the bottom and lower sides. It was easier to work with than I anticipated, and I still under Soft and Stable, a foam interfacing, under it.
And here's my new rule: For every completed new project, I have to do a UFO. Because - seriously - we all have an end/expiration date. (Relax - everything is fine - just a reality check). I found these blue blocks from the Janet Clare line Aubade. I made them at the winter retreat last January. After putting them on the design wall, I was pretty uninspired. So then I thought about the disappearing 9-patch. I sewed 9 blocks together and then center cut them into four blocks. When I put them together (sew below), meh...
So then I began to think about separating the blocks, giving them some
space to breathe, and putting them on point. And look! Now I have some
space to do some hand-quilting in the big empty blocks. I will tuck
this away until next winter. Now? I can go back to another tote back
I have a new product that Holly and Sarah got for me at the last QuiltCon - it's a paper fabric for bags and totes. It is sturdy, can be washed and distressed, and is pretty intriguing. I can't decide whether to to use Soft and Stable with it as well. I do know I'm doing another Tudor. But I am not finished with the faux leather and might start another one - see below. Or maybe I'll just work on both at once... And then back to another UFO...you get the idea...and period purses...