Saturday, September 28, 2019

sewing Saturday... still blue (scraps)

see the little scissors on the zip?
back to the blues scrap bin this week.
I bought a sewing box at a quilt show, for my friend Mary's birthday. I asked the maker to make one for my friend Nancy with pugs on it and she declined.
So I figured I had to figure out how to make one and did. 
from the scrap bin
I think the pattern may be available on etsy if you want to hunt it down. (this just in, someone said the pattern was available at fat quarter shop here
Note: it was difficult to sew with angles and thickness of supplies. I had to hand stitch the binding down at the end. It doesn't fold as well as the one I bought too. I used peltex but suspect the other one used bonsal.
The zipper separates so you can store tools in it to go to a retreat, then unzip and voila!
a little tray to hold things next to the machine!Please make it easy on yourself and hunt down the pattern! I don't mind some glitches in the finished product. 

Aside from that, I finished (possibly) the blocks for my king sized lattice quilt... 
and sewed them in groups of 3X3 into sort of 9 patches. Easier to cope with on the design wall. I'm now sewing the remaining blocks, mostly blues, 
into 9 patches, then I can start to sew all of them together into the top. I suspect I'll prefer sewing an additional 76 blocks to give myself more hangover on the bed, but there's a chance I'll put a border instead if I find a good one. 

I went to a sewing expo with my friend Mary yesterday, purchased a few items like some more neutral hand dyes, and a flannel Christmas panel to make a TV watching throw. It was so stimulating to see the expo and think of all the things I could make... right? We'll all finish our projects right? 

BWAAAAA-HAHAHAHAHA

Linking to:
design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
lovelaughquilt.mondays

20 comments:

  1. Love the scissors zipper pull! Your quilt is coming along fabulously. Love it♥

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  2. Your quilt is awesome! Cute bag and I think your zipper pull is awesome.

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  3. That is a cute zippered tote! You've had some fun in your sewing room!

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  4. That zipper bag is cool. Love how the quilt is coming along!

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  5. The colors came together beautifully!! So sorry I'm unable to quilt it for you...in my downsizing efforts my long-arm is only set up to quilt up to full size quilts.

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  6. I think you did a great job figuring out that zipper pouch! It looks like the interfacing you used will really help it keep its shape. I love how your lattice quilt is looking, too, LeeAnna - so colorful and happy!

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  7. What an adorable and ever so sweet sewing bag! Love the blue.

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  8. I'm loving your lattice quilt. I made one for my kids a few years ago. Your sewing box turned out great! Thanks for sharing the pattern too! Have a great week!

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  9. Hi LeeAnna,
    Starting projects is so cool!
    Lattice quilt is growing so fast!
    hugs,
    Joanne

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  10. That lattice quilt is so pretty. That's a pretty cool sewing box!

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  11. The sewing box is really nice and so useful! That Lattice Quilt is just so beautiful. Love all the colors!

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  12. Dream on, Leaanna! I will definitely check out that cute little box. I had one bag class that used Bonsal and I failed. 'Nuf said.

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  13. I admire people who make boxes and purses. Good for you for trying it out... even without the pattern. The colors of your Lattice look lovely. It will make an attractive bed quilt - very inviting.

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  14. Your zipper box turned out so nice! But the lattice quilt...it's gorgeous!

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  15. That's going to be a beautiful lattice quilt. Did you select the blocks for your 9-patches, or just pick them randomly from the pile? Good luck making more: 76 is roughly 1/3 of the number you already have which should be possible, as long as you're not bored with them. This design is on my list too. I look forward to seeing how you finish it.

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  16. Your 'lattice' quilt simply keeps getting better & better, I love it!

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  17. Your lattice quilt is looking amazing, and I LOVE that bag. Thanks for sharing the pattern! You are so sweet to make one for your friend with pugs on it!

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  18. Love your lattice quilt, it's really coming along well. Are you using mostly florals, or are the blocks a mixture of designs?

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  19. Oh your lattice quilt is so pretty!

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