|see the little scissors on the zip?|
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?
Linking to:design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts