I had finished all the handwork (applique and embroidery) on this bag (Simply Sonja by Hugs n Kisses) awhile back, but it got tucked away in a tidy up, unfinished. I dragged it out on Sunday and honestly the hardest thing was going down the street to buy the fusible pellon and the zip....hard because I had brought two zips the day prior, but they were too short!
The reason I feel in love with this bag was the pretty handwork on one side and the vinyl on the others, so you can SEE what is in the bag....because I loose things all the time!
The zip is supposed to be on of the lace type, which suit this method of putting the bag together. My normal zip protested a bit (bit of puckering), but also likely to do with sewing it directly onto the vinyl. I will be on the look out for some lace zips, because I would like to make a few more of these bags as gifts.
I also finished this wool cushion (previous weekend) by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin that appeared in October 2017 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. It took way longer to make the tiny half square triangles then I thought. But all along I knew that this was not going to be a wall hanging. The original pattern has a nice wide border with more wool pumpkins stitched on, but I am about out of wall space and so a cushion it had to be.
Apologies for the terrible photo, but if anyone can tell me what the name of this fabric is I would be greatly appreciative. I had a small piece in my stash, no selvage on it and I have used it all up except this piece and I want to buy more (like a metre!). But without the name of designer or range I have had no luck. I would love to hear from you if you can help!
Happy quilting Sue