|The supplies! Finally cutting into my stack of Shelburne Falls|
|One page of cutting instructions. Everything gets a letter classification in my world. I know, Geek is the word.|
|Jenn tackling cutting|
First came the straps. If the straps are any indication, this bag is going to be sturdy! The we got into doing some Quilt As You Go piecing for the outside pockets.
So far so good. I am loving the Essex Linen with the prints. Oh and pleasant surprise, when I pulled out the stack of Sheburne Falls from my stash, I thought they were fat quarters. But when I opened them up, they were 1/2 yard cuts. Merry Christmas to me!!!
We are both anxious to keep working on this, so Jenn will be back on Saturday to keep at it. I am likely a bit delusional, but hoping we can finish this weekend!
So what are you working on this week? I have seen such amazing "wrap up" and resolution posts today. So great to see all of the amazing accomplishments for the year and have a chance to get excited about the new!
ps - must include a photo of our helper
|Penny loves a good scrap bin,and apparently the Christmas lights which I just caught her trying to eat in this pic. She looks guilty doesn't she!|
I am inspired by these words I saw today:
“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.”
― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Cant wait to see your finished bag. Love your fabric choice especially the linen.ReplyDelete
Love the fabrics too! That linen is awesome. I am working on one myself. I have all my pieces quilted, but need to cut them for piecing.ReplyDelete
I wish I had a friend to tackle a bag with too. I'm much to afraid to do it on my own.ReplyDelete
You go girlfriend! Sometimes being outside our comfort zone is a good place to be. It is all looking wonderful so far.ReplyDelete
OOO this is looking awesome! I really want to work with Essex Linen but haven't yet managed to buy any. Guess it will wait until 2014 :)ReplyDelete
lol I have been putting off clothes and bags for a while. I jumped in with a blouse the other day and think im brave enough to make a bag!ReplyDelete
Oh this bag is going to look awesome!ReplyDelete
I don't really think it took much convincing on my part! I do really believe you are capable of zippers. I have faith in you! Next you'll be whipping up blouses with darts and buttonholes. That really does scare me!ReplyDelete
Oh, that looks like a lot of work, but one that would be worth the trouble. Can't wait to see these beauties!ReplyDelete
This is so great to see! I just came from Jenn's blog and oohed and aahed over hers as well. This inspires me to get mine made! Love the helper, I have one of those myself who has wanted to be really hands (or should I say paws?) on of late!ReplyDelete