20 July 2013

Hot Weather and Reversible Tote Bags

This week I have had to move my sewing room inside to the air conditioning, as I just could not think in my sewing room in the pole barn, which was above 100 degrees.   I brought a few projects inside to prep to work in the mornings when the room was only about 80.  

I have managed to cut the fabric for my Lucky Stars BOM for June and part of July, now I just have to sew them up, hopefully next week since it will be cooler. 

I cut out 240 – 6” flannel squares and 120 – 6” batting squares and sewed them up with a simple 'X'. 

These are going to be for the addition to my dads rag quilt that I made a couple years ago. 

Rag Quilt - Cowboy theme (2011)

Almost every time I see him he says he sure wished it was a bit bigger, then it would tuck under his feet.  Well I finally got around to it making it bigger.  I am sure it would be easier to just make a new quilt but that will have to come later.   I have even managed have all the squares prepped and just have to sew the rows together.  I am going to add a couple rows to each side to boarder the original quilt. 

Do you remember the reversible tote bag I made for my cousin’s bridal shower, I blogged about it here.  She asked me to make four totes for her bridesmaids as part of there gifts.  Yes a paying gig, got to love that.  

I used the quilting fabric and cotton twill to give them a bit of weight and sturdiness.

1) Kaffe Fassett Lake Blossoms in Red & Premier Prints Polk Twill Dots Storm 
2) Beachwood Park Caravan Purple & Premier Prints Dyed Solid Storm
3) Kanvas Lilifield Shelby Fuschia/Pink & Premier Prints Twill Shakes Storm
4) Moda Summersville Spring Fences Lilac & Premier Prints Twill Polka Dots Lucy Yellow/White

My favorite one is the Kaffe print,  I think I might have to get some of that for myself.  I am hand delivering them on the weekend so I rolled each one up with a bit of vintage ric rac; I hope that she likes them.

Even with the hot and steamy weather I managed to go to a yard sale and pick up some great bargains.  This was my favorite kind of yard sale, held at the local quilt shop. The best kind right?  They have a Yard Sale every July, with fabric for $4, $5 & $6 a yard and fat quarters for only $1.  Then Friday they marked it down to $3, $4 and $5 so of course I had to go two days in a row.  Such good savings and I could not resist adding to my stash.   Here is a bit of eye candy of what I picked up.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend.


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