Friday, February 5, 2010

This first tutorial I found at Lola....again. It is called the Jenny bag. I don't know if you can see it but there is a cute pocket on the front and then 2 pockets on the inside. I love carrying this bag around. It is just the right size for my wallet, keys, cellphone, and a library book.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ok, I am desperately trying to find the cord that connects my camera to my computer. I promise pictures tomorrow. In the mean time....I will be looking forward to the Friday Night Sew In on February 19th sponsored by Handmade by Heidi. Looks like a lot of fun.

Exciting New Project

2 years ago I took an innocent girl's trip with my sis-in-laws and mother-in-law. We had always journeyed into quilt shops. I would look around and think "hmmm that's cute..." and walk away, no harm done. On this particular girl's trip I had made a basket and got the great idea that I wanted to sew a cute liner for it. I bought a couple of fat quarters...and a couple more....and a few more. I was addicted. Suddenly, I had caught the fabric bug. I couldn't go to a new place without asking where the local quilt shops were. I loved the precision of cutting, the process of piecing and the feeling of accomplishment as I completed a project. The problem I started encountering was having an abundance of unfinished projects because as many of you know....starting and finishing a quilt takes a lot of time. I needed to find something that I could finish in a couple of days and still have the amazing experience of quilting. I found a pattern in McCall's Quilting April 2009 that proclaimed that it was "the best bag pattern ever". I was compelled to make it. It turned out to be a huge bag and one that I love to this day. I recently found myself with extra time and a need for some therapeutic sewing. I decided that I wanted to find bag tutorials and make them. I have enjoyed reading other blogs, especially Mel's (my sis-in-law) who has been so patient with all of my new quilter questions, and wanted to share what I discovered with others. I hope you enjoy.My first bag.