Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sew What Monday (on Tuesday)

Carol, over at Fun Threads, writes a weekly post about what she’s working on and invites others to link up and share their works-in-progress. This week she has finished a quilt top based on a book called Goodnight Moon. (while you're over there, check out that beautiful rocking chair).

Since I got my iPad four weeks ago, I have done very little sewing. I spent about a week catching up with blogs and then started downloading books from my local library. I have read more books in the past month than I have read in a year. It has even inspired me to dig out my Kindle and read books I have stored on there too.

But I do attend classes on Mondays. Since the beginning of June I have been working on a bag made from a half jelly roll (that is, twenty 2 1/2 strips).
carcass after quilting
the bag as I took it to class yesterday
I know I am very slow. I find it hard to stitch straight lines and be accurate so I have my machine on the slowest speed possible to be as accurate as possible. Due to my family commitments and my revived love of reading in combination with spring-like weather last week (which caused me to sit outside in the warmth to read – far away from my cold sewing room), I haven’t been sewing between classes.

But, finally my bag is starting to come together. Yesterday I sewed the pockets to the front and back and started putting the bindings on the top of the bag.
adding the pockets and bindings
I had been doubting my choice of fabrics but am now beginning to see how it all comes together and I think it will all work out in the end.


  1. It is definitely working out! Very pretty! Glad you are getting some sewing in- :')

  2. You make hay while the sun shines.....you quilt when you want to be inside. Don't stress it.

    Your bag has me intrigued.

  3. I'm loving the colors. I can't wait to see it finished.

  4. I'm with you, with some projects you gotta take it slow it's so much more frustrating to rush through and not have the energy to fix it!

  5. The bag is really coming together.

    Sometimes you just have to take a break from creating. You'll get the sewing bug again.

  6. I'm glad you checked out my blog, because I got to discover your blog. I've looked around, and you have some very inspiring projects for me to enJOY. I've been ask to create a quilt for a silent auction to help out a Sportsman's Club and you quilt has gotten me to thinking. Strips look quick and easy and makes for a beautiful quilt.

  7. This is so pretty! I love the color scheme. I know exactly how you feel - sometimes I just want to read too! I think it's best to sew when you are inspired and then you don't stress :)

  8. Your bag is looking great. Glad you found some time to work on it. Reading more is great too though. Have you found the top 100 free books list on amazon.com yet? I hardly ever pay for books between those and the library.

  9. If you haven't already, check out the Kindle app for the iPad, you can access your entire Kindle library on the app. I still use my Kindle but mostly for reading outside but love that I have access to all my books either on the Kindle or the iPad.

    Love the socks in the previous photo ... My pink socks are done except for grafting the toes!

  10. Your colours are certainly like jewels! It will be worth the extra care you're putting into it, I'm sure.

  11. I was thinking how beautiful your colors are!!! That is going to look fabulous.

    I have the Kindle app on my i-pad, but still like using my Kindle for reading.


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