As you have probably guessed, I love to make things! I'm not good at finishing them, but I try. One of the things that I have worked on recently and able to finish in no time flat (well almost!) are those little duffle bags.
Ronda (to whom I owe a MILLION favours) and I'd give her my first born, except she already has a teenage daughter and likely doesn't want another one. Anyway, Ronda was in the US on a mission to watch a football game a while back. I wanted Star Wars fabric and so she kindly stopped to buy me some. I don't feel totally guilted out since she bought some for herself as well.
So guess what I made with my Star Wars fabric. Yep - that would be the duffle bag.
|Isn't it cute!!!!|
|How about two?|
|Or even three!|
See the cute little bicycle tab???
|Bicycle tab on the duffle bags|
I was photographing the bags at work and well this is NON-Northcott fabric. Brian walks by - "DON'T look I warned him! - It's non-Northcott fabric!" He laughed.
So you remember that I was doing something for my group presentation last week. I didn't want to post until I had done the presentation. I printed out the document, added stuff to it by hand and - well I still can't find the darn thing. I just reprinted it.
Here's what I did. A number of us did a group project a while back. Yes - it was a couple of years ago. My theme was All about me in words. The blocks are all different sizes, but they have to be in multiples of 4 inches. So could be 4 by 4, 8 by 16 - that sort of thing.
Then you get a bunch of blocks back and have to configure them into a quilt. I decided as part of the EQ7 learning curve that I would put the blocks into EQ7. A technological challenge which I mastered just fine!!!! I photographed each block and then cropped each photo so only the block was showing. They are not perfect, but good enough for this exercise.
When I loaded the blocks into EQ7, I couldn't size them right. They were trying to fit proportionally into the project and some of them needed to be skewed. I know that probably doesn't make sense. So a bit of digging into the HELP of Photoshop and next thing I know - the digital blocks are the same size as the original blocks.
OH MY GOD - that was easy and then I messed around with the blocks in EQ7.
|My digital quilt layout|
|Two real blocks with the digital layout|
Isn't that exciting????? On the paper that I CANNOT find, I had included a whole lot of other words that would apply to me and they just needed to be made up. However - I can't find that paper. Do I have any takers who want to be included in this group project and make me a block with a word that they think describes me or has something to do with me????? Isn't that shameful of me to ask you to do that?????? Not at all!!!! I need a new quilt for a June quilt show and this might be a cool one to enter into that show. It's guaranteed to get in! Let me know so we can coordinate - wouldn't want to have duplicates.
I had to clean up that mess on the cutting table and there was a pile of scraps that had to be dealt with. I couldn't find any pillow cases (NO NEED to send me more - I have sheets, fabric samples, etc.) to make more bags.
|Two fabric samples approximately the same size|
|One almost full awesome pet mat!|
On that note - it's going to be another great day!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love spin class at the gym and almost didn't make it as I was puttering around the house this morning and then looked at the clock - OH GOD and in five minutes, I was dressed and out the door. I was even earlier than I normally am.
And if you don't already follow Sew Fresh Quilts - you should. She is my new favourite blogger. I love her style, I love her quilts, I love her animals. Check it out and tell Lorna that I sent you!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!