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Monday, July 14, 2014

What was I thinking?

If you've been reading my blog for any time at all, you know that I really like the patterns I've bought from Annie. I liked her Hold Everything Bag so much that I bought all of the supplies necessary to make her more recent A Place for Everything Bag, This one is supposed to be easier to make, and it has gussets in the pockets to make storing things that aren't flat a little more doable.

The supplies had been sitting around for a little while, and it was time to begin. The first step, of course, is to cut out certain "chunks" of fabric and Soft and Stable. Some of those fabric pieces are then quilted to the Soft and Stable. I usually just do straight lines for this step, but this time I decided to do something else; the flowered motifs are all outlined in gold, so I decided to enhance this by outlining them in gold thread — just some of them, you understand, as there were an awful lot of flowers. I decided to outline only the white ones.

There are three pieces to quilt this way: one 7" x 39" (done!), one 28" x 23" (done!), and one 28" x 16" (still in progress). They take longer than I'd anticipated, and it's really hard to tell that the quilting is done. Drat! But the reverse side, which will show as the lining, does show it, so all is not lost. :) Today's project: finish that last piece! :)

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