Monday, February 14, 2011

Carrier Bag Saga = Tracy's Update

Thanks for the phone consult you guys ( I was at Capitial Iron after quilting Karen!). Got lots of hardware and notions.
Webbing, big zipper, little zipper, pulls and a little more poly batting for the gussets. Happy with what I got done today and some clarity on what I might do next. Kim and Pam's bags are really coming along - Gaye inspired Pam with her extra pocket on the outside pocket and Kim's fluffy batting is perfect with her funky fabric. Gaye is graciously slowing her progress on the bag she is doing to try and show us different stages - and we are all someplace different. I never found the fabric I bought for my bag Karen so I am using the fabric I gleaned from my Guild garage sale UFO =- the one I picked the appliqued patchwork off of!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

carrier bag continued.....

Hard at work again on a Monday. A big Thank You to Gaye for walking us through this project. And all our zipper woes.....
                       Karen's super cute bag lining. Is it red? Is it orange? It's both!!                        
                                              Pam adding her lining. Will that bag be reversible?
                                Gaye working on her gorgeous black & white quilt. In between instructing us....
                             That FAB Amy Butler zigzag! And look-my machine is indicating my age, LOL
                                    Pam adding her zipper. Remember girls- pins are your friend : )
                                             Pam quilting her straps. Miles and miles of them.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Avaleigh's apron

Avaleigh made this cute little apron from the One Yard Wonders book. She probably went home and cooked up a storm!
Pedro is hoping she makes him some doggie biscotti......

Beginning the sewing case.....

Here we are at the start of 2011 and we're ready to make our sewing cases. Sorry there aren't more photos. lets remember to take more next week girls! We really did work hard, especially Gaye. And she only took one short reading break : ) Gaye also brought the sweetest disappearing 9 patch quilt top. We really need to get a photo of that, it was soooooo pretty.
  Tracy, we cut out all our pieces and batting and lining. Then we quilted the bag main body and the front of the pocket. without the lining on them.

 to be continued.......