Oh my goodness, it has been a long time since I felt this horrible! I think I had a light version of the flu. Super tired sleeping like 12 -13 hours a day and no appetite. It's been almost 2 weeks since I sewed.
Here is my 5th Sew Together Bag. I can't say I am getting any better making them but at least I don't need to look at the tutorial! I really like the outside fabric on this one and feel like it is very feminine.
The inside is also kind of girly, all pretty in pink and green.
|Pattern: Mixing It Up by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet|
I machine quilted this baby up today and am very happy with my color choices. I think it will appeal to a lot of people for the mini quilt auction.
Don't you like the backing too? I am keeping that vintage vibe going. I asked for permission from the designer before I used the pattern. She gave it to me as long as I had her name and the name of the pattern on the back, a good think to keep in mind when using someone's pattern.
Once again I used the glue-it-down-method instead of pins. I love that fine tip!
After you draw on a thin bead of glue just hit it with the iron until it is dry and voila it is instantly basted waiting for you to sew it down. It also allows you to get your miters perfect too! I may just save this as some handwork to have on hand while waiting for a certain baby to arrive.....
This cool pin arrived in the mail today from Entropy Always Wins. Just for the record I started to quilt in 1976 before it was cool, and there was no decent fabric or magazines or books or patterns....