This blog was created solely to be eligible to join the OPAM Challenge. It is my desperate attempt to control the embarassingly high number of untamed, unrestrained and unruly "Works In Slow Progress" that I have inexplicably amassed over the years.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Fast February Finish
I was inspired to make this large quilt bag by the HUGE quilt (116" X112") that I quilted for a good friend and customer. Beautiful quilt, but once quilted would simply not fit back into the bag that she had given it to me in. I couldn't bear to use a plastic trash bag, and so necessity being the mother of invention, I grabbed some fabric from my stash and quilted it, using a very lightweight batting, and just sewed the bag together. Simple, no lining. I zig zagged the raw edges on the inside because I have not yet figured out the serger that my dear Aunt gave me, and I added the pocket on the outside this morning to have a spot to put my invoice. Otherwise it would have been my last January finish! What another FABULOUS way to use up my stash - 3 1/8 yds gone! If I had a fancy embroidery machine I could embroider my business name and number on the plain pocket ! I used "Large Popcorn" for the panto, nice wide straps. Can you see her beautiful blue, yellow and white quilt peaking out? Happy Quilting!