Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January finishes, part 2

If you go to a quilter's sew-in or retreat, you're sure to see versions of the Sew Together Bag, by Michelle of SewDemented, pattern available on Craftsy. Very clever, very cool, and quite useful, with zippered pockets for little things and deep pockets for bigger things. At the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Christmas Party Swap, there were a few that made the rounds before going home with lucky recipients.
The first sew Together bag I made was for Poppy. I didn't really understand the placement of fabric, so the inside isn't as colorful as I'd intended; it's a sophisticated look. She uses it for toiletries.

Then I made one for myself, using a spiderweb block from my Beach Umbrellas on a Hot Day quilt. I love the selvage dots included in the strips. Bethany claimed this one for herself, and uses it for her toiletries and make-up.

For Christmas, I made one for my niece. Forgot to take a picture of it finished...

I want one! This one's for me: I made another spiderweb block, and used lots of favorite scraps and fabrics. And I had fun using it last weekend at the sew-in.

But that's not all. I made myself another, a mini! Isn't it cute?
Elizabeth, at OPQuilts, (look under her tutorials tab) has made a worksheet you can use to adjust the measurements in your purchased pattern to make this cutie.

I think it will make a perfect kit for the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild BOM applique project.

Oh, and speaking of kits, I made this cute Flora Supply Case by Clover & Violet, to use as my quilt binding kit. I made the small size, and replaced the zip pocket with a needle book. I think that hand sewing a binding while watching a movie on tv with my husband is the nicest way to spend an evening! Already, it's keeping me from spreading out my gear all over the coffee table, and leaving it there...


Needled Mom said...

Love those bags! I have yet to make one, but it is on my to-do list. The colors are just wonderful.

Lysa said...

Wow! Look at you go! You're an inspiration :D

felicity said...

One of these days, I'll make myself a sew together bag! I love the look of them. Good for you for finally making one for yourself!

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