Hi there! I know I’m a bit late for WIP Wednesday, but I do have major WIP going on in the studio. Here’s the first one that is actually done!
I have no name for her, but after receiving some Dreamin’ Vintage in the mail a few weeks backs I knew this fabric had to be made into something cute and springy. The closure uses velcro as does the front pocket. I use velcro on occasion, but since this was more of an experiment gone very well I may use it again. The straps were hand cut and stitched out of 5 oz veg-tan leather I cut into 2 1/2″ strips. Very soft on the hand and will age nicely. The fabric was also interfaced with Pellon SF101 and Annie’s Soft & Stable. My favorite combo.
I finished two more blocks from my 163 Japanese Patchwork book. This quilt is going to be a funky one when it’s done too! I have used scraps for all of them, which has been an added challenge. I’m still hitting Y-seams and other evil techniques now that the easier ones are done so it has been a bit frustrating. But I continue to plug along and hope to learn a few things in the process.
Last week I finally broke down and bought the Sew-Together-Bag pattern by Sew Demented. It is really a pretty straight forward pattern and if you are comfortable with zipper installation and binding it comes together pretty fast. The only struggle I have had is with the written directions. There are not as many pictures and diagrams as I was hoping, but The Quilt Barn Blog had a week-long sew-along series featuring this pattern that was a tremendous help! I think I may make a few of these for teachers gifts next month. I think they’d be a hit.
So that’s all the WIP I can show you at the moment. In the next few weeks I hope to share a bit more of what else is going on around here. I can say it involves needlebooks, a scrappy summer quilt sew-along, pattern testing and a blog hop I’m participating in July.
Thanks for reading today and if you are new to Raspberry Sunshine, Welcome!! Cindy