Why is it that some projects sit there half finished, or half formulated in your head, for ages and then others are done immediately? I knew that when I saw this fabric on Thursday that it would make a great 'sober' bag.
|Bag making fabric|
I really wanted to make the bag straight away so I got to it last Saturday afternoon. I used Judith's slouch bag pattern and this is the finished result.
|Slouch bag 2|
I love the way that the fabric is more sober but although the background is grey there is plenty of colour there too. I like bags to have pockets so I have added a zipper closure pocket and a little slip pocket for my phone.
I can't tell you how much I like this bag. It is practical, useful and looks good against my black coat.
|A 'sober' slouch bag|
Now I am going to spend a couple of hours on those half finished projects. The one at the top of my list is my Christmas table runner. I am determined to have this finished in plenty of time so that I can use it in the run up to Christmas. At the Duxford Quilt Show I bought this gismo from Creative Grids and it is well worth the money as there is no sums or working out to do and there is no fabric wastage. I am sure that cardboard templates would work as well but I have gone for the gismo!
|2 in 1 Peaks triangle ruler|
I have made up some 6" strips of 'Christmas fabric'. These strips have a couple of true Christmas in them but I have mainly used green, red and grey fabrics that aren't Christmas prints.
|Red Christmas runner block|