Take it all Totes were being constructed under the guidance and ever watchful eye of Kyleigh, who made our beautiful samples in the shop. The girls did a fantastic job with their bags - the most difficult part was the invisible zipper inside pocket - phew! That's a mouthfull without having to do the sewing.
Kim managed to get her front pocket on and started to sew down her handles before she left class for the day.
Sarah's bag was beautiful - made from her favourite batik prints
Unfortunately for the gorgeous Bron her workload made it impossible for her to come to class with her homework complete but with a little helping hand from us she was able to leave with her zipper pocket complete and her chevron panel complete ready for quilting - yes all that has to be done before you put on pockets and handles. Bronwyn chose French General for her Take it all Tote and it is looking delicious....
This bag is fabulous for carrying your quilts or would be perfect for a trip to the beach or family picnic because we all know that Mum's have to carry everything. There is a little bit of bad news - this bag does take quite some time to make (what's new - hey!), but you could always use a gorgeous piece of fabric rather then make your own chevron - although it is very cute.
Justj in case you haven't seen the bag in a previous post - here it is.
So while all the girls had their heads down sewing, sewing, sewing - Kyleigh pulled out her completed Tessellations blocks. She is such a quick stitcher - I'm sure that she doesn't sleep....
Step was to audition backgrounds
Step two - border auditions - this new Joel Dewberry really appealed to Kyleigh
But she decided on Social Climber from Anna Maria Horner....yummmm
I am sure it will be whipped together before we know it.....
If you are looking for inspiration for your next quilt or needing some time away to get your creative juices flowing then you might like to join Marg Sampson for the weekend. there are still a few places available in her classes next weekend.
She is taking a one day class in 101 Ways with Hexagons where you will learn how to draft hexagons and then divide this shape to form exciting patterns. Marg's hexagons range in size from 2" to a whopping 8" - Marg says you can do any size you wish and she will help you customise your hexagons to suit your project with the aim of making everyones hexagons a reflection of their individuality. Marg will then show how effective these hexagons are as a border on a medallion quilt. The question on everyone's mind is corners and how to achieve a perfect finish - but of course the best part is choosing fabrics and how to select fabrics, especially for fussy cutting. So much to learn!!!
On the weekend we will then be disappearing down the rabbit hole to create our own version of Marg's Rabbit Quilt
So exciting.....if you would like to join us please contact the shop to reserve your pink chair. We would love for you to step into Marg's wonderland.
Just saw the time - must fly - see you soon - happy stitching.......lisa
OOH - just rereading before posting and forgot to show Kim's completed bag sent to me via emai... congratulations Kim - beautiful.