Friday, August 21, 2015

Finally, A Worthwhile Project

I have been moaning and groaning for the last month about the not-so-fun things I've been working on - namely that daggone HST project that I am forever 'fixing.' I finally did something totally fun and gratifying yesterday, and I think you will like it, too.

This project bag is called The Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts. It was a very easy pattern to read and follow, and the directions were simple. Only once did I think that maybe a better job could have been done, but I have enough sewing experience under my belt that I managed anyway. *wink*

I have had this bag cut out since early April. You may recall that Jan gifted each of us who attended the Canter's Cave retreat with the pattern and necessary materials for making one. We were told only to bring the fabrics, so I chose this from my stash. I think it's a Moda line, but I can't seem to find a name or designer anywhere. I have had it for at least 5 years.

But I digress...I cut out the entire bag at the retreat. And I've done nothing on it since. Jan even lent her bag to me so that I could use it as a model. Still, I never managed to get to it.

Then I revolted. I decided I needed a break from trying to complete all these UFOs. I wanted to work on something new. I needed a fresh, new project.  This would be the thing!

And I am so glad I did, too. Like I said, the construction was very simple, and I am surprised, actually, at how nice I think my little bag looks. It measures approximately 11" x 20" when fully unfolded.

Opened up, there are see-through pockets with zip-lock closures. Eight of them. There are two cloth pockets for things like rotary cutters, small rulers, or reading glasses. On the right is a long, skinny pincushion.

I loaded a few things into mine, just to show the size. I had EPP stuff strewn all over, so I corralled most of that into this bag. It seems very user friendly, so I hope I do think to use it often.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

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