Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sewing Classes

Claudia and Denise were here yesterday for another fun day of creating wonderful treasures. We worked on Mondo Bags - Denise made a Bitty Bag and Claudia made a Mondo Bag. It was lots of fun.

 As we began the day, Denise came with her 2.5-inch squares fused to the interfacing. She immediately got to work with stitching the panels above.

This is the fabric Denise used for her lining.

Claudia had been doing some practicing at home and came with her bag parts all ready to sew together. We made the handles, and with her panels already constructed, she sewed the seams that formed the bag. Then it was a matter of putting all the parts - outer bag, lining and handles - together.

You may recognize Claudia's fabrics. They are leftovers from the 9-patch pillow we made back in the summer. If you missed it, you can click here to read about it. Under the bag is a second Mondo Bag Claudia has in progress using the leftovers of the Three Charms Quilt she finished the same day as her pillow; it's covered in that same link.

Here is Claudia's beautiful finish. What a great-looking bag.

And Denise, too, has a beautiful finish. Hers is the Bitty Bag, made by the same designer, just on a small scale.

I've been away from the blog for awhile. I've not been getting  much accomplished in the sewing room, and what I have done is of a secretive nature. Couple that with a health scare for my mom on Thanksgiving Day which lasted a full week. Turns out that she has an enormous gall stone which has been a heck of a thing to try to remove. She goes back in a month to try again. Then my computer was acting all weird for awhile; that appears to be fixed now, thankfully.

Tomorrow, I plan to sew at Terry's; hopefully I can get a lot accomplished.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

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