I decided Rosie was a skill builder. So, I tried a lot of new things or practiced things I am not very good at.
She didn't turn out too bad. She now has a hard bottom. I was going to use cardboard by my husband had some 5mm plywood I ended up using.
This is the back. I used some of the decorative stitches on my MC6600 for quilting.
I lined it. I wanted pockets but did not want to add weight with the lining. To keep the pockets from pulling through I sewed the dividing seams from the back and used the selvages I had trimmed off, doubled over to reinforce. I used three more decorative stitches - back on the Janome - this time and used Halo glitter thread in the bobbin. I have never done "bobbin" work. I plan to try more.
It is a little hard to see but there it is. I did the seam on the right first. My tension was not correct. I adjusted some and the next two looked better.
Finally, the bag got straps and a key fob so I am not digging for them.
It was completely self lined. I pulled it through a hole in the bottom of the bag and then stitched it closed. I top stitched around the opening to give it more form. I wish I had top stitched my side seams but did not see that until it was together.
I like it. It will hold my "journal", my blocks and my show 'n' tell when I go to my BOM meeting.
Last Saturday my husband was on a cleaning frenzy in the basement. He asked me to make something to go on top of his gun safe. I had a jelly roll from Connecting Threads I did not care for. I made this.
He decided it needed to be wider after I pieced it. Thus, the weird borders. I also screwed up the binding on one side but I wasn't feeling like seam ripping. So, this is as good as it gets. I did try out another new set of groovy boards. These are leaves. You can't see them in this picture but I like them. I would take another pic but he now has most of it hidden with all the
Hopefully I will link this up with Amanda Jean tomorrow for Finish it up Friday. I am cheating a little but the connection here is so much faster!
BOM meeting is Monday. Wish me luck....I have to learn to play better with others.