The winds of change need to blow through this dusty ol’ blog of mine – a major sweep out is due for sure.
I’ve got some small plans for changes in the next couple of months to make this a more friendly and enticing space for you to visit, including more about my quilt creations but also my crazy kitchen concoctions and other tid bits.
Tell me, what would you like to see on these pages? Is there something you’d like to ask me? A topic you’d like me to explore in-depth with other creative bloggers? Who are those bloggers you’d like me to collaborate with? All the questions I have would fill page after page but dear reader, I’d really like to get to know you a little more and build a welcoming and warm community here so please, do share your ideas with me in the comments below. Or you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for helping me along on this journey. Jxx
I did it! I made something for me “just because” and I love it!!!! This is the Aeroplane Bag by Sara Lawson. Sara’s patterns are really well written and come with simple instructions, lots of tips and photos to help with each step.
I made a couple things different in that I added an external pocket between the handles, used cotton webbing instead of making straps and added a key clip to the inside – I don’t know about you but I always lose my keys in big bags.
This bag took me weeks to make as I started, stopped, decided to hand stitch some decoration onto the external panels, packed up, started again, you get the drift. I think if I’d focused and made it all in one go, it would take a full day, but it would be a day well spent! I’m super chuffed with the result and more than a little relieved that I finished in time to take it to QuiltCon.
Side Note :: Sara recommends using Soft and Stable as the main stabiliser and I’m so glad I found this stuff through her patterns. It’s the NICEST bag batting I’ve ever used and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to anything else! So soft and easy to work with but with lots of memory so it bounces back into shape no matter how hard it gets squished and pulled about.
Pattern :: Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. Work have a large range of Sara’s patterns on order, due to arrive early March.
External :: Echino Hexagon Bees and Solid Orange, 55% Linen, 45% Cotton. Handles are grey cotton webbing. All purchased from Addicted To Fabric (also where I got the Soft and Stable and the hardware).
Lining :: Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander purchased from Pink Chalk before they closed (sob). The key clip is a scrap of Kaffe Fassett Aboriginal Dots.
Hi lanyard swappers
I’ve had a little delay with the tutorial, I’ll send you all an email link when it’s up. Thanks for your patience. Jules
EDIT: 23 nov: my modem broke and I’m still waiting on it being fixed, hopefully Monday will be the day!