So glad Lee is back from Freak-Out Land (her words) and is hosting WIP Wednesday. Thanks, Lee. You don’t look the worse for wear.
Grading has arrived with a vengeance (see previous post), but I started putting borders around my autumn-colored Square on Square quilt.
Some have a nice contrast, and others disappear. It’s hard to know if I’ll like those in the end, but I know how to disguise them in a quilt: put them at the corners, or along the edges in the middle. I believe that sometimes it’s okay to not have all my blocks be the same: same style, same fabric, same contrast, as the variety can keep my eye moving around a quilt. Last night I went to see Kaffe Fassett speak and he showed a red and white quilt that had multiple reds and multiple whites. I love the punch of a two-fabric quilt, but multiple fabrics can be interesting as well.
And I decided I needed a new purse for fall. I’ve had a “Think Freddy” purse pattern for ages, and today was the day I dragged it out and started making it. I love her designs, but did remember that sometimes her directions really make you work hard for your results.
I finally had to stop tonight and clear away the sewing as I have to get back to grading tomorrow. This day of playing hooky has been fun. Here’s one finished side. I used my new pieces of Children at Play for the sides and scraps for the pocket. Inside is another piece of Children at Play — the soft aqua background with the paper airplane directions.
And here’s what I’ve chosen for the handle: colorful modernish art design. I’ve already got the lining already made (with 4 pockets, including a zippered one for my phone). So tomorrow after class, I’ll finish the handle, stitch it on, insert lining and sew it all up. I’m thinking I may put some buttons on here and there, but then again, maybe I won’t.
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