This week I spent holed up in hotel room, sewing on fun things left and right.
And some not so fun things, that turned out to be fun things, once they turned out.
The Autumn Tote (above) is one of the fun things that turned out quickly. It was my second time making this pattern, and I was able to use what I’d learned last time and make the needed tweaks to the pattern so it turned out much faster in the sewing time.
This is the class sample for the class I’ll be teaching on October 22, Tuesday evening from 6-8:30 p.m., if you are in the area. I’ll be teaching it at Bluebird Quilts in Grand Terrace, California (phone number is 909-514-0333). I love the rich tones of autumn in this piece. This tote is big enough that I can get my iPad in here with no problem.
If you decide to make it, pick something fun and whimsical for the interiors!
Full reveal comes in a future post, but finally! I was able to move this quilt from Problem Child to Model Student. It all came because of a comment on my post from Linda, who noted that besides all the other things I mentioned, the ferns were headed in the wrong direction. A redraw, and a few other tricks which I’ll mention later, and I was on my way. Here it is in an interim step, threads hanging out and everything!
Tomorrow we leave from home after one last walk along the beach here in Pacific Grove (California), watching the colors on the rocks change as the sun rises. It’s been a lovely time.