Saturday, March 22, 2008

Bend the Rules but Pay Attention

I have been enjoying my new book and magazines. I'm working on small projects that can be completed with fabric and notions I have on hand. I made two of the small totes from Bend the Rules Sewing. I didn't take a picture of the first tote I made but will get to it another day. Today I made the tote you see here. I was proud of myself for using quilt blocks that have been laying around for awhile. The front pinwheel was from a mini quilt I made over the summer. For the inside pocket I used two four square blocks from another summer quilt. I have been wanting to use both of these for quite a while. After I got the entire tote together I wanted to see just how deep the pocket went and that is when I discovered I sewed the lining in upside down! My pocket opening is on the bottom of the bag. AAAAAHHHHH!!!! I do this type of thing so many times. I will fix it but I just didn't have the heart to do so today. I hate ripping but do it often. I need to pay closer attention to detail as I am sewing. Live and learn.
Yesterday I made this pin cushion. It was a pattern from the current Quilts and More magazine. The pattern is by Anna Maria Horner. This is quite a large pin cushion but I like it. I have it listed in my etsy shop. Speaking of Anna Maria, I downloaded the interview with her from Craftsanity. I have only listened to about half the interview but it is amazing. Definitely have a box of tissues handy.

Tomorrow is Easter. I wish you joy on this the most important day of the year.


HobbyMommy said...

Love the bag! Just got my copy of Bend the Rules in the mail yesterday! The pin cushion is so cute... I downloaded the interview with Anna Marie as well. No time to listen to it yet! I'm starting to get hooked on pin cushions!!

Happy Easter to you!

volpecircus said...

both of those are absolutely lovely!

Happy Easter!

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