Sunday, September 9, 2012

A finish! Is that an FFO?

(Are ya looking for our giveaway? Click here and enter to win a layer cake from Green Fairy Quilts! Yum!)
 
I finished a project today! Yay! Does that make my UFO (un-finished object) an FFO (finally finished object)??

Back in January,  I loved Kiera Vanella's "About Town" pattern so much, and I had some of my beloved Mary Engelbreit fabrics handy, so I got started on it. I had created the middle section from some five inch charms, and then fused the outer sections to some fleece and meandered all over it. 

It's OK, I'm housebroken. I really mean that I free motion quilted, or stippled over the black background fabric. (Grin)

Here is what it looked like in January, when I attached the cherries to it, as part of the 3D Embellishment party that we were having . . .


Well, it had languished in UFO-land all this while. I could hear the sobs sometimes in the night, and the occasional sniffle when I moved something else on my sewing table.

But it's happy now! Lookie here!


Please excuse the fuzz . . . I'm still working with a toy inexpensive camera!

This was a challenging pattern -- there is a zipper in the top of the tote, that is sewn into the lining. I had never done one of those before, but when I had a question, Kiera was sweet and emailed me back quickly so that I could keep going!
Here is a linkie to the pattern if you would like to make one: click here for the About Town bag!
Here is a picture of the zipper portion of the lining:


Here it is opened up a little --- you can just barely see the little pocketies inside:


I'm kinda proud of having mastered a new technique! 


Now it's time to get to work on some pillowcases and maybe an e-reader cover for the Remember Service Men and Women Project!


Join me, won't you? The tutorials and tips at SewBittersweet and Hopeful Threads will make it easy --- and I know you have some fabric in your stash that will be perfect for these gifties!

We'll announce our winner tomorrow, for the layer cake!

Love,


14 comments:

  1. Love your bag! Especially the 3D Cherries!

    Thank you so much for your support and help getting the word out! This past week alone there are 2 e-reader cover pattern giveaways, reviews and both a pillowcase and e-reader cover tutorial on the blogs! We will of course be adding more, so lots more fun ahead!!! :)

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  2. Your bag turned out beautifully! Thank you again for posting about the Hopeful Threads project! Your friendship and support mean so much to me :)

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  3. Your back is gorgeous!!!! Great job!!!!!!!!
    Oh I need to check out the tutorials!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!!

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  4. Great bag, that zipper thing looks tricky.

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  5. Beautiful! You did a great job....no more fear of zippers!! Thank you for linking to the pattern too!

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  6. Your bag is lovely. Well done on the zip.

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  7. You did a great job on your bag! I haven't tried one yet...to chicken : )

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  8. That's a great bag, Jacque. How cute with the 3D cherries!

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  9. Pretty bag. I like the zip top and the piecing down the front center. :)

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