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!



  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!!! :)

  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 :)

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

  4. Great bag, that zipper thing looks tricky.

    1. The zipper is actually pretty easy!

  5. Beautiful! You did a great more fear of zippers!! Thank you for linking to the pattern too!

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

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

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

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


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