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!