I had a fabulous quilty day today. The first Wednesday of every month is the meeting of the El Campo Casual Quilters guild I joined this year. Our project for today was a tote bag taught by Renee Beery our president.
We had homework to do before the meeting today. Those of you who know me well, know that I procrastinated and waited until the last minute to start. I started yesterday. I had to sew 70 charms (5-inch squares) together, put pellon on the back. The directions said fusible webbing so I used Heat N Bond Lite, which was all I had in my stash. It was sticky and was difficult to move through my sewing machine so I had to put the paper back on to quilt. It worked great, but now I have the time-consuming task of removing the papers between the quilted squares before I can put the bag together.
At the meeting I got my pockets sewed on the lining and the straps sewed on the bag. Everyone else completed their bag except for the top stitching. I will finish mine tomorrow. I will read the directions more carefully.
|outside of my bag - work in progress|