My favorite block

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Spinning Snowball block

Thursday, February 4, 2016

El Campo Casual Quilters

Quirky Quilters:

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

Quilt Happy,
just J

1 comment:

  1. That looks like a huge bag can't wait to see the finished product