Friday, October 9, 2015

Backpacks and more backpacks and the beginning of Christmas

I've been very busy making the      Easy Peasy Back Pack      over and over and over again.  This is going to be a very picture heavy posting, just giving you a heads up.

Several of them are going to the group Angel Snugs for their annual fund raiser.  The one in the Ghastlies fabric is on its way to Jersey as part of a B'day gift for my niece.

 I shared the link with members of my guild and we got a group together  to make them.

We had sewers of all levels working together. It is the type of pattern that works for one and all.

Someone suggested trying pre quilted fabric so I made one of mine using some I had in my stash but following the rest of the direction thus forgoing seeing the backing fabric.  It gave the bag a lot more structure. I also added an outside pocket.

One of the other ladies used the pre quilted fabric and left it unlined but did french seams and a facing to hide the raw seams.

It was a great afternoon with lots of chat about making more of them as the holiday gift giving time approaches.

Speaking of the holidays approaching... I started this table runner awhile back, as in several years ago.  It is for my brother and his wife.  She is a big collector of all things snowmen.  I got side tracked and it ended up in my UFO pile.  They came to Florida for a visit and it reminded me that it was buried and unfinished somewhere in THE ROOM.

It is now complete and actually in the mail back to Jersey. In time to use for this holiday season.  I know it's a tad early but I just had to get it out of THE ROOM before it was buried again.

It's looking pretty good on my table good thing I got it in the mail already.

I love this backing fabric.

I'm off to work on a project for a blog hop I'm participating in on the 20th and the other 7 projects on the list at the moment.  Have a great week.


  1. The backpacks are a great group project. You are getting a good start on your gifts.

  2. My boys would love a backpack like that. Thanks for the info on a quilted piece. I need to go check out that tutorial. And the table runner is pretty awesome too. I would have definitely wanted to keep it.

  3. Love all your backpacks Selina - how organised to be started on gifts already

  4. I like that your guild got together to make the backpacks with you!! Do the members all wear green shirts or was that a coincidence?? Does your guild fill the bags with toiletries or clothing before passing them on or do they just donate the bags?? Nevertheless, nice idea!!
    Love your Snowman runner and bet your brother's family will like it too!
    June -NC

  5. DID I mention that there are 10 weeks til Christmas???

  6. I love the backpacks. It is so nice to see that you are all settled in your Florida home and very active in your guild.

    I love snowmen too and the runner is just adorable. I'm sure your sister in-law will enjoy it.

  7. Love the snowman runner. I'm not a Christmas person but I love snowmen.
    That backpack is so useful. I've made a few for myself to use for dog walking and going to the gym. So quick and easy xxx

  8. You were SO productive with that backpack pattern! Can't believe how many you made. And how nice of you to share that with Big Cypress Quilters. I have no doubt everyone loved making them. Cute snowmen too! I made the quilt "Snowmen A-Zzz" and now have no use for it! :-)


Thanks for taking the time to leave me a message.