I believe that this post brings me up to current on projects. Yahoo
This throw has been waiting for months to be quilted. It is a disappearing 9 patch and it has disappeared to my sisters bed. She saw it on the shelf and thought it deserved a better life and to be loved.
I have been dabbling in Sashiko lately. Mostly I have been following traditional designs. I thought it would be fun to do my own thing. I rummaged around an found a chunk of a cheap cotton canvas drop cloth I originally used as a table cloth. After a couple of uses on the table and a few wine stains I started to chop it up and use it for various projects
This was a perfect project for this type of work.
Since Sashiko is based on mending and reusing/repurposing I thought I was close to being on track.
I drew 2 lines and several stars on the canvas and went at it.
This was a watch TV or sit in a doctors office kind of project. The lines are just to keep me on track not to keep the stitches even just generally straight.
This is the type of drop cloth I use. I pick them up at Harbor Freight periodically. They wash and dry beautifully. That's 4 ft by 12 ft and I paid under $10. Can't loose at that rate. I'm pretty sure I paid $7.95 with a coupon.
And this is the end result. I did line it so that I could use it for any and everything without damaging the stitches from the inside.
Just some added cuteness. Yes she is on a pillow, but it is her pillow (for a change) not mine.
My local guild chapter periodically has project meetings. Last week 2 of our members did a hands on demo of a tutorial found on MSQ
I made mine a bit larger than the demo but for me it will be a more useful size.
You make the tote part as one long unit that folds in half and gets side seams and a boxed bottom quilting as you go.
I showed a friend and she asked me to make one for an upcoming Honor Flight event that she will use as part of a gift basket.
So I made hers in Red, White and Blue.
They took me just under 4 hours each to make.
I then made zip pouches from the left over scraps. I used the same quilt as you go principle for the fronts as I used on the tote
The backs were just left over chunks.
The pattern I used is an In the Hoop pattern from
Easy Zipper Bag 2
It contains 6 size variations. I took this picture on the cutting mat so you could see 3 of the sizes. Lets call the pale colored one number 6, it's the largest. The next one down would be number 4 and the bottom one is number 3. My number 5 left with my sister and I haven't gotten to numbers one and 2 yet. They are fully lined and have no raw edges. Very quick and easy to whip up. You just have to close the turning seam on the inside bottom. I hand stitched mine but the pattern suggests using some type of tape.
Well I believe I am all caught up for the moment. Looking forward to checking back with you all soon. In the mean time take care.