Showing posts from April, 2020

Sew Together Bag + Finch Bucket

I've been spending my time at home in isolation during the CoVid 19 pandemic working on projects on my to-do list.  I had purchased this pattern for the Sew Together zipper bag last year, and had an enjoyable day at my sewing machine yesterday making it up. The pattern is by Sew Demented, and the construction details are very clever!
I sewed along with the YouTube video by Margaret Leuwen, and that made it very straightforward.

I decided to choose a fabric that I had used last year when I made my Finch Bucket knitting bag. Many years ago I had purchased a large lot of zippers from Zipperstop, and they came in all lengths and colors. This was such a good purchase for me, as I always seem to have exactly the zipper that I need!  I made a few changes from the photo above: changed the colors of the zippers, and used a more stable fusible interfacing without adding the batting and quilting that I initially thought I would do.

I love my cute little bag! I know there is an adaptation to…

Go Iowa Hawkeyes!

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you might have found the headline to today's post a little confusing as I have noted in the past that I am a ardent University of Michigan alum and fan. (My blood runs "just a little" Maize and Blue!)  But my dear son-in-law is an Iowa alum, and I wanted to make him a quilt of his own.
Although I live in Michigan, I was able to source the Iowa Hawkeye fabric online from Joann Fabrics before we all went into isolation. And this was the first project I focused on:

The pattern is called Triple Treat, from the book Happy Hour by Atkinson Designs.
The front is pieced using cotton fabrics, and I used flannel on the back: so snuggly! The quilting is a large meander done on my domestic Juki TL-2000 Qi (love that machine!).

This book also has a pattern to use the off-cuts from the block piecing to make a table runner, called Second Helpings:

I would have loved to gift this to him in person, but with the current state of affairs I had to …