Showing posts from February, 2017

The Professional Tote

The February project on my  2017 UFO Challenge at list was The Professional Tote by Laura Martell at The Creative Thimble:

And I'm happy to say this project is FINISHED!
Front:  Two outer pockets on the front, one zips closed:

                                   One large pocket on the back will easily accommodate a magazine
                                                                            or file folders:

This pattern is several years old, and I've had the supplies for it for a few years. Again, sewing down my stash is a goal this year, and I've had this fabric percolating for just the right project :-)
Before starting, I did my due diligence and read many reviews and posts by others who have  made this bag. That sure helped! For that reason, I decided to use Headliner fabric from Joann Fabrics and Crafts, a sew-in interfacing for the outer bag  as well a…


I am participating in the 2017 UFO Challenge at, with my own  list of 12 numbered UFO projects. The number drawn for January was #6, and this wall hanging was the one!
As is usual for my UFO's the fabric and pattern for this Harlequin wall hanging were purchased MANY years ago, and the top pieced but never quilted.  Thanks to the encouragement of my quilting buddy Karen, who has her own UFO list (smile!), and THE LIST as I will now refer to it,  this project is now completed and hanging in a treatment room at my husband's dental office.

Gotta say, I love those vibrant colors and large scale Kaffe Fassett prints! But I'd have to say my favorite is the black and white striped binding.....just the right amount of punch to balance those bold prints.