While I was shopping at Sarah's Fabrics in downtown Lawrence a month or so ago, I happened upon a colorful, fabulous, eye-popping, little bag. Just sitting on the counter. Waiting for me. I showed it to my friend Ann and we discussed how amazing it was. How we could hold our double-point needles in it. How we had lots of other projects going on. Then we walked away.
Until several weeks later, when Ann told me she felt the reason I had shown it to her to begin with, was so she could make sure we signed up for the class. Which I didn't. But we did. What follows is my progress to date.
If it looks a bit confusing, it's because it is. But it isn't. With a teacher around to help you. Even so, I was the first (but not the last) person in class to pull out a seam ripper. I began the project by labeling all the fabric with exactly what needed to be cut from each piece.
Then I ironed it all out. Just to be sure my cutting dimensions were as close to perfect as they could be. I wish I could take credit for the way all these fabrics go so well together, but they had a kit put together at the store. I loved what they had selected, and saw no need to try and figure anything different out. For my first bag that is. There will be more.
There has been lots of pinning to be sure things fit nice and snug into their appointed spots.
So far so good. I am all caught up and ready for class #2 this coming Saturday.
If you want to make one - here is link to the pattern, or better yet, go to your local fabric/quilt store and see if they have the pattern and a class. And if they don't, ask them to do one. And get all your friends to sign up. Like I did.