Project Bag Progress

Hello Everyone! I had big plans for lots of sewing last week, but I kept getting side tracked. I got a start on the Lori Holt block project bags and removed my winter decorations. I got a few spring things up, but not the quilts and pillows yet. It has sort of been a hodge podge week of working on different things around the house. I also was able to visit and have a pleasant lunch with my parents.

The kitchen island snowman decorations are now gone and in their place is this collection of warm coral things. All the fabrics in the embroidered pillow and table mat are from different collections by Corey Yoder. I got as far as pulling out quilts I want to display, but they are on a bed getting some of the wrinkles out. I need to exchange the winter pillows for the spring pillows, but haven’t made time to do that yet. Putting the quilts and pillows out will be a priority this week, my half walls look so bare.

I did get the front and back of the Lori Holt block project bags made. I’m sewing along with the IG #projectbagalong. You can find all the details in my last post. The one above is the Canning Season block from Lori’s Farm Girl Vintage book. I took a lot of time one afternoon exploring my Bonnie and Camille fabrics and came up with this group. My B & C fabric bin is a mess and I really need to organize it. They are fabrics that I keep together as a collection instead of sorting by color. I haven’t sewn with these fabrics in a while and I realized again why I love them so much. The colors and prints are wonderful!

The Old Glory block is the second one I used from Farm Girl Vintage. This was an easy block, but still so striking. I’m using Minick and Simpson’s Mackinac Island fabric for this bag. I have two charm packs and used most of one in a table runner I made last summer. I used the rest of the big star, dot and strip prints from the charm pack to make the back of the bag. The front and back of the bags are now quilted, so I need to add the zippers and complete the bags. I’m using the same technique from my Vinyl Project Bag Tutorial for the Canning Season bag and adjusting the measurements slightly for the bag height. You can find the tutorial here. I am going to put the zipper in the top of the bag for Old Glory. I plan to finish them this afternoon.

I haven’t worked on County Fair at all this month. My goal is to complete 5 blocks each month, so I need to get on those this week.

The weather was just so nice, that we spent some time on the porch in the afternoons. That’s one reason the bags didn’t get finished. I did get some good stitching in though.

This is an up close look at the Rose River that I showed you a picture of from the car and above it on the trail in this post. My husband went fishing there and you can see it’s a beautiful wild trout stream if a “little bouldery”.

I hope you all have a great week and good sewing and stitching! Thanks for stopping by.

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1 Response to Project Bag Progress

  1. Lydia says:

    Being outside can be SO tempting!


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