For October, you should have the following plus now a love/hate relationship with triangles.
Here are my two versions of the bag. The first is my bag featuring the gorgeous Australian fabric from Emma Jean Jansen’s Terra Australis range which was my first attempt at fancy fussy cutting. I can’t wait to do more of this style of fussy cutting in the future!
Now onto the Dilly bag! I am actually making two versions, both fussy cut but completely different. The first is using some gorgeous Australian fabric from Emma Jean Jansen’s Terra Australis range which is my first attempt at that lovely fancy fussy cutting where you start to make secondary patterns.
The second (well there had to be a second as I knew my 4 year old would totally covet the first bag and want one of her own) is done with some fun fussy cutting of animals, mostly picked out my little Miss.
I have used English Paper Piecing to join my hexagons together instead of free-form hand sewing like the pattern says. Now I am going to be completely honest – I have no idea what templastic is or where to buy it! Instead I used the plastic base out of one of my green environmentally friendly bags. It seemed to do the trick!
The other handy little shortcut I did was to glue down the top section on the inside of the bag. I am a big fan of using glue in sewing and I use liquid Elmer’s Washable glue with a special fine tip. I put a fine line of glue under the inside seam, then heat set it down with my iron. This meant that when I stitched in the ditch on the outside of the bag, I knew I was going to catch the inside hem (without using any pins!) I also used glue for the ends of the ribbon.
Wednesday 23 September: Sharon @ Simple Things
Friday 26 September: Sharon @ The Projects of My Life
Wednesday 1 October: Judith @ Just Jude
Wednesday 8 October: Kate @ Stitched with Love
Friday 10 October: Kathy @ iamacraftykat —————-that’s me!—————-
Monday 13 October: Barbara @ Sunflower Stitcheries
Wednesday 15 October: Rachel @ Little White Dove
I listened to a fantastic webinar over at the Modern Quilt Guilds website from Anne at Playcrafts on the theme of “creativity” and her Quilt Design A Day (QDAD) group. I never really considered myself as “creative” – certainly crafty and productive but creativity was not something I thought of. So I decided to set myself a little challenge, there may have been a smack on mid-thirties birthday for me at the start of September and I thought it would be nice to start recording my something creative I did each day – whether it be designing, drawing, sewing etc. I also thought it would be awesome to see the evolution of projects I work on and it kinda shows how many things I work on at a time! Hopefully my failed #blockadayjuly blocks might reappear! So this is my Creative September – only missed one day even though I was in Melbourne for a few days!