Wednesday, February 8, 2017

W.i.P. Wednesday: Super Sewing Weekend

My quilty friends & I have been sneaking off to quilt camp for awhile now.  It's always a challenge to synchronize our schedules but it's so worth it once we finally make it work.  This weekend the planets aligned and we headed to the beach.

I haven't started anything new since I finished my City Sampler so I was at a bit of a loss for what to work on.  I knew I didn't have the mental energy for a big project so I cut and prepped all the pieces for a long ago promised Sew Together Bag for my awesome friend Aimee.  I was worried this might be too preppy but she gave me the green light so I was ready to go.

This bag seems intimidating with it's 4 zippers but it really does come together quickly.

By the end of the day my bag was together and ready for binding.

Of course that's when the cursing started...  I ran out of bobbin thread inches from the end sewing on my big zipper.

Finally it was finished and I could move on to the next thing.  I'd just grabbed this basted Mendocino zigzag off the UFO tower.  I'm not sure why I thought it was going to take me so long to quilt this though I did plan to quilt it more densely.  In the end I decided it didn't really need it - why compete with such awesome fabrics - and this was done as well.

I usually make my binding when I finish constructing the quilt top but I couldn't remember if I had this time.  True to form when I got home I found a binding ready and waiting so I quickly trimmed my quilt and slapped the binding on so I'd have something to do while watching the Super Bowl.  We all know how that turned out;-)  That extra overtime was just what I needed!

This year's BostonMQG retreat is rapidly approaching so I've got to start planning what to work on during my next adventure...  what kind of projects do you prefer when traveling?

1 comment:

  1. Love this STB, and especially the preppy palette! Although I do take issue with the notion that a STB is a quick sew. I've made six or seven, and with each one I swear it will be my last -- ha!

    When going on a retreat, I like to take a variety of things -- a project or two that needs to be cut, a few that are already ready to be sewn, one that's close to being done. That variety helps me beat any boredom. Changing things up helps me maintain my productivity!