I’m teaching a sewing basics class at Intown Quilters in Atlanta/Decatur now, and just decided on and patterned out three projects I’ll be teaching. The first project is a super simple snack tote made from plastic coated cotton that can replace disposable snack bags (e.g. ziploc bags) for the environmentally-friendly stitchers in all of us. The second is a fabric lunch sack designed to look like a paper sack (the one we might have used growing up? I know I did!). The third more time consuming project is a zippered carry-all bag that can tote your lunch & other daily essentials. I’m really excited about these!
I finished my first quilt ever a few weeks ago, for our soon-to-be niece, expected to be born right around Halloween. Of course Thomas and I are obsessed with Halloween, so our baby gift had to be Halloween-related, how could we pass up this opportunity? This baby will be so spoiled for Halloween/birthday time, that’s for sure.
I did different quilting stitches around the different fabrics, to go with the pattern/images. Since it was my first time quilting on my machine, the stitching isn’t perfect by any means, but it turned out awesome. I’m really proud of how it turned out! The fabrics are mostly by Riley Blake, Boo! To You! collection — purchased from Intown Quilters (they have the best selection of fabric in Atlanta, maybe anywhere). The back is made with a green cotton Minky Dot that gives the quilt all the thickness it needs, so I left out batting for a more natural drape. So cute!