Friday, April 20, 2018

The 100 day project - part 2

This week I made this trio.

I started with little pouch which I made out of leftovers.

It is classic open wide pouch with added handle.

I make these pouches out of one piece so there is no seam at the bottom.

The lining is also out of one piece.

Second pouch I made this week is out of Echino scraps and selvadges.

I didn't feel like making zipper end so I just folded the end of zipper and added D ring.

I just love the look of Echino fabrics :)

It might not look like but it is also just one piece.

And no seam at the bottom ;)

I also made these tiny covers. They are designed for 1 coin which some stores use for shopping carts. I made mine to carry my earings. Due to morning rush I sometimes forget earings and it bothers me later during the day so now I'll carry extra pair just in case. That's it :)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

2018 FAL Q2 list

I don't want to miss the opportunity to join in for Q2 so I made up my list. Two projects from previous quarter plus a new challenge which I named for myself as "save the basket"

- love wall hanging is all quilted and the binding is also ready

- there was no progress on Echino bag but I really need a new bag :)

That is the basket I'm going to save :) Laundry basket which is filled with clothes to be repaired and some UFOs as well.

- animal wall hanging, some of you might remember this project which I started a long time ago. I do have the back side as well and the batting ready. I just need to take next step baste+quilt it.

- optical illusion, project I made as part of Pantone challenge

- bears, there is also a box filled with leftovers to be used. The plan was to make some bears out of it.

I decided to keep a track of all quarters this year. Those crossed off projects look so good :D and any progress is good!

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Friday, April 13, 2018

The 100 day project - part 1

This month I found new project to follow. It's on IG and it is called #the100dayproject

I haven't heard about it before. I made very quick decision to join in. It's up to you what you choose to do for 100 days. I have drawers filled with partially finished projects or bits and pieces awaiting to be used. So every day I pull out something and work on it for a while. It is challenging since I usually do it later in the evening but I have some finishes already.

This mat or mug rug was quilted and just waited to be bound.


I found block made from leftovers and turned it into pouch.

Pink birds used to be framed as decoration for girls room. I paired it with dots fabric and it became pouch as well.

My latest project is sewed up from selvages. Cutlery pouch for my colleague! As usual I used long zipper to create handle. So far so good.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Q1 - vinyl pouches

I was putting these precut pouches off since I was lazy to change my needle and thread. Finally I pull them out and finished them.

My rainbow line is now complete. I started those since the first batch of pouches were scrappy and had different sizes as well. Anyway I made too many and wanted to keep them so I added another rod into my space.

I don't think I'll be making any more of these. Not all of them are filled. I'll be working on filling them up next :)

These are part of my FAL list and my current score is 4/6 and I'm hoping to squeeze another finish or two in :))
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Friday, March 9, 2018

Q1 - pig cushion

Pig cushion is finished. Time to check another project of my FAL list. 3/6 is my current score.

I wasn't sure how to quilt it so anyhow was the way to go :)

When I plan to use cover as gift I like to bind the edges inside. No threads sticking out anywhere.

The only disadvantage of such binding is the corners are not perfect as there is a little bulk inside.

I'm fine with that though. The back is plain and simple.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

OMG - 03

I'm keeping up with the trend I set this year. Each month I'll try new tutorial as my OMG goal.
This time Magic pouch tutorial caught my eye. Imagine two zippers on one pouch :)

I'm going to use these lovely Echino fabrics. I just love the texture of linen.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

WiP - working on my FAL list

This post is simply to cheer myself up and to motivate myself. Plus sort of recap.
I didn't wrote my New Years resolutions. They usually don't work anyway but I had plans. I wanted to create a bit every day and share over at IG. It worked for a while. I also wanted to blog more often. That also worked in January but now we are at the end of February and this is only my 4th post.
It doesn't mean that I don't like to do these things but simply you realize if you don't fulfill your plans nothing really happens. I get lazy and sometimes overwhelmed. I admit I also have a problem of being consistent.

Not all is bad though. I'm still positive about completing few more goals on my FAL list. I made progress on love wall hanging. Yellow and green section is completely quilted and I need to get suitable red and blue thread to continue.
I have also completed OMG goal for January and February which is good thing.

I prepared the pig cushion for quilting but I haven't decided how I'm going to quilt it yet :)
So we'll see how it goes. It's usually either many things getting done or no activity at all. Hopefully I'll approach rising activity stage soon. I already have plans for my OMG March goal!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

OMG - 02 finished

My OMG goal for February was to use those fancy zippers.

I found some tuts to help me out. It took me three attempts to install this first zipper. At first I sewed too close to zipper teeth and fabric was getting into them. My second attempt ended up even worse. I didn't catch the fabric at all. Yeah I didn't use pins. Luckily my third try worked.

There is a loop at the back. I finished the binding by hand as I didn't have matching thread to stitch in place :) You can find the tutorial here.

My second project was boxy pouch. My seam ripper had some work with this one as well. I didn't read the instructions properly. I just looked at pictures and that was not enough. Boxy pouches are not my thing. If you would like to try for yourself here is the tut I used.

For my third zipper I didn't feel like using either tutorial again. I found another tut here. It's simple and quick. I finished the pouch with french seams instead like Lucy suggests in her post here. It's like pocket. I added small loop.

I do like zippers. Especially bright ones. Regular type. To be honest with you I will never ever buy those fancy zippers again. They might look pretty but I prefer different type of assembly and shape of pouches. At least I finally used them and tried something new.

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