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Bags, bags, bags and boutique items

I went on a mini retreat at a friends house this past weekend.  It was a great time - just 3 of us and very relaxing.  Lots of good food and fellowship.  Her husband is a top-notch barbeque-r.  And I had fun dancing and playing with her granddaughter who was also there.

I got a lot done.  First I finished the 2016/2017 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery quilt top.  It's a very spring like quilt.  Not sure how I want to quilt it.  Hopefully when I pin it tomorrow night something will come to me.

I also got these two boutique item tops done.

I also worked on a couple bags.  The small one on the left I finished before I left, but the other's I made this weekend.  They have a vinyl front so you can see what's in your bag.  It's a pattern called Whatcha Got? from This & That.

I also made this doozy of a bag.  It gave me fits and I would not have been able to do it if I wasn't with Anna.  She has made enough bags to figure out what the directions meant.  There are a lot of parts to it and the naming could have been done a little better.  I made some mistakes and Anna had some solutions so I didn't have to start over.  I really like the bag.  It opens wide like an old fashioned doctor's bag.  I am going to use it as my cosmetic travel bag.  The pattern is called Tool Tote by Quilts Illustrated.

And this little girl was very happy mommy came home.
Tomorrow I pin the quilts above and with that I will have 5 quilts that will be pinned and ready for me to quilt.  I bought a used Koala Cabinet for my sewing room and this will be the first real test to see how I like it.  I finally got the insert but there is still a little lip that I'm hoping won't cause me problems.  We shall see.  I got the table for $200 so I couldn't pass it up.  So if I only use it for a short time, I'm okay with that.

Thanks for looking.  Oh and 30 days until me and 7 friends will be leaving for our adventure to Sister's Oregon for the outdoor Sister's Quilt Show.


  1. Fun stuff you made Barb, and hopefully I will be one of those lucky friends going to Sisters!

  2. Wow. You've been busy. Sisters, Here we come!!


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