Friday 23 March 2012

Finish it up Friday - nearly finished!

Ahhh Friday...  TGIF!  Or should I say FIUP (Finish it up Friday)?  I'm linking up with crazy mom quilts for Finish it up Friday.  Check out the neutral quilt top she's made - it is gorgeous!! 

All day at work I've been itching to get home to do some of the sewing that is crowding my brain.  So tonight when I got in from work, I went straight into my wee sewing space and I started on making a 'possible' Fat Quarterly Retreat swap item.  For the swap, I am to make four identical items to swap with four other people.  This means I will come home with four different items!  How exciting eh? 

My plan is to make a few test things first to see which will be clever, useful and original enough to give to four total strangers!  Not just any strangers mind you, but strangers who quilt - some of them professionally!  Do you feel the pressure too?!!  I have a load of ideas so I want to try them out first before I make the final four goodies.

Below is a picture of my first test item.  I used interfacing for the very first time in my life and it worked!  Wow for me.  I'm not sure if I like the loop for the button so I will look for some elastic and try that on the next tester.  But for a first attempt (even though not completely finished), I am quite happy.  If I go with this project as the swap item, I have some awesome fabric to use.
Black and coral bag with flap and button closure.  
You will notice I have a pin holding the loop in place - I still have to sew around the top to secure this in, and I need to sew the orange button on too!  Nearly there... then on to the next tester.
[UPDATE:  I finished it - here is an updated photo]

Finished - a small fold-over button closure bag.   Pattern from blog 'That Morris Family'
 Happy Friday.  Be sure to check out the other people linking up!


Cherie said...

It looks good so far! Can't wait to see the others =D

Kelly said...

Love that! Looking forward to seeing our other ideas :)