Four days and probably 8 hours of ripping out and I have a quilt with no quilting on it. I did attempt to do some straight line quilting on it tonight after I ripped that last bit of thread out but Mr Toyota just wasn't playing. He kept snapping the thread for no apparent reason. So, I changed needles. Nope. I changed thread (brand and type). Nope. Nope. Bobbin changed. Nope. Nothing worked or made my stitches better so I set it aside and moved on to making a clutch! For some reason Mr Toyota had very few issues while making the clutch!
CALYPSO ENVELOPE CLUTCH
|Front of clutch. Envelope Clutch pattern by See Kate Sew.|
See Kate Sew has a tutorial and free pattern for this cute clutch on her blog. It takes less than 2 fat quarters and some interfacing to make and presto - instant gratification because you can be done in about an hour. I feel better now for getting something finished tonight!!
|Kona purple of some kind for inside of clutch.|
I think the Calypso fabric was a great choice because of the non-directional print -- plus I got to rummage through my button tin for the perfect big yummy button. I loooove buttons! I made the button hole a little too far to the left but hopefully if I hadn't mentioned it you wouldn't have noticed it??!! I'm too critical for my own good I think!
|Back of clutch. Fabric used is called Calypso Large Floral Turquoise.|
The clutch measures approximately 8" x 12.5" which is a fair size. I'm not sure what I will put in my new clutch but I'm sure I will find something! The Mod Sampler will have to become a 'March' finish I suppose.
Linking to Cat Patches.