I posted on June 22, 2008 that I bought two new patterns. I have started working on both projects. Yes, I still have UFOs to work on and yes, I have started two new projects at once without finishing either project. Oh well, this is how I work. I flip between projects as the mood strikes me.
First up, is Charm Party Tote by Penny Sturges of Quiltsillustrated.com fame. You remember, the company with the motto, “No wimpy bags”. This bag has been renamed, “Charm Walker” by a good friend and you can see why by taking a close look at the picture.
I have been talking about the multiple layers of Pellon fleece in this project and how when this bag is finished it will be able to stand on its own. In fact, I think it will be able to follow me as I walk through the mall. That has advantages as I will have more room to carry shopping bags if my purse can move on its own power.
This bag is only the outer layer so far and it stands pretty well. Imagine how stiff and proud it will stand once it has the Pellon lined pockets which are attached to the Pellon lined lining added!
Last night I looked for this project to show my mother and I couldn’t find it. With all the joking I have been doing about it walking away on its own, I thought maybe it had given up waiting to be finished and had walked itself right out of my studio. But alas, it was there, turned inside out and thus camouflaged against all the other fabric in my studio. What a bag–it has the ability to walk on its own, and can camouflage itself into its surroundings when necessary!
Charm Walker, walk on!
This is the progress thus far on my Halloween version of All About Me by Atkinson Designs. I have plans to make this quilt large–queen bed size. These are only a few of the blocks. I was so anxious to see how it looked that I quickly laid out some of the blocks last night so I could share a picture.