I am busy prepping for Christmas and making progress slowly. Hoping to get to baking all kinds of yummy delicious things once I can pull myself away from my sewing machine. But I am getting some progress made in the sewing studio.
I made my first zipper pouches this week. The first one I will have to show you after Christmas as I don't want the recipient to get a sneak peek of it but the second one I will show off now. I must say I had to watch a you tube video to see how to use my zipper foot. I have never used it before and couldn't figure out how the needle could possibly get to be on both sides of the foot. I had no idea it had a sliding bar on the back that lets you slide the foot to the other side of the needle. My zipper pouch is a little bigger than some but I wanted it large enough to stow some smash book supplies. It even has a medium size smash book in it and some washi tape amongst other stickers and note cards. The recipient is a teen on my Xmas list and I hope she loves it as much as I do.
I made another tote bag for an elderly lady at an assisted living facility nearby and filled it with yarn and crochet supplies, socks and candies. I bought this panel this summer on sale and it was perfect for this tote.
and I remembered that pockets on the inside would come in handy...something I learned by forgetting to add them to mine.
I also am trying to finish up some block of the month projects. I finished up my December block for the Quilt Doodle Doodle BOM.
After buying some more fabric to sash it together, I completed the top yesterday. I didn't realize how big this would be finishing out at. 12 blocks laying loose all year didn't look like much but after sashing it is now 54 by 72 inches. I am contemplating adding a wide white border to it but am not sure. I think I prefer the lap quilt size rather than a twin size quilt.