Monday, February 16, 2015

Ready for QuiltCon

I decided that a new tote would be necessary for QuiltCon.  Consistent with my goal of making our future move easier by working down my sewing supplies, I dug into my scraps and fat quarters for fabric.
I added a little red (marsala?) for interest.  A few crossed kayak blocks seemed appropriate.  I used this paper pieced pattern.
 On the back I just did some fast scrap assembly.
This is my first time attempting a recessed zipper.  I used this tutorial as general guidance.  The bag feels sturdier with the zipper and the interfaced zipper casing.

Lots of pockets inside for the phone, pens and other essentials.  I will be taking this on the plane instead of my usual boring (but very functional) black leather LLBean tote bag.

And how about a matching pouch for all the class supplies?

Yes, another wide open pouch from Anna of Noodlehead.
I really love that Carolyn Friedlander crosshatch fabric at the bottom of the bags.

I've cut all the fabric for my classes.

Now I just need to figure out what to wear and pack considering we are leaving 0 degree weather, heading town to Texas where the weather will be sunny and rainy with the temperature modulating between mid-70's and right above freezing.  Hey, but no complaints from me!
If you see me in Austin, please stop and say hello!

Have a wonderful week!


  1. What a great bag!! Love the black, white, and reds! I am so jealous that you are going to QuiltCon! Seems like everyone is going. Have a ton of fun and take lots of pictures!

  2. Gorgeous! You are set to go in style. Wish I were joining you!!! Have fun and I look forward to your Quiltcon posts to tell us how it went.

  3. I love the colors in your bag, but I love the kayaks the most! Have a blast a Quilt Con.

  4. Love these!!! I hope you have a fabulous time :-)

  5. Love the kayaks! Enjoy the conference!

  6. that is one lovely tote--And I love that it zippers shut. I always feel safer with that, too. Nice color choices...hugs, Julierose

  7. Loving these.! I want to do some more paper-piecing and just plain piecing for my bags. These turned out awesome!


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