With a finish on Sunday, it was time to shake the dice and see what I’m working on this week. And it is UFO number 2, a new addition to the List of Six UFO items.
Several years ago I received this pretty stitchery panel from my penfriend Carol, who lives half a world away from me in South Dakota. I had already gathered up the rest of supplies to finally turn this into a tote bag, and today was the day to start.
Ready to turn into a tote bag
Carol had stitched me such a lovely design, a pretty quilt shop. Who wouldn’t want to go shopping here? I’m going to use the blue floral fabric for the back of the bag and the handles, and use the pink for the bag lining. What do you think of that?
The first thing to do is quilt up the blue fabric (with wadding and backing) so it will be ready to construct the back of the bag. So far I’ve ironed the blue fabric, pinned the three layers together, and marked out some quilting lines with chalk. Then I’ll have to find my walking foot, and get quilting!
With another finish in the weekend, the UFO List of Six now contains 3 quilts and 3 smaller items.
No 1: Caravan quilt
No 2: Stitchery tote bag
No 3: Winter Welcome wall hanging
No 4: Candlewick quilt
No 5: Black/grey horse quilt
No 6: Caravan place mats and apron (replacing completed duvet cover)
So that is what has been happening in my household, each week I get to roll the dice to pick which project I get to work on for the week. And I must say, this system is working great for me!