Now I’ve got my two long standing UFOs out of the way (Horse Quilt and Animal ABC Quilt) I decided to make some project bags. Why, you may ask, haven’t I got plenty of UFOs to be getting on with? Because……… I really dislike having my projects in ugly plastic bags and wanted something nicer. As much as I admire those quilters who can whip up a project bag using clear vinyl and zips, this design was much too involved and wasn’t for me. My inspiration came from the little drawstring bag we use to keep our kitten Gemma’s toys in. Simple and easy. (Ooops, don’t know why I can’t rotate the picture.)
Gemma’s toy bag
I purchased some white net, then had a rummage through my stash for some pieces of fabric to use for the bags. Then I went to visit local manufacturers Cordall for some cord, purchasing pink, blue and white. They make all sorts of cord, tape and elastic in their factory and sell to the public at very competitive prices.
A visit to Cordall’s factory shop for some cord
Then several afternoons cutting, pinning and stitching and the bags were done. I will keep my hand stitching in one, or maybe two, and they others will be handy for keeping the bits of various projects safely corralled, and I'll be able to see what I have in each.
Previously I had made some 1930s 4 patches out of charm squares I had which were hanging about, so they got stitched together to use on one bag. Then used up other pieces from my stash, which is always a good thing, isn’t it?
Now the bags are done, my next job will be to write a new “List of Six” UFOs and start rolling the dice again for 2019. Wonder what projects I’ll find to put on my list?