This has been a crazy month, but I did finish three bags for my boys.
I love how these show their personalities: diggers for Monkey, Angry Birds for Panda, and a purple animal print for Cheetah. What are they keeping in their bags?
Their own soccer balls. (I love Monkey's tiny soccer ball!)
This time I started with rectangles 18 x 21 inches and sewed the bag together completely. Then I added the black casing for the ties. This makes it so there is no raw edge rubbing against the ties.
However, it adds extra bulk and the bag doesn't close as tightly.
The idea for this casing came from the drawstring bag tutorial at A Quilting Life. While I love having no raw edges, I'm not sure if I will do it again. I do see lots more bags in my future. They are great for organizing things. I may make some for the boys winter mittens and hats.
Plus I have started the quilt for my sister-in-law for Christmas.
It's another twister quilt made my way. I hope to finish this before Thanksgiving. Then I will only have a table runner, two pillow cases, and a tree skirt left to make for Christmas. It will be nice to do more sewing without deadlines.
I have been so focused on getting ready for Christmas that I almost forgot that I started blogging in November 2013. This has been a wonderful year for me, and I treasure the friendships I have made with other bloggers.
So to say, "Thanks for making blogging worthwhile," I am going to have a giveaway. :) I actually bought two panels of Jeepers Creepers for a Halloween quilt and ended up using only one.
So if you are interested in my other panel plus a yard of candy corn fabric, just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite holiday is. This giveaway is open to anyone. I will keep it open through Friday and notify the winner through email. (So make sure I can reach you.) I will then update this post.
Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Vicki!
P.S. I am linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social. (Link on sidebar).