Sunday, September 6, 2015

Looks like there will be lots of running around!

I taught a great group of quilters  how to make the Runaround Bag by LazyGirl Designs yesterday at Cut Up and Quilt, our LQS. What a fun group and they all finished their bags...everyone was excited about that!

 It's always fun to see the different fabrics people choose for their projects. I think it reflects a bit about themselves and who they are making the bag for.
 Marta flipped the back pocket to the front for a different look! Love it!
 Dianne is planning on using her bag when she goes to quilting events.
 Diana made hers for her dog loving daughter.

 We all loved Karen't stamp fabric and it seems like the perfect small print for a bag. Karen also turned her pocket to the front.
 Billie Jo said she wanted a bag for's perfect!
 Barb made hers for her granddaughter.  You can't see it on this picture, but if you look closely to the picture above of all the bags, you can see that the orange is actually an hombre fabric and shows up that way in the long handle.

It's fun for all of us to make these smaller projects. Even though I love making quilts there is a great satisfaction out of making something that you can finish in a few hours. These bags are perfect for gifts too, which we are all thinking about as the holidays grow nearer. I love a smaller bag to take when I go shopping or to quilting events when I don't want to drag my entire life around in a purse.  I had scheduled the class for 4 hours, but everyone finished in about 3. And a second one would go quicker.  Ya' can't beat that!

This past week was my first full week back at school, it was hot every day, and I didn't get one lick of sewing done. I hope to get back to quilting the quilt I have on the machine today. It's about half finished, so I'm hopeful that I can finish it this weekend.
Happy Sunday!


Karen said...

I hope you get back to your sewing too. You make so many fun things. And thanks for having this class, we ALL had a great time.

Heather's Haven said...

have this pattern made a few didn't like the raw edges inside. but all the purses look great!