Thursday, August 31, 2017

Traverse Bag and class stuff




I really like Noodlehead bag patterns. Very good instructions, diagrams and listing of needed items. Cut Up and Quilt asked me to make the Traverse Bag as a store model and I had fun using this canvas piece with many of the Cotton and Steele prints on it. I am still debating on whether I will teach a class on it or not. It depends on the interest. 

 I loved all of the prints, but wanted to have the houses front and center so used them for the flap that hides front pockets and snaps closed.
 The lining is the jacks in green, color isn't showing up great here.

 A back zipper pocket that was easy to install. Love it when I learn new ways to put in zippers and pockets.
 It's not a huge bag ( 12" x 9") but does have an adjustable cross-body strap, which is handy for shopping trips. I have enough canvas for another bag, which I will be making soon. I got more of the same lining fabric because I do love it. So they will be very similar. I'm making the 2nd one for a gift.
I have the second class today for the Dresden Plate Special, so I'm excited to see their dresden blades sewn together. Here are some pictures from their first class 2 weeks ago. I have made the dresden block with the curved blades too, but have to confess that I like the pointed blades the best for their ease in making. Stay tuned for more pictures from today's class!

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The two gals above and below didn't shop together, but had some of the same fabrics!
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I will be teaching this class again on Monday evenings beginning in Sept. So much fun and a great way to learn one of the ways to applique.
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Dresden Plate Special

1 comment:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like the look of the pointed blades better, too.