The class that my daughter-in-law and I attended recently at Just Quilting was to make a quilted bag for sewing accessories.
Regular readers will not be surprised to know that deciding which fabric to take with me for the class took up an awful lot of time in the night before we were due to go. I finally went for the half yard of Mary Thistle from Pretty Potent by Anna Maria Horner that has been lurking in my stash just waiting for the perfect project to come along.
And this was it!
We quilted the exterior fabric first, which took me twice as long as everyone else as I went for crosshatch quilting instead of the much quicker and easier vertical lines that my fellow classmates chose :)
Although I had brought along some fabrics from my stash to use for the binding, when I saw the bright blue plain bolt on the shelf at Just Quilting, it was definitely calling to me and I am delighted that I listened to that call. It was by far a better match for that gorgeous thistle print than any of the fabrics I had pulled from the stash.
The bag has ribbon tied sides and you can imagine how pleased I was to discover ribbon that was the perfect match ready and waiting to be used in my very jumbled ribbon bag. Don't you just love when that happens?
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