Gently getting into WIPs

May 1, 2017   /   byKerry  / Categories :  Feeds

I have just a few WIPs, one of which is the Quilt Workout applique special, but I’m not sure if I’m quite ready for that size project yet. For the time being, I decided to work on the Blanche barrel bags (larger size) by Swoon Patterns that I cut out for Christmas fairs and didn’t finish. Well, two of them out of four because I need some more premade piping. I made the mistake of glue basting the zipper in when I took them with me to work on at Addie’s (pattern says you can do this, but I don’t recommend it folks!), so I had to unpick the topstitch – which I didn’t like anyway – and wash the top edge.

Here they are all finished!

Two more to go!

I think I’ll offer it as a class in the summer (one of my motivations to get it done), because I think people can be a little cautious of working with rivets and leather/vinyl and this will show how easy it is! I’m keeping the yellow one because it had a small accident with a pair of sharp scissors. I also prefer the flowery one’s shape, so that will be the store sample and eventually go into my Etsy shop when I reopen it.

I also started and finished this little wallet…

It’s the Wisteria Wallet by Blue Calla Patterns. I’m not sure I like the size and style just yet because it’s basically a pouch with card slots on the outside but I’m trying it out for a few days. I’m also probably going to make a Pearl wallet and decide which one I like best to keep for myself.

By the way I finished a quilt about 2 weeks ago but I haven’t got round to good photos yet…. Soon!

P.S. Sorry if I’ve not responded to a comment on my last couple of posts – WordPress wasn’t sending them through to my email again but I think we are back now.

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at PennyDog Patchwork (and illustration, recipes, other crafts…)

You may like


Free Project – Felt Cookie Playset

Free Project – Felt Cookie Playset

This project makes one box of felt play cookies. Each cookie is about 3.5″, and the box will hold six of them. Finished size Each cookie is about 3.5″ Download Now

read more

Free Sewing Pattern – Bean Bag Chair with Toy Storage

Free Sewing Pattern – Bean Bag Chair with Toy Storage

PATTERN DETAILS Sew a bean bag chair that doubles as toy storage! This fun bean bag chair sewing pattern is easy to make and is HUGE – I measured 40” across and it fits at least 30 stuffed animals. When I gave it to my daughter she ran around the house gathering up all her […]

read more

Free Class – Holiday Baking

Free Class – Holiday Baking

CLASS OVERVIEW Wondering what holiday treats to bake this season? We teamed up with Bob’s Red Mill and popular baking instructor Nicki Sizemore to help you decide! In this special freebie, Nicki guides you step by step to make four indulgent desserts: crêpe cake with chocolate whipped cream, mini pecan tartlets, apple galette with perfect […]

read more

Free Project – Knitted Teddy Bear Set

Free Project – Knitted Teddy Bear Set

PATTERN DETAILS You won’t be able to resist making this cute and cuddly knitted teddy bear set. I have always loved soft toys, especially teddy bears, so I thought I would make one come to life! This set is the perfect winter accessory for all ages, and could be made in any colourway you like. […]

read more