Works in Progress

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This last week has been a good week for getting things done. I got my Betty Bowler bag finished late last week. It came out really nicely. The only thing I would change about the pattern, would be to use a heavier interfacing so that the bag would hold it’s shape a little better.

Cotton+Steel Betty Bowler

I also made myself a second Scout Tee. This one was in a poplin weight cotton from the August line of Cotton+Steel. – more about this top later.

I’ve made myself a couple hot pads from orphan blocks left over from a quilt I made for mom. – more about these later.

And last, but not least, I made myself up a little pouch for keeping some of the odds and ends I carry in my bags. It will keep them from getting lost in a jumbled mess on the bottom of my bag, and it’s super cut in matching fabric to my Betty Bowler.

Now, I do have to admit, that while I’ve gotten all of these cute little projects done, I haven’t touched any of my quilts. I’m hoping to do a little work on them in the coming week.

What are you working on right now?

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  1. Stacey on September 17, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Wow, that bag is great! Love the Cotton and Steel prints. And the pouch is a great idea.

    • Andrea on September 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks so much Stacey! I really enjoyed the process of making the bag. The only thing I would change is the type of interfacing on the face sides of the bag to keep the shape a bit better. And I was so glad to come up with a use for some of the scraps from the bag. I mean – who doesn’t need little organization pouches?

  2. Lou on September 17, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Love that bag- looks great in the cotton and steel!

    • Andrea on September 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Lou! I loved finding a use for my Cotton+Steel fabric that allowed me to have it around all the time.

  3. LeeAnna Paylor on September 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

    what a great bag!
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

    • Andrea on September 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks for stopping by LeeAnna! I had a lot of fun making the bag, and I’m enjoying carrying it around with me this fall.

  4. Cheryl on September 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I love the bag! The shape and the prints you used are wonderful.

    • Andrea on September 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks so much Cheryl! I have to credit Swoon Patterns for having such a great pattern in the Betty Bowler. It really made the Cotton+Steel fabric pop!

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