I got off work early on Friday and I was going to work out, but instead, I sewed.
I don’t know how it got into my head, but I suddenly had this urge to make V and Co’s Abby Bag. I bought the pattern during a sale quite awhile ago. I had some Tokyo Rococo by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics lying around that I purchased on sale at a quilt shop that was going out of business.
It’s not typical fabric I would buy, but I fell in love with it for some reason. I love the blues and the creams and the brows. I just find it to be really pretty. And I love the feathers/vines running through it.
The bag was really easy to put together and the instructions were OK. I read through them quite a few times before I figured out how all of the cutting worked. I cut everything out at once because cutting is not my favorite part so I try to get it out of the way up front so I can just focus on sewing.
The bag is reversible and I love that about it. I will probably go back and finish the turning opening by hand instead of by machine so it’s not so noticeable. All together, from cutting to finish, this bag only took me a couple of hours. It’s pretty big, so I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, but I’m excited to use it. It might become my new quilt guild meeting bag.
I also finished this top this weekend.
I thought about making it larger, but then I realized that I really don’t need any more large quilts. I have plenty of quilts. I’m not going to be quilting this one for awhile, but I’m excited to have the top done. When I do quilt it, I want to do pebble quilting in all of the blue space to really make the colors pop. Andrew really likes this quilt for some reason…maybe he’s a scrappy loving guy…