Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cosmo continues...

Whilst the other Squares were working away on their quilt-y projects (more on that later), I opted to continue my love affair with Cosmo! Luckily for you, I didn't snap a pic of every single step, but here are a few highlights.

The point where it actually looked like a bag instead of a pile of scraps with a tonne of interfacing!

 Moving on to a new colour - Bahama Blue lining! It even has pockets on the inside... a technological wonder that I don't think I've ever managed to include in previous bags!

I covered a button! Way easier than I ever imagined. Q-B and Q-D had a good laugh that I'd never done this before. What can I say? I don't make much in the way of clothing! The colour of the button was a controversy in itself. The pattern called for it to match the straps. Unacceptable to Q-D.

I have to say I'm pretty pleased with myself on this one. As I said in my last post, I've wanted to make this bag for a long time, but when I looked at the instructions, I felt overwhelmed! I can hardly wait to use it. Himself has decreed that it should be the new beach bag... only I should make another one with crabs all over it.... sigh... followed by shaking of the head.

So, back to the Squares!
Q-A was working on a project using another of her Sew Sisters fat quarter bundles. This one started out with strip piecing, as shown in the pic. The strips are then cut down into squares which are sliced on the diagonal and then re-assembled in a scrappy way. I suspect she'll plan that scrappiness. It'll be a plappy quilt?! 

Somehow, I didn't get a pick of any of the projects Q-B brought with her (and there were a lot!) She finished a souvenir from her Australian adventure... lots of cool Aboriginal inspired fabrics. I think she might even have decided that it's no longer destined to hang on a wall in her office! And she got to work on a zillion and one placemats!

Q- D continued the madness that is her confetti quilt (which I would actually call her spreadsheet quilt). This quilt is sponsored by MSExcel. Or by Pinterest. Yikes... so much planning. But it will undoubtedly be beautiful. I don't think I'm going to convince Q-D to join an improv group any time soon!

Another lovely day sewing with the Squares... can't think of many better ways to spend a torrential downpour!

And in case all this wasn't enough, my latest Kona bundle arrived. Berry inspiring!

That's raisin, eggplant, crimson, and berry.  I don't know what's better - wondering what will come this month or finding out! More about that here.

Keep calm and sew on, my friends!



  1. Fantastic work! It looks awesome! I've only attempted one of her patterns... the weekender! It was an entire "weekend" of work, and a whole lot of swearing too! But so worth it in the end!

    1. Hey Snips! I've ogled the Weekender pattern as well. But I've sworn that I must make a few more of the A.B. patterns I own already before I buy any more! Thanks for reading (and commenting)!

  2. The blue button is perfect. :-) It was a wonderful day indeed. And those fat quarters look way better on my screen then they did in person, LOL!!!!!!

    1. Q-D, you are incorrigible! I kept trying to tell you that they were lovely!

  3. I am so impressed with the bag! Those things just plain scare me :)

    1. You can totally make one of these, Ade. I'll even lend you the book! ☺


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