Who's ready for the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild retreat??!! I am! So yesterday I was packing up stuff to go with me to the retreat, and I was overcome by the need to sew up a nice sized box pouch to store my tools (scissors, rotary cutter, threads, etc). With a little toddler distraction help from Wally this pouch was sewn up in about 15 minutes! It's super cool too. I used this tutorial (er - by memory), and this tutorial to figure out my dimensions.
Easy! I used a plastic coated shopping bag for the pouch, and didn't line it. It finishes at about 10" x 5" x 5"
I also pre-cut a ton of pieces for another giant ring of flying geese. This time I cut squares, which I then cut in half --- each sewn seam will be sewn on the bias, but the edges (the curved parts) will be on the straight grain.... I'm not sure if this is a good thing or bad. The last time my round edges were bias seams and it was SUPER fiddly when I was attaching it to the rest of the quilt. We'll see. Also, I stitched together the first arc of these geese... and my blue pieces are a tad bit on the small size! Eeek! They'll work, but next time I will cut them a bit bigger!
Now I'll leave you with a picture of my stuffed full suitcase! Yes it is a large size suitcase... and no it doesn't fit everything that I'm taking! lol. In my defense a lot of the projects I'm bringing are in the early phases... so who knows what fabric will be needed.... lol.