Monday, 12 May 2014

work bags etc

Found a good pattern for cross body work bags, big enough  to hold stethoscope, purse, lipstick, timesheets, pens , glasses and small ( sadly) bar of chocolate

its called the two zip hipster by erin erickson

I do find the zip insertion a bit complex, so may try some modifications on the next one I make

I did a trial one in lovely Tula Pink meteor fabric. Strap needed some extra holes, so great excuse for buying another gadget, Draper pro rotatable punch. Goes through leather really easily.

Had a request to make one for night sister at work, she loves teal, so used my bluey/green batiks for that one. Now another nurse has asked for one "with cherries". Nice to be asked, but now got to go on hunt for suitable cherry fabric, order more leather straps etc.Previous bags were made with my scraps, as I need to continue to keep digging away at scrap mountain.

So back to my EQ7 quilt, have paper pieced  top row today 

Friday, 2 May 2014


Yay, finally got the Mac version of EQ7
Took an eternity to download with our rubbish broadband, but eventually managed it
Wasting many happy hours fiddling around, even watching the idiots guide videos, although can't seem to restart the videos once I pause them which is a wee bit trying.

This is my first design, trying for something simple that I can do 

I love the way red and pink glow together 
Foundation pieced blocks, however the fabric yardage estimations do not take account of my way of foundation piecing which is to use huge fabric pieces to make sure I  fill each space

Made 3 blocks so far 

Had  a small drama today when my quilting ruler fell off the top of the sewing machine ( why was it there I ask myself) and managed to get underneath and break the needle mid seam, whooa.