In the meantime I'm gathering quilts. My weekend will not be a complete pity party. Emily of Crazy Old Ladies Quilts is hosting a retreat this weekend and invited me to do a trunk show on Saturday. I'm excited to just go sew with everyone and share my quilts. This is my stack so far. These are all completed quilts I haven't blogged about yet. I'm debating which other quilts to take. Unfortunately, between QuiltCon and the MQG traveling exhibit, four of my favorites are away at the moment so I won't be able to take those.
Once this weekend is over I have two big projects lined up. First, I plan to sew a new version of this bag and document the process for a tutorial. I've had several requests for it and am finally getting myself in gear to do a tutorial. This bag is a
I'm changing multiple things about the way I constructed this bag to make it simpler, more functional, and more sturdy. I realized I did several things the hard way when making this bag the first time. I just ordered some Notting Hill in Poppy from Joel Dewberry's Home Dec weight fabric. I love this colorway. One lesson I learned with this purse is that lots of white is a very bad thing for a bag. I think the darker fabric will hide stains and dirt much better. Also, I used quilting cotton on this bag and really regretted it. It just didn't wear well. I'm hoping the sateen holds up better.
My other big goal and WIP is to finish up my new version of my Crooked Cabins pattern. I have found that computer time has been pretty elusive lately. I just haven't had much time to sit down and work on it. It seems life keeps getting crazier and crazier.