I’ve been gone about as much as I’ve been home recently, but I have been working on a couple of projects.
This is the duffel bag that I made from the pattern and fabric that I picked up while I was in St. Louis. I’m trying to decide if I want to expand my Country By Design line to include bags. I made this one for myself. It’s perfect for a weekend get-a-way. I’m thinking about making bags with upcycled denim, maybe even with the seams to the outside so they can fray out like my other rag quilted items. This one has a zippered pocket on the inside, but it wouldn’t have to have. It opens with a long zipper.
This baby quilt is going to be 9 squares by 12 squares with light pink batting and batting. I have 8 rows stitched together so it won’t take long. In cutting out the five inch squares, I ended up with lots of little 2 x 5 inch pieces. Since I hate to throw anything away, I’m going to try to use them to make a garland. I try to include a little something extra with my orders, especially custom orders.
I’m also working on another set of knit place mats. Finished the first one last night.
I used strips of white and off-white fabric, as well as red and green homespun in this place mat. Now I have to decide if I want to tea dye them. I do like the random arrangement of the red and green fabrics. The strips of fabric are knit just like yarn, except the strips are just tied together. With the knots and ends left wherever they come up. I do pull them through so that they aren’t caught in the stitches.
I started another place mat last night, but I’ve already found a mistake, so I may have to start over. I keep my knitting on my dining room table so I can pick it up and do a row or two while I’m waiting for the water to boil, etc.
I still have some Florida photos that I want to share. Need another cup of coffee first!