Monday, September 24, 2012

wish circle swap

a little sneak peak . . .

A few weeks ago we had a little chat within the wish circle of do good stitches and thought it would be fun to do a swap.  It is a great way to get to know more about other people in the group, plus it is just fun to make something for someone else.  Since I signed up for a couple of other swaps that are due around the same time, I thought I would get started on something for my partner so I don't get overwhelmed.

I don't want to share too much about what I made (I cannot show the lining, I think it would be too big of a hint!) since this is a blind swap, but I really enjoyed making this and I was too excited to keep it to myself.  I have been wanting to do something with triangles since I saw Holly's quilt, and they were really fun to make.
triangle tote

This project was very enjoyable. Until the very end.  After the tote was 100% done, I put it over my shoulder and realized that I had made the straps WAY TOO LONG.  The thought of ripping out stitches to fix the straps was excruciating.  But I couldn't send this to someone with straps that were about 10" too long.  So I fixed it, but it was painful.  

This is a pretty big tote bag, so to make sure the straps wouldn't have a problem I may have gone a little overboard with the zig zag stitching.  It has it inside and outside, but better safe than sorry!


4 comments :

  1. I love it, and love the equilateral triangles. I keep meaning to do something triangle-based, other than HSTs which I'm rather sick of at the moment!!

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  2. I love the triangles... about to quilt my own triangles cushion and may get inspired!

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  3. Looks great! I'm still waiting for fabric to arrive for my partner. I'm afraid if she even sees the fabric she will know.

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