I’m not being terribly productive as I fritter away my vacation in isolation. I did play ball with the dogs three times today. They thought that was exciting. Oh, and I planted my tomato plants. That took all of ten minutes.
And while I was at it I fertilized all the pots on my patio (there are a lot!) and removed some old twinkle lights from the fence. It’s all looking so good!
I did get my primary ballot filled out and dropped off this afternoon. So that’s something I accomplished.
I did pull off a little productivity today and sandwiched and quilted the bag panels I made yesterday. And I got the outer bag constructed.
I have to say that orange strip was a good decision!
And now I’m at a bit of a standstill. I can’t decide what to use for the lining. I tried some different options. Started off with some blues and greens.
There were a couple of these I liked but I didn’t LOVE any of them. So I switched to something that I think is much more exciting…
There are some really good options in there, but I know where I have to go with this…
It’s so perfect! The only problem is that I don’t have enough of it! So I will order some and wait until it arrives to finish this bag. it will be worth the wait. I had actually started a fabric order last week that included some of this and I never completed it. Now I’ll have to go back and wrap it up.
Here’s some eye candy!
I’ve been thinking about a new project and my mind keeps going to paper piecing. So I dug into my pile of templates this evening and found some that I was afraid I had lost.
One that I was especially happy to find in that pile is a nice little leaf that I made into a couple of different zipper pouches. I would love to incorporate one of these into a Frankenbag.
Another one I was really happy I still had was Scrappy Mountains that I made into a zipper pouch.
I’d have to do some design wizardry to figure out how to build that rectangular block into a Frankenbag. But it will be fun to try.
I’m thinking I might start off tomorrow morning by making the backing for this quilt top.
Now that I have my new bed I’m getting itchy to have one of my quilts finished and on display!