I took today off work just because I felt like I needed a day off. So I called a friend of mine to see if I could get a private dog agility lesson with Rico. We headed to her place for a lesson at 11 am. It felt really good to get out of the house and get some physical activity and conversation with a friend.
Rico enjoyed it too!
You can tell how much fun he had by the amount of dirt and slobber on his face.
After our lesson Bender got to play some fetch in my friend’s field.
Good grief! He’s so freaking photogenic!
When we got home I grabbed some lunch then hit the sewing room to finish up that troublesome lower right corner on my Jumble Sunburst Quilt top.
I separated it out into the sections that I needed to sew together to make the entire piece come together.
Once I got these for sections done I planned out the order to sew them together.
1, 2 and 3 were really the important pieces. The corner triangle (3) had to be sewn across both of those pieces. Once that was done I sewed on 4 and 5. It took longer than this description! I carefully checked and rechecked each pieces as I sewed. I didn’t want to have to get friendly with my seam ripper again.
So now it’s all ready to be sewn into one piece. There are five pieces.
Since the corner pieces overlap each other in different ways, I spent some time planning out how these pieces would need to be sewn together. Here’s the sequence that will make it all work.
I’ll probably get this sewn together tomorrow. At least that’s what I’d like to see happen.
Rico has a sheep herding lesson down in Molalla, OR, in the late morning. Once I get home from that I’ll probably take the boys for a walk if the weather is ok. Then I’ll dig in on putting this thing out of its misery.
It will be good to have it done.
Reminder… If you make a quilt like this, I recommend that you don’t sew your sashing to your blocks. Lay out your blocks and sashing on your design wall, then sew the rows together from there. I think it would all go together much more smoothly with that approach.
It’s been a long time, but I actually have some Frankenbag photos made by my blog readers. Let’s get started! I’m just gonna list each maker with their photos… ’cause there’s a lot!!!
But first, because someone will ask, here’s a link to my Frankenbag tutorial.
@schmidtquilt on Instagram. Have to say, that orange and black one is pretty fantastic!
Sandee Henricks. she made some mini Frankenbags! So cute!
Sherry Hunnell. That yellow spot square in the middle is sort of everything!
@quiltygirl on Instagram. Love those watery batiks!
@mmiloudesigns on Instagram. I love those big old cabbages!
Marion Wolf. Love those dark color with the stripes!
Liz Washburn Mandelkow. How cute is that moose?
Lindy Gibbons. She made this for a friend with a matching jacket. Her friend seems to LOVE it!
Laura Hillier. Love, love, love those pastels!
Karen from Alberta, Canada. Sometimes a white lining is pretty special!
Angie House. She added vinyl to the bottom. A big old beach bag!
Cindy Doucette. What a fun idea to use whole cloth on one of these!
Elizabeth Hedges. Fun fabric combos. Love the blue and orange!
@Emma_made_lemonaid on Instagram. What a great way to us up left over triangles!
Phew! That’s it. So many bags! Thanks to everyone who sent in photos. If you sent me photos and haven’t seen your bag here, better email me!