I am on the run! I'm about to leave on a 5 day adventure with my sister, but had to get some prep work done for a class I'm teaching as soon as I get home.
Part of the class involves introducing the students to crazy quilting. This is no ordinary class, you see...it is also a birthday party one of my best friends is giving, and the class is the party activity!
She wanted me to prepare kits for her guests/my students, and I decided the kits should go in totebags decorated for the occasion. The ladies will each have silk ribbon and embroidery threads, a simple how-to booklet, needles, scissors....oh all sorts of lovely things in their totes.
But I had to get those totes done in a big hurry!
I ordered them from Dharma and dyed them up with some very old Procion dyes I had on hand.
The colors were selected to go with the Sassa Lynn thread collections I ordered from Carolyn at Evening Star Designs.
Jean at RiverSilks obligingly put together the ribbon palettes I had picked out for each colorway too. I pieced blocks to tie it all together, the tote, the ribbon, and the threads, and then attached the blocks to the totes with various trims....
That was so much fun, doing the piecing. I don't get to do that near often enough.
It was complete and utter mayhem in my sewing room as I dumped out all my trim onto my worktable so I could pick out borders for my blocks. Each totebag is different.
You can see the ribbon collection and Sasse Lynn thread twist in the foreground next to the tote.
They are all done...here is one of the purple ones with its trim all sewn on, ribbons and thread.
This was such a fun and wacky 4 days!!!!
My secret project of the past week or so is intended as a house present for my hostess, so I will post it after I get home next week.
I can barely catch my breath. Adios, amigas!!!!