Good to have something to show for Design Wall Monday again. Sewing has taken a back seat to reorganizing the house post-Thanksgiving and decorating for Christmas, but today I sewed for the first time in a week. First order of the day was a gift for our annual holiday guild party exchange. I knew I wanted to make a Snap Happy Bag but wasn't sure what I was going to make it from. I spied a set of precut strips that was a freebie at Quilt Con and paired them up with some solid gray.
Simple walking foot quilting with a bright thread.
The color is off, against that green of the mat, but it's a nice mid gray Kona. The lining folds over the front of the bag to become the casing for the steel tape that gives the Snap Bag its name.
I did manage to insert the section of steel tape measure backwards on one side, necessitating unpicking an already backstitched and zigzag finished seam, grr, but that was quickly fixed.
The Prairie point tabs on each side are used to open the bag. I think I've made about 15 of these bags over the last five years but the last one was a while ago so I needed to review the instructions again. These are great for organizing a purse or holding sewing supplies securely. I hope whoever picks the gift enjoys it!
Another UFO peeked its head out as well--I've had these 5" charms cut for some time but recently found setting and border fabric for a Christmas quilt.
I'll be making 4 patches with the charms as well as some appliqued circles.
These birdies were too irresistible! See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.