Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Rose Stars and a Purse

I have a couple of Rose Star blocks completed thanks to some Sunday sewing action :-D I now have four whole blocks and seven half blocks to complete. I've got some other blocks cut and basted. I'm a little disorganized right now, though, so I can't tell you what state the other blocks are in. Between Austin Modern Quilt Guild business, do. Good Stitches Cheer Circle business, and custom sewing projects, I'm all over the place - so is all of my sewing stuff.

The Clubhouse looks like a bomb went off. I'll spare you the pictures. I will share with you photos of this WIP purse for my neighbor :-D The goal was for it to stand up on its own, a quality I appreciate myself in a good bag. However, that meant I used Peltex when the pattern did not call for it. Teehee :-) I was still able to turn the purse like the pattern called for, but that was going to require a lot of hand sewing. 

Ultimately, I ripped my stitches and took the lining and exterior apart again. Then, I snipped the fabric to allow it to fold over the curves and glued it back onto itself so that I had an exterior "bucket" and a lining "bucket" that nested inside one another. I topstitched them together in a bought of machine and purse wrangling that made me wish for an industrial post sewing machine with a high, skinny neck and bobbin area. Seriously, I searched Craigslist halfway through. 

Now I'm down to attaching the handles :-D Yay! I'll take better pics as soon as it's finished. 

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's WIPs today :-) It always helps my nudge my own towards completion.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Your rose stars are gorgeous and I love the bag :) you're so busy!!

  2. Cute bag! Love those pretty stars.

  3. So close on the rose stars! Loving the bag :o)