(2) homemade fudge
(3) toddlers just learning to talk
My neighbors across the street have an 17 month old that's cute as a button! It used to be when saw Isaiah and said "hi Isaiah!" he'd go "Blib bub oomp". Lately when I say "hey Isaiah!" he goes "Blib bub oomp dap blup blop fwoop mlyap muuwp bliff maap fwip" while pointing his finger. Coming right along... that boy will be a high school grad before you know it!
|This one's mine!|
All I can say is - Easy!
From my batik stash yesterday I cut six pieces for the outside, and one large piece for the inside and straps. I didn't think to take pictures while I was working on it, but it would have just been filler anyway ;o)
The bag is humongous all put together, the lining is cut at a generous 38-1/2 x 51-1/2 so it's a pretty roomy bag. I put a few quilts in it to see what I see....
I was able to get five (5) quilts in my bag, and there was room for more! The largest one was a full size measuring something like 82 x 95 ... for some strange reason I never put a label on that big ole quilt??? I definitely remember writing "A Star is Borne" someplace, I thought it was on an entry form... but I digress.
These were all in the bag!
The instructions call for 40" straps which are okay, but when I do it again I'll make the straps a bit longer. I'd tell you the most difficult part about making this bag, but there really is no difficult part - unless you want to consider turning those straps difficult... a 2 x 40" tube is bit fiddly to turn! (I've always wanted to use that word! I know a lady from England who says fiddly and pest: "That beltway is a bit of a pest at rush hour!" She also makes delicious scones with some kind of lemon curd sauce!)
Well, today I'm having lunch with Josie, my neighbor 4 doors down; then its back home for some serious sewing. She's never been to Wegman's and I could use a quick run by Costco, so it's all good ... they're in the same shopping center. Have a great Tuesday!
Sew forth and sew on