Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Weekender - Take.2

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I've spent the last couple of days making another Weekender bag - this one for my partner in the Sew Sew Modern 2 Swap.  This one seemed more difficult than the first one - partly because I tried a new technique, and partly, I think, because I didn't follow the directions as closely.  The new-to-me technique was a modified quilt-as-you-go technique.  I'm not sure if I like it or not, but I think I will experiment with it some more.  Elizabeth Hartman uses a similar technique, but densely quilts over each piece as it is added.  I didn't think I wanted that much quilting, but I may try it another time and see.



I'm not really a random/improv kind of person, so the random placement of the fabrics kind of drove me nuts.  But overall, I like the effect.  It is obviously something I need to practice.



I started with the Heather Ross vans/campers print, and worked from there.  Can you believe I actually used GRAY???  That was a total departure for me, and coming up with enough grays was a challenge.  I added some pinks in random places to liven it up a bit.


Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I hope my partner likes it. 

NOTE TO SELF:  The next weekender bag is for me!





6 comments:

  1. I like it! improv and random is hard for me too

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  2. The bag is lovely!! Awesome job!

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  3. This bag is amazing!! It's definitely one of my favorites for this round. :) I am holding out hope that it gets sent to me, although it seems unlikely!

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  4. Very nice! I love gray and the Caravan feature is so cute!

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  5. It didn't take you long to cut into that fabric! I love that you're going out of your comfort zone with both the color combo & the improv piecing.

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