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!


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

  2. The bag is lovely!! Awesome job!

  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!

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

  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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