Welcome to Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday. Yes, some of you will see at a date/time that is not Friday but that is because tradition has it we begin afternoon/evening (if you’re in the U.S.), so that folks in other time zones see it on their Friday morning and it extends into Saturday for the same reason.
So, my finish this Friday is a little squirrel (thank you Sandra) that jumped into my studio this week. I had other finishes this month but I was feeling the need for something that is a little fun. The pattern is called Easy Day Pack and was purchased at Pineapple Fabrics in Center Harbor, NH. The company is the new owner of Keepsake and everyone is soooo happy. The store is looking like it did (or better) than in its glory days and now with both stores, there is even more shopping to do.
I loved the selection of fabrics and laid them out to make my decisions on what went next to each other. You see, Pineapple Fabrics sells fabrics in different packets. This was an “Alice” Packet with 5 fat quarters and you get to pick the pattern you want to use (free) when you buy the packet.
You make the same strip set for both sides of the outside.
This is a picture of the lining – it uses one strip down the center and larger pieces of 4 of the fat quarters. You can use interfacing, but I used a little leftover batting. You sew around it all, and turn it inside out. A little magic and you make the casing for the string.
You then cut holes in the bottom of the bag and add grommets. It was very easy….a little grommet tool and a few taps of the hammer and it is done. I used paracord for the string and it worked like a charm.
It was so fun to make a small quick project. It only took a little time until I got the grommet tool and the parador.
Now, I can shop in Portland and like having a little pack on my back! We don’t use plastic (or not much) so a little pack like this will come in handy. The padding will protect my back, and its all cotton, so it shouldn’t be hot! Perfect.
Below is the linky party for your finishes. It will be open until 5 pm on Saturday to give everyone enough time. I look forward to seeing your projects and if you want more information on hosting TGIFF you can find it here. I am signed up for a one or two more before the end of the year.
Coming Upon the Blog:
9/1 Triathalon Gold Quilt!
9/3 Quilters Meet and Greet
9/4 Barn Quilt BOM Month 1
9/11 My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop
Color Block of the Month
September Island Batik Challenge
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8