Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday – August 30

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.  

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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6 Comments

  1. August 29, 2019 / 7:58 pm

    Hi Kathleen! What a slick bag/tote/daypack. Lots of our students have bags similar to this that they carry along with the big ‘ole bookbag backpack. It’s a great tote for the grab-and-go – like a holiday weekend, for example. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • August 30, 2019 / 8:06 am

      Thanks, it really is fun and easy. There will be more in my future. My son carried one for years with his epi pen and it was nice that it was lightweight.

  2. August 30, 2019 / 9:40 am

    What a great bag – your colors are so pretty!

  3. August 30, 2019 / 11:43 am

    Love the bag! I hate grommets, but they really are easy to add. I just wish I had elves to do all the hammering. LOL! BTW The TGIFF blog is not showing your link up.

  4. August 31, 2019 / 9:38 pm

    Your bag is adorable; I love those colours together! Yes, agree on the grommets, super easy to do and a great addition to bag-making. Thanks for the shout-out and for linking up!

    • kathleenquilts
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      September 3, 2019 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you! The colors are fun and I used it Saturday and it was perfect! I love to be able to shout out and join in the pursuit of squirrels!

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