Where did that week go??? All of a sudden it is Friday, and, I am back hosting Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday! Some of you might be seeing this on Thursday – we run it a little more than 24 hours so our friends in different time zones can play.
I was hoping this piece would be finished. It is not. You can read a little about it here. I started this in 2017. It is my OMG (One Monthly Goal), but I will have 4 good days to finish, after my son and his high school friend, Alex leave, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
In order to be a good hostess, I started this little wallet that I wanted to make. I saw the die on a Sizzix* sale; I didn’t realize it was a Sew Sweetness(website under construction for a few days) pattern. Wednesday afternoon the pieces were cut out. It is a good that that there was this video – it was super helpful. If you are interested, Sizzix discontinued the die, but it is available on Amazon*. Because Sew Sweetness is switching to a new website, I don’t know if there is a separate pattern but will update it as soon as I find out.
It was a quick project, but there were lots of interruptions. By Wednesday evening I had cut out the pieces and did the basic assembly. Thursday was installing the zipper and the topstitching. Overall I am pleased with the wallet, I love the fabrics. However, I do need to work on refining the curves and the assembly of the bulk. I have made lots of things with zippers but the inside out/turning around/circular nature of this makes it look a little more homemade than I like.
However, it is finished and I can use it tonight when we take the boys to dinner. I love that I can carry a phone inside the wallet; it solves the lack of a pocket problem that I sometimes have. However, if I make it again, I would do an outside pocket for coins. I hate having no place for them, and really concentrate on the curves/zipper work. But the good news is, this too, is a project that I have been planning to do for awhile, but it finally came to fruition, so I think I will count it for the DrEAMi linky party at mmmQuilts!.
Without further ado, below is the link for your finish. And, just so you know where to look, next week’s TGIFF is hosted by Gail Sheppard at Quilting Gail.
In a little bit of self-promotion, I also have a linky party for Tips/Tutorials running through the end the month (every month from the 22nd through the last day of the month). You can check it out here – lots of great tips are coming in this month and there are still 4 days left.
Coming Up on the Blog:
2020 Monthly Color Block – September
QAL by the Sea #5 – 9/8
QAL by the Sea #6 – 9/15
Garden Party Hop Hop – 9/17
QAL by the Sea #7 – 9/22
Hello Fall Blog Hop – 9/21
QAL by the Sea #8 – 9/29