It’s done and delivered.
The Dowager’s bag, that is. I thought it was going to be harder than it actually was. I kept all the extra canvas around the outside of the tapestry, and used it as the interfacing for the front. I used a firm iron-on interfacing for the back. Longer handles than on my little stripey bag, because she wanted them long enough to sling the bag over her shoulder.
I remembered to put the magnetic catch on before finishing the top edge this time. It does the job of preventing the bag gaping open, and so long as you use a patch of interfacing on top of the little washer thingy, it won’t pull out.
I’ve created some quilt labels for myself using transfer paper in my colour printer. The label has my name, blog and email addresses, and space for the name, recipient and date of the quilt. This information gets filled in with an indelible pen once the transfer has been applied to either a pale background area of the quilt back, or to a white fabric rectangle which then gets sewn onto the backing. End of labelling problem!
So, to round up the weekend: Finished the baby quilts. Made two fabric storage baskets. Made the Dowager’s handbag. Upholstered two chair seats. What about having a night off? Nope, I’m fiddling around with the Car Quilt while I skype a friend and watch TV. Back to work Monday and Tuesday for two days, so I won’t be doing much sewing. Maybe. Probably. We’ll see.
Have a good day, y’all.