…as its the last day of my leave, back at work tomorrow 🙁 I’m really not looking forward to this as I’ve enjoyed time to myself and gotten rather used to it!!
So in my last few hours of holiday-esqu crafting I serged the edges of my basic block pattern, edited the basic dress pattern (slightly different) to include some extra darts I added right at the end to make it fit better, and started these:

they’re the start of some calico ‘models’ for basic bag shapes. The idea is I’ll have a few ‘models’ and inside each will be the serged template with the area that becomes the ‘front’ marked on. This way if I fancy whipping up a bag with a design on the front I know what dimensions to use and it will all work up fairly quickly.

I’ve already taken A LOT of photos
– 12×12 square with a 1.5″ squared off bottom with 1, 2, 3 + 4 inches turned down, square then trapezoid, then all the same but with a 2.5″ square
-10×10 square with 1″ and 2″ squared bottom with all of the above etc etc
I’ll be able to pic the bag I want and have the pattern and front design/embelishment area within seconds. And you will too once I figure the best way to present it 🙂
And… this evening I got my new rotary cutter out…. and started to cut squares, and started to arrange them, and came up with this:
I deliberately put the blues in the middle few columns and the darker squares nearer the edges, and I like the faint ‘cross’ that seems to leap out… am I the only one who sees it?!
so here they are ready to sew together 🙂 They are all 8.5″ so hopefully with .25″ seam allowance the whole quilt will measure 80″x72″ which should drape over my queen size and if I ever own a king size it’ll be perfect for that too!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Been busy today… was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling