I was looking for bright fabric to use to make a gift and came upon this Kafe Fassett designed fabric in my stash. It was called 'Artisan'. Heaven knows why I bought it, I think it was on sale.
I know I bought it from a quilting shop but it wasn't really suitable for quilting, would have been better to make clothing with but I didn't buy enough metreage. I have used it to make an exchange gift for a member of my quilting group.
We were given a list of patterns we would like to have made up as our gift and were asked to select one. This list was then mixed up and we were given another members name and were asked to make what they had selected. I was given this pattern to make up for a member I know loves orange and bright colours, hence the search in my stash.
I have changed the pattern slightly by adding a thicker and softer interfacing. Reason? Well I think it could also be used to store jewelry and for that you need a bit thicker wadding and I didn't think she would use it as a sewing equipment holder and when I gave it to her she agreed.
I just had to work out how to attach the brightly coloured clip that holds the cover together. I bought a set of plastic clips and a tool to attach them but I just couldn't get them to work. I had to do it a few times but I finally got there. This is going to be a useful tool actually and the clips are very strong much stronger than I had thought. I will be using them instead of the 'sew on' ones in future for this kind of project.
Only three functions this week, as if that isn't enough! At our quilting group we got hit with this horrendous storm. We could see it building up over the city in the distance and were hoping it would head south.
It just seemed to intensify.
Still, we were all set up on the verandahs and one of our members had stitched bunting with each of our names on them.
Because of COVID we self catered with some of our members doing the cooking, which was delicious.
We had a visit from one of Santa's Elves who was actually my God-son's boy Leo. ( Leo has MS so we all raise money for research into this disease.)
Then the heavens opened and this fierce storm descended on us and we had to beat a retreat inside. Little did we know, but only a short distance away, at the Hungry Jacks Take-away, which in right in the centre of all the shops where we all had been at some time, a car was washed away from the parking area and a women drowned. This creek also ran through the playground of a school where I taught. It is just something you don't expect to happen at the local shopping centre and there are many other shopping centres who's car parks border creeks. I'm afraid that this has shaken me. I will be very careful in all storms now.