I’m really loving seeing everyone’s beautiful creations for this blog hop! Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is the host for this great hop.
Even her button is awesome!
There is quite an extensive listing of talent represented in the blogging line up. Go check em out! It’s ok I’ll be right here waiting when you get back. 😉
And onto my project.
Which I didn’t actually finish… 🙁
But the diamond part is done! 😉
If you follow me on Instagram you probably seen the fabric panel that I’ve been doing the Kantha stitching on.
I really did love the process of doing the Kantha big stitch quilting. Once I pieced together my diamonds I ironed on a piece of fusible fleece to the back before I started all those stitches. I absolutely adore all the texture it gave the piece!
This diamond panel is the focal point of a tote / project bag I’m designing as I go. 😉
The color of the threads I used matched a vintage leather men’s blazer and the lining that I picked up 2nd hand for $4.00. However, as I was getting ready to cut into it, I decided to take a peek around the internet to see what, if anything, it was worth. I DID buy it for the purpose of being a cutter and turning it into something else. After a quick peek, I ended up writing to the company for some more information and I’ve not yet heard back from them. So, since I already had the Kantha stitching done, I had to find alternative fabric for the bag… I discovered a solid quilting cotton that almost exactly matches that orangy/salmon color and am using that for the inside lining and binding for the edges. The remainder is made from an old pair of heavy duty, canvas feeling, mens work pants that I bleached the color out of.
I have to admit, I’m quite proud of my vintage Bernette serger! For some areas of the seams, it sewn thru 5 layers of the duck cloth / canvas PLUS 4 layers of fusible fleece PLUS 2 layers of quilting cotton at the same time!!! And it didn’t groan, smell hot, or even break a single needle.
For the most part the bag is done. I still have to attach the zipper pieces and the binding but that’s it. I’m eager to finish this project and start using it.
I hope you enjoyed your stop here for the blog hop. Thank you for coming by! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of the hop.