Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Decisions, decisions

This is hard for me! I have two things that I really want to work on today. First, a new bag that could be my carry-on for my trip to CA Friday if it works out well.
I quilted the fabric on my longarm and cut out the pieces last night, using the pattern "My Paris Traveler's Bag" from Fig Tree & Co. with just a little adjustment to make it 2" smaller to accomodate the great zipper I have.
OR my really big project--
turning 2 bolts of fabric into 18+ tablerunners for Brita's wedding reception happening in one month! Just received the 35 yards of fabric yesterday, it is a linen/cotton blend, Essex from Robert Kaufman Fabrics and looks like giant chocolate bars! It will be all-over quilted on my longarm and then sewn up for 18 round tables and one giant long table for the wedding party. And has to be done by Sept. 27 when we leave for Lake Tahoe prior to the wedding. And I have 6 days away to go to San Francisco, too, so that is cutting into quilting time! But because I am like a little kid when it comes to a new project, I know I am going to spend at least some time today working on the bag and the rest on tablerunners. If the pattern is clear and everything goes together like it was a perfect world, I will do it all! I did all my housework and cooking over the weekend so that won't interfere! Better get a move on!

3 comments:

Barbara said...

Sounds like you'll have a busy day. Good luck with the table runners.

MissesStitches said...

Wow, Pam! That's ambitious! Wish there were some way I could help you with the tablerunners... I could sew some binding on... Can't wait to see you on Friday.

Pam said...

I've decided not to do bindings on these or I might seriously lose my mind! I will just sew them RST with backing and topstitch the outside edge to give a mock binding look. Should look good and still be doable within our timeframe.