Saturday, August 9, 2014

Yet Another 241 Tote, Yet Another Winner!

The first winner of my giveaway hasn't turned up, so I ran a second random number generator and the result was 115, who is Gill! Congratulations! Luckily, Gill was reachable through her Google profile so she's been notified of her big win. Thanks again to Sew Sisters for their generous giveaway.

I had the pleasure of a quick visit with my friend Leanne yesterday on beautiful Granville Island, where she treated me to a birthday lunch. We'd spoken a couple of months ago and made arrangements for me to make her a 241 Tote. Her visit in person was a great kick in the pants to get it done for her.  I will never tire of making these great bags. Finding just the right fabric combinations is so much fun (fabric details are on flickr in the photo descriptions).

241 for Shecanquilt

This time, I completely lucked out while shopping my zipper stash - I had a perfectly coordinating spotted zip from Daiso.

241 for Shecanquilt

241 for Shecanquilt

After lunch we speed-shopped at The Cloth Shop, where I've been dying to see the Cotton and Steel fabrics in person. They have the entire line, including linens and lawns!  I was very selective and only bought a few fat quarters and two half meters. I had my eye on the blue with diagonal silver metallic dots to stash for a binding one day and I adore Melody Miller's mustangs, so I splurged on a hunk of those as well. 

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I'm finally down to business on a new quilt and free pattern that you will all see next month  (so exciting!). Apparently all I needed to boost my creativity was install a fresh rotary blade. Wow, why do I always wait so long to do that? Cutting through 6 layers of fabric like butter is just SO GOOD!

12 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Thanks for the reminder about the new blade! Watch those fingers though! I have just used the great feather fabric ( in green) for a project! It's a great print, isn't it?!

Barb said...

Is ther a Canadian or US source for Daiso zippers? I tried a Google search with no luck. Love the polka dots! Thanks, Barb

Leanne said...

I love my bag, it's more beautiful in person. And I too cheap out on the blade changes, I'm going to change mine too. I am looking forward to seeing your new pattern.

Dianne said...

Those blades! So hard to part with! Why do we do that to ourselves?
Great bag!!

Lynz said...

I just changed my blade the other day. Oh! I wish I'd done it at the START of making this quilt - it makes trimming so much easier! Nice to know we're all the same eejits! Love that bag (the zip! Swoon) and I too have stashed Mustangs and metallic dots for binding!

Patti said...

Your bag is beautiful! Could you please post a link to Daiso zippers? I love the dots, they go perfectly with the bag!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the bag and your scrummy purchases!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

haha! I had to chuckle about the blade. I do that too, and everytime I change it I wonder why I waited so long!
Love those bags, I think I might have to get that pattern.

kim said...

Yay for sharp new blades!!! And sharp seam rippers too, haha!!
I didn't get to meet you when you came to Victoria to do the 241 bag workshop :(
But since then I've finished two of them. And last night I pulled more fabric for two more. I'm using a home dec weight so I'm wondering if I really need to use interfacing.....?
I really love your feather print in your latest bag, super cute!

Catherine said...

Lovely fabric choices for the tote

diane said...

I know Leanne loves this bag, but who wouldn't.?

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

So for the strap it looks like you've used one rectangle ring and one slider??