Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Few Finishes

In the last couple of weeks I've done a little bit of scrambling to finish projects, so I could give them away as gifts.

My sister-in-law, Marci, is a teacher and is always bringing school work home. A few weeks ago, she came over and brought a bunch of papers to correct - in a cardboard box! So, I decided to make her a bag to carry her school work in.

I've been wanting to try the Cathedral Window pattern since I first saw it, in high school, so I looked up a few tutorials. It seemed more simple than I expected, so I got to work, and I love how it turned out!

All of the fabric I used was from my stash (and left-overs of my mom's), so I don't know what any of the fabrics are, except for the inside. It's Michael Miller,  Backyard Baby - Fun on the Vine, in Green. Originally I bought it for Micah's quilt but it was perfect for the inside of this bag. 

I enjoyed this pattern so much, that I made a second, for a friend who is also going to be a teacher:

Most of these fabrics are from my stash too, except for the coral, which I bought to use in Audrey's room, but didn't. I can't remember who makes it. The aqua is actually from a couple of yards my mother-in-law bought me for $1 at a garage sale! I love a good deal on fabric!

I also made a couple of pillow cases for graduation gifts, but forgot to take a picture of one. Here is the

It's been a fun couple of weeks, getting projects finished! I have another fun little project to share in a few days. :)


  1. You do beautiful work! And I love that you were able to use that fabric in Emilee's bag. Congratulations on all the finishing - that's something I don't do much of. :(

  2. I love the Cathedral pattern. Interesting how different the two bags look due to your fabric choices. - Love them both!