Friday FO

I am all about the small finishing right now. I have 1 more Challenge item to share. The first 2 bags were shown on Monday’s post and the 3rd was on Wednesday.  I received 4 FQs and added 3 fabrics to the mix.

For the last bag I made a different Open Wide! I used the cute otter material on the outside and the starry birds for the lining.

I did a square Cross-Hatch pattern with a plaid vibe

Making this bag is a challenge because of the side panels. By the time you are done you have sewn around that edge 3 times! I am thinking I just might add the binding to the outer piece before I sew the side panel. Then I won’t have to sew such a difficult seam 3x!! This time I hand sewed the binding down instead of using the machine. Click the photo to see those otters better!!

Once the ends are done it’s time for zipper and then binding and then, DONE!

I just love the details I put into this one!!! The zipper pull came from Zipit,. they are always putting in little goodies. And the zipper tab! How cute is that little otter hanging out?

I can’t say I had total fun with this challenge. I was worried that my recipient wouldn’t like the items, but she loved them. I am glad I took part, and next year I will likely jump in again. And now, back to the piecing of blocks! I have some other items that need to get done.

And a new project to start! Our Guild received a wonderful donation of fabric from a local fabric designer. The Guild put together kits for the members to take, make, and return. I live 1 hour away from the location they use for the Charity Sewing, so I don’t always make it there. This gives me the chance to contribute without having to attend the sew-ins. Such a wonderful donation.

So, how’s your Friday going?

Linking with:
Whoop Whoop
From Bolt to Beauty
Friday Foto
Peacock Party
Busy Hands
UFO Busting

30 thoughts on “Friday FO

  1. Maggie says:

    Another wonderful bag! Of course the recipient was happy with them, they’re all so beautiful and carefully made.
    The charity sewing will be great too!

    • chrisknits says:

      Aw, thank you! I guess I should make myself another one of these bags. I didn’t use the Soft and Stable when I made mine, so it’s kind of slouchy! > >

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Chris! Open wide is the perfect name for this bag. I just love the plaid effect you created with quilting – very clever and cool. I agree the the cuteness of that little otter on the zipper tab – great job fussy cutting it, and that pull is fun. I’ll bet your guild person was thrilled with how you transformed her FQs. I know I sure would be! Woot woot to being able to contribute to charity sewing without having to drive an hour each way to do so! Win/win/win. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Linda H. says:

    I think your Open Wide bag is great, and well-worth the time you spent on it, even to going around the bound edges three times! Anything worth doing, is worth doing well, right? 🙂 I’m sure your recipient loves it. And I agree that the ZipIt zipper tab is nice. I’ve gotten some of those too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kate says:

    Love that otter bag! Congrats on finishing off your challenge stitching. Looking forward to your return to the regularly scheduled projects.

  5. Lisa J. says:

    Love those Otters! Your bags turned out so nicely. I have a hard time sewing binding on bags. I don’t know if its me, or the machines or both.

  6. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Very nice finish. The zipper pull is a wonderful addition. Thanks for linking up with Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday.

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