Monday, April 23, 2012

Computer Bag

by Karen on April 23, 2012

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Well I thought I would give it a try – making a bag that goes with the tote bag for the computer.  I had some Kate Spain Fandango fabric left and gave it a whirl.  I’m not 100% pleased with it.   I should have put padding in the flap and didn’t think to do so.  I can cut it open from the back though if I want, slip the padding in and sew strip of coordinating fabric over the slit – it would work and then sew around the edges again to hold the padding in place – do I want to do it?


I can fit the computer, mouse and mouse pad inside – I hate the mouse that is on the computer, I have a horrible time trying to operate it and much prefer a wireless mouse to use so I always carry that with me.  I didn’t make it quite large enough for the cord/charger though to slip in the bag too – that will have to go in the suitcase when I travel.  The battery last quite awhile on the computer so that shouldn’t be a problem most times as I rarely fly and would always have the charger with me other than those rare times.  If I want to really stuff the bag the cord/charger can fit – just doesn’t look good as it is packed too full then.



The back of the bag.  I didn’t think of a strap either!  I’m glad I didn’t pay for this fabric – this might have been a learning experience!  I don’t know know if I will use it or not.  I could still put a strap on it but it wouldn’t look really neat ten to one!


As you can see I didn’t get around to quilting at all today – the sewing machine is now off the table and back in it’s storage bag – I’m had my full of noise and it will be back to hand quilting now and hand piecing – unless I really want to make the changes to the bag that is Smile I’ll let you know if there are changes made!


Paducah Quilt Show

by Karen on April 23, 2012

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I have had several humorous notes from blog readers that are going to the quilt show this week in Paducah.  They are going to be looking for my tote bag so they can say hi Smile 

I thought it might be easier to spot me if they can see me with the bag – I tried for a good shot – what can I say I don’t take good photos of me – quilts I can do – me? – here I am in the bathroom mirror with my bag – if you spot me – introduce yourself!  I would love to meet some of my readers in person.  I will be wandering all over the place – I want to see as many of the quilts as I can and all of the vendors!  I will be there on Thursday!



Design Wall Monday

by Karen on April 23, 2012

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I think today I will start with more work on Joseph’s Coat.  I worked on it a bit last night and it grew some more Smile I always like that.  This last purple row is just moving right along.


Why don’t you head on over to Judy at Patchwork Times and see what everyone is working on.

Like usual I might get in a little quilting on Star Crazy and I will decide today if I am going to make a new case for my laptop.  I have the fabric out on my cutting table now I just need to look it over.  I don’t have a pattern so I will have to make one up if I can’t find something with measurements on line.