Finally the little Trick or Treat bag is finished and out of my way LOL. Who would have thought a little bag like that – that was my idea to make – would have given me fits and I restarted it two times! It is not perfect by any means and has a couple crinkles in the fabric here and there – but I remind myself it is for a little girl who will turn 5 in November – she is not going to even know it is not perfect. I worked off and on yesterday until it was done.
The Ghost side – I lined the bag not with quilt batting but with “Soft and Stable” it gives bags more body I think and can stand by themselves better. I had an unopened package on hand – it has sat aside for about a year – I had bought it with the intention of making a couple of purses and never got to it – I still have enough for about 2 bags probably.
The bats and cat side – I quilted a circle around this as one reader said if you look at it the bats are the eyes and the cat the mouth of a Jack O Lantern. I hadn’t even noticed it – so I quilted a circle around it and there is a stem at the top in black stitching – hard to see though.
A little quilting on The Final Frontier Sunday night. I had one of my light bulbs burn out over the quilting frame – I have two – one on each side. I also have lights under the shelves above the quilting frame so I will need to make due until the new one gets here – I ordered one on Amazon as it is easier than searching through out Lowe’s to see if they have the right Ott replacement bulb – usually they do not – unfortunately this bulb wasn’t with two day service and it might be a week or more before it arrives. If I can’t see good enough when I get back over to that side to work in about 3 days or so I will give myself and my fingers the break they need anyhow. I’m pretty sure I will have at least 3 quilting sessions though before I get back to the side that will have less lighting.