On Monday I shared with you my sewing goals for the week. Overall, I am a list maker. Lists keep me organized and on track. But I usually don’t use lists for my quilting. That’s gonna change! I have managed to get so much accomplished this week and I feel so good about my progress. So from now on I’m writing it down!

I finished two zipper pouches for hubby. They were quick and easy – the most difficult part was ironing on the Velcro without melting it. 🙂 I used Velcro Fusion on the pouch, and a regular stick on Velcro for the cooler. I’m pretty comfortable with those choices, as the pouches won’t be removed often. If they were going to be taken out often, I probably would have used a sew in Velcro.

Velcro Zipper Pouch

The lining is fabric I had in my stash; it came from JoAnn’s a while ago.

I made myself a new handbag for spring and overall I’m happy with it. For other bags I have used a heavier home decor fabric that I quilted and it gave the bags a nice structure. For this bag I used quilting cotton which I quilted. It has a nice soft feel to it, but it looks ‘limpy’ – I definitely should have used interfacing on both the outside and lining panels. Qulting it more densely would have helped too.

Zipper tote, handbag, quilted bag

I will probably sew up another bag because this one is driving me a bit nuts with the way it feels and hangs. I’m counting this as one of those live and learn lessons…..

I was able to finish two more pages for my FMQ ‘book’. Yay! I am going to post them on their own page so they will be organized in one place and easy to find. Hopefully I will get that page up over the weekend.

The hourglass blocks are coming along. I was able to do some sewing on those and can’t wait to start laying these out in some sort of design.

Fig Tree Somerset Hourglass block

And last, but certainly not least, I cut and pieced a quilt top! This wasn’t even on the list. Whew! It is a rainbow quilt, which I have wanted to do for a while. I ordered matching threads last night, so I’m excited to get started on the quilting.

That’s it for this week. I hope you had a productive sewing week. I still have plenty to keep me busy so I better get another list made 🙂

Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts, Pink Doxies Pet Project Show and Show Off Saturday.

Have a great weekend everyone!