Wednesday, August 20, 2014

One UFO got rid of!!

I have had this Jane Sassaman workshop piece hanging around for ages. (I did a workshop with her in 2012, at the Ballarat Fibre Forum.)
Here it is before being quilted - at the end of the workshop but before having time to work on it some more.
I did bring it home and work on it some more, till it was quilted but not bound.

One day I noticed that it is much the same size as my small tapestry loom. Hmm. I wondered, can I make a carry bag for the loom?

I decided that I really need to be DOING something. So I got out this UFO and decided to at least put some binding on.
Then I realised that that will not be good for a bag making exercise. I just made another little quilt the same size - not that well quilted, just threw some scrap fabrics together to use them up.  Then I bound that too.

Now the two pieces have been sewn together and a handle has been put on. It fits my small loom beautifully. I will be able to sling it over my shoulder and carry it to my group meetings with ease.
As there are quite a few faults in it, the quilt police probably wouldn't like it but who cares??

Now I won't be juggling all those hanging bobbins, moving the warps and generally having trouble with getting it from the car to the guild rooms. Hooray.


theregatha said...

Brilliant. I LOVE it.

Mary said...

Thanks theregatha, I had forgotten about the piece and came across it recently. I really quite like the design, it is rather bold. I think it suits the bag quite well. And I would never have got around to hanging it on the wall.

mycamerandme365 said...

It looks fantastic Mary, well done for finishing a UFO in such an excellent manner!

Mary said...

Thank you, only 3 or 4 more quilt tops to go! And that's only counting the quilting stuff. Still, it is satisfying to have used one UFO.

Glennis said...

Love the bag Mary.

Mary said...

Thanks Glennis, it is bright and cheerful and makes me feel good when I walk into the room.