Friday, September 26, 2014

Camp Stichalot Weekend

I just returned from Camp Stichalot.  I had an absolute blast.  This was my second camp and if I could I would go each time they had a class.   -  But since it requires taking 4 days off of work,  8-9 hours of flying each direction and budgeting I will settle for once a year.

This camp we had two instructors.  Bari J and Vanessa Christenson.  They are wonderful teachers and hilarious to be around.

The finish I have to show you this week is my Holiday In London Duffle Bag.  I did not make my bag according to the directions - there it is a possibility that I was not reading the instructions, did not have enough sleep, and I may have been drinking a beverage made by Vicky at House of Duke ....None the less I am happy with how it turned out.

Finished Bag

Bag parts - prior to me modifying aka botching pattern

Close up of quilting - it is important to quilt prior to cutting out your pattern pieces.  I can honestly say I did this part correctly. 

Here is a peak at the inside - and in the event that you accidently sew your lining to the outside of the bag you can still have a finished bag inside by binding your seams.  Sure it is extra work however, I was at odds with my sewing machine the whole weekend and I did not feel like doing any more un-sewing.  I even had Bari sign the inside of my bag, but with the text print it is pretty hard to see.  It is just to the right of the beginning of the middle pocket.

 I do hope to make another one of these bags soon.  Hopefully I will manage to follow Bari's instructions better the second time.  Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday.

I am off to finish up the pillow I started at camp with Vanessa.  Of course I also have 4 quilts that I need to get around to quilting.