Saturday, April 12, 2014

Coming Full Circle

I never thought it would happen, but I have come full circle.  After finishing Art College I got a job with Toronto Board of Education teaching arts and crafts to Seniors.  I lovvved my job!  For 13 years I came up with craft ideas to suit my various classes, until one day one of my students introduced me to quilting.  She took me to  York Heritage Quilter's Guild and  I was hooked immediately.  I joined the guild and then began to convert my crafting students into quilters.  After many years of quilting the industry is returning to crafting.  I quite enjoy doing some smaller projects once in awhile.  You get such a feeling of accomplishment, and they work up quickly.
Small Pouches

The first one took the longest, but once I got the hang of it the rest worked up very quickly.  I thought they would make great gifts with a gift card inside.  It was the first time I have sewn with clear plastic.   You need to use your walking foot for piecing otherwise your foot will get hung up on the plastic.  This is another pattern by Atkinson Designs.  Their patterns are well written and easy to follow.

Bridget's Bagettes  By Atkinson Designs
I must say it is fun starting and finishing a project in an evening.  Happy sewing everyone!

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