So here's my first finish:
I did successfully sew this (I think) really cute zipper pouch out of some extra Reunion (by Sweetwater) charm squares I had lying around. I did this without a pattern, but learning the basic construction from the aforementioned tutorial by the Plaid Scottie.
The little hand stitched circle came later, out of boredom, and though the stitches are wobbly, it is secure so I think it's a good first try. The circle is a scrap of Good Fortune by Kate Spain.
and the interior! This is my favorite part. The bag is wide enough to carry my work cell, my home cell, and my work ID. Perfect for carrying around the office/campus without bringing a purse!
And now the epic WIP- my paint chip quilt.
The main struggle with this quilt is my complete lack of work space. In this picture, you can see that the main body of the quilt is kind of stuck on my computer monitor/keyboard, making it really difficult to move through the machine. I am not only struggling with the typical machine neck problem, but my desk too!
Also check out my classy Viking Husqvarna 400 Computer. Clunky, huh? It works well, but if anyone knows where I can buy feet or bobbins (standard size bobbins don't fit this bad boy!) please let me know. I really want to buy a FMQ foot (see previous post, Singer Inspiration vs Reality, for details on my quest to get a machine to work at all so I can try FMQ).
Another fun action shot of my cramped space:
Should I move my machine to my boyfriends? He has an entire room he has designated as my craft room - but that would mean I couldn't sew in the middle of the night with my cats! It would be a ton more room- he has several tables set up for me already (what a sweety!).
And here is a sneak peak of how the back is looking with the color chips outlined:
Cute, right? I'm loving it!
Have a good day!