Finished with a week to spare.
|Bonnie Bucket Bag|
What a relief to have been assigned a secret partner for the bag swap at Glamp Stitchalot that has similar likes.
Instead of two fabrics I used five and had so much fun with the fussy placement. Pat Bravo designs such treasures it feels less invasive cutting them up this was.
|Fussy Details are Fun|
The pattern one by Swoon called Bonnie Bucket bag. I was tempted to give it structure with soft and stable but opted to stay with the Pelion 101 with a peltex bottom.
|Welted Zipper pocket success|
Having gained confidence from conquering the recessed zipper in my 3-in-1 Betsy bag made tackling the my first double welted zipper a breeze. Although I pulled fabric from stash the interfacing required 2.5 yards so a trip to my LQS was necessary.
|Initial Fabric Pull|
|Fob and Mermaid|
At checkout I spotted a small mermaid that color coordinated and couldn't resist. The fabric for the strap was screaming to become a key fob.
My sister had sent me a book on krafttex so a pencil holder to mark the occasion was a must.
I'm excited and nervous that it is rapidly approaching. Hanging out with my sister, seeing Quilty friends in real life and meeting new ones - what a great plan for my birthday.
Just like QuiltCon it's the anticipation of the unknown and the fear the weekend will come and go in a blink.
I've link up my finish to PursePalooza with Sew Sweetness. Sara is so sweet to host this hop with countless bag reviews and the Sewcial Challenge on IG is also a favorite. She picked my scrappy quilt and sent me this amazing prize!