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My Second Clutch/Wristlet

Ok, second time around. Made a few alterations from the first one.

My second clutch

My second clutch

The first change I made was to add interfacing to it to add body to the fabric. Here’s what I used.

Interfacing

Interfacing body

I put it between the pieces of fabric to add body. I also used it in the credit card second.

Inside peek

Inside peek

Look at all that junk!

Look at all that junk!

Man, I carry a lot of stuff! One of the best things about this clutch is my epi pen easily fits in it. I could fit it in my first one, but I had to work at it and it took up so much room. I made this one a little bigger specifically for my epi pen. Bonus – If it is big enough for my epi pen, it will also hold my glasses!

It is about 10x6

It is about 10×6

10x6

10×6

I used Velcro it close it and the same kind of elastic on the wrist hold as the first one.

Velcro close

Velcro close

So pretty

So pretty

I like the contrast of the dark fabric outside and the red fabric inside.
I used fat quarters from a novelty pack I got a Joann.
I used one whole fat quarter to make the inside of the clutch and half a fat quarter on the outside fabric.

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Mother’s Day Quilts

For Mother’s Day this year I used my novice quilting skills to make two quilts.  One for my mom and one for my boyfriend’s mom.  Thankfully they both liked them.

I had some fat quarters I hadn’t used yet.  I picked them up at Joann’s. Well, let me make a confession real quick, I have an addiction to fat quarters.  I love them.  I have a hard time passing them up.  So needless to say, there are more than just a few fat quarters in my sewing room at any given time. Also needless to say, most of the projects I do, use fat quarters.  Anyway…. moving on….

I sewed the fat quarters together and selected a fabric for the back.  I slapped them together and tried my hand at free motion quilting. A simple wavy line was all I was up for, but I did it.  I chose a thread that would stand out and dove right in.  Here’s what they looked like:

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Yellow and Gray

Yellow and Gray

Each quilt took me about 6 hours to complete.