First, I finished off the quilt for my daughter-in-law. She requested something "pink and girly" because with the two boys and Oman, she is feeling sort of "boyed-out". I quilted this very very lightly, onto pink flannel. I like this method because it is quick, and the resulting quilt can be used year round.
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Second, I made a bike basket shopping bag for my aunt in Vancouver. It is in denim with a nice cotton print lining. I used the instructions for SHOP AND RIDE YOUR BIKE by Craftleftovers (http://craftleftovers.blogspot.com). I made a few changes – I added a purse zipper on the outside of one long side so she can carry papers. I also added thick interfacing in the bottom and quilted it to make sure there is padding. The result is pictured below. The photo on the left is "hot off the sewing machine" and the one on the right is shown with some boxes, to give the "virtual" shopping experience appearance.
However, that meant I was sewing until 11:30 last night – and I am pooped. No sewing today, although I am washing fleece I am going to use tomorrow to make overalls for the boys. Aside from lunch with a friend and some sewing, I'm trying to relax.