September 21, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I don't know what it is about Atlanta and football, but it is huge!  Especially college football.   I grew up in North Carolina where college basketball was king.  (I'm all about some March Madness- go Blue Devils!). 

I didn't even understand the rules of football until I was in the high school marching band and actually watched games (mandatory).  So even after living in Atlanta for 5 years, I'm still amazed with how big football is around here! 

My friend Sara asked me to make her a Georgia Tech bag that "was Gerogia Tech-ish, but not screaming GA Tech.  The lining can scream it though!".  I'm using chauwall's Large Vinings Bag pattern, a Richloom fabric, and a Georgia Tech fabric. 

This pattern makes a nice roomy bag with cute pleats on the outside of the bag that give it a tailored look.

I'm making an extra-long adjustable strap so Sara can wear it as a shoulder bag or a cross-body bag.  I'm modifying the inside pockets too.  I made this bag for myself a couple months ago and although there are tons of pockets, it's hard to stay organized because my things tend to fall out of them.  It's the only annoyance I have with this bag. 

Instead, I'm going to put in a single pocket on the lining and a key chain strap so Sara can hook her keys to it and they'll always be handy! 

I have a couple other goodies I'm making to help her stay organized, but that'll have to wait for the final reveal post.

No farmer's wife blocks this week.  Guess I'm not actually a farmer's wife... more like a steady girlfriend.   Interested, but sometimes other things get in the way.  I'll get back to it soon though!

There's also been a lot of baking going on around here.  I love, love, love Starbuck's petite vanilla bean scones and I found this recipe and decided to try it last night.  It was my first time making scones and I think they turned out pretty good!

Light, airy, and most importantly: tasty!  

The recipe called for full-fat sour cream, but I used low fat and they still turned out wonderfullly!
This week's stats:
Completed: Baby A's quilt
In Progress: Sara's Georgia Tech bag
In the queue:
  • Christmas Quilt
  • Baby B's blankets
  • Hope Valley quilt
  • Sewing Room accessories: sewing machine cover, string catcher, clip boards, quilt/design boards, embroidery kit
  • top secret bag design
Completed projects - 1
Currently in progress -1
No Progress- 2
In the Queue- 7


  1. That would look so much better in red and black :)

  2. OMG... if you love the Starbucks scones, you definitely need to try the Pioneer Woman's rendition:

    So. Freakin'. Good. I actually like them even better than the Starbucks ones. :)

  3. Meredith! I finally found your blog. I love the GT bag! I got a sewing machine this week, but I have no idea how to use it. Ha!