The beauty of doing small projects is I can try different and new techniques, they don't take huge chunks of time, and I have something useful at the end. In the zippered bag below I've used new techniques for the zipper installation and for the machine appliquéd letter. I also did a little free motion quilting. This pattern is from Atkinson Designs book called Fat Quarter Fonts.
The drawstring bag below is also from Atkinson, and she uses a cool technique for doing the casing for the drawstring. I can see a lot of these in the future - they will make great gifts and are a canvas for some embroidery, an appliquéd design or decorative stitches before the final construction phase. This one I made for myself as a shoe bag out of fun fabric I had in the stash.
This past weekend I finished a Halloween table topper, and I'll post about it later. The inspiration for all came from the Groovy Girls Club meetings at Shiisa Quilts in Bloomington, Indiana.
Have a great weekend and do some sewing!