As the snow comes down outside, on this cold Iowa day, we're inside trying to stay warm and toasty. The dogs were really looking forward to going outside and running around for a bit in the snow, but they sure didn't last long. I think it's even too cold for them! I wasn't able to snap a shot quick enough of Sadie with her nose full of snow... she shook it off before I could press the button. But she looked cute anyway, so...
I'm still plugging away on my Boppity Boo! book. This is the last project I have to add to the book. As I'm still waiting for the fabric to arrive, I was able to pull out some of the homespuns I have been dying to try, and did a little test bag with it. The Halloween bags will have cut little jack-o-lantern appliques to liven them up a bit, but I will also show them this way, with just some of the cute character-filled Boppity fabrics for a super quick bag. I kept it really easy, so you don't have to spend too much time whipping them up for the little ones.
I loved the addition of the rickrack, especially for the simpler version. I usually use Warm & Natural batting for quilting, but for this one I used a fusible fleece interfacing. It seemed just perfect, as it gave enough firmness to keep the bag standing upright on its own, but it's not too rigid.
The only quilting I did was to stitch in the ditch between the borders. Can't wait to see the final version with Boppity Boo! fabric and the cute, little jacks in the middle!
Stay warm out there!