A friend of mine has asked me to make a Christmas quilt that she saw in the window of our local quilt shop. She purchased the fabrics and I got the pattern - Plaid Pines by Lori Holt. I haven't done much on it yet because I'm now waiting for the shop to get the ruler in that will make it a lot easier to cut the pieces properly.
In the mean time I have been quite busy as I am involved with 2 quilt guilds, and I'm secretary of one of those. That involves being very involved with all their activities, taking minutes of each meeting, as well as sending out a newsletter every month. I have figured out how to make the newsletter somewhat interesting, but it is still a chore.
Last week I was looking at Pinterest and got inspired to make some zipper bags. I went through some of my patterns and decided to make this bag. It called for a charm pack - which I just happened to have in a drawer! Since I had enough I decided to make 4 while I was at it. I just have to put the zipper in one and they will be all done. The main problem with these is the hand sewing of the zippers and bindings on top and the bottom. The pattern is "button bag" from This & That Patterns. They measure approximately 9" x 11".