|Fabrics for the project|
I printed the pattern and chose some fabrics from my scrap drawers. The cream was a fabric I picked up from the free table long ago. I think the fabric was a table cloth. I used a lot of it in a scrap project I called, "Ripples," years ago.
That cream looked like a bunny color to me. The scrap, unfortunately, was two main pieces plus an eighth of an inch too small for a third bag piece to cut out all of the main bag pieces.
|Ears in place attaching the ribbon channel|
I began the sewing process, stitching the ears first. The directions didn't include topstitching the ears; but, I did. When the bag and the lining are the same fabric, it doesn't matter which side the ears are placed. When the lining is different from the bag, I learned it does matter. I needed to place the contrasting ears face down on the lining.
I added the ribbon channel. Rather than embroider the faces, I used a micron pen and drew them. Purposely, I drew the faces differently. Then I stitched the bags together. I did finish the seam with a zig zag stitch. I turned the bags right sides out and pressed them. I added the ribbon handles. In my stash, I have a gallon plastic zip lock bag full of various lengths and widths of a variety of colors of ribbon. Unfortunately, I didn't have one length of ribbon that would work for both handles. So, I used two different colors of ribbons instead. I actually like the two colored handled ribbons better!
A greeting card, a small bag of candy, a little money and a card game went into the bags which were gifted to my granddaughters. If I were to make the bags again, I would add a little interfacing to the ears so that they stood upright. I still think it is a cute pattern! My granddaughters enjoyed opening their bunny bags and approved of my fabric choices!
This is my first finish for the quarter. It is goal number 12 on my 2nd quarter list and goal number one on my April goal list. I used 1/4 of a yard of scraps from my stash which brings the total amount of yardage I've used this year from my stash to 8 yards.
I'm linking up to Oh Scrap/Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework.
Worldwide: 135M cases; 2.92M deaths
United States: 31.2M cases; 561K deaths
Oregon: 170K cases; 2,451 deaths
Cases worldwide continue to rise; vaccinations continue to rise. Deaths are also increasing. Media reports that the increase in cases is in the 20-29 age group. In spite of relaxing restrictions over the last couple of months, many countries are again reinstating the restrictions. That is the case in the United States and in Oregon.
Friday, the Oregon governor reduced business capacity from 50% to 25% occupancy. She also stated that even though most of the population will be eligible for vaccinations on the 19th, the number of available vaccines will be dropping. I'm still working to get an appointment for my friend.