J recently got me a new camera. Nothing big & fancy, just a small point & shoot, perfect for tossing in the diaper bag or my back pocket.
Obviously it needed a case with my tendency to toss things in the bag of the day, & I’m never quite happy with the selection of cases, & there’s my “be a maker not a consumer” philosophy, so last weekend I dug through my stash & drafted a nifty pattern.
I’m pretty pleased with how it came out. I’ve never made a zipper pull like that before & while it was a bugger to make (note to self, leave 2″ of zipper at end, not 1″), it adds the professional touch I wanted.
I pre-quilted the pieces with straight line quilting on my domestic machine. Normally I would have done the quilting on my longarm, but the pieces were so small it wasn’t worth the time.
Speaking of my domestic machine, here’s a story you might find humorous. Do you know I have a degree in Economics? Even studied it in grad school. At one time I wanted to research Labor Economics, but I decided to move to Alaska (yeah, that’s another story.) Anyways, the point is that I’m from the business/finance world & I never even took Home Ec in high school. So when I decided to leave that & become a longarmer, let’s just say there were some transitions to be made. I remember coming home from my first longarming convention & telling J “these people kept talking about their domestic machine & I don’t get it.” He gave me an appropriate stare. I went on to say “I can’t think of any sewing machines that’s made in America anymore- they’re manufactured overseas. Any anyways, I have a Pfaff, it’s German.” (Well *mine* was made in Germany, but let’s not get into that discussion right now). He then burst out laughing. I still didn’t get it. (You do of course, right?) Yes, he had to explain to me that it’s not an issue of foreign/domestic, it’s an issue of a machine made for commercial versus domestic use.
Yeah. I know. I love quilting & longarming life, but there’s still a part of me that thinks like an economist!