I did manage to sew up two small projects this week, mainly so I could feel like I hadn't wasted all that time. The first involves the tote bag I showed you last time:
The hubs has a bad back and the seats they put in cars aren't really comfortable for him any more, even though they're advertised as having lumbar support. So we have driving pillows specifically sized and stuffed to fit behind him in the car so we can drive long distances in comfort. One of these met a tragic end a little while ago, involving the seat belt, the latches on the car door, and a person in a big hurry. So this fairly useless but cheerful tote bag has become our new car pillow.
This was a very simple project. I just turned the bag inside out and folded the bottom up to trace the curve at the top. Then I cut off the top and stitched just around the curves to hold the corners, leaving an opening for stuffing. Then I took a nap because that wore me out.
When I woke up, I stuffed it firmly, using almost the whole bag of fiberfill:
Stitched the opening closed and ta da! Finished back pillow.
Total time commitment, including hand stitching the opening closed: less than 45 minutes. (Sadly, not all in one sitting.)
I'm counting this as my orange project for the week, along with this similarly cheerful bright orange block (which actually finished last week and forgot):
Gosh, orange is such a happy color. I should use it more.
The other thing I did this week was this little row quilt, which I plan to hang as a banner in a small space:
That's it from here! Hope you all were feeling well and got a whole lot done this week. Enjoy your weekend!
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