It appears that all my current projects have rounded shapes in common.
This quilted bag was a good project for the Moda jelly roll collection. It matches the quilted box that I showed a few days ago.
Moda jelly roll - Civil War Jubilee
The rounded shape of this bag shows off the quilt pattern nicely.
In between sewing projects and journaling, I have been working on this old steamer trunk that my mother in law gave me.
It was dirty and needs some serious refinishing,when no one wanted it, I quickly stepped up and claimed it as mine.
I forgot to get pictures in it's original condition. These photos are after I pulled and cut off the canvas that was covering the wood slats.
While removing the rotted fabric lining, I found that it was lined with old German newspaper, circa Christmas 1875. I spent quite a bit of time reading and translating some of the old ads. I especially liked the chocolate and candy ads.
I was only able to salvage fragments of the newspaper. The plan is to gently clean and then seal the paper. My original plan was to line it with antique wallpaper but I think the original newspaper will be nice.
When it is completed, I will use this trunk in my studio to old reclaimed fabric. I think it will be perfect to hold fabric and much nicer to look at than the big plastic tub I am using.
I even found a key in my collection and was able to get the lock working but I doubt there is a need to keep my fabric locked away.