We have been back in Costa Rica for 2 weeks now and our schedule has been getting back to normal. It’s been almost 3 weeks since our AZ Wedding ceremony and I am way overdue for a post on how the bean bags turned out!
Laying out all the pieces I realized it was basically like sewing a baby size quilt in just a week’s time (a record for me).
As previously mentioned, I tried my hand at free-motion quilting with little success.
So for the rest I reverted to the trusty walking foot.
After quilting the side pieces were trimmed down to 7.5″square.
I managed to finish sewing all the bag together (except for a hole to fill them in AZ) just a few days before we left. This was done while the husband was in class on Friday night.
My husband’s Aunt helped fill and his mother sew the bags together as part of our pre-wedding prep. Not having read the proper weight for the bags (8oz), I instructed them to be filled as much as possible.
The cornhole set itself had been given an initial coat of bargain bin green paint. It was further decorated by Brian, the Marine husband of my friend Tiffany.
Everyone had great time!
I also made a scrappy bunting cake topper for our delicious Tres Leches wedding cake.
Despite my reinforced double seams inside, many bags did not survive the afternoon.
The night before heading back to Costa Rica, I was again sewing the bean bags frantically. This time at their proper weight and again reinforcing the side seams.
Hopefully they will last longer at their soon-to-be new home in Tucson with Tiffany and Brian!
Overall the day was a great success and I feel so blessed we were able to celebrate our marriage with our friends and my family in Arizona.