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Friday, April 10, 2009

Nice Weather and New Projects!

Well, it seems that now the weather is a lot nicer out I have had a lot less time to spend on my blogging. I am still going to attempt to post every other day at least, but please be patient if I miss a few days…my girls just LOVE playing outside and it makes them sleep better. Can’t beat that!

I have been working on a few new projects for my etsy shop this week though. A couple of bags and I finished off a quilt.

006 The first bag I completed is a Floral Quilted Shoulder Bag. This fun and unique bag was made from my original pattern. I developed it about 4 years ago and made a bag for each of the bridesmaids in my wedding to put their ‘survival’ kit in. There are two straps that can either just be simply tied together or they can be tied to each to create an adjustable strap. The exterior of each bag is made out of material that I hand-dyed. My aunt-in-law, Barb, from machine quilted a gorgeous floral pattern on the bag with her long-arm machine.

Vibrant pink, greens, teals, purples and yellows make up the outer layer 004 of hand dyed fabric on this bag. A purple star printed commercial fabric is used as the interior. This bag is quilted with an Americana pattern. The bag measures ~20’ wide and ~14’ in depth. The straps are each ~34’ long and can be tied to a maximum length of ~51’ and a minimum of ~30’. The inside of the bag has one pocket that has been divided into three sections: the first 1” x 6.25”, the second 4.5” x 6.25” and the third 3.5” x 6.25”. A button clasp closes the bag.

I hope you enjoy this bag as much as I have.

018 The second bag I completed this week is my Elegant ‘Kiss’ Wristlet. I just LOVE the fabrics I used to make this wristlet! My stomach hurt just looking at them because they are so rich and gorgeous. I combined a circle print with a striped print for the exterior bag and used a complimentary textured print for the interior lining. I then added smoky rose Lucite beads to the corners of the bag to thread the silver chained fiber rope through for handles.

This bag is sure to catch people’s eyes.

Approximate Dimensions: Bottom ~7” square, ~4.5” deep, handles ~ 11”

In the midst of my bag frenzy I received some quilts back from Barb that she had quilted for me.

Here is one of those quilts: Raggy Bullseye!

011 This is an extremely scrappy quilt that was really fun to make! Layers of multiple fabric circles sewed on in the rag style gives this quilt its unique look. My aunt-in-law, Barb, from, quilted just a simple random meandering pattern all over the quilt. Because of the busyness of the raggy bullseye’s the quilt really didn’t need any intricate quilting…it would have just been lost.

This quilt will be perfect to snuggle up in and read a book!

Approximate Dimensions: 56” x 65”

And that’s what I’ve completed thus far this week!


Chris Daly said...

I love your floral shoulder bag!

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