Friday, January 30, 2009


I have spent most of January working on my bag pattern and making bags! I just can't believe the month is gone already. I made 9 bags in approximately 6 days. Most of those were 2.5 - 3 hour increments in the evenings with a couple of Sundays thrown in. I'm glad I did the mass making because I was able to refine a couple of things to make the assembling of the bag easier. Now I just have to finish putting it into words. It ends up it's not all that easy to do.

3 of the bags were belated Christmas gifts that I forgot to take pictures of before giving away. They were cute though. One was for my friend Bill who made me the most wonderful cutting board last Christmas and brings me wonderful patterns and fabric from his worldly travels. He lived in Hawaii for a while and loves the Hawaiian prints and such, so I made his bag out of the same RJR fabrics I used in Tom's quilt.

I made 2 for my boss, who loves wine, out of this gorgeous line by Wilmington called "Bottled Poetry". I wish I had taken pictures before giving them to her because the pictures online just don't do this fabric justice. It's really lush and gorgeous.
I also made several out of Amy Butler's "Ginger Bliss", "Belle" and "Midwest Modern" fabrics.

And I made the CUTEST bag out of this fabulous Robert Kaufman fabric:

I also almost finished the quilt top featuring the gorgeous LakeHouse "Le Grand Jardin". I would have had it finished, but I cut the green hydrangea flower fabric incorrectly and and didn't have enough to do the prairie points. I'll take photos of it to post in a couple of days.
I don't know, do you think my tastes are diverse enough?
I've also been working on my mini quilt swap for my Swap Til You Drop partner from Flickr. What fun it is! It's like instant gratification quilting. And it's good for me since I have a hard time making small quilts. I don't want to post a photo of it until my partner gets it though, so you'll have to wait to see it.


Sophola-fi-fi said...

You must be burning through some of your stash the way you've been making bags!

Sophola-fi-fi said...

You must be burning through some of that stash with all the bags you've been making!