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Friday, April 13, 2007

Bag Challenge


I need backing for my chickens so while I am waiting for that, I started on a bag for the challenge at our local quilt show. I have had the fabrics for nearly a year and the deadline is approaching so I thought I had better get on it. I decided to use Tonya's wonky letters because I love making them. THe little phone case is from Shirley at Dyeing2 Design I hope Shirley doesn't mind my using her idea. The gold chain will attach the phone bag to the top of the bag. I think I will couch some dark brown yarn around the word Bag because it doesn't show up enough. I'll probably do a cloth shoulder strap and call it done. I'm not crazy about how this bag has turned out but after having the fabric staring at me for a year, I'm glad to get rid of it. I do much better when I have an idea and get fabrics to match than when trying to match an idea to fabrics that someone else has picked out.

11 comments:

TJ said...

Joyce, You are so creative!!!!
thanks for the imput on my design wall....Keep quilting, your work is so funky and cool...Toni

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Fun!

meggie said...

Looks good to me. I think the couched cord for the word Bag would make it stand out more.

Linda said...

It looks great!..I just love Tonya's letters :-)

Lily said...

Great work on the letters Joyce. And I am loving the apostrophe! Very clever.

atet said...

I know what you mean about trying to come up with an idea for colors someone else has chosen. Although I do like to play with color and that will often be my inspiration to start playing with pattern -- they are MY choices, and I can change my mind. Despite that -- you have once again come up with a fun design!

Darcie said...

Very cool, Joyce!!! I cannot wait to see your progress!

KCQuilter said...

Looking good! And I know you will make it fabulous--even with someone else's colors!

Libby said...

I bet the guild ladies will just love it *s* Sometimes we are our own worst critics.

Cynthia said...

the bag looks great especially with the pockets you're adding. I like the words you've added. I must try doing some of Tonya's letters some day.

Judy said...

Cute idea. Yes, I agree that couching around the "bag" would bring out the word.