Monday, August 25, 2008
Here is the star quilt with a brownish hand dye inner border. I think it will need to go more toward gold. I'll probably end up bringing a bit of the fabric back to the store and matching it to the gold. There are some of the fat quarters that are left which would work but there is not enough of any of them.
Rather than take a chance on cutting my fingers while using the templates, I made a couple of bags. Both of them still have some issues to solve. The brown one looks great with that little pin but it is a former earring and is convex. I bent back the pin and could easily break it off, but I have no idea how to fasten it to the bag. I have a glue gun but since it is so curved, I don't think that would work without using half a ton of glue. I may just look for a nice button or pin. Now that I see it on my blog, the bottom half is sewn on a bit crooked too. Oops! Back to the sewing machine.
On this one I like the double rope handle because it can be made longer by just using the rope as a single strand, but I don't like the big knot. Maybe I'll make a cloth strap out of the blue flowered and the pink fabric. The picture is machine embroidery from a former shirt and there is one on each side.