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Monday, August 25, 2008

More Bags


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.

11 comments:

BrendaS said...

Actually, I like either of the inner borders. I think the border print reads darker on a computer screen than in person. I had no problems with it when i saw it last week.
Thanks again for the visit, and the little chicken. I was going to post a pix on my blog, but it wasn't in focus and I'll have to take another one first.

Exuberant Color said...

On my computer screen this inner border looks good. It is like the tans in the blocks only a shade darker stepping up to the dark border. I think gold might be too bright and not play well with the block backgrounds.

jovaliquilts said...

I think the light inner border is an improvement over the dark one, but this fabric doesn't bring out the dazzle in the quilt. I think gold is worth checking out.

Love that second purse -- very fun. :)

Quilt Pixie said...

you could try attaching the pin/earring with some embroidery -- like a shasta mirror....

Morah said...

I'm lovin' all these bags!!!!

Magpie Sue said...

That is going to be a stunnning quilt. And in short order from the looks of things!

Love those flamingoes!

T said...

Okay, I'm sorry, but I don't get it. Why are you waiting for your specialty ruler/template?

If you have a cardboard (or plastic) template that's the correct size, can you not just lay it on your fabric, then lay your rotary ruler on top of it and cut along the edge of your ruler?

I really have been trying to keep quiet about this - maybe I'm just too impatient to wait, when faced with such an inspiring project!

Myra said...

I have done what t suggests Joyce. It has worked fine for me... 8-)
I think you are heading in the right direction of going more on the gold side for the inner boarder...
Bags look great! Love the flamingos!
Happy stitchings! 8-)

meggie said...

I love the stars. I have just caught up with your posts- love watching your quilts evolve.
I suffer from impatience too!

Those bags are cute- love the embroidered panels given a new life!

Clare said...

I'm with Cheri - go for gold!

Judy said...

You are making such great progress with that quilt! I am so impressed. Yes: go for the gold!

xo