Sunday, 28 April 2013

Ready for posting

With a bit of a back log of swaps and bee blocks to make it was all a bit chop chop busy busy here today. But I am glad to report that the bag I have made for the Modern She Made swap is all complete  now and ready to go off in the post tomorrow.
After a bit of brain wracking I figured out  a way to section the middle as this has a specific purpose for my swap partner . The pattern ( from Amy Butler) as mentioned in my previous post did have instructions but I never did figure them out so I have done my own thing but I think it has worked. The bag has an elasticated split pocket inside to keep things safe and easy to find, again for its specific purpose. I wonder if anyone can guess what my partner wants to use it for?
As a little extra I made a small draw string bag with 1 inch sawtooth squares on the front to match, which I hope comes in handy too.
Now its time to move on to a bit of paper piecing and my April blocks for the Modern Stash Bee. As I am not really a fan of paper piecing this might prove a little bit more difficult, but I will let you know.
 
Oh and nearly forgot to say, I was the lucky winner in the lovely Sheila's give away this weekend on her blog at Bluepatch Quilter. She blogged about her "significant birthday" and it took me back to a couple of years ago to my perfect gift of a pair of red patent crocodile Dr Martin's. I am not sure if I won on merit or in sympathy for my dodgy dress sense. Anyway thanks Sheila and I can't wait to see my lovely little win in real life.
see you all again soon. JB is off back to work this week so more sewing will ensue.

8 comments:

  1. the bag is brilliant! I love the colors and the fabrics you chose!

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    1. Thanks so much. I love a bit if red and it seems to pop up regularly

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  2. Congrats on your win.
    Lovely swap bag make. It is divine and you have a lucky partner.

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  3. Oh my goodness, I just LOVE the bag you have made - it is fantastic and I wish it was coming to me!

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    1. I think I may have the bag bug now

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  4. Great bag and well done for figuring out the split inner.

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    1. Thanks Sheila. It was a challenge! Still not sure it was meant to be the way I did it haha

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