I don't know why I am so interested in handmade bags. I prefer to use a handmade bag then a LV or any of those branded ones... LOL Luke will be very happy to hear this!!! They are all unique in their own way.... imagine...it's just like our patchwork quilt...no two quilts in the world are the same!!! That is why I love looking at all the quilting blogs!! So many things to see and admire! And also to be inspired!!!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Bought this bag kit from Epal. I have been going through the Japanese craft books and thought maybe I should have a go at making one for myself. Got this because then I do not have to go searching for the fabrics. The kit comes with the handles as well so it's really worth it.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
When I look at this picture, I am glad I did what I did!! I like the outcome!! The quilt top doesn't look so dull anymore. I am not rushing to add the border. Maybe leave it for a day or two and then go through my fabric stash and see if I can come up with something!! I have this little voice that say.....light blue!! I don't know...we'll just have to see!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Remember the quilt I tried to finish in haste??? I felt happier after I took it apart!! I seriously did not like the finished look! The machine quilting was not nice!! The colors were dull eventhough I added a yellow border!! Today, I found some time to start on it again. I added sashings with yellow background and some blue prints. This somehow brighten up the quilt!! I must remember in the future to avoid situation like this! It was time wasted putting it together the first time! LOL
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Started on the bag today. I thought it would be difficult but surprisingly it's easy!! I did not follow the instructions exactly as you can see! Instead of sewing 16 strips together for the body of the bag, I used two pieces of printed fabric. I wanted the prints to be seen.
I don't know how to stipple quilt so I ended up with straight lines!! I did try though.!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I have decided to participate in this bag swap. This is my first time so I am very excited!!! I have a few things to put in the bag already!! But I have not started on the bag yet!! I don't know if I should let on about the goodies or even post the bag on my blog!!! What do you think??......
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I have been rather busy and lazy the last few weeks. Busy playing golf and lazy to do any sewing!! However, I did remove all the stitches from Adrian's quilt top! Now I am left with just the log cabin blocks. I have not decided what to do with it. I won't be able to do anything until Wednesday!
I made this Laptop Bag No.2 for my sister, Jenny. I made it a bit too small so I had to make some adjustments! Check out the printed fabric on the right!! It does make it look more unique....that's what I told her too!. LOL
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
No!! I didn't make my deadline! I machine quilted the quilt and even finished binding it. I gave up after the first aeroplane applique. I didn't like the finished look. I left for KK on Friday and came back yesterday! So I spent most of today ripping the quilt apart!!! I began by taking the binding out....see the left side and the bottom of the quilt. I don't know why but I just feel that I have to rearrange the blocks!! Let's see...........LOL