Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Jennifer's bag!

I have had an idea in my head for months now; of this new bag I wanted to make, but I could never find a fabric that spoke to me, until the day I went into one of our LQS and  saw this pattern. It is not exactly what was suck in my head but so close I bought it! Gee thanks to whoever did the hard work on this pattern you saved me time.     

 Where this pattern was not exactly what I had in my head but it was very close and being so busy with life, sometimes we just have to compromise.  The instruction were ok, not perfect but who's ever perfect. There are a couple thing I'm not sure what she was thinking,  but they work.  The import thing I learned about this pattern is it is not a pattern you make out of scraps it takes quite a bit of fabric because the pieces are so big.  ( I guess if one wanted make it all pieced like a quilt then you could scraps, I don't know if you'd lose the look though)

                                  This is the outside of the bag and the strap it's all one piece.

                                                             Outside contrast and strap.

 This is the inside of the bag, both sides get this big strip across them, they make pockets. She leaves it to your own opinion as to where you want the pockets. I choose one large section the middle in which I added a zipper pocket! (not in the pattern) leaving two smaller pockets on either end. The opposite side I simply divided into three pockets.

 I love my finished product ! In the end this bag has 10 pockets not counting the big center pocket of the bag.!!!!!! I did use my mine for about a week when I opened the trap up and shortened it three inches!!!! So if you like your purse a little higher keep that in mind when using this pattern.

You can find more bag patterns at, they have lots of fun patterns.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Welcome to my break through!

Its very possible she is what messed up the blog!
Greetings!  This is my first post of the year thanks to this wonderful thing we call technology. I have been locked out of my blog since shortly after the Fall Quilt Festival, thanks to google and my computer arguing. I have finally cracked through the problem. I hope ....     In  the mean time I have finished up several projects big and small. I could easily overwhelm everyone today with the photos I  have found on my computer while locating my quilt.  But I'll be nice a spread them out a little.
In November I got my master bedroom quilt back from the quilters.  I was so excited to get the binding started and get the quilt on my bed. However someone else in our house has proved far more excited.
Meet Molly! She is so in love with this quilt that no matter where is is she is on it!

Introducing my Crosswalk quilt!
 It's done!!! Yeah I was so excited that I put it on the bed with out even giving it, its first washing. Hmm, suppose I should have... Being totally honest I don't know if the thing will fit in my washer. I hope so..

 This is the piecing I did on the back of the quilt!  It is spaced perfectly so when you flip the quilt over the strip of color lay just perfectly across the foot of the bed..

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog I hope to bring more post soon... Sorry about the break.