Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Strings and bags

Made another bag today - this one not in any single colour, just whatever strips I had cut already. It's a slightly different size to the one I made yesterday - determined entirely by the size batting scrap I had. This one is a bit deeper and not as wide. I also made the handles a bit longer, and made them match the contrast flange rather than the top/lining fabric. Another Christmas present sorted!
While I did this, I also finished up some string square blocks I had hanging around (as I was working with strips anyway). I actually have a ton of these that I will never use (having already made several things with strings) so they may well make an appearance again soon in another context...



I got these three postcards in the post today - two from the letter swap with BQLPC - my name from Ruth and the "A" from Caroline. And the birthday card is the first from my birthday group on ArtWeMail. It's a little early - my birthday isn't until the 19th... But I'm not complaining!

12 comments:

McIrish Annie said...

As always, I am exhausted after catching up with your blog! I know I have been MIA lately, but work is a bear! Just wanted you to know that some of the wonky 9 patch blocks you sent me were donated to the "stone soup" collection. Our mother guild collects extra blocks, tops, etc. to make charity quilts. I put a little note in there that they were from you! I did save a few for myself cause I think they will make a terrific bag!!

Hedgehog said...

OOh - I just love that scrabble fabric on the A postcard!

joyce said...

Another great bag. Great way to use up scraps.

Helen in the UK said...

Love the bag - looks great with the strings and looks like a good shape too:)

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great bag and fabrics.

anne bebbington said...

You share your day with my DH :o)

Julie said...

Great abgKate. i knoe it's not quilting but have you thought of weaving the strips?

crissi said...

love your bags,really wised i could sew

Karol-Ann said...

Right, nappy bag next LOL I will try and remember your birthday... what would you like? A bag? :O)

Anonymous said...

I know that this is an old post but is there any chance you might know where that Scrabble fabric came from?
Thanks!
JenL

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for Scrabble fabric. Could you please tell me where you found the scrabble fabric in this picture? Thank you!

katelnorth said...

I don't know if you'll get this, as your comment was set to no-reply, but the answer is - sorry, I can't help with the Scrabble fabric, as the person who made the card designed the fabric herself - and printed it onto fabric sheets for these particular postcards!