Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: finally finished a birthday gift - for me!

  1. #1
    Senior Member grammatjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Lincoln NE
    Posts
    860
    Blog Entries
    8

    finally finished a birthday gift - for me!

    I had seen the AllPeopleQuilt Grab Bag pattern years ago, and loved it. A couple years ago I decided to make one usign my favorite technique - cyanotype printing - to make the fabric. Well, that birthday I got it all but done, but the day ended, so since I had not got it done in time for my birthday, I set it aside to do projects for others. Two weekends ago was the local quilt guild show, and I decided I wanted to feel crafty when I went, so I finished it up (only about 30 minutes additional work).

    I added a bottom gusset, and made all the inner pockets to fit exactly what I carry, so it doesn't exactly match the original pattern.

    The little faces are my grandchildren. I had the faces and butterflies from some other projects, so was ready to print. The brown printed fabric is just 2 steps further than the blue (they were exactly the same before the last 2 steps - both blue). All the other fabrics are scraps from the quilt I made for my daughter's anniversary a couple years ago.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails dsc01743.jpg   dsc01744.jpg  

  2. #2
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,364
    Awesome!!!!!

  3. #3
    Super Member terri bb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    St Maries, Idaho
    Posts
    2,185
    this is beautiful! thanks for sharing
    A rolling stone gathers no moss

  4. #4
    Super Member cindy4857's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Phillips Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,366
    wow what a beautiful purse/tote. And the way you decided to do it in is wonderful. Great Job.
    Cindy

  5. #5
    Power Poster debcavan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Spring Green,WI
    Posts
    14,330
    Yeah, we do put ourselves last way too often. It is beautiful and you will enjoy using it.
    DEB CAVAN

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    So. CA
    Posts
    1,873
    Good for you. It's about time that "mama DIDN'T get the bent fork"! Great tote. Thanks for sharing and reminding us to take care of ourselves also.
    The bad news is - time flies.
    The good news is - you're the pilot!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Central Missouri
    Posts
    464
    Your tote/purse is super!! Happy Birthday to you!

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    3,665
    Wow, it's wonderful. Aren't you glad you finally finished it! LOVE those kids pictures.

    Kat

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    1,854
    Hope you enjoy you birhtay tote every day, Nice job, thanks for sharing.
    learn each and every day,memories or play.

  10. #10
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    13,147
    Looks great! Enjoy!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.