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Thread: for my sister's birthday

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    Senior Member MrsBoats's Avatar
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    for my sister's birthday

    I made a bow tuck beach bag for my aunt last year (http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t188162.html) and when my sister saw it, the first thing she said was, "I want one!!" I had intended to make it for Christmas, but instead I spent December with my dad while he recovered from a coronary bypass. I got lots of English paper pieced ornaments done, but no actual sewing. Her birthday was last week, but it's a time-honored tradition in our family to celebrate as long as you can, so it's not really 'late', as such.

    Her favorite colors are orange and teal, so I'm hoping she'll like this. I didn't have time to go all out like I did for my aunt's, but she's getting the bow tuck, the water bottle carrier, a book mark for her beach books, and the all-important seashell collecting bag. I do still have fabric left, so I will make more of the little things as I find time.
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    So cute! Your sister will LOVE them all. A sea-shell collecting bag is a good idea. When I take the "grands" to the beach, I always come home with their treasure. I've got a big box full of them...

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    What great BD gifts!

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    Very nice...

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    The bow-tuck is really pretty. I am sure she will love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBoats View Post
    .... I didn't have time to go all out ...
    You sure did your sister proud by all of these things - just wonderful - I'm betting she's going to be thrilled!

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    Beautiful, lucky sister!!!

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    Lovely gifts.

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    All your projects are adorable. I have been looking for a
    water bottle bag pattern. Did you insulate it?

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    Love everything you've made. Colours are gorgeous, sis will love them

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairns View Post
    All your projects are adorable. I have been looking for a
    water bottle bag pattern. Did you insulate it?
    The water bottle carrier is HeartOfMary's pattern; she's got a free tutorial floating around on the 'net, or the pattern with a few upgrades (like the drawstring) for sale on Etsy. I've made more than a dozen of the things.

    As for the insulation, it depends. If it's going to a person who will likely use it to keep their drinks cool, then yes, I use Insulbrite. (I did on this one.) If it's going to someone who just wants a handy way to carry their bottle around--kids, usually--then no, I just use fusible fleece.

    And thanks for the kind words, everybody!
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    The fabrics are so pretty and I love that swirl button!! Perfect.
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    what wonderful gifts

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    Great job!
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