My dog, Brinkley, and I live on the shore of Lake Superior in Munising, MI.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Quilted bags for the women in my family!
I LOVE fabric, so when I saw this wonderful group of Bali Batiks at Alley Kat's in Marquette, I bought the package of 2.5" x 44" cut strips. I also bought a great handbag pattern that was perfect for these colorful strips. So I layed the strips down, choose color groups -purples, pinks, greens & blues, and followed the instructions. I'm actually going to get a total of 8 handbags out of these fabrics, as I only needed 9 2.5" x 22" strips for one bag. I have another group identical to the ones I'm showing you here in my sewing room! The lining fabric in the bottom photo was purchased while I was in Texas last summer. It is a great batik, and just happens to be perfect for the lining in each of the handbags. It's amazing how well it goes with each color group, and that I bought plenty of it without knowing what I was going to do with it!
I normally don't do a lot of sewing on beautiful sunny, summer days, but if it's cloudy with even a chance of rain, I'm sewing!!