11 May 2009

Quilt Top and a Bag

In the last few days, I have actually been doing some sewing.

This is a quilt top I made using "Sugar Snap" (by Melissa Averinos for Free Spirit Fabrics) plus a few plains, a pink stripe and a deeper green. They were all FQs that I cut into 3" strips, sewed together randomly to form great long lengths, then chopped random lengths, sewed together again, chooped again, sewed, then chopped into 72" lengths. (Get it?)
I then sewed the strips together, and this is the end result. I might call it "Sweet Chop" ;)


This is the topper draped over a chair,

and this is a closer view of it, so you can see the fabrics.


I also made a bag for Mum. I will be seeing her later this week to give it to her. It has a main section, and an outside pocket. The back is the same brown + print that the pocket is made from, and the actual front of the main compartment is pieced using Fairy Frost fabrics. The little detail on the front is my own invention. The bag needed something to draw the eye from one area to the other. Besides, I like adding my own little personal touches to a pattern. :)



I have also been finishing off a UFO quilt. Just a little more hand stitching to go!


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13 comments:

  1. THAT IS A LOVELY QUILT AND WHAT A GREAT IDEA
    THE BAG IS ALSO LOVELY BET YOUR MUM LOVES IT
    gREAT GIFTS AS WELL dID IT MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER AFTER HAVING TO PART WITH YOUR OWN DOLL
    TAKE CARE

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  2. Beautiful quilt and bag. I am now hungry after seeing the layout of your blog, all those delicious cup cakes make my mouth water. xxxx

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  3. Love the bag Lindi...I'm sure Mum will love it.
    That's a nice easy pattern for a simple quilt..looks great!
    Julia ♥

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  4. Love your Quilt..the Fabrics are Great...lovely Bag for Mum too..
    cheers

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  5. I love the bag and I'm sure your mom will too. You have been busy. I didn't keep up with the sew and chop but I got the general idea. Your fabrics are so pretty and bright. It looks like it was fun to do.

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  6. Oh yes.... I like that quilt top! Looks simple and easy but so good!

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  7. Nice bags..they are really popular .....quilt has nice fabrics....looks like a fun quilt...Maine

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  8. LOVE the quilt and fabrics! And your bag for your mum is going to be so loved by her!

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  9. Glad you got some mince sauce in with those chops.
    Pretty delicious they look ...almost too good to eat.

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  10. I am a Slack Tart, Lindi - have done a lot of catching up today - love that quilt!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  11. Hello Lindi, love what you have done with Sweet Chop......I bet you Mum was chuffed with the bag you made....Warm Regards lyn

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  12. Love the quilt. It shows off the fabrics really well.

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  13. TOTALLY love that quilt!! The colours are SO cheary! Love the bag too :+)
    x Sarah
    www.patchworksplus.com.au

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