Thursday, July 29, 2010

THE AGE OLD QUESTION, "CAN A PERSON HAVE TOO MUCH FABRIC?"

Obviously not because here is some more fabric I just received from Connecting Threads. Some is for backing quilts.

THIMBLEBERRIES SEW DAY!

This is what I am working on, I didn't put any batting in it. I like how my friend Jean has done her runners and wall hangings, with no batting. So now I am quiting it.

This is called the Oak Leaf Basket by Thimbleberries. I used the fabrics from Inchworm Fabric's Store.

Go bon's blogy And sew , she did Thimbleberries Sew day today as well.


Here is the drawstring backpack bag that one of the gals wanted to learn to sew. So this is our tomorrow's project. This bad is in the "Quick Quilts" magazine, summer 2010 issue. I did change it up some and well..next time I will put a pocket on it.

Then a wonderful friend sent me a drawstring purse, so I had to try it and of course, changed it up a bit too. This is actually too big for me but thought it would be good for a spa bag or gift bag.
Hope the ladies like them.






23 comments:

The Patch Craft said...

Love the red bag, that would be great for my little boy, have to look around and see if the pattern came out here.

QuiltSue said...

i love your table runner.

As for Connecting Threads, I wish I could buy from them, but they won't ship to the UK. Boohoo.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

The bags look fun!

Your basket quilt looks great! I love how the leaves are floating around. I'm working on a quilt that will have no batting since it will be a tablecloth. I wasn't sure how I was going to like the "feel" of the tablecloth but I actually like it. Not bumpy like I thought it would be.

JustCindy said...

Cute bags! No batting in wall hangins or table runners. I might just try that. I've never made a table runner because I thought it would be too bumpy.

Tangos Treasures said...

Nice fabrics, runner & bags! Have fun sewing!

Gene Black said...

Nice Barb! I had some of that Orange Kanji fabric and the Green with the white pattern that I used )in a quilt that I still waiting for me to finish it! )
Most of the Connecting Threads fabric I have used has been very nice.

wordmama said...

Don't you just love making bags? You get something you can use in a short time. And I love backpacks, too. I recently did a little makeup bag with a zipper--my first time to do that--but I'm not ready to show it. I need to get that zipper thing down pat before I do.

Have fun sewing today!

Crispy said...

Well you have certainly been busy. I'm sure the ladies will love the bags :0)

Crispy

quiltsbylee said...

Too much fabric! Never! We can always find a place to put more....

Fiesta said...

Barb, I see my favorite fall basket runner again.SO now I am way too curious but if it has no batting how will it lay especially is you decide to hang it on the wall? What does the quilting attatch too?
The drawstrings bags look great!

vivian said...

Barb I have to answer YES! I have been overwhelmed trying to organize my stash! But I do like you new fabric. :)

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

I LOVE using Connecting Threads fabric for my quilt backs, too!!
and, no....never too much fabric :) :)

Deanna said...

When you outgrow storage space, it is too much. Of course, "storage space" can be loosely defined. :)

Yvette said...

The ladies are going to flip out! Sew, sew cute!!!! Maybe your hubby will be transferred to California so I can go take purse lessons. LOL!!

Needled Mom said...

Both of the drawstring bags are great, Barb. I know the gals will be happy that you came up with a pattern for them.

Mary said...

Great idea I should make one up for my trip in September to Hawaii and the Society Island. Would be great to take handwork poolside while on the ship.

kpaints said...

Just read your post about your friends, I think that is so cool that you are helping them out. You are leaving a little bit of you behind when you leave....very sweet and I am sure they really appreciate it.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I would have to say you can NEVER have enough fabric!

Pat said...

Beautiful work my dear. I make a lot of what I call "summer quilts" without putting the batting inside. That's why I call them "summer quilts". Just the top and backing. That's it. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Quilting.

hetty said...

Too much fabric? Never!
I love your bags. I have wanted to make myself a backpack so that I can carry more when I ride my scooter. You are doing a wonderful job teaching the 3 gals how to quilt.

Micki said...

In a cottage, I am afraid that I am limited in how much fabric that I can have. I love your red bag. The Samoan fabric is so pretty!
Micki

call me crazy said...

Whoohoo! Love that topper! Great bags too!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I can never have enough, when it comes to fabric I am a greedy one!!!