Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cool Drinks For Hot Mama Apron Swap

Many thanks to Tammy for my pretty in pink reversible apron and all the accompanying goodies. I especially love the recipe drink cards. Bear with these pictures please, my four year old grandson took them:

Here is the package that I did for Donna:

And the accompanying goodies. I embroidered the towels, thought they were appropriate "cool drinks".

Sunday, August 07, 2011

My Favorite Bag

I took this bag class this weekend at The Village Quilter. Patti, one of my quilting buddies joined me. The pattern is called My Favorite Bag. I really like this bag and will make another one, perhaps a bit smaller.

I modified the pattern a bit. I made the handles a little bit longer.

There were a few lessons learned from this project.

1-) Do not use directional fabric for the outer pocket.
2-) Find a different way to do the handles because turning them is very difficult.
3-) The machine walking foot because the layers are thick and will shift.

The pattern contained instructions for a clutch or wipes case. I made one up with the leftover fabric. I decided to give the bag and case to a family friend who recently had a baby. She can use as a diaper bag or a tote bag.