Friday, August 30, 2013

Bag, Bag, Cushion

It is so nice to achieve some finishes, especially when there is a bit of a deadline to meet.  Especially nice too when the projects turn out as you want them to.  The second two are for my birthday love stash even though they wont stay there long - only until next week.

Firstly I finished my little sewing case for the Stitch-a-long.  This was from the Some Kind of Wonderful book by Anni Downs.  It did provide a couple of challenges, but I have worked out more successful ways of making parts of it.  That being said, it is a beautiful little case.

I found a suitable piece of fabric in my stash to use for the lining.  

  

Last Christmas one of my sisters gave me a DownUnder Quilts magazine, and said she would like me to make this bag which was in it, for her birthday.  I have been collecting ribbons, trims etc for it for a while, and finally made up the bag this week.  Her birthday was last week but I will be seeing her in a few days time.
  I am very pleased with how this bag turned out.  I used a different pattern so as to have a little bigger bag - the one in the pattern is quite small.  It has a similar shape but has a gusset.


 I used some black denim, though it is a wonder it isnt white after the amount of dye that came out.  Thank goodness I remembered to prewash it.  I so enjoyed working on this and love the effect so maybe I will make another.  I think I have enough trims to use for another 10 bags, and still there would be some left over.  It was the kind of project that you needed to have plenty to try out to find the best combination.

My third finish is my dresden plate for the 52 week scrap challenge organised by Samelias Mum.  I am a bit behind with it as this was last week's project.  I found some charm squares of Pure,and some fat quarters that toned in well. An invisible zipper in the bac, and some piping around the edge, and it has turned into a beautiful cushion.    This is for my other sister whose birthday is tomorrow.
  



Tomorrow some friends and I are heading off on a short road trip to Nambour (about 1 hour) to visit the Sunshine Linus Quilt Show and Open day.

Dawn at As Sweet As Cinnamon has a beautiful quilt which she is offering the pattern for, 1 section each week.  The first pattern has only a few days to run before it will no longer be available for free.  The second installment is now available as well.  Go and visit her to take a look - it is such a beautiful fresh range of fabrics, and has a lovely story of where her quilt is going to "Go Home" to.

23 comments:

creations.1 said...

I love that little sewing bag - have seen them popping up throughout blog land. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bag you have made for your sister I am a crazy patchwok lover - and that is stunning. Your sister is very lucky to have such a wonderful sewster!! Does that make sense??

Maria said...

You have been very busy making many beautiful projects Marilyn but I do agree with Kerrie, you sister is sew lucky to be receiving that gorgeous bag....

De said...

Great work Marilyn. Enjoy your day out tomorrow!

Susan said...

Lucky sisters I'd say. Enjoy the day out and thanks for the reminder about Dawns patterns - another project for 201?

shez said...

wow Marilyn such beautiful work,you have been very busy,have a lovely weekend my friend.xx

Tatkis said...

Both bags are beautiful, and the pillow is so cute!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Sandra :) said...

I love the shape of that little sewing case - the lining matches the theme and outer fabrics perfectly! Your sister's bag is great - the embellishments are a hoot, especially the sweet crocheted flowers :) I find that a lot of bag patterns are too small for "real use" - I sometimes do a trial run first in cheap or ugly fabric, to see how much I'll have to increase the size by, lol. Your other sister's pillow is lovely too - that's a really great fabric line! You've been very busy - you're getting a lot of fun projects done!

Helen said...

Your sister will be thrilled with her bag the colours are fantastic . You have been very productive the pillow and sewing bag are both cute.

Fiona said...

love them all.... it seems to be sister birthday week for you...
Enjoy the show...
Hugz

Jeanette said...

Love all your projects Marilyn. Finally made my bad for the stitch a long. fun. :) Hugs,xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your sewing bag looks fabulous, smiled at the lining fabric, very suitable indeed...lucky sisters, the bag and cushion are lovely...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Amazing finishes......have fun tomorrow..

Anneliese said...

How beautiful the bags came out. The sewing case is perfect and you will enjoy it . The bag for your friend is just wonderful and extra. And of course your Dresden plate is perfect, how else should it be coming from you.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your bags are beautiful... what a nice sister you are. Hugs x

Chookyblue...... said...

your bags are beautiful.........well done...........

Dianne said...

Beautiful finishes, Marilyn. I particularly love your sister's bag. They are lucky to have someone sew for them. xxx Di.

Chrissie said...

Beautiful bags, lucky sister to receive such a unique present, love the colours in the cushion, you have been sooooo busy

Allie said...

Gorgeous bags and cushion cover - you've been so busy!!

Joy McD said...

You have been busy! I gave up on the SAL bag, sadly.... it was just too much for me, sigh... xxx

Maria said...

Beautiful bags, Marilyn!

retdairyqueen said...

Some lovely makes I enjoyed my visit and look forward to getting to know you better

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