Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2 More Finishes

The last 2 purses are finished!  That makes 7 different bags/purses made this month.  Whew!  I think I'm tired of purses.

3 of the purses/bags reached their destinations yesterday, and were greeted enthusiastically. 

These 2 were mailed today, and are eagerly anticipated by Betty.



Betty selected these fabrics back in January.  The last 2 purses will be given as presents in the next few months. 

Now to figure out what to work on next. It's not like I don't have a l-o-n-g list of 'to do' projects, but, I just don't know what I 'want' to work on right now.  I think I have the yucky weather doldrums.

I'm in charge of my little quilt guild's meeting next month (next Monday) and I can't figure out what I want to 'demo' or teach.  Since we are so little, we teach each other different things every month.  Any ideas????  I taught ribbon bookmarks in February, and Jinnie had kits for us to make  wool needle keepers in March.  It's always hard to come up with ideas, and only a few of us are willing to stand up and teach something. 




12 comments:

  1. Great job on the purses! I can understand why you want to do something else! Have you done fabric coasters at one of your meetings? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wilwGHhBmVs/Tpcp0vLX_LI/AAAAAAAAAko/dCl4Gtw2yP8/s1600/coasters.jpg
    or how about 2 sided binding? Good Luck finding a topic... ~Jeanne

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  2. This tutorial does Easter eggs from paper strips, I think it would work with fabric strips! It could be cut idea to share.
    https://www.minted.com/julep/2013/02/26/paper-strip-easter-egg-art/

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    1. You are no-reply, so, I can't respond to you directly. What a great idea! I may try this. Thanks!

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  3. THose are some good suggestions. I wish I could add more!

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  4. Good for you for teaching your quilt group members something new, although I can imagine that it's not easy to come up with something new all the time. Thank goodness there's Pinterest ;)! Gorgeous bags you made for Betty! Wow, 7 bags in one month, that's quite an achievement.

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  5. Love the bags....and 7 is a lot. I agree it is time to make a want to project.

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  6. I get that "what now" feeling every once in a while, I always think it's because there's just so much to do I don't want to do any of it. Pinterest is a good place to look for ideas for a project and maybe you'll come across something you want to make too.

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  7. Can you teach them your method for making some bags? I get why you want to do something besides bags right now. I make purses to sell and one time I did a huge batch of 15-I was so sick of them!

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  8. I know you are a paper piecer... not everyone is. That might be a good demo.
    Love your purses, but 7? I made two potholders and got sick of them! LOL Not the paper piecing parts, just the put together part.
    Hang in there Cheryl, spring will come soon.
    Hugs

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  9. Your purses are lovely and I csan see why you want to do something else for a while. I think the paper piecing idea is a good one given that there are several methods to paper piecing, What about the freezer paper method where you don't actually sew through the paper. I know you will come up with some great idea. Be sure and share when you do. :)

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  10. Since it is close to a holiday how about casserole carriers too. Gorgeous bags.

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