8 May 2009

NINE PATCH CHALLENGE





Here is my contribution so far to the Nine Patch Quilt Along made entirely from scraps leftover and cut into strips from earlier projects, and even a couple of shirts and a nightie! I must confess to making up most of these over the space of a couple of days as I simply do not have time to make one every day! Not sure what day we're on but I think I've done enough so far to keep up. I'm really not a fan of scrappy quilts but I think when the whole lot is completed it will look OK. There are quite a few duplicated blocks here but again, when I've made a few more, they should be suitably dispersed. How are yours coming along?

I've also been making a few more bags for the crafting day - this one is my latest and I would welcome some really HONEST comments about it. It started off as a book bag and sort of evolved into a handbag. It has a removable, washable lining with pockets as I thought it could possibly be used as a cosmetics/toiletries bag. Not sure though, whether this colour would be very popular! I did like the plaited velvet handle, made from a large bag of pieces of velvet I found the other day for £3 in a local craft shop. The actual bag is a piece of tapestry fabric from a market stall which sells ends of rolls and stuff.





I also used some more of the velvet to make this little flower, which I beaded and then attached a small pin to the reverse. I love these little flowers! The centre piece had to be quite large because the velvet is so thick, so instead of using a button I just stuffed a circle of velvet with some wadding.


2 comments:

  1. Well I really like the fabric in the bag. But I like bright and colorful accessories!

    I've been seeing a lot of others joining this nine patch meme.. it's fun seeing everyone's different fabrics! That really is one of my favorite blocks. Goes back a long way. :)

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  2. Thanks Eileen for your kind comments!

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