Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friendship Bag

It occurred to me this morning that I hadn't been out of the house since we returned from the beach on Saturday. Time to go to the quilt shop. So I went to 2. I 'needed' to get fabric for the Friendship Bag swap, and the 4 Seasons Holiday swap. I found some gorgeous fqs for the bag, and added some Christmas fabric to my stash, as well.

I couldn't wait to start on the bag, and found that by cutting one 1 1/2" strip from each fq, I had enough to make 2 bags. (which I did) Sometimes I'm so dense - of course, a strip that is 21" long is enough to cut four 5" strips. I don't know what I'll do with the second bag, but they sure are pretty. Not done yet, but maybe tonight. Tomorrow's card day, so nothing interferes with that. The color doesn't look very good here, so I hope it shows up better online.

The mailman brought me a pretty block from a swap I'm in. I love it. I'm hoping to eventually make a star quilt with these deep colors. It's a long time in the future, though; so far I only have two blocks.

It's been a great day, though, with lots of time to drool over the beautiful fabrics and patterns at the quilt shop, and still get lots of sewing done.

And for you, tomorrow I'll draw a number to choose one of you to receive this. If you like Halloween, you'll love it! The picture shows only part of it.


Barb said...

Sometimes I will go all week without getting out of the house. Love you bag(or what you showed)....and what a treat to be able to make two.

Needled Mom said...

Cute bags. Mine made two as well.

searchfamilies said...

I really like the bag, i only just learnt to do them i had a i am not doing bags think but went to a bag day where i learnt well i am on my 2nd one since coming home lol
The block is really nice as is the fabrics.
I go days without leaving the house but a trip to the quilting shop is not possible as not really got any may be that why i stay in more lol
Hugs Janice

True Blue Nana said...

I love the bags but haven't had time to make one yet.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

oh lala, I'm loving that Halloween fabric, come to think of it, I don't have halloween fabric. and for the bags, those are beautiful. however, i think I got the best one you made. ;)