Sunday, 4 March 2012

rainy days and sundays.....

Well, today has been perfect sewing weather:

.... lots of rain: great excuse!

Next weekend is my cousin, Alison's birthday.  We popped in to see her last Sunday and she was admiring my bucket bag, so I have made a bag for her birthday

I will be sorry to give this away, but glad that it is going to Alison

the pattern came from artsycraftybabe and was very easy to follow.

I have also managed to crack on with some of the stainedqal2012

in no particular order!
 some of the fabrics being used over on the flickr group are lovely - and a couple of people have even finished!! I have had to unpick some of mine as my 1/4" seams were way out and these blocks do not forgive you for that!  I am not the only person who has had problems with their seams thankfully

And..... finally: I have found the perfect border fabric for the my mystery quilt

it looks a bit dark in this pic, but maybe this is better

this really needs to be my next finish!! 
Hope you have all had a nice weekend


  1. Oooh great makes. I think I've made that bag - I've made a few of the artsycraftybabe bags now. They're fun and great instructions.

  2. The bag is very nice and the border fabric is great!

  3. Rainy days give us the perfect excuse (as if we ever need one) to hole up in our sewing spaces and quilt to our hearts' desire.
    That green fabric is a good match for that quilt.

  4. that is a much better choice for your border xx love the bag (not my colour ... so your cousin can have it lolx)

  5. Fab bag. I've used the rain today as an excuse to sew too!

  6. I'll try to send some of our sunshine your way! But it comes with cooler temps though! Gorgeous bag btw! Jxo

  7. Great bag...and you are WAY ahead of me on the Stained Quilt along...thanks for the tip re the sashing, will have to keep an eye out for that, when I finally get going x


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