Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shhh...Don't Tell Mom

Today I had one of those days.
You know the kind where you don't really feel all that great?
Not really sick.
But you don't dare get more than a a few minutes away from the toilet.
I know, TMI...
OK.
I wanted to finish my Big Little George quilt.
All I needed to do was sew on the binding and then finish by hand.
Easy, except I didn't have any fabric that would work.
I'm really liking the way this little quilt is turning out.

But it will have to wait until I can get to the fabric shop.
So what should I work on?
I didn't want to start a big project because that would mean I would have to clean up this mess.

So I started rummaging through the piles of scraps on the table
and found the leftovers from the Hands2Help quilt.

I just started sewing with a bag in mind but didn't have a design plan.
I ended up with this.

And now I have a Mother's Day gift for my mom.




I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
Maybe I'll do a tutorial for it.
I didn't take any construction photos, so that means I will have to make another one.
But I like this bag, so maybe I will.
It measures 10" wide by 15" high and is 5" deep.
I even used one of the cute little labels from Sweetwater Label-Crew, with my name on it.
And the best news is that my tummy is feeling better and i think I will get to the fabric store tomorrow.


19 comments:

Kyle Stanley said...

wow Mom your bags are getting better and better. This one is really beautiful.

Geri Centonze said...

I still think you should be selling bags in an Etsy store! They are beautiful!!! Mom will love it ♥

Cindy Lou said...

Great job Diane! I wish I could just sew and make something without a pattern.

Wendys Hat said...

Cute bag and lucky Mom! I love that quilt you are working on too! Wow! Such a talented girl you are!

Annabella said...

That`s what you come up with when you`re feeling under the weather?? Your mum is going to love it and happy to hear you are feeling better.

ButtonMad said...

have to tell you i think you are so so creative. your work is beautiful! cheers ;-)

Cassandra said...

So cute! Your bag is beautiful and looks so professional! I'm sure your mom will love it. Hope you feel better!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love your bag. And your H2H quilt is so cute.

Brita said...

Pretty little bag! Especially for one of those spur-of-the-moment flashes! Eager to see the finished quilt, too. Whoop, whoop!

Laura said...

Great present! Your mom will love it! I like the little peek at your quilts in progress, too! They both look wonderful.

Staci said...

Darling, darling, darling! Just couldn't be cuter!
Hope your feeling better!

Barbara H. said...

That is SOOOOO cute! And how neat that you whipped it up without a pattern!

domestiCass said...

Your H2H quilt is super cute! I bet your mom will love the bag it's fantastic!

highpitchedbarking said...

Love the quilt and your bag is gorgeous! You definitely need to make a tutorial. =)

I'm glad you're feeling better.

Sara said...

Whoop,Whoop for that bag you whipped out:) Pretty as can be!

Hollie said...

Great bag! Your mom is going to love it.

Sue Daurio said...

just started sewing and ended up with a bag like that???? Holy smokes that is awesome!! LOVE the bag and I'm sure your mom will too! Hope you feel better.

Sarah Craig said...

Whoop whoop!! That's a great bag, and I hope you will do a tutorial!!

Karen said...

What a pretty bag for your mom. Love the quilts.