Thursday, February 21, 2008

Butterflies in Flight!!!

Don't it make you think of spring!!!

Even though it is in the 30's outside - this bag really makes you think of spring!!! I loved working on it.

A nurse and dear friend, Lonnie (works at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN), picked the main fabric and left it up to me to pick the rest. Hopes she likes it. She has lots of books to carry back & forth to work and needed a strong bag.
The fabric is beautiful butterflies with shades of dusty plum, lavender, purple and gold. The lining is was a dark plum which was almost a charcoal. The pockets & binding was done in medium dusty plum.

After choosing
the lining fabric, I quilted it on my A-1 quilting machine. I just did a all over meandering using a soft Hobb's cotton batting. The second picture shows the lining after some quilting was done. Doesn't if just work!

The pocket fabric was a dusty plum with a little leaf design. I am working on a tutorial on how to make the pocket so you don't have to have any stitches on the actual quilted bag. It works great.
The binding was done with the dusty plum too.

1 comment:

Angelia said...

Your bags look great! Don't take pictures of them in front of those spools of thread though... makes them hard to see...