Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bags and other patchworky things

Sue B made her Japanese style Boro bag in two day-long
classes, held one month apart at Hobbysew at Kings Park.
The first day was spent choosing fabrics, deciding layout
and preparing them for stitching. 
Sue spent the next three weeks stitching the fabrics together
- you can how worthwhile it was for her to take the time.
The last day's class was completely taken up with constructing
the bag, complete with zippered pocket and a side pocket in the
lining - she 'popped' the handles on when she got home!
It's just beautiful Sue.
Marilyn's zip top bag from our workshop with Miriam in September
is a beauty. Marilyn brought lots of purple and red fabric, expecting
to make a purple and red bag that 'matched'. After studying the
colours in her feature fabric, with the notorious red hat ('that
doesn't go'), she found herself pulling out lime and darker greens,
pink and cream highlights that were there all the time.
The reverse is just as much fun ...
... as her zipper tags!

Dawn chose some fabric squares from the end-of-year
challenge table, and went to town!

Diana made a patchwork Santa,
getting a jump on Christmas.
Soup bowl cozies for the craft stall at our 2018 Quilt Show in
April. They can be used to protect your hands from a bowl of 
hot food, or as a bowl holder in the microwave - the 
corners give you something to grip to remove the bowl 
safely without burning your hands. The cover is quilting 
cotton, and the lining is two layers of 100% cotton 

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