Monday, 3 September 2007

Carpetbag

Yesterday I finished The Carpetbag:

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It wasn't as easy as the other bags; I've had to do quite a lot of frog-stitching ('rip-it, rip-it'), but I'm very happy with the result! I took it to work today; it has a lot of room for all sorts of things:

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This weekend I bought the backing, binding and batting for the railfence babyquilt. I have to finish it this week, so DH can take it with him to The Netherlands on Friday. He is going there to defend his thesis and will be away for 11 days.

I had really looked forward to going to the quiltshop last Saturday, but it was a bit of a disappointment. I had hoped for some advice on the fabric for the backing and binding, but the ladies in the store obviously didn't feel like helping, they just wanted to cut the fabric and cash the money, I think. A pity, part of the fun of shopping for quilty things for me is looking at fabrics and discussing the possible choices with friendly shopowners...

3 comments:

inge said...

whaw!

Yvonne said...

Tas nr. 5? Knappe weer!
Bah ... die winkeljuffen!

Helen said...

OK, it's official! You are the "bag queen". Great bag Linda! I've just made my first (of many) Monica Poole Frilly Bags. Very quick to make, doesn't use much fabric (with no frills).
My friends and I are all celebrating birthdays this week also - so happy birthday to you for next week from some like-minded sewing "bag" ladies!
Loved your baby quilt too!
Helen