Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Bag, a Pillow, and a Major Clean-up

My six Arabesque bags were fun to do. I still have piles of fabrics on the floor which would be perfect for this pattern. Buddy Melissa gave me a charm pack of Doe, a new fabric line by Carolyn Friedlander. Apparently I wasn't "done" with bags and had to turn this charm pack of 5" squares into an Aeroplane Bag, a great pattern by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. I love this pattern and love how this bag turned out! Look at the reverse of this bag equally cute!

The interior of this bag also uses a Carolyn Friedlander fabric and has two zippered pockets.  Truly, perfect for aeroplane trips!  Should I take this bag to QuiltCon?  or perhaps this one?  Or maybe even this one?  First World problems, eh?

The pillow made from a leftover block of this quilt has finally been completed.  The back was another great reason to work on my Sashiko quilting.  And what I am learning is that I must use wool batting - it so nicely highlights the stitching and is so easy to needle.  And now?  I have no excuses:  I must organize my studio and put away and be thoughtful about what I want to do next! 


Z Any Mouse said...

Super cute bag! Enjoy your time at Quilt Con!

Jennifer Lowe said...

Someday I am going to make that aeroplane bag. It's a little advanced for me right now, but it is such a lovely bag. It's good to have goals, though, right?
Also, I LOVE the Carolyn Friedlander. I am thinking about using some of the cross hatch as a backing fabric for a quilt top I've got sitting around waiting to be finished.