Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Wanted: Quilting Mojo
Arabesque bags - they are simple and useful and one-day projects. I have had my eye on both of these fabrics above. The lighter fabric is for the purse lining - purse linings must be light!
Tudor bag for my friend Melissa. Tucked under the upper left corner is some dark brown vinyl that she bought - I want to use it for the bottom of the bag. And of course the lightest fabric is for the inside of the bag. This Tudor bag will be a little bit taller than the pattern because I know how Melissa uses her totes!
One of my favorite people is going to India this fall on a pilgrimage of sorts. For years she has travelled with this Aeroplane bag. This used to be my favorite bag until I discovered the Sloan. Jenny's bag is going to be a twin of my bag. Here's a side by side comparison of the two bags. All bags mentioned so far today are by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. Her patterns are a dream to follow!
And my supply of cork is growing. So is my inspiration. The two little bags are ones I bought in Portugal. And I'm thinking carefully about what I want to do with these fabulous shades of cork.
The weather has turned warm, there is a massive deconstruction project about to happen across the street, and I'm struggling with compression hose in this hot weather. But there's a new baby about to emerge into the Thompson family, and everything is blossoming and turning green. Nice!