Sunday, February 28, 2010

Quick String Project

Hello Everyone,

On Friday, I was quilting a customer's quilt and had been working since early morning. While in my studio, I kept looking at the gorgeous hand dyed selvages that Chris of Dye Candy had sent me and really wanted to do something with them. I also wanted to start a project for Stephanie's No Strings Attached Challenge. I did both!! This first picture shows the beginning.

I used the beautiful hand dyes, some Kaffe and some of the stripes from my Colors of Peru Quilt.


I really like the beginnings of this very much! So me, so colorful! But I must confess, the pattern for this was not my idea. I had taken a break from work to run some errands and made a little pit stop at the local Barnes and Noble. To my surprise the Spring issue of Quilts and More was out!


Here it is in all it's glory. So of course I had to purchase it!


Low and behold, as I was eating my lunch, I saw this cute little string project. Just perfect for my scraps! (refer back to my first photo)


Not too much longer, I had a complete little bag. I love it! Easy to make and perfect if you are just running out really quick. It fits a small wallet, cell phone, make up, or whatever you want. This is the front side.


This is the back side or maybe the front. I am not really sure. I used a variegated rayon thread to top stitch everything down to the muslin foundation. It really gives it a little sheen and I like that.


For the lining, I used a Martha Negley fabric, which I love.


I put an bright orange and hot pink tassel on the black cording, both from my stash, and it dresses it up just right.

If you are looking for a quick project or gift, this one really fits the bill and you use up your scraps too. Thanks, Stephanie, for having this challenge!

Website update, Kona Color Cards are in stock NOW! Find them by clicking here. Also, while you are on my website, check out the Recent Additions in my sidebar. Some wonderful new customer quilts have been added.

Until Next Time...


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41 comments:

Stephanie said...

Well this beauty will certainly add sunshine on a cloudy, cold winter's day! Love it. Terrific lining and great fabric combos.

Terry said...

What a great string project! I love the bright colors! :0)

Nedra said...

Very cute little purse! And I love those magazines. I will be checking out the new edition as soon as I can.

wordmama said...

Thanks for the heads up about new QnM issue. I'm a huge fan of string piecing. I love bright linings for purses, like a little flash of inner light. It's also easier to find things in there, don't you think?

Catherine said...

What a great project!! The perfect bag for a bright spring day! (Hopefully we'll get some of those soon - I need some!)

rosie/the fabric shopper said...

Bravo! I have to start an ongoing project with my scraps. I hate to throw away even the tiniest piece of fabric ~ and my storage room shows it!

Pat said...

What a cute bag!!! Love all those colors!

Melanie said...

Lovely string finish Jackie. I love the intese colours of Latin American textiles so I can see why the collection was called that.

Well done.

karenfae said...

that is a cute bag. I will have to see if the magazine is at the local book store here. Cute idea for so skinny strips.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

julieQ said...

I have that magazine too...love your bag! I am especially loving the pincushions in the mag...so cute.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Jackie that little bag is so bright and fun! What a great little project ti use up selvages and odds and ends. It would be fun to take strips of fabric after making a quilt and make a little bag. A good way to remember a quilt.

Jewel said...

Love it! I am just whipping myself up a bag at the moment I am still using my Christmas one...

shellysquilts said...

Very cute bag! Well done! Happy quilting and Happy Sunday!

allsewnup said...

Too cute!! Love the colours and the idea.

Carolyn

Miss Jean said...

Thanks for the heads up on the new Quilts and More. I wish we could subscribe to that one.

Great purse!!!

Grazia said...

Great work Jackie!
So bright and so cute!!
Grazia

kpaints said...

That is just adorable and you made it look so quick and easy! Love all the color! Super cute.

Mrs Quilty said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! How you found it in the magazine is so funny! Teens would love that. I should do that for Christmas.

Kim D. said...

That's adorable Jackie and I bet it went quick too. Good idea, I picked up that magazine the other day, but I'm looking for the winter copy, it has a great bag too.

wishes, true and kind said...

Fabulous little bag, Jackie! And thanks for the tip about the Kona Color cards being in stock. I just ordered one! That's been on my must have list for awhile now.

Annemariesquilt said...

colours, colours and colours how wonderful this bag is Jackie...

sewkalico said...

Wow! It looks wonderful - so bright and cheery!

em's scrapbag said...

This is a fabulous purse. I love how bright it is. The tassels are perfect.

Barb said...

Sooooooooooooooo cute!!

Tracey said...

Lovely! Did you make the tassle as well?

Sherri said...

Great bag..love the fabrics, the lining, the tassel, and the pattern! I must find that magazine!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Look at you, so bright and fun, love the tassel!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that's adorable Jackie! I love that it's so bright. You did a great job with the tassle and black handle too -- just perfect!

Jean said...

Very cute. I love stringpiecing...so much fun to just sew strips together. Great job.

Rita E said...

This is so awesome ... what a cute little bag ... I'm running out to get that magazine! Thanks for sharing!

Selvage Quilter said...

What a nice bag! Looks like it was fun to make too. The tassel adds some sparkle. You just had that tassel in your stash? I can't wait to come and see your quilting space! Finally, it's not snowing today.

Karen said...

Great bag Jackie! String piecing looks like fun.

Elizabeth said...

That project just came together. It turned out so cute. I love how colorful it is!

Teresa said...

Wow..those colors are just beautiful, and that is a very cute bag.

Anonymous said...

Super cute Jackie!

Vicki W said...

That is an adorable bag!

Cathi said...

That is a fabulous bag -- love the cheerful colours you used!

henny said...

Cute string stripes!!
Love to see the pic of magazine. Do you sell it on your store?
I've seen your nephew's cutie bag too. Awesome :)

Sandra said...

This is a fabulous bag, I just love the colors - how bright and cheerful! I think I'll try something like this...thanks for the oomph!

Mermaid's Purse said...

Love the bag!

Marit said...

Lovely bag! It's so happy and colorful - and the lining is beautiful too. This is a great idea for a gift. Thank you for sharing!

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