Last weekend was a long one for South Australia and the start of school holidays. I had decided to go "home" to country Victoria to visit my parents with the children. We were suppose to stay the whole week but for various reason had to come home early. Before I left though I got to have a child free catch up with my friend Lisa...and she had made me a present...this gorgeous bag....just because I came to visit, how good is that!
So at first I thought it would make a good shopping bag, but decided it was too cute to mix with my dirty green supermarket bags...and its too nice to only use for groceries!
So then I thought...well I stopped thinking actually and just filled it with my current patchwork projects!
Ann you did warn me, so I am just saying out loud, that you were right! However I need a rest before I make another one of these....and I will make another one (and I will omit stripped fabric next time round as well), just not straight away! PLEASE note that the bag top and pocket fabric is from Michelle Hills William Morris range... it was the best fit with the green and I love William Morris....and of course Michelle is an Adelaide girl, so it seemed appropriate!
I have been checking through my pattern collection of which half have never been made up. I think I needed to express myself after finishing the top of Luck of the Irish. But I really needed a pick me up after my friend/teacher told me that I had to UNPICK two of the Celtic blocks...the applique was too close to the edge....the only reason I didn't cry was because there was chocolate on hand. So my hopes of getting this top together soon have been dashed. So while I sit and unpick and restitch I am going to reward myself with at least one more "quick easy" fun project from my pattern stash. Perhaps that should be next years goal...to either make up OR give away my unused patchwork patterns...yikes!
Happy quilting, Sue.