Last week I bought this mag -a handbag special. Now I've never made a bag but I'm fascinated by them and I really enjoy looking at ones others have made.
Now I fell in love with this one. I also knew where I could buy this fabric. I was in my LQS last week and this fabric was being cut into fat quarters when I was visiting. I had fallen in love with it at the time so when I saw this pattern I knew where I was heading as soon as I could. I headed to my LQS this morning.
Here are the fat quarters. I bought the calico I also need on Friday when we went to Hobbycraft at Bridgemere garden centre near Nantwich.
But before I start this bag I have decided to make a quilt for the inside of my new car. The seats of my new car are leather which will be cold in the winter, also I carry Beavers in my car when we go on trips. Due to UK law children under a certain height have to sit on booster seats and as most Beavers are under this height I have to have these booster seats in my car. I don't want them to damage the leather on the seats so I thought a quilt would give some protection from both the seats and mucky feet (Beavers aren't proud where they put their feet). That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it - to start another quilt! Do we need an excuse to start a new quilt?
I decided I wanted something quite mordern looking and I thought batiks might fit the bill. This is the fabric I bought - John Louden batiks charm pack and a red tie dye looking fat quarter. The charm pack contained 50 charms 2each of 25 designs, half black on white and half white on black. The only problem is that this pack wasn't laser cut so they weren't very straight. I cut them down to 4.5 inches to square them all up.
This is the first block I made
And I managed to make 2 more. I half completed 4 more as well. I can't believe I'm making a black, white and red quilt. I've seen quite a few on blogs and thought 'very nice but not for me' but here I am, making one!
This morning before I went to my LQS and whilst I watched 'Homes under the Hammer' and 'To buy or not to buy' I finished the hand stitching on this - my contribution for Spring Blooms mini quilt swap