Sunday, May 25, 2008

May Bag Done & Fat 8th's

I finished the May bag for my BQL group. I'm dedicating the bag to a friend of mine who died of breast cancer earlier this month. I made it in her favorite colors. It has Insulbright lining so it could be used as a cooler. I think I will be using as a laptop tote bag. My laptop fits nicely in it with some extra room. I can just see myself walking through an airport with the bag on arm and looking at all the reactions to it. Don't you think I'll look divine with it?
I realized after looking at this gorgeous bag that my current purse (a blue and tan charm purse) and my wallet (a Wonder Wallet made with Jell-o fabric) don't match this gorgeous tote bag. I went back into my studio and with the leftover fabric made a matching purse and a Wonder Wallet. The purse needs the binding sewn down and a zipper added. I may also add some buttons and/or some stitchery to the purse and wallet. I think they look a little bland right now. I'm convinced I'll be turning heads when I'm on vacation next month.
Last night I took some time to fold the Shadowplay Fat 8th's I purchased recently. I bought four different sets of them. They were rolled up with a ribbon, but weren't easy to store that way. I decided to fold them and place them in these little baskets and set them out on my table so I can see them every day. They won't stay there for long. I already know what I'm going to make with them. In case you're curious, there's about 120 pieces. That would make a pretty scrappy quilt if you ask me.
We are watching the Indy 500 right now. Baseball starts soon. When the game is over we are going for ice cream. Yummy!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

16 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

Lovely bag and yes, you would look absolutely divine walking about with it over your shoulder. I like your idea to use your laptop with it .... it wouldn't get too hot inside either.

floribunda said...

wow -- all those fq's look scrumptious! I can't wait to see what they turn into...

FabricMom said...

What a great bag. Very bright and cute. Great job. Love those F8's too. I am drooling.

Brenda said...

I absolutely love the colors of your bag; what a great way to keep your friend close. Wonderful collection of F8ths, have a great time using them.

Brenda

Leanne said...

What a lovely bag so bright and cheery I'm sure it will bring good thoughts of your friend. Can I ask what is a wonder wallet?

Anne Ida said...

Lovely bag! Job well done!
And a great display of F8's fabrics! You could leave them like that for decoration? *lol*

Sandra said...

What a colorful set - bright and fun! If you carry that laptop bag through the airport the reactions will be along the lines of ... "HEY! I want a bag like that!" :)

Paula said...

It's so bright and cheerful. You are going to be the star of the airport for sure!

Libby said...

Wow - that bag will surely be an attention getter *s* What fun to play with all that fabric as you folded it for storage in the boxes.

Pam said...

What a fun fun fun bag! Bright and happy! I have never used that insulbright lining stuff...but sure wouldn't might trying it. Was it easy to work with? How did it run through your machine? Any tips to using it?

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Kathy Wagner said...

Very snazzy bag!
And what a great fabric collection...can't wait to see what you're making with those!

julieQ said...

Pretty bag! and also pretty fabrics. I will be watching to see what you make with those...

Nic said...

You will definitely get some positive attention with that lovely,happy bag.

nicky said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. The bag is a great tribute- so bright and cheerful. Can's wait to see what you will make with those georgeous fabrics.
Nicky

quiltygal said...

WOW let me know where you are travelling to I'll be sure to have my sunnies out:)) great idea to make it insulated, love those fat quarters too scrumptious
Claire in Aus
ps I'm having my first giveaway so come visit

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the bright bag - what a great idea to use an insulated lining. I have never seen that available but would be great for grocery bags nd picnic bags.