Sunday, May 22, 2011

Busy quilting...

I've been quilting #2's pinwheel quilt that I finished piecing almost a year ago now.  It's actually going pretty well, given that I've never quilted anything bigger than a baby quilt.  I forgot how much I like the actual quilting -- I think putting the quilt sandwich together is the real impediment for me.

In the meantime, I'll post some FOs for the week.  The purse below is the retro purse by, which I've made a couple of times before.

I narrowed the strap and made it adjustable so that it can be worn both short (as below) or cross-body.  The fabric, BTW is Amy Butler's Temple Tulip from the Soul Blossoms line.  The lining is Amy Butler's Full Moon Dots from the Lotus collection.

On the inside, I added a zippered pocket, as well as a slip pocket with dividers for a cell phone and sunglasses.  Finally, I added a pen loop and key chain clip.  I love these details!

Then because I had some extra fabric, I made these two card cases.  I was experimenting with a magnetic clasp versus the velcro strip.  I don't know, something about a magnetic clasp gives it a little more oomph.

This one on top was the second one I made.  The tab is a little bit wider and longer.  The one below has a shorter, narrow strap.  The next one I make, I think I'll combine the two and make the tab longer but narrower. :)


Meg said...

Lovely purse!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love your purse, having dots inside is so much fun!! Your little card holders are wonderful too. It's interesting to hear your thoughts about clasps and straps.