Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chateau Hexagon

Lynette Anderson's Button of the Month Club update
Month 3 Flower Barrow
(clumpy fork, but hoping its lost somewhere in the overall design!)
Month 4 Cranky Geese
Month 5 Hollyhocks & Roses
(just arrived and raring to go)
Yoyos, embroidery and a lovely birthbath hand painted button - happy days!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Frill Top Bag

Having made my Bed Runner earlier in the year I still had quite a stash of Moda French General Rouenneries Deax fabric

I also had a pattern from Quilter's Trading Post for a dear little summery bag.  It's rather sweet and measures 9" in height and 11" in width with a 3 1/2" bottom.  The pattern states 3 x Fat Quarters for the outer bag, base and handles and 50 cm for the lining and frill, but I pulled scraps from my stash.  The bag is lined in the same fabric as the frill, handles and base.

I deviated somewhat from the pattern instructions and stitched the front and back panels using "quilt as you go" method and to keep their shape I inserted TV cable in the bag handles.  Although the bag bottom had been quilted it was still quite soft and to maintain a neat shape and create a firm base I covered a piece of cardstock with wadding, which was then glued (using PVA glue)  onto the base and this was then hidden by the lining. 

Another little gift??