I’m all patched up now…

Hello lovely people! I have missed you all, and your lovely comments whilst I’ve been taking my blogging break and having a very much needed rest. I’ve taken a break from blog reading too, so I am feeling utterly out of the loop – I am looking forward to catching up with all the news – I’m excited already to spot that Kerry has made a start on her contemporary quilt magazine plans.

I had a rest from sewing as well as from blogging, and have had some really enjoyable times sitting watching TV, curled up on the sofa with some yarn and a crochet hook – it has been very relaxing. But I couldn’t keep away from the sewing machine for long, and decided to make a little shoulder bag for my friend’s little girl’s birthday. Here it is, from all angles… (I used PicMonkey – a new addiction – to make the collage):

Patchwork bag Collage

I thought pink patchwork would fit the bill and decided to raid the lovely stash of 5″ squares that I got in Sarah’s Japanese Charm Square swap. I cut them into quarters to make them nice and small (the recipient is quite a tiny person!) then pieced and quilted them to make the body of the bag. The strap is adjustable, so hopefully the bag will grow with her for a few years. Here’s a close-up of some of the lovely fabrics:

Close up patchwork bag

As well as all the imports, I’ve used some of Aneela Hoey’s Walk in the Woods to make the strap, fastener and to make the lining. I packaged it up and sent it yesterday – a week late, but I’m afraid it has been that kind of month! Hopefully, now I’m feeling re-energized, I’m not going to be a week late with my Christmas presents… actually, because some are postponed gifts from LAST year, they’re already a year late… πŸ˜‰

It’s the first of December! I can’t believe we are here already – I’m wishing all my readers who celebrate Christmas, a wonderfully anticipatory advent season.

41 thoughts on “I’m all patched up now…

  1. Welcome back! I am so pleased that you feel well enough to return. I was only thinking about you today as I started sewing my mums lap quilt using your gorgeous liberty charm squares. Don’t tire yourself in the run up to Christmas, and I’m sure the little girl will be thrilled with her new bag.

  2. Welcome back πŸ™‚ Love the little bag and I spy with my little eye one of mine πŸ™‚ Such a great idea for using these gorgeous charms. I’m still fondling mine too.

  3. So glad you are feeling better Ali… sometimes a few days is all you need…the pink bag is gorgeous…do you use formal patterns to make these or just make it up as you go along ?? Hugs, Jill x

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