Greetings, all! I haven't really been working on bags lately, unless you count planning things in my head, but I have been busy in the Studio.
About 10 or more years ago, I had visions of a denim and ticking quilt - bed-sized. Nine-patches, with the smallest squares being one-inch in size. What a great idea. Or not. I've used a few pieces already as table runners, and another chunk has been in the closet for ... oh, OK, probably the whole 10 years. Dave needs a new quilt to cover one of the dog beds (he doesn't like the bed unless there's a quilt on it for some reason...) so I thought I'd add some borders to the denim/ticking duo, quilt it and call it his.
I used some of the blue camo I have for borders, some high-loft batting, and another blue camo for the back. Got it all done and showed it to my Guide Dog for the Color Blind.
Dave and the new quilt
He liked it. And... so did his little sister.
Amber and the new quilt
Of course, his brother Zim is the one who has been sleeping on it every night ... and Storm did the first digging on it today (I was highly flattered!)... so it's "Dave's", but he's sharing.
I also finished quilting a quilt for Niece #1 and started getting the binding put on.
I hope to get bags out to her and her sister (Niece #2 ... numbers assigned strictly by birth order!) very soon, too! And I hope they'll model them for me. :)
I was contacted by a friend in Texas about a doing a Deeve Bag for her! How exciting! She described her style to me as pretty classic, traditional, as she said, "LL Bean/Lands End/Woolrich." Great description; it told me what I needed to know! Oh, and she said, "I NEED paisley!" :) Got it! For color preferences, she said in the gold, green, tan/brown/beige areas with perhaps some burgundy. NOT pink. 'K.
I put these fabs together and zipped a photo of them off to her:
I know for myself, sometimes I think I want to stay in my color safety zone. I wouldn't even think of leaving it.... until I see something completely different and BAM! I love it. So... in that vein, I also threw in the following picture. It breaks all of the parameters she set, except for the paisley. :)
Because seriously, you never know. And I'm happy to report she chose the one at the bottom - modern and kicky, bright and bold, and oh... what's that in there?! PINK! :) But hey, it IS paisley! I can't WAIT to start working on your bag, Chrissie. I've been pulling other fabs to audition them as accents.
That's about it for now. I've got more of Nancy's quilts to post, too! Look for that soon!
Thanks for reading!